New Rural Medical School Program for Dubbo

The Liberal & Nationals Government’s $74 million investment in the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network will see The University of Sydney develop a new Rural Medical School Program in Dubbo. The School of Rural Health will receive $7.65 million to expand and transform the existing premises and construct a new building on adjacent vacant land, offering…

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Inland Rail dream becomes a reality

With the first sod of the Inland Rail project officially turned near the town of Parkes today, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased to see the nation-building project kick-started. “Today is a very special milestone signifying the commencement of works on the Inland Rail – a project which compelled me to finish up…

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Digital growth for Narrabri Courier

Good news travels fast, but Narrabri news will reach readers even more quickly with the announcement that The Courier newspaper has successfully received funding for digital growth. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said with a grant of $274,700, The Courier’s project will help develop its digital and interactive online presence, and create an online publication…

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Cadetships boost Narrabri and Coonamble newspapers

Two independent newspapers have been awarded Federal Government funding to employ a cadet journalist and help drive regional journalism in the Parkes electorate. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced that the Narrabri Courier has successfully received funding of $28,677, and the Coonamble Times has received $25,000, to boost their capabilities as important local publishers.…

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Funding flows for Local Land Services

Three Local Land Services regions in the Parkes electorate will receive a share in the Coalition Government’s $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program, announced recently by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said Central West Local Land Services, Local Land Services North West and Western Local Land Services would all see funding flow to…

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Newell Highway upgrade gets underway

Improved safety and transport productivity are on the cards for the Moree region with the start of the $122 million Newell Highway upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $61.35 million in the project to support regional…

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Regional Telecommunications Review offers path for improvement

A new review into rural and regional telecommunications which shines a light on digital agriculture and a thriving tourism industry has been welcomed by the Member for Parkes. Mark Coulton said the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there has put forward 10 recommendations to improve access to telecommunications infrastructure, modernise consumer protections…

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$3.3 million for Gunnedah school, Coulton announces

Primary school students at St Xavier’s School in Gunnedah will soon enjoy exciting new learning spaces, thanks to a multi-million dollar Federal Government grant. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced the Australian Government will provide $3,323,892 towards an infrastructure project at the school through the Capital Grants Program. “I am very pleased to announce…

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Smarter farming funding on offer

On National Agriculture Day (21 November), landholders and community groups in the Parkes electorate are being urged to throw their hat in the ring for Smart Farms Small Grants, with a second round of funding open now. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said eligible organisations should apply for the grants, which will fund improvements to…

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Funding boost for emergency support

Parkes electorate residents in financial crisis will have access to new emergency support as a result of funding from the Coalition Government. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding will support community organisations that service his electorate including the Salvation Army, Anglican Community Services, St Vincent De Paul, Centacare New England North West and…

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