NSW has the largest infrastructure program and strongest economy in Australia. State-led infrastructure investment has been a key driver of economic and employment growth, and a core contributor to strong investor confidence and rising living standards.



  • Port of Newcastle
  • Port Kembla
  • Port Botany

Rail infrastructure:

  • Country Regional Network
  • Hunter Valley Coal Chain
  • Inland Rail

Regional Highway network:

  • National Highway network
  • Regional Highways
  • Planned upgrades

Hunter Valley Coal Chain

A 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW

Parkes Special Activation Precinct

Parkes is the first official Special Activation Precinct (SAP). It takes advantage of location, business development opportunities and employment growth offered by the east-west rail line and the Inland Rail project, which place Parkes at the crossroads of Australia. This and future SAPs are funded by the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

Five elements support the development of SAPs:

  1. Fast track planning.
  2. Infrastructure investment.
  3. Government-led studies.
  4. Government-led development.
  5. Business concierge.