Another round of funding open to help Build Better Regions

Photo Caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton are urging local councils and community organisations to apply for funding under Round 5 of the popular Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Local councils and community organisations in the Parkes electorate are being…

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$8 million in Federal funding for County Boundary Road upgrade

In news that has been welcomed across the Gwydir Shire, the Australian Government has committed $8.18 million to upgrade the County Boundary Road at Croppa Creek. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government is committed to the delivery of infrastructure projects that will better connect…

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$44 million upgrade for Narrabri to Turrawan line

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and local MP and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton have today inspected the site of the recently announced Narrabri to Turrawan line upgrade. Mr McCormack said the Australian Government last month committed $44.7 million for the…

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Funding opportunity: Stronger Communities Programme

Eligible organisations in the Parkes electorate are being urged to apply for their share of $150,000 in funding under a new round of the popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government will fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across his electorate, with grants ranging from $2,500…

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Captive breeding to help native animals recover from bushfires

The populations of two native animals will have a better chance at recovering from the Black Summer bushfires with support from a program that will significantly increase the numbers of Regent Honeyeater and Georges Snapping Turtle (also known as the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle) bred in captivity, with the ultimate aim of boosting numbers in…

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$44 million upgrade for Narrabri to Turrawan Line

The Australian Government today announced $44.7 million for the Australian Rail Track Corporation to upgrade 35 kilometres of the Narrabri to Turrawan Line between the Hunter Valley Coal Network and Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would significantly enhance the quality and capacity…

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Cooee Lodge Hostel kitchen revamp unveiled

Photo Caption L-R: Gilgandra Shire Council Acting Mayor Ash Walker, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Acting Aged Care Manager Narelle Rodway, Cr Greg Peart, and Director Community Services Jo Manion, pictured in one of the revamped kitchens at Gilgandra’s Cooee Lodge. The standard of care at Gilgandra’s Cooee Lodge Hostel has reached a new high,…

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New teaching facilities for rural doctor training in Dubbo

Photo Caption: Paul Richardson (Patterson Building Group), Scott Biggs, Prof Cheryl Jones, A/Prof Mark Arnold and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. New purpose-built teaching facilities that will train the next generation of rural GPs in Dubbo following the Morrison McCormack Government’s investment of more than $9 million to start construction. Federal Regional Health Minister and…

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Road safety and jobs boost on the road sooner for Dubbo

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program is making a big difference in regional communities, with $2.368 million being invested to improve the Old Dubbo Road.   Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark…

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Road safety and jobs boost on the road sooner for Broken Hill

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program is making a big difference in regional communities, with $1.13 million being invested in road safety enhancements in Broken Hill.   Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government…

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