Parkes Special Activation Precinct

Announced as the first Special Activation Precinct for regional NSW,  the Parkes Special Activation Precinct master plan is finalised, with the precinct now in the construction and delivery phase. 

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The Parkes precinct will deliver opportunities for investment, business development and employment growth for new and existing industries in the Central West.

Plans for Parkes

The Parkes precinct covers an area of 4,800 hectares, taking advantage of its location at the only junction of Australia’s two rail spines, the Inland Rail and the Trans-Australian Railway.

Already home to the National Logistics Hub, the precinct’s location will provide suppliers access to 80 per cent of Australia’s population within 12 hours by road or rail, allowing local products to be delivered across Australia and around the world.

Industry and employment opportunities

Building on already-planned private and government investments, the precinct will create up to 3,000 jobs across a range of industries, including:

  • Freight and logistics
  • Resource recovery and recycling
  • Value-add agriculture
  • Renewable energy
  • Critical minerals.

The precinct will focus on sustainability as Australia’s first UNIDO Eco-Industrial Park, where businesses will work together to achieve cost-savings and collaborate to solve problems including waste and water reuse as well as energy use and generation.


Master plan finalised

Following detailed community and stakeholder consultation, the Parkes Special Activation Precinct master plan, and new planning framework, have been finalised.

You can view the master plan and the State Environmental Planning Policy (Precincts—Regional) 2021 at:

Precinct delivery

The Parkes precinct is now in the delivery phase, led by the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation.

The design and construction contract for the first stage of infrastructure has been awarded and the draft delivery plan released.

The delivery plan outlines the process and requirements for a business to set up and operate in the precinct, supporting the streamlined planning process. The final delivery plan will be available to view on the Development Corporation’s site, link below.

For more information:

For details on the progress of construction and investment opportunities, visit Parkes precinct.

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