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CENTRAL TO AUSTRALIA’S TRANSPORT FUTURE

P R O S P E C T U S


National Logistics

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Welcome to the future

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Central to Australia’s transport future

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Central to Inland Rail

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Central to key export markets

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Central to transport and logistics solutions

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Hub investment opportunities

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Additional investment opportunities

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Progressive Parkes

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Living Parkes

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Opportunities now

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WELCOME

TO THE FUTURE

At around 600ha, Parkes National Logistics Hub is set to be one of Australia’s largest and one of its most exciting greenfield developments. Our unique central location at the crossroads of the nation’s Newell Highway which runs north/south and the east/west 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 east/west rail line in just one place, and that is at Parkes. Parkes’ location makes it one of the most strategically significant hubs in our national transport network, delivering 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 vision is huge, the opportunity is huge! We welcome enquiry and we love to connect investors to opportunity. Cr Ken Keith OAM | Mayor Parkes Shire Council

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As development concierge, Council has the information and understands the synergies to put people together and create competitive advantage for businesses. We don’t pretend to be experts in logistics but we are very good at collaboration.”

Kent Boyd General Manager Parkes Shire Council


National Logistics

CENTRAL AIR ROADAIR RAIL ROAD RAIL The centre of Australia’s transport future

Double stack rail First centre from Sydney where rail can be double stacked.

Road trains

Access to every major mainland port.

HECTARES

The centre of Australia’s transport future

Reach 80% of Australia’s population in 12 hours.

Fully zoned

The centre of Australia’s transport future

The major road and rail hub where everything connects.

The centre of Australia’s transport future

Faster freight times from the centre of Australia’s transport network.

CENTRAL

24/7 access

Fully buffered with no urban encroachment.

CENTRAL AIR ROADAIR RAIL ROAD RAIL

Crossroads

The centre of Australia’s transport future

Major ports

First centre west of Sydney to access road trains.

600 CENTRAL AIR ROADAIR RAIL ROAD RAIL 80% overnight

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Lower cost

CENTRAL The centre of Australia’s transport future

Sydney 45 minutes

Fully serviced industrial land, warehousing and wages at a fraction of metro prices.

Up to 3 return flights to Sydney every day.

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CENTRAL TO AUSTRALIA’S

TRANSPORT FUTURE The one place in Australia where it all intersects

Port Newcastle Port Kembla

Melbourne Hobart

Brisbane to Melbourne Newell Highway

Darwin to Adelaide Railway

Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail

Main Freight Routes

Sydney to Perth Transcontinental Rail Line

Australian Wheat Belt

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Parkes is really a critical hub and is central to everything. When Inland Rail’s complete, it allows us to have a natural consolidation point for trains going N-S to connect with E-W and will be a natural interchange point for road to rail.” Peter Winder | ARTC Executive Director of Inland Rail

Perfectly positioned to deliver solutions and opportunities Location

+ 80% of the Australian population can be reached overnight from Parkes by road; + B-Double access to Parkes is available on all major routes; + Road-train/B-Triple access is available from the west; + Parkes is the first point from Sydney where trains can be double stacked; + Road-train linkages to the Parkes intermodal hub from as far west as Adelaide have been identified;

+ Access to every major city and seaport; + Plenty of land. Lower costs

+ Central location means a shorter distance freight distance to major markets which means significantly reduced transport costs;

+ Warehousing costs at least 50% cheaper than Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane; + Fully serviced industrial blocks at one tenth of the cost compared to Sydney’s Western suburbs.

Scale and accessibility At around 600ha, Parkes National Logistics Hub is set to be Australia’s largest inland intermodal site. The site is about three times larger than Sydney’s Moorebank freight terminal. It is fully buffered and zoned for 24/7 operations.

Modal choice and solutions 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.

