Parkes Shire Council pitches to Amazon with Elvis video


By Charles Pauka 

Parkes Shire Council has appealed to Amazon to site one its distribution centres (Amazon calls the large warehouses ‘fulfilment centres’) in the Central NSW town, by making a quirky video showing a fan buying an Elvis outfit online from Amazon.

When the retail disruption giant recently put the word out that they were looking to establish an Australian arm, full of optimism (one of its best traits) the town of Parkes in Central NSW responded with why its strategic location would be advantageous to the Amazon business model.

With freight volumes set to double by 2030 and triple by 2050, Parkes will form an integral part of the intermodal freight network.

Parkes acts as a national transport node, as it is strategically located at the intersection of the Newell Highway and major railways linking Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth as well as Adelaide and Darwin. Parkes’ position has been further enhanced by the recent announcement as a critical node on the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project, which has received one of the largest investments ever seen in regional Australia of $8.4 billion. The project will connect the region to global markets via the major ports of Australia, placing the Central West region into an economically advantageous position once the project comes into fruition.

In addition to employment and investment opportunities, the National Logistics Hub in Parkes offers cheaper, faster and more efficient modal choices, and offers a centralised storage and distribution point for a range of commodities.

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This story first appeared in Transport & Logistics & News. 

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