Parkes National Logistics Hub

“Parkes is set to be Australia’s largest intermodal hub.”

Michael Kilgariff - Australian Logistics Council

At around 600ha, Parkes National Logistics Hub is set to be Australia’s largest intermodal site, integral to the national freight solution.

 Fast Facts

Welcome to opportunity

The centre of Australia’s intermodal freight future

Parkes' unique central location at the crossroads of the nation’s NS Newell Highway and the EW transcontinental rail line puts 80% of Australia’s population within reach overnight. Add to this the game changer - the new $10 billion Inland Rail connecting Brisbane to Melbourne that will intersect with the EW rail line in just one place, and that is at Parkes.

This unique characteristic delivers unprecedented efficiencies and major investment opportunities for transport and logistic operators, manufacturers, freight forwarders, agri-businesses, service industries, importers, exporters and more.

It will be the centre of Australian national logistics and it creates wonderful competitive advantage for any business requiring national distribution.

The advantages of scale and accessibility

In 2006, Parkes Shire Council, with approval from the State Government, rezoned 516 hectares for the development of the Parkes National Logistics Hub with an additional reserve of over 100 hectares. The Hub has about three times the amount of land as Sydney’s Moorebank freight terminal.

The site has been designed for 24 hour, seven days per week operation of a multi-modal transport facility.

“We see potential for bulk grains to leave Parkes in 1,800 metre long trains (three times longer than currently) that are double stacked. That type of scale generates significant supply-chain efficiencies.”

Ken Keith - Parkes Shire Mayor Cr  OAM

Location lowers costs

Parkes has access to all major cities in Australia and this includes readily accessible rail connections to all major seaports.

This further defines the strategic locality of the Parkes National Logistics Hub project. The centralised location of Parkes reduces the average distance that freight needs to travel to reach the major markets throughout Australia. This results in significantly lower transport costs for distribution. Other cost savings can also be achieved with lower industrial land costs and wage costs.

Faster, cheaper, easier

The Parkes National Logistics Hub offers modal choice and solutions that are cheaper, faster, easier and more efficient than alternative offerings. Investing in Parkes means lower overhead costs and greater profits.

Onboard with Australia’s logistics leaders

SCT Logistics and Pacific National each have around 300ha with bespoke warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution opportunities. Linfox also boasts a significant footprint. Learn more