The first centre for Inland Rail Construction for the massive Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project starts at Parkes with ARTC expecting work to commence on the Parkes to Narromine section mid-2018. Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus

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CENTRAL TO

INLAND RAIL

The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail will be the critical backbone of transport and logistics driving our nation’s global competitiveness into the future Every day our freight task grows, and our existing road and rail infrastructure will not be able to cope with the volume. The existing Melbourne to Brisbane rail line is constrained as it travels through the congested Sydney network via the circuitous coastal route. It also bypasses Australia’s most productive regions. In one of the biggest investments ever seen in regional Australia, the Government will fund the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project with $8.4 billion in equity to be provided to the Australian Rail Track Corporation. Inland Rail will complete the spine of the national freight network, delivering freight from Melbourne to Brisbane in less than 24 hours with competitive pricing and extremely high reliability. The 1,700km Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail line will transform freight movement in Australia, connect us competitively to global markets and create outstanding investment opportunities in Parkes. Due to its strategic location at the intersection of the Newell Highway that connects Brisbane to Melbourne, and the rail corridor that links Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, as well as Adelaide and Darwin, Parkes will play a critical role in the 1,700km freight rail system. a

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The Game Changer The Australian Inland Railway will address one of Australia’s greatest competitive disadvantages, the tyranny of distance. It will take loads off roads and:

+ Improve the efficiency of transport and logistics throughout Australia

+ Reduce the economy’s reliance and demand for oil

+ Significantly reduce greenhous gas emissions + Improve safety on major highways + Ease pressure on congested eastern seaboard

Key Features + 1,700km standard gauge rail line + Construction starts at Parkes in 2018 + Double stacking capability Melbourne to Brisbane

+ 1,800m train length with future proofing for 3,600m

+ Intersects the east-west corridor at Parkes + Better connections to all state mainland capitals


What Inland Rail does is provide a new corridor for freight and takes the pressure off the congestion on the eastern coast for both road and rail and through Sydney.” Danny Broad | CEO Australasian Rail Association

What industry leaders are saying

“ALC estimates that for every 1% increase in supply chain efficiency, there’ll be a $2 billion benefit to the national economy… Inland Rail will be a very important part of that. … For the first time we’ll have a backbone for the national rail freight network that goes north to south.” Currently trains that are travelling Melbourne to Brisbane need to go through Sydney which inevitably leads to delays.” Michael Kilgariff | MD Australian Logistics Council

“Inland Rail will be a catalyst to change freight movement in Australia. Parkes is at the centre of that change and represents a significant opportunity for business to take advantage of improvements in freight efficiency.”

“Parkes is critical to the success of Inland Rail. When Inland Rail’s complete, Parkes will be the natural interchange point for road to rail and rail to road for freight consolidation but also allows the opportunity for rail to rail consolidation because now you’ve got a national freight grid with common operations between Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and all of the regional centres in between.” Peter Winder | ARTC Executive Director of Inland Rail

“Inland Rail will enhance the national transport network and provide up to 16,000 jobs during the peak of construction.” Danny Broad | CEO Australasian Rail Association

Ken Keith OAM | Mayor Parkes Shire Council

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CENTRAL TO KEY

EXPORT MARKETS

New opportunities for agriculture and value adding manufacturing, with a globally competitive supply chain Australian agricultural producers have some of the cleanest, greenest premium product in the world. With the global population projected to grow into the future, it is widely predicted that world agri-food demand will significantly boost Australian agribusiness section by 2030. Most of the projected demand occurs in Asia, which places Australia at the centre of the supply and demand chain.

Now with the expansion of Asian markets where there’s massive growth, the opportunities are just immense because we can actually send our freight to whichever port we want, for the specific market at the cheapest price.”

Parkes is located within the east coast wheat belt and with the advent of Inland Rail will have access to all major ports in Australia thus increasing completion and driving down costs. Parkes provides the opportunities to value add products and use the centralised storage and distribution facilities to distribute goods to world markets.

Wayne Dunford | Chair Economics and Farming Business National Farmers’ Federation

Total middle class consumption by region: 2009, 2020 and 2030 estimate TOTAL %

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Central and South America

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Europe North America

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Sub-Saharan Africa Asia Pacific

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Middle East and North Africa

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King S, Hine D, Brea E, Cook H (2014) Make for Asia - The emerging Asian middle class and opportunities for Australian manufacturing, CSIRO Australia.

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Australia’s recently signed a number of Free Trade Agreements with countries around the world. To be able to take advantage of those free trade agreements we need to have an efficient domestically based logistic system.” Michael Kilgariff | MD Australian Logistics Council

Parkes will become the centre of national freight transitions and the regional centre of road/rail interchange, maximising efficiencies, flexibility and timeliness. It will provide a critical mass of services and activities in the one location that is central to eastern Australia’s productive agricultural region. There’s a range of value adding that can happen. There’s no reason why, for example, that we should send bulk canola, when we can crush it into canola oil and make it ready for supermarket shelves in Asia.

