Golden Wattle visiting parts of New South Wales

Golden Wattle has hit the road to give people in parts of rural and regional NSW easy access to government services. Staff on board have delivered Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to almost 150,000 customers since 2006. Golden Wattle is one of two 20 tonne trucks that are run by the Department of Human…

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Media Statement – Ministerial Appointment

I am deeply honoured to have been appointed to the Coalition Government Ministry on 26 May 2019 as the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government. I will also retain my role as Assistant Trade and Investment Minister. I thank the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for asking me…

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Bourke Shire receives $926,000 for wild dog management

Landholders and community members across the Western region are set to benefit with the news Bourke Shire Council has successfully received $926,000 from the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government to combat the wild dog problem. The funding will be invested in coordinated baiting, trapping, monitoring and capacity building, involving 16 pest animal control and Landcare…

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Coalition Government commits $1.93 million for Warren Road

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals’ Government will fund an upgrade to the Warren Road with $1.93 million, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said the project is a joint initiative between Coonamble Shire Council and Warren Shire Council. “I am pleased to have secured a commitment from my Federal colleagues that this…

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Coalition backs farmers with investment to improve soils

Cotton and grain producers in the Parkes electorate may be able to save precious soil, time and money thanks to a $768,500 Liberal and Nationals’ Government investment into efficient planting technology. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the project is expected to see trials nationally with interest already expressed from producers in his electorate. “Farmers…

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New women’s facilities for Lake Keepit Sailing Club

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals’ Government will spend up to $15,000 on female change rooms at the Lake Keepit Sailing Club, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said the investment is part of the Liberal and Nationals’ $150 million commitment to upgrade female change rooms and facilities across Australia. “This investment is…

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Coalition Government commits $22.9m to Tooraweenah Road upgrade

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals’ Government will fund an upgrade to the Tooraweenah Road east of Coonamble, with $22.962 million under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he has worked hard alongside Coonamble Shire Council to secure the commitment. “The Tooraweenah Road is an important thoroughfare for…

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$1.4-million-dollar boost for Narrabri bridges

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will invest $1.4 million in building safer, upgraded bridges in the Narrabri Shire, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said he is thrilled that steel-reinforced, concrete bridges will be built at Horsearm Creek and Spring Creek as a result of the funding. “Making sure we have strong…

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