Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 22 March 2019

Regional infrastructure, events boost There has been plenty of exciting news to share this week on my travels throughout the electorate. In Menindee on Monday, I announced that a further 70 kilometres of the partially-sealed Pooncarie Road will be sealed with $25 million from the Federal and State Governments. This project will open up endless…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 15 March 2019

Grants for local preschools, daycare I was very pleased to drop in to Yuluwirri Kids – Coonabarabran Preschool & Long Day Care Centre last week, which received $17,925 under the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) for a soft-fall, shade and play equipment, as well as a $40,000 grant under the Community Child Care Fund.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 8 March 2019

A gem for Lightning Ridge I was thrilled to be able to announce $9.5 million for stage one of the Australian Opal Centre project in Lightning Ridge on Sunday under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. This marks an exciting step forward for the economic, cultural and tourism capabilities of the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 1 March 2019

Western Division Councils Conference It was great to be in Bourke on Monday 25 February for the Western Division of Councils Annual Conference, which was themed “The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity”. The Parkes electorate incorporates many Western Division councils. The conference was a worthwhile forum for sharing ideas and support, and focusing…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 22 February 2019

Update from Parliament Last week concludes another Parliamentary sitting fortnight, and in the coming weeks I will be on the road, followed by a return to the nation’s capital for budget week in early April. Last week we saw the introduction of a South Australian Senator’s ridiculous Bill which attempts to ban the Australian export…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 15 February 2019

Legislation update With the commencement of another Parliamentary sitting fortnight last week, legislative discussions are in full swing. I presented a Bill in the House of Representatives chamber – the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019. These amendments give Australia’s credit export agency, Efic, a new overseas infrastructure financing…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 8 February 2019

Visit to Menindee with Deputy Prime Minister Last Thursday (7 February) I travelled to Menindee with my friend and colleague, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, The Hon Michael McCormack MP. It was thoroughly productive to take part in discussions with local residents and key groups at a public…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 1 February 2019

A week of milestones Several great milestones have been achieved this week, with the opening of Macquarie Home Stay in Dubbo, a celebration of the extensive upgrades at Dubbo Airport, and of course the wonderful news on Australia Day that seven deserving recipients in the Parkes electorate have been named in the Australia Day 2019…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 25 January 2019

Funding for pests and weeds Applications are open now for a new grants program that offers funding for pest and weed management projects. All 18 local councils in the Parkes electorate can apply via a competitive process to deliver projects under the Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program – Biosecurity Management of…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 18 January 2019

Apply now – drought small grants Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is offering drought funding to assist communities in the region. WNSW PHN will provide small grants within the range of $5,000 and $50,000 under the Australian Government’s Empowering our Communities Program. These grants will support wellbeing initiatives, upskill workers in the delivery…

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