Parkes - Regional New South Wales
Parkes is on the cusp of a boom now that the first sod of the $10 billion Inland Rail project has been turned at the starting point ... in Parkes itself.
Major freight companies – Pacific National, Linfox and SCT Logistics – have opened freight hubs in preparation of connecting to the Inland Rail route. The first double-stacked freight train departed Parkes for Perth on October 10, 2019.
Contractors and workers have come to town, contributing to the local economy through both personal and business expenditure.
The Inland Rail will create better connections for local producers to international markets, bringing jobs and economic benefits to the Central Western Region of New South Wales.
This report covers the town of Parkes.