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  • Parkes is the centre to Everywhere

    Parkes National Logistics Hub will be the largest in NSW and potentially Australia's multi-modal transport site. Parkes’ Central location make for an already efficient road linkage network from Brisbane to Melbourne linking with Sydney and Adelaide. With a regional airport linking to Sydney daily. Expansion of the hub is planned with the construction of the Inland Railway, providing a railway corridor linking Perth, Darwin, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

    Parkes Shire population is growing and is diverse in skills. The ABS 2017 census shows another increase in Parkes population since 2010.

  • Public sector & Work in Parkes

    The retail sector in Parkes is particularly strong with a flourishing CBD and other shopping precincts. Major retailers located within Parkes include Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Target, Big W, Furniture One and Harvey Norman, completing your shopping needs

    Parkes has a strong public sector, including Healthcare with a new $72 million hospital, new $13 million Police Station, RMS Western Region Head office, newly developed buildings for Centrelink and Department of Children Services.

    The agricultural sector in Parkes is the core of Agiculture in NSW and is the largest employment sector in the Pakes Region. Mining represents one of the major cornerstones of the Parkes economy, adding further diversification to the economic structure of the area.

  • Thriving tourism industry

    Parkes has a thriving tourism industry with numerous activities and a large number of passing visitors along the Newell Highway. Attractions include The Dish, major annual events of the Parkes Elvis Festival, Tullamore Irish Festival, the Trundle ABBA festival, as well as major sporting fixtures, car rallies and conventions. For more tourist information visit