Darwin

We can value add to wheat and to barley… we can containerise grain for smaller countries. Brisbane

Perth

Sydney

Adelaide Melbourne

For primary producers it will create a lot of opportunity for major imports like chemicals, fertiliser and fuel. There’s no reason we can’t have major warehouses here in regional NSW. Other opportunities could include an abattoir and feed lot. We have the Central West Livestock Exchange halfway between Parkes and Forbes that could send chilled beef off to China.” Cr Ken Keith OAM | Mayor Parkes Shire Council

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CENTRAL TO YOUR TRANSPORT AND

LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

Vision and scale 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 Parkes National Logistics Hub has been specifically designed for the 24 hour, 7 days per week operation of a intermodal transport facility. The development is a pivotal transport node of national significance to freight logistics within Australia.

Parkes is set to be Australia’s largest inland intermodal hub.” Michael Kilgariff | MD Australian Logistics Council

Currently 16 million people or over 80% of the Australian population can be reached in less than 12 hours by road from Parkes. The National Logistics Hub is anchored by three key investors SCT Logistics, Pacific National and Linfox.

The perfect position to be in Parkes’ strategic location is like no other. It stands at the intersection of the N-S Newell Highway road freight corridor and E-W freight rail, linking Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth as well as Adelaide and Darwin. Parkes’ position has been further enhanced by the 2017 announcement of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project which received one of the largest investments ever seen in regional Australia of $8.4 billion in the 2017/18 Federal Budget . The Inland Rail will change the way freight moves around Australia and at its centre is Parkes where it intersects. Parkes will connect to global markets via the major ports of Australia, with significant economic advantages. In addition to employment and investment opportunities, the National Logistics Hub in Parkes offers cheaper, faster and more efficient modal choices, and offers a centralised storage and distribution point for a range of commodities including agricultural products.

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Modal choice and solutions that are faster, easier and more efficient than alternative offerings. Investing in Parkes means lower overhead costs and greater profits. Location

The Parkes National Logistics Hub is located on the western fringe of the town, less than 5 minutes from the CBD. This provides easy access for employees and service providers. Buffer zones have been in place to ensure against urban encroachment. Major road linkages to the hub include the Newell Highway, which runs north-south between Melbourne and Brisbane and State Route 90 running between Sydney and Western NSW.

Sustainability Transport is one of the fastest growing sectors of greenhouse gas emission, primarily because of Australia’s heavy reliance on road transport. Rail uses just one third of the fuel of road transport per tonne of freight hauled. One freight train between Melbourne and Sydney replaces 150 semi-trailers and saves 45,000 litres of fuel and 130 tonnes of greenhouse gases compared with road haulage. The Parkes Hub will promote the use of rail freight and result in a reduction of trucks from the roads. A number of solar farms are in the process of being developed within close vicinity of the Hub. One of the Hub’s major objectives is to promote Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). With ESD as a founding criterion, it is anticipated that the Parkes National Logistics Hub will be seen as a “clean green” development, which is fundamentally different from many existing transport based industries.

Faster Smarter Cheaper + 24/7 access, buffer zones + Clean, green, best practice + Rail and road at your door + First centre from Sydney where

trains can be double stacked

+ The first centre from Sydney accessible to road trains

+ The first centre of construction for the Inland Rail

+ B-Double access to Parkes on all major routes;

+ Lower warehousing costs - at least 50% cheaper than in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane;

+ Industrial Land - fully serviced blocks at one tenth of the cost compared to Sydney Western Suburbs.

Infrastructure As expected, transport and access represents one of the core advantages of Parkes. Extensive transport infrastructure provides Parkes with access to regional, interstate and global markets by road, rail, air and sea. Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus

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Key Features + + + + + +

1,700klm standard gauge rail line Construction starts at Parkes in 2018 Double stacking capability Melbourne to Brisbane 1,800m train length with future proofing for 3,600m Intersects the East-West corridor at Parkes Better connections to all state mainland capitals

Road

Rail

The Newell Highway is the major arterial linking Melbourne and Brisbane and runs through Parkes at the midway point. Parkes is also easily accessible to Sydney by road by either the Great Western Highway or Bells Line of Road.

