Mark Coulton welcomes taskforce to probe Parkes electorate bank branch closures

A Regional Banking Taskforce established by the Liberal and Nationals Government will bring welcome focus on the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has said. Mr Coulton said changes to banking had noticeable effects throughout the Parkes electorate. “Residents in towns right across my electorate are all too familiar with the on-the-ground impacts of dwindling banking services…

$110,000 upgrade to help build Lachlan Shire’s drought resilience

Western Plains Regional Development Incorporated will be able to undergo a much-needed facelift thanks to $110,000 in Federal Government funding under the Future Drought Fund’s Network to Build Drought Resilience program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said this funding will enable Western Plains Regional Development to boost community connectedness and help the Lachlan Shire…

North West NSW towering ahead thanks to Inland Rail mobile telecommunications upgrades

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced new and improved telecommunications infrastructure will be provided along the Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail corridor. He is pictured (centre) in North Star with Gwydir Shire councillor Jim ‘Curly’ Moore, ARTC Inland Rail Delivery Director Central Heather Parry, Gwydir Shire councillor Geoff Smith, stakeholders…

$450,000 grant for new teacher housing at St Therese’s Community Parish School

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) pictured with Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green and Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes Assistant Director Corporate Services Mal Goodwin at the official opening of new teacher accommodation for St Ignatius Parish School in Bourke earlier this year. Staff and students at St Therese’s Community Parish School in Wilcannia will…