Parkes is located approximately 350 kilometers west of Sydney with a stable population of approximately 11,500. The Parkes Special Activation Precinct (SAP) is a NSW Government initiative to create a 20+ year vision for job creation and regional development. The Regional Growth Development Corporation (RGDC) is leading the creation of the Parkes SAP.
This tender is for the design and construction of a core precinct area to allow initial activation of the site and aligns with the Parkes Master Plan which was approved in February 2020. The core precinct area is a small portion centrally located within the master plan along Brolgan Road, bounded by the Transport for NSW Newell Highway to the east and Keiths Lane in the west.
The following infrastructure is proposed within the core precinct area:
- Upgrade existing roads to sealed and line marked undivided two lane / two way roads with roadside table drains.
- New shared user path adjacent to the upgraded roads.
- New gravity and pressure sewerage system connecting to a new treatment facility in the SAP.
- New potable water system connecting to the existing Parkes water network, storage tank in the SAP.
- New recycled water network connecting to the existing Parkes water treatment plant.
- New gas mains.
- New overhead high voltage power network plus new 132kV substation.
- New underground low voltage power network for site connections and street lighting.
- New optic fibre network and
- Provision for future telecommunications
The approximately 3600 hectare site proposed for the SAP is predominantly agricultural land use and currently zoned as primary production (RU1), special activities (SP1) and infrastructure (SP2). As part of the new master plan for the area, the land would be rezoned to include sub-precincts for regional enterprise, intensive livestock and agriculture, solar, resource recovery and recycling, commercial gateway and mixed enterprise.