WSP has played an active role in establishing resilient precincts that encourage people to live, work and play in the region.
With the once-in-a-generation Inland Rail project acting as the cornerstone of the Parkes and Wagga Wagga SAPs, we have been at the forefront of development in these regions since the project began a decade ago. At various points, we have mobilized our multi-disciplinary services to provide our clients with the gold standard in service.
The SAPs for both regions are designed to build upon the opportunity provided by Inland Rail to boost their economic activity and provide investors with attractive opportunities to pursue competitive advantages in specialty areas. For the community, new infrastructure provides them with improved social and economic prosperity and will lead to greater inflows of investment given the expected growth in population.
In the two regions we have focused our efforts on capitalizing on their respective strengths. For Parkes, the first designated SAP, planned development has focused on increasing its high-value agriculture sector while spending in Wagga Wagga has focused on transitioning the power grid towards renewables, while also advancing its interests in manufacturing, agribusiness and freight and logistics.
Our team has been active on other key projects such as the new Riverina Intermodal Freight & Logistics Hub in Wagga Wagga, as well as the Parkes Bypass and Pacific National’s intermodal hub which will improve both road and rail connectivity.