The sky’s the limit for Dubbo Airport

Healthcare and economic development are set to soar in the Dubbo region following a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Dubbo City Regional Airport. Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said the upgrades, which included runway tarmac strengthening, lighting upgrades, 11 new hangars, taxiway upgrades, an aeromedical facilty, a new link road and associated services, would also…

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Funding injection under Roads to Recovery

Local councils in the Parkes electorate are set to receive a significant funding boost for road infrastructure, with the continuation of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the funding, which will help all 18 local councils, and the Unincorporated Area, deliver road improvements needed to support their…

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Cash, vouchers lessen drought burden

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has delivered a win for his electorate, with cash and vouchers already rolling out for farming households under the Coalition Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative. “I strongly urge eligible farmers to access these vouchers and cash, which are a practical means of lessening the financial burden many households are experiencing…

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Landholders to share in Inland Rail’s economic gains

Photo: The official sod turn of the Inland Rail in Parkes NSW, December 2018. Farmers and other landholders have an opportunity to share in the broader economic benefits of the Inland Rail’s construction, by supplying suitable materials direct from borrow pits and quarries. Landowners located near the proposed Narromine to Narrabri segment of the Inland Rail…

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$5 million for aged care infrastructure in Parkes electorate

Upwards of $5 million has been committed to 15 residential aged care homes in the Parkes electorate for infrastructure upgrades, local member Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said he is delighted with the Coalition Government’s investment, which will fund refurbishments, extensions and improvements to the homes under the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote…

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Media Statement – Lake Keepit petition

Recently it has come to my attention that a petition is circulating which aims to keep Lake Keepit water storage at no less than 20 per cent once it recovers. Prolonged dry times have put a huge amount of pressure on the Namoi River catchment and others, prompting difficult times for those with a range…

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Funding to Salute Their Service in Baradine

Baradine and District Progress Association has successfully received a $3,637 grant under the Coalition Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased the funding will be used to restore commemorative plaques on the Baradine Second World War Memorial Wall. “I would like to congratulate Baradine and District Progress…

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Half-million-dollar aged care investment for Parkes electorate

Senior Australians in the Parkes electorate will have increased access to higher level aged care through a new $500,000 investment by the Liberal National Government. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said Multi-Purpose Services to benefit will include those in Boggabri, Baradine, Collarenebri, Coolah, Dunedoo, Nyngan, Tottenham, Trangie and Warren, where a total of 31 flexible…

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