Parkes is strategically situated on the trans - continental railway linking Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. This rail corridor provides readily accessible rail connections to major ports.

B-Double access to Parkes is available on all major routes and road-train access is available from the west. Road-train linkages to the Parkes Hub from as far west as Adelaide have been identified. A strategic road transport plan for Parkes has been developed providing a clear strategy for the development of an efficient road network while simultaneously protecting the amenity of the residential areas.

The rail line also intersects with the north-south railway providing rail access through to Darwin and into Asia. Additionally, Parkes is the eastern most point on the east-west rail corridor that allows for high stacking of rail wagons and the assemblage of long trains. To the east of Parkes, steep topography, tight curves, tunnels and bridges, and the freight curfew in the metropolitan areas impose absolute or severe constraints.

Airport Parkes Regional Airport services Sydney with three daily return flights (45 minutes) and has been expanded with the potential to integrate with the Parkes National Logistics Hub.

Access to the largest ports in Australia

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PORTS Sydney (Port of Botany) Newcastle (Port of Newcastle) Brisbane (Port of Brisbane) Melbourne (Port of Melbourne) Wollongong (Port Kembla) Adelaide (Port Adelaide) Darwin (Port of Darwin) Perth (Port of Fremantle)

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RAIL 8 hours 10 hours 18 hours 12 hours 10 hours 16 hours 45 hours 62 hours

ROAD 5 hours 6 hours 11 hours 8 hours 5 hours 12 hours 48 hours 48 hours


Future Planning

Telecommunications

There has been significant planning at the local, state and national levels which will provide the Parkes National Logistics Hub with growth potential.

NBN has started to be rolled out in Parkes both wireless and fibre to the node. In addition to National Broadband Network (NBN) a number of local providers have entered the market giving businesses greater choice for their high speed broadband needs. Parkes is extremely fortunate in having extensive fibre optic telecommunications infrastructure. Twin fibre optic cables pass through Parkes joining Brisbane and Melbourne and a third fibre optic cable connects Parkes with Sydney. This provides Parkes with a high level of redundancy (self repair) so that no underlying communication linkage is lost. This provides the perfect platform for the development of a ‘Communications Hub for National Freight Logistics’.

+ The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) have

announced the investigation of a bypass of the Newell Highway at Parkes. The bypass will allow direct access from the Newell Highway into the Parkes National Logistics Hub. Concept plans are already available and significant public consultation has taken place.

+ Council has also commenced planning for a Southern Ring Road to provide convenient heavy vehicle access from the Hub to the main Sydney route. Together with the bypass and southern ring road will provide highly effective access and separate the heavy vehicles from the residential and commercial areas of Parkes, thereby providing highly effective access and amenity.

+ The Inland Railway linking the Port of Melbourne to the Port of Brisbane makes the Parkes National Logistics Hub even more important to Australia’s transport network.

+ However, the site is already one of the most strategic transport hubs in the country.

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HUB INVESTMENT

OPPORTUNITIES The National Logistics Hub in Parkes will offer cheaper, faster and more efficient modal choices, and outstanding employment and investment opportunities.

Major investment opportunities are available for businesses looking to capitalise on Parkes’ strategic potential for logistics, manufacturing and distribution facilities.

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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.” Cr Ken Keith OAM | Mayor Parkes Shire Council

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Logistics and transport operations Locomotive and truck industries National FMCG distributors Centralised storage and warehousing Manufacturing Agriculture value add


SCT Logistics Centre SCT runs some of the largest most efficient freight trains in Australia and currently run two trains a week from Parkes to Perth. With around 300 hectares of prime land, SCT Logistics is one of the largest landholders in the Parkes National Logistics Hub and their terminal represents its first stage of development. It incorporates:

+ Transit warehouse/rail cross docking + Canopy covering 9,693m2 + 6 kms of rail infrastructure + Container park covering 3,000m2. The operation includes enclosed warehousing for crossdocking and long term warehousing and facilitates the delivery of freight by road along the eastern seaboard with a twiceweekly rail service between Parkes and Perth.

For investors, SCT can make things happen. SCT established the Parkes facility in 2006. Once the Inland Rail line is completed, Parkes becomes the central place for railways basically in Australia.” Glenn Smith | CEO SCT Logistics

The site represents the perfect location for companies looking to centralise their distribution network and develop integrated logistics solutions. All major capital cities can be reached in less than 12 hours with Perth accessible in around two days. SCT is in the process of planning for the expansion of its ‘Logistics City’ to form an integral component of the Parkes National Logistics Hub. The staged development will respond to market demand and is flexible to the specific needs of companies.

