More CCTV for Dubbo under Safer Communities Fund

Residents of Dubbo can feel safer thanks to a $150,000 Federal Government grant to bolster community surveillance. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding in Dubbo today, which has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund. “I’d like to commend the Dubbo Regional Council on successfully receiving this…

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New export hub for Dubbo, Coulton announces

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is thrilled that a new export hub will be established in Dubbo under the Coalition Government’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Hubs Initiative. The funding of $234,887 has been committed to Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana, which is one of 10 successful recipients under the initiative. The…

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Cobar celebrates upgraded Primary Health Care Centre opening

Patients in Cobar and the wider district will feel the benefits of improved healthcare facilities, with today’s official opening of the newly upgraded Cobar Primary Health Care Centre. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased to have helped deliver a $200,000 Federal Government grant to the NSW Outback Division of General Practice for…

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Free WiFi for Warrumbungle Shire under DCP

Residents of the Warrumbungle Shire will soon be better connected, with the Federal Government funding a $56,930 project that will install free WiFi in all towns in the shire. The project is one of six which have been funded with $941,930 under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he…

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NSW Orana region to benefit from DAMA

Employers in the Orana region in central west and western New South Wales have been given a boost, with a new migration agreement between the Federal Government and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana to attract skilled workers to the region. Orana joins the Northern Territory, South Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Victoria’s Great South Coast, to enter…

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Far West towns and villages to benefit from drought grants

One million dollars-worth of drought support has been delivered across the Unincorporated Area under the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP), it has been announced today. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased towns and villages right across the Far West of the state will benefit. “I am thrilled to see funding rolling…

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Narrabri Shire receives biosecurity grant

Narrabri Shire Council has successfully received Federal Government funding of $127,680 to combat biosecurity and pest animal issues in the Pilliga, Gwabegar and Cuttabri districts. “This funding will allow Narrabri Shire Council to use local contractors and suppliers to better protect the Namoi River system from biosecurity threats,” Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said. “Council…

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Strong and secure future – 2019-20 Budget

The 2019-20 Federal Budget will create a stronger and more secure Parkes electorate by funding important local investments and boosting essential services. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Budget is testament to the Liberal National Government’s commitment to economic growth. “After more than a decade of deficits, this Budget forecasts a surplus of $7.1…

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Harvest feast on the Namoi, thanks to BBRF grant

Gunnedah Shire Council will hold a ‘harvest feast’ on the banks of the Namoi River with a $17,000 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated Council, and said the event will showcase Gunnedah’s regional produce. “The Gunnedah Hay and Harvest Festival…

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Mark Coulton secures $4.5 million for Collarenebri and Warren

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today secured nearly $4.5 million in funding for community projects in Collarenebri and Warren, under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program. Mr Coulton announced that $3,521,588 has been committed to Warren Shire Council, with a further $964,000 for Walgett Shire Council, to deliver projects that provide lasting economic…

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