$16.8 million inland port coming to northern NSW
Agribusiness, manufacturers and freight companies will be given the opportunity to expand thanks to a $16.8 million investment from the NSW Government to establish the Northern NSW Inland Port in Narrabri.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro today visited Narrabri and announced the grant will be used to set up the proposed industrial precinct and freight exchange, creating more than 1,000 jobs.
Mr Barilaro said the funds will pay for essential infrastructure including water, electricity and communications connections that operators need to relocate close to the Inland Rail Route, grow their customer base, boost revenue and take on new employees.
“This is huge news for the community of Narrabri. The precinct will attract investment from businesses in transport and logistics, manufacturing and agribusiness who are looking to expand their operations close to the Inland Rail with access to major ports and capital cities,” Mr Barilaro said.
“COVID-19 has highlighted the need for on-shoring of supply chains and the development of this precinct will generate local jobs, help to diversify and boost Narrabri’s local economy and support a great quality of life for people living and working in Northern NSW.”
The Hon. Sam Farraway MLC said the NSW Government is committed to delivering big picture infrastructure that regional NSW needs to succeed, so it can get on with the business of expanding operations and creating new jobs.
“The Northern NSW Inland Port is an example of the NSW Government’s commitment to boosting regional industries and I look forward to seeing the growth and benefits that this project will deliver for the region,” Mr Farraway said.
“We are continuing to work with communities to invest record amounts of money into infrastructure and services, so more people can realise the potential of our regions.”
The $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to the delivery of infrastructure projects that improve the economic growth and productivity of the state under Restart NSW.
For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/regional-growth-fund