Purpose built warehouse space The next stage of planning on the site may include:

+ Enclosed warehouses + Cold store facilities + Container storage areas + Rail sidings + Truck and locomotive workshops

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Pacific National Terminal Development

“Parkes sits at the epicentre of Australia’s rail freight network, and Pacific National is delighted with our initial $35 million commitment to start developing the Parkes Logistics Terminal adjacent to the Inland Rail.” Dean Dalla Valle | CEO Pacific National

Pacific National is the largest interstate rail freight carrier in the country and in 2017 they announced one of the biggest private sector investments in freight infrastructure in regional Australia. Pacific National will be integral to handling additional rail freight volumes that are expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. With Inland Rail, it will allow freight to be moved east-west and north-south by rail through Parkes. This will transform the transport of freight throughout Australia and represents an opportunity for all companies with national distribution and transport networks. Once fully operational, Pacific National’s Parkes Logistics Terminal will have the capacity to process approximately 450,000 cargo containers each year, including the ability to haul double-stacked containers from Parkes to Perth. Pending local, state and federal planning approvals, construction of Pacific National’s Parkes Logistics Terminal is scheduled to commence by mid-2018, with the first trains hauling freight at the terminal in early 2019. Total future investment in the terminal and associated equipment and rolling stock is expected to be more than $60 million.

+ 300ha site + Extensive rail terminal + Intermodal operations + Container storage centre + National logistics and distribution facilities.

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Linfox Logistics Solutions Linfox is Australia’s largest privately owned logistics company. With more than 24,000 people in 12 countries working across five industry sectors including Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Retail, Resources & Industrial, Intermodal and Government & Defence. The Australian Intermodal team provides long distance distribution services across road, rail and coastal shipping to ensure their customers benefit from the most effective mode of transport. Linfox Intermodal has maintained a significant presence at the strategically located, multi-modal Parkes Logistics Hub since 1998. The site and capabilities have grown to expertly service the mining, agribusiness, industrial and FMCG sectors with specialised and efficient rail and road transport, and warehousing facilities. Linfox offers a number of specialised capabilities from the Parkes Logistics Hub including: + Significant site footprint with an additional acreage available for future development;

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Linfox’s significant presence in Parkes over the last 20 years confirms our position and future in the area. We see Parkes as strategically important to servicing our customers. As a major Intermodal Hub, it continues to deliver a strategic advantage for future opportunities. Ian Strachan | President Linfox Intermodal

+ Multiple warehouses, one with floor and racking system; + A rail siding with regular services to Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane; + A dangerous goods facility;

+ Six day a week operations with capability for seven days

as required;

+ Over-dimensional rail capability to and from Western Australia and South Australia.

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ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT

OPPORTUNITIES

Quality, affordable fully serviced land with easy access

We’ve got some major developments happening out there.” Kent Boyd | General Manager Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Shire Council is a cohesive, innovative and forward thinking Council that is keen to engage with developers, new business entrepreneurs, businesses considering relocation or potential start-ups in our local government area. In addition to the Parkes National Logistics Hub there is quite a choice of entrepreneurial opportunities.

100 hectare Industrial Estate Parkes Industrial Estate is strategically situated on the southern side of town just off the Newell Highway and is a perfect place for your company to expand or establish your business or office. Harvey Norman, Mitre 10, Furniture One, Landmark and Reece Plumbing are just a few who currently call the Estate home. . Fully serviced industrial land blocks in a variety of sizes, many of which are suitable for B-double access, are currently available at affordable prices.

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45 minutes to Sydney by air

Airport Business Park

Residential Developments

The Parkes Regional Airport provides high quality, reliable and cost efficient regional air services for business, health, recreation, social and community needs. Flight time to Sydney is approximately 45 minutes with Regional Express (REX) having over 1200 seats available weekly. A charter service also operates from the airport providing convenience for smaller groups or business travellers.

The Parkes region has great home, land and lifestyle opportunities.

$6 million upgrade

Council is currently planning a residential sub division in Fisher Street with plans to create the first ‘green estate’ encouraging the construction of eco-friendly homes and services. With the development of the Inland Rail and the Parkes National Logistics Hub, residential sales and values are forecast to increase.

