Coulton’s Catchup

 

Coulton’s Catch Up – North West telecommunications win, Funds on offer to grow stronger communities, Support for COVID-hit shows, Creating drought resilient leaders

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton looking at plans to upgrade telecommunications along the Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail corridor with Gwydir Shire councillors Jim ‘Curly’ Moore and Geoff Smith (obscured) and stakeholder Alan Pearlman. North West telecommunications win Inland Rail will be the fast freight backbone that will transform how goods…

Details

Coulton’s Catch Up – $11 million investment in future of Parkes electorate, Funding available to strengthen remote communities, Supporting more resilient communities

$11 million investment in the future of Broken Hill, Coonabarabran and Gilgandra Last week I was thrilled to announce more than $11 million in funding for the three projects in the Parkes electorate that have been successful under Round 5 of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Broken Hill is the big winner…

Details

Coulton’s Catch Up – Grants for Gunnedah community groups, More local projects approved, Ag Visa a win for our farmers, Flood support for primary industries

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from right), pictured with Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Red Chief LALC board member Gwen Griffen and Chairperson Mitchum Neave at Red Chief LALC in Gunnedah where a Keeping Place will be established. Grants for Gunnedah community groups Last week I had pleasure of hitting the…

Details

Coulton’s Catch Up – Western Cancer Centre open to patients, Inland Rail civil works agreements, Helping communities combat drought, Grants on offer to protect our heritage sites

Western Cancer Centre open to patients Last week marked one of my proudest as the Member for Parkes, when the state-of-the-art Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo opened to patients. The Western Cancer Centre is something I’ve fought passionately for and I’m thrilled to see this critical project become a reality. The $35 million facility at…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details