Island Creek Bridge open for business

Lachlan Valley Way road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Island Creek Bridge on Fairholme Road, with works now complete. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined with Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Medcalf to officially open the bridge today, which has been funded under round three of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal…

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Environmental approvals pave the way for Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail construction

The Australian and New South Wales Governments have given the green light for construction to commence on the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Inland Rail will bring jobs and opportunities, improve connectivity and increase freight productivity for…

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Safer roads for heavy vehicles in Parkes electorate

Heavy vehicle routes in the Parkes electorate will soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer thanks to more than $14 million in upgrades being funded under the Coalition Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the funding is a huge win for vital agriculture and transport industries as…

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Apply now for Federal Government grants

There is an abundance of Federal Government funding currently on offer for individuals, communities and industry groups, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to apply now. The $20 million Volunteer Grants round is just one of many grant programs offering financial assistance, with applications closing soon. “I strongly encourage…

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Celebrating fighting spirit – Marcus Wilson

The upcoming 2018 Invictus Games will see a team of 72 members of the Australian Defence Force celebrate their fighting spirit – and one of those is Broken Hill man, Marcus Wilson. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, congratulated Mr Wilson on his service and involvement in the Games. “I would like to commend…

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Coulton delivers $3.85 million for Grain Valley Way

Gunnedah Shire’s Grain Valley Way will benefit from a $3.85 million investment from the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack said the announcement means the Australian Government will work with its state and local partners to bring the final 17-kilometre sections of the road up to scratch. “Around…

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More support for farmers in the Parkes electorate

The Coalition Government has announced a second round of drought measures to support farmers Includes immediate depreciation of fodder storage assets over one year instead of three, increasing RIC low interest loans from $1m to $2m and $23.7m to improve drought resilience in the Great Artesian Basin These new measures bring the total drought support…

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Local Councils in Parkes electorate to receive drought funding

Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme has been extended to provide immediate relief to communities impacted by the drought All 18 Local Councils and Unincorporated Area in Parkes electorate will have access to initial grants of up to $19 million The funding will address local needs and target communities most affected by drought The Coalition Government…

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Funding for Indigenous language and arts

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced $750,000 in funding for preserving Indigenous language and arts across his electorate. The funding comes from the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding round, and will support Indigenous communities in Broken Hill, Coonamble and Lightning Ridge. “Three grants have been awarded in my electorate under…

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More funding for Safer Communities in Parkes electorate

Applications now open for round three of the Safer Communities Fund The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure The Coalition Government has committed up to $30 million under round three of the program A share in $1 million of funding is on offer for local councils and community…

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