Parkes was the first of 6 special activation precinct to be introduced in NSW.
The precinct focuses on the inland rail and national logistics hub. It takes advantage of business development opportunities and employment growth offered by the east-west rail line and the inland rail project.
A master plan for the precinct took effect on 12 June 2020. The precinct has since been increased in area by 21 hectares to align it better with the Parkes bypass. This took effect on 1 March 2022.
We based the master plan on technical studies of possible environmental effects on heritage, sustainability and infrastructure. We also took in community feedback.