Inland Rail scholarships awarded to local students

Josh Irvine and Megan Seis, of Narromine and Dunedoo respectively, are off to Charles Sturt University as two of four students to be awarded scholarships worth up to $20,000 under the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inland Rail Skills Academy program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Inland Rail scholarship program is helping…

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Inland Rail long–term opportunities for Northern NSW

Inland Rail offers a clear track for further investment into northern New South Wales, with an economic study released today by the Liberal and Nationals Government outlining growth in food processing, logistics hubs and consumer warehousing in towns along the rail line. The Northern NSW Long-Term Regional Opportunities report shows a significant boost to jobs…

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Mobile respiratory clinic now servicing the North West

Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has announced a new mobile respiratory clinic is now operational in the North West. Mr Coulton said the mobile clinic is being run by Ochre Health and will travel between Gunnedah, Narrabri and Boggabri to assess patients who have mild to moderate cold or…

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New program delivers $21m for Parkes electorate councils

Councils in the Parkes electorate will be supported with more than $21 million in new funding, as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The investment will support local jobs and businesses, and boost local economies struggling with the effects of…

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FRRR community cash injection – Member for Parkes

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said seven community projects across his electorate will share in nearly $1.5 million of Government funding under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Mr Coulton said the projects represent a $230,000 funding injection for communities at Boggabri, Condobolin, Dunedoo, Mungery, Narrabri, Mungindi and…

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Gwydir Shire Council to benefit from additional DCP funds

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pictured with Colin Cuell, Building Services Manager Gwydir Shire Council, outside the building in Warialda which will be renovated to establish a Youth Hub using funding under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is thrilled Gwydir Shire Council has…

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Dubbo Regional Council to benefit from additional DCP funds

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) with (L-R) Dubbo Regional Council CEO Michael McMahon, Mayor Ben Shields, Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets Manager Ross McCarthy, and Martin Simmons of Elders, at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets where DCP funding was used to expand shade sails over animal pens. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said…

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