Council, with the support of the State and Federal Government has recently spent over $6m on the airport to ensure that its contemporary infrastructure and offerings underpin the capacity of the Shire for growth and development. Additional investment in the Airport Business Park will further strengthen the economic asset and business opportunities at the site.

Investment opportunities Council has an approved Development Application (DA) for a 70-lot subdivision for an Airport Business Park. The staged subdivision will allow for a range of industrial, commercial and storage purposes that are compatible with the operations of the airport. An airfreight facility will also be considered for Parkes, with connections to the Parkes National Logistics Hub and other similar facilities along the emerging airfreight corridor linking Melbourne, Canberra, Toowoomba and the Asia-Pacific region and the Great Sydney Metropolitan area. Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus

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PROGRESSIVE

PARKES

The community vision for the Parkes Region is that, “In 2030 Parkes Shire will be a progressive and smart regional centre, embracing a national logistics hub with vibrant communities, diverse opportunities, learning and healthy lifestyles.” Exciting opportunities for business The Parkes National Logistics Hub and construction of the Inland Rail will create significant demand for new services and skilled workers.

Sustainable growth into the future

Undoubtedly there’ll be job opportunities in the Parkes region both in construction and then in the longer term, under the new intermodal network that will be established in Parkes.” Michael Kilgariff | Managing Director Australian Logistics Council

Parkes Industrial Estate is strategically situated on the south side of town just off the Newell Highway and is a perfect place for your company to expand your business or establish a new business or office.

New $72.5 million hospital Completed late 2015, the state of the art Parkes Hospital features an emergency department, medical imaging, ambulatory care, inpatient units and birthing suites.

Health and allied services Parkes is home to a range of specialist and allied health services including medical centres, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, radiography and imaging, speech therapists, community nurses, social workers and dieticians

Education Parkes provides its residents with quality education opportunities right from early literacy and pre-school education to secondary school with avenues connecting students to tertiary opportunities regionally. 22

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Dynamic new art and cultural spaces Council is currently planning a library expansion with architecturally designed indoor and outdoor spaces including a gallery, intergenerational ‘maker’ space, meeting rooms, space for children’s programs, quiet study, places to connect with technology and ‘green areas’.

Telecommunications NBN has started to be rolled out in Parkes both wireless and fibre to the node. In addition to NBN a number of local providers have entered the market giving businesses greater choice for their high speed broadband needs.

Festivals and major drawcards Parkes Elvis Festival Our Elvis celebration attracts over 20,000 people from across Australia and around the world, and has become an iconic destination event on the national festivals calendar. Featuring international and Australian Elvis tribute artists, competitions, the ever-popular street parade, markets and days of free entertainment, Parkes Elvis Festival remains the largest and most vibrant celebration of the music of Elvis Presley in the southern hemisphere.

Trundle ABBA Festival Dancing queens and tribute bands unite for the fabulous fun that is the ABBA Festival held each year in May.

FUTURE PROJECTS 2018 Water Recycling Scheme $21M New Fire Station $2M CBD Upgrades $4.5M Outdoor Stage & Multipurpose Centre $2.5M Library Expansion $2.6M First Stage Inland Rail Parkes to Narromine $300M Pacific National Development $35M Syerston Mine Development $1B Airport Business Park $3M

2020 - 2030 Heated Swimming Pool Civic Precinct Development including convention centre and art gallery Residential Developments Expansion of the National Logistics Hub

Tullamore Irish Music Festival Be treated to a feast of Irish music, dancing and a program of Irish fun in Tullamore around Easter each year.

Trundle Bush Tucker Day Dishing up a day of fun with bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, free bush tucker tasting and live bush bands. Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus

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LIVING

PARKES

PA R K E S · P E A K H I L L · B O G A N G AT E · T R U N D L E · T U L L A M O R E

Positive, welcoming, fun, and progressive – it all adds up Gawaymbanha Wiradjurigu Ngurambanggu

5 Minute City

‘Welcome to Wiradjuri Country’

Drop the kids to school, grab your coffee on the way to work and even pop home for lunch with time to spare.

