Broken Hill: The Smart City

Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236, announced today by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. “I am very pleased to share the news that Broken Hill will stand to benefit from a range of impressive technologies, made possible through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program,”…

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Allison Bridge open for business

Road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Allison Bridge on the Black Stump Way near Coolah, with works now complete. Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton joined with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Denis Todd to officially open the bridge today. “I am pleased that with funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges…

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Bubbler for Dubbo’s Sandy Beach, Coulton announces

Dubbo Mudrunners and Parkrunners are set to enjoy the convenience of a new bubbler at Sandy Beach through a $3,208 grant from the Federal Government, announced by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton met with committee members from Titan Macquarie Mud Run yesterday to congratulate them on their successful application, which has been funded…

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Wilcannia Weir commitment secured

Commonwealth and NSW Governments put $30 million to Wilcannia Weir upgrade Work to begin on business case to identify best location for new weir Part of commitment to improve outcomes for Basin Aboriginal communities Member for Parkes Mark Coulton believes a commitment of $30 million to upgrade Wilcannia Weir will bolster the local community and…

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Broken Hill secures funding for Regional Study Hub

The Country Universities Centre Far West Regional Study Hub in Broken Hill will be expanded following the announcement today of $870,000 in extra funding. The Federal Member for Parkes the Hon Mark Coulton said the funding is a major win for local students and the local Broken Hill community. Mr Coulton said the funding will…

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Moree and Narrabri secure funding for Regional Study Hub

Students in the Moree and Narrabri regions will be the winners following the announcement of funding to establish a regional Country Universities Centre North West study hub. The Federal Member for Parkes the Hon Mark Coulton said $830,000 has been allocated to establish a community owned regional study hub. The funding is part of an…

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FHA Review panel to visit Dubbo

An independent panel reviewing the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will visit Dubbo on 15 November to consult with farmers and stakeholders in the area. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the additional consultation, and said it will provide farmers in the Dubbo region with an opportunity to contribute to the Review face-to-face. “The FHA…

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Mobile Service Centre comes to town

The Coalition Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, will return to communities in the Parkes electorate throughout November. Mobile Service Centres (MSCs) provide Australians living in remote and regional communities with face-to-face access to customer service agents who can help them apply for benefits or resolve claim issues. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said…

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A minute’s silence this Remembrance Day

On Sunday, 11 November 2018, Australia will mark a significant milestone in its military history, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging communities across his electorate to participate in their local commemorative service on 11 November and observe a minute’s…

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More help for Dubbo region farmers

Centrelink’s Dubbo Service Centre is opening its doors again on Saturday 10 November to provide extra support to local farmers. Specialist staff from the Department of Human Services will be on hand from 10am to midday, to provide farmers with personalised assistance to complete their Farm Household Allowance (FHA) claim forms. Member for Parkes Mark…

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