$150 million new program for neglected unsealed roads

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce today announced the new $150 million Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program in Moree. Critical rural and regional road links will be made safer and more productive thanks to a new $150 million Remote…

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Feedback shapes Dubbo intersection upgrade

Traffic lights will be switched on at Baird Street next week, completing the $40 million Newell-Mitchell highway intersection upgrade ahead of schedule and under budget. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said this marked the final piece in the puzzle of the 18-month upgrade to the four-lane Newell-Mitchell highways intersection to improve road safety and…

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Mark Coulton welcomes taskforce to probe Parkes electorate bank branch closures

A Regional Banking Taskforce established by the Liberal and Nationals Government will bring welcome focus on the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has said. Mr Coulton said changes to banking had noticeable effects throughout the Parkes electorate. “Residents in towns right across my electorate are all too familiar with the on-the-ground impacts of dwindling banking services…

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$110,000 upgrade to help build Lachlan Shire’s drought resilience

Western Plains Regional Development Incorporated will be able to undergo a much-needed facelift thanks to $110,000 in Federal Government funding under the Future Drought Fund’s Network to Build Drought Resilience program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said this funding will enable Western Plains Regional Development to boost community connectedness and help the Lachlan Shire…

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Live music set to be reignited in Narrabri

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with the Tourist Hotel Narrabri General Manager Geoff Artis and consultant Jon Welsh. Narrabri’s live music scene is set to be reignited and expanded, with the Tourist Hotel receiving a $50,000 Federal Government grant to help bring live music to the region. Federal Member for Parkes…

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North West NSW towering ahead thanks to Inland Rail mobile telecommunications upgrades

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced new and improved telecommunications infrastructure will be provided along the Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail corridor. He is pictured (centre) in North Star with Gwydir Shire councillor Jim ‘Curly’ Moore, ARTC Inland Rail Delivery Director Central Heather Parry, Gwydir Shire councillor Geoff Smith, stakeholders…

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More funding available to grow stronger communities

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) pictured with members of the Gunnedah Rural Museum, which received a $2,500 grant to purchase new office equipment under the last round of the Stronger Communities Programme. Community groups in the Parkes electorate are being invited to apply for a share of $150,000 in funding for…

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