All systems go for Grain Valley Road upgrade

Work is now underway on a major upgrade of Grain Valley Road in the Gunnedah Shire, with Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton and Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey on hand to turn the first sod today. Mr Coulton said the project would seal around 17 kilometres…

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Drought impacted schools supported

Schools doing it tough supporting drought-impacted students now have access to Morrison McCormack Government support, thanks to the most recent drought package. Announced as part of the Government’s $2 billion ‘Step Up in Drought Budget Support’ package, the Coalition Government has committed $15 million to help schools and childcare centres supporting drought-impacted families. Regional Services…

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Member for Parkes welcomes another round of drought support

Another round of drought support will help invigorate communities in the Parkes electorate as drought conditions continue, according to Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton has welcomed the package announced today, which will deliver an extra $709 million in direct support. “Today’s announcement clearly shows that this Government understands it isn’t just farmers doing…

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Commemorating the fallen on 11 November

On 11 November 2019, Australia will commemorate the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to participate in a local commemorative service and observe a minute’s silence at 11am. “Remembrance Day is a time to remember the…

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Building safer communities with Federal funding

With applications now open for round five of the Safer Communities Fund, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging local organisations to apply. The Safer Communities Fund provides funding to address crime and anti-social behaviour through crime prevention and security initiatives such as CCTV and lighting. Mr Coulton said his electorate has a strong…

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Federal Government backs businesses to become ‘NDIS-ready’

Funding is on offer which will help local businesses build their workforce capabilities to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said a total funding pool of $8.8 million is available in the latest round of Transition Assistance Funding through the Coalition Government. “I strongly encourage disability and…

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Member for Parkes backs more students to attend CSU Dubbo

Three scholarships will fund domestic students to study at Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Dubbo campus from next year, with the backing of Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the Coalition Government has provided a total of $115,500 to CSU to offer the scholarships through the $93.7 million…

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Support continues for drought-affected communities

Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Foundation supports Australia’s regional communities experiencing the devastating effects of drought. “These projects help rural…

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