Increased water security in the pipeline for Cobar

Long-term water security could be in the pipeline for the Cobar region, with the Australian Government providing $1 million for the development of a business case for the proposed upgrade of the Nyngan to Cobar Pipeline. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the study into the proposed pipeline upgrade, which he said had the…

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$9 million boost for Parkes electorate councils

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton pictured with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Ambrose Doolan. Warrumbungle Shire Council is just one of the councils across the Parkes electorate benefitting from funding under Phase Two of the successful Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Shovels…

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Parkes electorate ideas backed to enhance Inland Rail

Seven project proposals from the Parkes electorate will be receiving expert technical support thanks to the second round of the Australian Government’s Interface Improvement Program (II Program). Project proposals which will move forward under the II Program include: Gilgandra Shire Council to investigate an intermodal terminal or freight precinct in Curban. Lachlan Shire Council to…

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Legacy of commemoration continues this Anzac Day

FOR what they have done this we will do — the simple reason all Australians must ensure the legacy of commemoration continues this Anzac Day. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said Parkes residents will be looking forward to commemorating Anzac Day 2021 in a respectful and meaningful way. “The Parkes electorate has a proud…

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Inland Rail major works underway in North West NSW

Photo caption: Narrabri Mayor Ron Campbell, ARTC Inland Rail Director of Planning, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Rebecca Pickering, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Moree Deputy Mayor Greg Smith, Moree Plains Shire Council Regional Activation Manager Mark Connolly, Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Trans4m Rail Project Director John Holmes and Gwydir Mayor John Coulton celebrate the…

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Future of freight is ‘ROSI’ in Moree

Photo caption: Moree Plains Shire Council Deputy Mayor Greg Smith, ARTC Inland Rail Director of Planning, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Rebecca Pickering, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and MPSC Regional Activation Manager Mark Connolly look at plans for the Moree Intermodal Overpass. The Australian Government has committed $35.2 million towards the $44 million Moree…

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Inland Rail answers call to improve mobile coverage in North West NSW

Photo caption: Telstra Regional General Manager Northern NSW Michael Marom, Federal Member for Parkes and Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton and ARTC Inland Rail Director of Planning, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Rebecca Pickering announced the feasibility study at Gurley today. Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton,…

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Improved digital connectivity for Northern NSW

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton (right) shared the good news with Country Broadband Network managing director Trent Murray in Boggabilla. People living and working in Northern NSW can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services thanks to the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). The $90…

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