Coulton’s Catch Up – Restarting the arts, Help build Newell overtaking lanes, Paying farmers to improve native remnant vegetation

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton encourages local businesses, contractors and suppliers to find out more about opportunities to help build new overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway between Coonabarabran and Narrabri. Restarting the arts Last week I was pleased to announce that two organisations in the Parkes electorate had been successful in…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Aged care investment, Silverton Road upgrade complete, Keeping mice at the door

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Whiddon Narrabri Jessie Hunt last month (prior to lockdown) to hear about plans to upgrade the rooms, thanks to capital grants funding through the Federal Government’s Aged Care Approvals Round. He is pictured with Acting Clinical Care Coordinator Gladys Apostol, Whiddon Narrabri Director Care Services Sara…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Calls to include Mungindi in Queensland border bubble, Shovels hit the ground, Funding for innovative drought resilience, Healthy Rivers grants now open projects,

Calls to include Mungindi in Queensland border bubble Minister for Agriculture and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud and I wrote to both the Queensland and New South Wales Premiers last week, asking them to extend the Queensland border around the community of Mungindi. This comes in response to news that services at Mungindi Multipurpose…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Increased vaccine opportunities, Road safety funding for key freight routes, Awards for innovative young people

Increased vaccine opportunities Regional NSW remains under stay at home orders this week, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Western and Far West regions of the state. Over the past week I have been in regular contact with the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt in an effort to provide additional support to the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – COVID-19 outbreak in Western NSW, Water security for Menindee graziers, recycling transformation

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) recently visited Narrabri’s Australian Recycled Plastics facility to announce the funding for its reprocessing capacity expansion. He is pictured with operations manager Terrence Duncan, co-owner Dale Smith and office manager Jennifer Grant. COVID-19 outbreak in Western NSW Unfortunately, COVID-19 entered our Western NSW community…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Narrabri forging ahead, Caring for country, Grants open for innovative drought resilience projects, Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre), Narrabri Shire councillor Robert Kneale and Mayor Ron Campbell inspect the completed road pavement replacement project in Narrabri’s CBD. Narrabri forging ahead It was great to spend some time in Narrabri last week with Narrabri Shire Council Mayor Ron Campbell and councillor Robert Kneale, taking a…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Funding for three local airports, Grants for healthy rivers, Boothenba Road upgrade begins, funding for headspace, Have your say on telecommunications services

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) and Narromine Shire Council Mayor Craig Davies at Narromine Airport, which will undergo a number of important upgrades thanks to $389,000 in Federal Government funding through Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program. Funding for three local airports This week I visited the Narromine Aerodrome –…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Positive development in northern NSW, Funding local child care services, Boosting mobile coverage

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from right) pictured at the Goodooga Bore Bath with Brewarrina Shire councillor Angelo Pippos, Deputy Mayor Vivian Slack-Smith, Mayor Phillip O’Connor, councillor Tom Stanton and General Manager Jeff Sowiak. Positive development in northern NSW It was great to get out on the road last week, visiting…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Tour of Basin communities, Disaster recovery funding, Farewell to Ev

Photo caption: Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt (third from left) and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from right) pictured at the Collarenebri Primitive Camping Ground where the Collarenebri Bore Bath will be built, with Collarenebri Health Service Manager Suzanne Mahoney, Registered Nurse Marlise Latta, Walgett Shire councillor Lawrence Walford, Mayor Ian…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Grants for local NAIDOC events, Apply now for water infrastructure rebate scheme, Bushfire recovery grant guidelines released

Grants for local NAIDOC events Last week, NAIDOC events across the Parkes electorate were given a financial boost, with local organisations receiving more than $38,000 in community grants to help celebrate our rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. A total of 20 organisations in the Parkes electorate received funding for their NAIDOC…

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