SCT Logistics is one of the largest landholders in the Parkes National Logistics Hub with almost 300 hectares of prime land. The SCT Logistics Parkes Terminal represented the first stage of development and was opened in 2006 by the NSW Premier. The development included 10,000 square metres of warehouse space and 5km of rail track.
The operation includes enclosed warehousing for cross-docking and long term warehousing and facilitates the delivery of freight by road along the eastern seaboard with a weekly rail service operating between Parkes and Perth. 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 2 days.
SCT are in the process of planning for the development of a ‘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 represents the next stage of development on the site. The planned development will likely include:
- Enclosed warehouses;
- Coldstore facilities;
- Container storage areas;
- Rail sidings;
- Truck and locomotive workshops;
- Onsite water storage;
- Ample truck and car parking.
With a prime site covering almost 300 hectares, SCT can offer a diverse range of investment opportunities for companies looking to leverage Parkes’ key strategic advantages.
Asciano is a leading transport infrastructure company with extensive operations across rail, ports and stevedoring. This includes the provision of line-haul services of containerised freight for Australia's largest freight forwarders, logistics providers and international shipping companies. Asciano is the largest interstate rail freight carrier in the country and the only operator with operations in all Australian states and territories.
Asciano purchased 327 hectares of land within the Parkes National Logistics Hub from Terminals Australia in June 2008. The site has concept approval from the NSW Government for an intermodal freight terminal with an anticipated throughput of 530,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units.
The freehold land has concept approval for the development of an intermodal freight terminal with container storage and warehousing. The site has sufficient land to accommodate an extensive rail terminal and co-location of container storage centre as well as national logistics and distribution facilities. The proposed terminal will enable double stacking of trains heading west out of Sydney and will add capacity to handle additional rail freight volumes that are expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years.
Asciano is planning for a staged development of the site that will allow the flexibility to add capacity to intermodal operations as it is needed in the future. The site is ideally suited to add significant value to the development of an Inland Railway between Melbourne and Brisbane. The terminal will have prime access to the proposed rail corridor which 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.