Newell Highway Strategy receives $2M boost

The Coalition Government has announced funding of $2 million for the development of a Newell Highway Corridor Strategy. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding recognises the importance of the Newell Highway as a corridor of commerce. “The Newell Highway is the longest highway in New South Wales,…

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More funding on offer – Stronger Communities Programme

Applications are open now for Stronger Communities Programme – Round 4 The program will fund local projects to build social and community connections The Coalition Government has committed up to $22.5 million under Round 4 Communities across the Parkes electorate are set to share in $22.5 million to improve local infrastructure and provide essential community…

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$190 million more for drought relief – Federal Government

Coalition Government announces $190 million package for immediate drought relief. The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will include two lump sum supplementary payments worth up to $12,000 a year. The FHA assets tests will be changed to allow thousands more farmers to access support. Farming families across the Parkes electorate will receive immediate additional financial support…

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$1.8 million for dairy technology, Coulton announces

Dairy farmers will soon be able to gather critical, timely data on the ovulation status of their cows, thanks to Federal Government funding of $1.8 million that has been awarded to Burren Junction-based company, Biotics Pty Ltd. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, today announced the funding, which comes from the Coalition Government’s Cooperative…

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$1 million for Indigenous mothers and babies

Indigenous communities in Bourke, Dubbo and Moree will reap the benefits of a successful health program for mothers and babies, thanks to more than $1 million in Coalition Government funding. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, today announced that Bourke Aboriginal Health Service, Dubbo Aboriginal Corporation Health Service and Pius-X Aboriginal Corporation in Moree…

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Sod turn at Curlewis Pipeline

Residents of the rural township of Curlewis are now closer to a guaranteed water supply, with today marking the official sod turn of the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project. Federal Member for Parkes was joined by Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council, Jamie Chaffey, Gunnedah Shire Council staff and representatives from TCM Civil Pty Ltd at…

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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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