Coulton’s Catch Up – Gunnedah going from strength to strength, Regional Aus and COVID-19, $1.87m for Q fever vaccine

Gunnedah going from strength to strength It was terrific to be in the northern part of my electorate last Friday for a series of important announcements in Gunnedah. A highlight was being onsite at the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre to officially hand over responsibility to the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD), allowing the…

Extra $1 million in drought funding for Gunnedah Shire projects

Photo Caption: Pictured at the Gunnedah Water Tower Museum today – Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) with (L-R) Gunnedah and District Historical Society’s Marie Hobson, Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey, and Bob Leister, also of Gunnedah and District Historical Society. Gunnedah Shire Council’s proposed local projects have received the green light to…

Federal Member secures another $1m for Brewarrina projects

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) with Brewarrina Shire Council Mayor Phillip O’Connor and General Manager Jeff Sowiak at the council chambers recently. Brewarrina Shire Council’s proposed local projects have received the green light to be funded under the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton…

Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shires get a load of heavy vehicle safety awareness

A joint initiative of Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shires aimed at raising public awareness of the dangers of heavy vehicle load restraint breaches has been granted a share of funding under Round 5 of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI). Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Federal Member…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Regional Connectivity Program open, Funding flows to councils for local infrastructure, NAIDOC Week grants on offer

Regional Connectivity Program open I’m pleased that applications for the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program are now open. In my role as Regional Communications Minister, I have been working to ensure this Program targets investment in local telecommunications infrastructure projects to maximise economic and social opportunities in the bush. Telcos, regional communities, regional…