Third inland rail regional activation precinct

NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has announced a third special activation precinct (SAP), this time in Moree, to generate business opportunities from the construction of the Inland Rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

The precincts are designed to “unlock the opportunity for investment in regional NSW” by attracting businesses according to a statement.

The Queensland government has just given the go-ahead to construction in that state, making industry development a priority for cities along the route.

The Moree SAP will energise business growth in the agribusiness, logistics and food processing industries.

Wagga Wagga SAP will focus on advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, and freight and logistics.

And the Parkes precinct will enable agricultural value-adding, bringing regional suppliers closer to their markets.

Moree, a grain region along the Inland Rail route, will become an intermodal hub with road, rail and air transport links.

The SAPs are a NSW government initiative, funded by the proceeds from the Snowy Hydro sale.

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