Coulton’s Catch Up – Local roads and community infrastructure funding details finally released, melanoma, regional communities left in blackspots by Labor, reflecting on 15 years since maiden speech

Local roads and community infrastructure funding details finally released I’ve been calling on the Labor Government to advise councils regarding the amount of funding each could expect to receive through Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program. I was pleased to see the details of this critical program finally confirmed. While…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Register interest for Stronger Communities funding, Red tape hurting our regional visa applicants, Win for farmers and miners, Corporate Australia’s disconnect

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with members of the Moree and District Historical Society, which received funding under the last round of the Stronger Communities Programme to replace its printer and scanner. Register interest for Stronger Communities funding I’m currently taking expressions of interest for Round 8 of the popular Stronger…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Call for LRCI funding details to be released, Heavy vehicle safety grants on offer, Assistance for tertiary students

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Mathew Dickerson. Call for LRCI funding details to be released I’m calling on the Labor Government to release the funding details for the next phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, to provide certainty to local councils as…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Australia Day celebrations, Macquarie Home Stay expansion funded, Boothenba Road upgrade opened, Visit to the Far West, Senate disaster committee formed

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Warren Shire Council’s Citizen of the Year Dr John Burke. Australia Day celebrations It was a pleasure to participate in Australia Day celebrations in Warren and Coonabarabran this year. It’s always wonderful to see our communities come together on Australia Day to celebrate those people…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Funding for three regional airports, Rebuilding our regional communities, Time to reflect this Australia Day, Last chance to apply for a commemorative grant

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured during Lake Cargelligo’s Australia Day celebrations last year. Funding for three regional airports I’m thrilled that three regional airports in the Parkes electorate have received a combined $5.7 million to undertake important safety upgrades under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program. Broken Hill…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Calendars now available, Disaster Recovery Payment for Central Darling residents, Call for improvements to mobile coverage, Cuts to Medicare-subsidised mental health support

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has 2023 calendars available for residents of the Parkes electorate.   Calendars now available My 2023 calendars are now out and available for collection from my three electorate offices! The calendar features 14 incredible photos that showcase the absolute beauty of the Parkes electorate. These photos were…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Menindee flooding, Grants to help flood-affected residents return home, Have your say on regional connectivity

Photo caption: Residents displaced by flooding in the Dubbo, Gunnedah, Lachlan, Moree Plains, Narrabri and Walgett LGAs can now access grants of up to $20,000 to repair their flood-affected homes and replace essential household items. Menindee flooding My thoughts are with the Menindee community as it continues to experience major flooding. Flooding may reach record…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Tree plantings to commemorate the late Queen, Energy bill unlikely to bring meaningful relief, Chamber flag presented to Gunnedah South Public School, Christmas wishes

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and wife Robyn wish everyone in the Parkes electorate a merry Christmas and happy New Year. Tree plantings to commemorate the late Queen On Friday it was lovely to attend a commemorative event at North Star Public School where seven recently-planted snow pear trees were unveiled to…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Local pensioners can earn more, Have your say on cost of living pressures, Congratulations to Parkes electorate Heywire winners, Grants available for local caravan parks, Time for giving

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton placed a John Deere tractor under the Big W Dubbo Giving Tree last week. He is pictured with Big W Dubbo Store Manager Sandra Dimmock. Local pensioners can earn more I’m pleased that pensioners across the Parkes electorate will now be able to earn an additional $4000…