Switch on and sign up – NBN comes to Gunnedah

More than 4300 residents across Gunnedah can now reap the rewards of fast internet, with the nbn™ broadband access network ready for service in the area. Federal Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, announced the switch on in Gunnedah today (Friday 20 July). He said home and business owners in Gunnedah should fully utilise…

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Consultation in Narrabri to review regional communications

A community consultation meeting to be held in Narrabri on Tuesday 24 July will pave the way for better telecommunication services in rural, regional and remote areas. The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is convened every three years to examine regional telecommunication services in Australia, and has been travelling to regional and remote Australia…

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One-Stop-Shop for Inland Rail

To maximise local employment benefits of the Inland Rail, for an important section of the 1700-kilometre Brisbane to Melbourne route, the Coalition Government has announced it will be establishing a ‘One-Stop-Shop’. It comes after the preferred construction contractor for the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail – the INLink Joint Venture – was…

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Ministers welcome a mine of the future

An exciting new mining project in central New South Wales has the potential to put Australia at the heart of clean energy development. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Resources Minister Matt Canavan today joined local Federal Member Mark Coulton on site at the Clean TeQ Sunrise mine and processing project near Parkes. The mine…

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More than $340,000 for Cobar, through Building Better Regions Fund

$1.4 million for four projects in the Parkes electorate funded under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream  Coalition Government investing $1.4 million in projects in the Parkes electorate 136 projects to be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million Cobar Shire Council will build a new…

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More than $740,000 for Baradine, through Building Better Regions Fund

Four projects in the Parkes electorate funded under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream  Coalition Government investing $1.4 million in projects in the Parkes electorate 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million Baradine residents will reap the rewards of more than $740,000…

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More than $370,000 to boost Broken Hill YMCA

Four projects in the Parkes electorate funded under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream  Coalition Government investing $1.4 million in projects in the Parkes electorate 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million The Broken Hill YMCA will receive an upgrade to its…

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Next design contract awarded for Inland Rail

The Coalition Government is continuing to progress the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, with a $13.5 million contract awarded by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for feasibility design work between Narromine and Narrabri. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the contract is one of many set to be…

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Nyngan receives funding to commemorate Armistice Day

The Nyngan Museum war memorial will receive a boost including a new water feature and display cabinets for World War One memorabilia, thanks to recently announced Federal Government funding. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, has congratulated the Nyngan Museum on a grant of $3187 to develop their project. “I believe the Nyngan Museum…

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Cobar receives funding to commemorate Armistice Day

Cobar Shire Council will erect commemorative monuments throughout the shire, and hold an event to honour the Centenary of Armistice Day, thanks to recently announced Federal Government funding. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, has congratulated the Cobar Shire Council on a grant of $5699 to develop their project. “I believe Cobar Shire Council’s…

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