Parkes is a community that welcomes new residents and has a wonderful sense of fun and inclusiveness. Easier lifestyles paired with great career opportunities mean you can have it all. People come from all over Australia and the world to work at Northparkes Mines, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), CSIRO radio telescope and various employers. Others come for a ‘tree change’ and a more affordable lifestyle for their families. Parkes also has one of the lowest crime rates in NSW.

Strong Regional Centre Parkes is a key commercial and administrative centre in the Central West region and is centrally located in NSW. The economy is underpinned by the key industries of agriculture and mining, but also has a strong transport and logistics industry, retail and public sector.

Affordable Housing There is a good choice of quality housing at a fraction of the NSW median house valuations (June 2016). That leaves more money left over to do the things you love.

House & Rental Comparison Parkes Sale Price NSW Sale Price Parkes Rental p/w

$228,722 $637,533 $260

NSW Rental p/w

$440

Work Life Balance In Parkes you can have it all! It’s large enough to provide quality education, employment and investment opportunities yet small enough to provide a wonderful rural lifestyle with true work life balance. NSW Housing Rental & Sales Report

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In Parkes you can do more and afford more, you have more time to do things, while still having an amazing career.�

Infrastructure Strong communications networks, modern regional airport, and vast road network.

Sport and Recreation With many parks and recreational facilities, from a solar heated outdoor Olympic Swimming Pool, racetrack and 18-hole golf course, to rugby league ovals, courts, greens, pitches and ranges, Parkes has sport totally covered. Popular weekend and midweek competitions boost health, wellbeing and social connections. Enjoy walking and bike riding on improved footpath and cycle-ways, skating, picnics and barbecues, bird watching, kayaking and fishing.

Art and Culture Parkes boasts a vibrant program of festivals, theatre, music, drama, literacy and art with cultural facilities including the Parkes Little Theatre, Henry Parkes Centre, Library and Cultural Centre, and the iconic CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope.

Key Facts

Population: Elevation: Shire area: Location: Average temperatures: Average rainfall:

Parkes Shire 15,148 339 metres 5,919sq km 365km from Sydney, mid-way Melbourne and Brisbane. Winter 6-15 degrees; Summer 16-32 degrees. 584mm per year

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OPPORTUNITIES

NOW

This region is on the verge of something big Council has been planning to open our doors to investment for a very long time. We have looked very strategically at how we plan. Over ten years ago, we set aside the land for the Parkes National Logistics Hub, which means we have very good buffer zones in place with no urban encroachment.

Now, it is a reality

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Three fantastic anchor tenants being Linfox, SCT Logistics and Pacific National;

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Pacific National has committed an initial $35 million to commence development of their Logistics Terminal;

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+ Federal government investment of $8.4+ billion is coming through with Inland Rail;

Parkes opens its doors to new people, new opportunities and new businesses. Anna Wyllie Business & Economic Development Manager, Parkes Shire Council.

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Construction of Inland Rail starts in 2018, $300m is earmarked for the Parkes to Narromine section;

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RMS investigating a bypass of the Newell Highway at Parkes;

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Can Parkes be any more central than that?

Inland Rail will intersect with the East West line at one place, and that is at Parkes;


It all adds up + Parkes is at the crossroads of the nation. We’re very fortunate about our logistics location, strategically placed at the mid point between Brisbane and Melbourne.

+ Currently the railway line connects from Sydney, Port Kembla as well as Newcastle. + You can double stack from Parkes straight across to Freemantle.

+ You can connect down to Melbourne. + With the advent of the Inland Rail you can go straight to Brisbane with double stacked trains creating huge benefits for freight and logistics companies.

+ We’re in this rich agricultural area with amazing fresh products that we can see the potential, not just for our national domestic markets but for the incredible growth of Asian markets. For more detailed information on this major opportunity, please contact Council. As Development Concierge for the Parkes National Logistics Hub, we welcome your enquiry.

Anna Wyllie

Perfectly positioned for business success. Contact us today P. 02 6861 2333 M. 0409 739 001 E. anna.wyllie@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.parkeshub.com.au

Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus

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National Logistics

P. 02 6861 2333 M. 0409 739 001 E. anna.wyllie@parkes.nsw.gov.au W. parkeshub.com.au

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Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus

Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus  

Major logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution opportunities are now available in Parkes. We welcome your enquiry.

Parkes National Logistics Hub Prospectus  

Major logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution opportunities are now available in Parkes. We welcome your enquiry.