Coulton’s Catch Up – Dubbo medical school construction underway, Inland Rail jobs available, New apprentice and trainee jobs for locals

Dubbo medical school construction underway To get more doctors in the bush, we need to train more doctors in the bush, so last week I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the construction site of the new medical school being built in Dubbo. Construction began recently, with work on the world-class facility expected…

Coulton’s Catch Up – $16 million road safety investment, Cash injection for two community projects, Murray-Darling Basin grants open

$16 million road safety investment for our region A whopping $16 million investment from the Federal and NSW Governments will see key infrastructure improvements underway in the Parkes electorate in the coming months. Last week I announced $8.9 million for safety upgrades to the Newell Highway at Redbank, south of Coonabarabran, $2.7 million for further…

Coulton’s Catch Up – $30 million Inland Rail signalling contract awarded, Binnaway Showground facilities upgrades complete, New online safety bill introduced

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton inspected the new seating and shade sails at Binnaway Showground with Binnaway Show Society president Harry Powell. $30 million Inland Rail signalling contract awarded I was pleased to announce that the $30 million signalling and rail systems contract for Inland Rail has been awarded to global company…

Coulton’s Catch Up – COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins, Disaster assistance following storms and floods, Mobile Black Spot Program closing soon

Photo: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton (centre) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack (right) inspected DHL Supply Chain’s large scale ultra-cold storage infrastructure with DHL Australia CEO Saul Resnick last week. COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins This…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Silverton Road to be upgraded, Grants available for community groups, Three Heywire winners in the Parkes electorate

Silverton Road to be upgraded I’m pleased to announce that work is this week beginning to seal and widen an 18-kilometre section of road that connects Broken Hill with the iconic Silverton. The $1.4 million project to upgrade Silverton Road will provide reliable, all-weather access to the historic mining village. Works involve widening the road…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Boost for regional pharmacies, Call for more people to become organ donors, Parliament resumes for 2021

Boost for regional pharmacies I recently announced changes to the Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) program, which will assist community pharmacies in maintaining access to medicines and healthcare services. Pharmacies across the Parkes electorate, including in Dubbo, Coonabarabran and Wilcannia, are among more than 400 additional pharmacies which are now eligible to apply for the…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Infrastructure projects to benefit freight operators, Win for live music in Dubbo, Celebrating Australia Day

Infrastructure projects to benefit freight operators It was terrific to be in the north west of the electorate this week to celebrate the completion of two major infrastructure projects in the region, both of which will significantly benefit freight operators. The completion of works to seal 17.7 kilometres of Grain Valley Road in the Gunnedah…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Saluting Their Service with local grants, Funds on offer to build Stronger Communities, Stay secure when shopping online

Saluting Their Service with local grants I’m thrilled to announce that three groups in the Parkes electorate committed to preserving Australia’s military history have been awarded $18,000 under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Congratulations to the Moree Plains Shire Council, Condobolin RSL Club and Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Dubbo, all…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Acting PM visit signifies road and rail investment, Driver reviver upgrades to help save lives, Supporting young veterans

Acting PM visit signifies road and rail investment I was thrilled to have the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack join me for engagements in Narrabri, Moree and Croppa Creek early last week, with a focus on road and rail. The recently announced $44 million investment in upgrading…

Coulton’s Catch Up – COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Boosting our diesel storage, Free Trade Agreements deliver benefits

COVID-19 vaccination rollout We are still winning, but we have not yet won the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many readers would be aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 travelling through Nyngan, Broken Hill and Orange at the beginning of January, and once again, I urge everyone to remain vigilant and monitor the latest…