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Parkes Special Activation Precinct

Parkes is the first Special Activation Precinct announced for regional NSW, offering opportunities for business development and employment growth in the Central West.

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Plans for Parkes

The Parkes precinct will cover an area of 4,800 hectares.

The precinct will take advantage of its location at the only junction of Australia’s two rail spines, the Inland Rail and the Trans-Australia Railway.

Already home to the National Logistics Hub, the precinct’s location will provide suppliers access to 80 per cent of Australia’s markets 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
  • Value-added agriculture
  • Renewable energy.

The precinct will have a focus on sustainability as Australia’s first UNIDO Eco-Industrial Park, where businesses will work together to achieve environmental, economic and social efficiencies through onsite energy-generation.

Next steps

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 (Activation Precincts) 2020 at:

The Parkes precinct is now in the delivery phase which is led by the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation. Visit for the latest information and updates.


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