Delivering a safer community across the Parkes electorate

More than $250,000 in Federal Government funding to promote safer communities across the Parkes electorate has been announced by Mark Coulton, Member for Parkes. The funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund. The funding will be used to improve community safety in Broken Hill, Condobolin, Dubbo and…

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Coulton backs volunteers this National Volunteer Week

Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is encouraging locals to volunteer their time this National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the more than eight million Australians who volunteer their time in the community. Mr Coulton said there are more than 27,000 volunteers in the Parkes electorate. “Volunteers are…

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Growing more local doctors in Dubbo

Dubbo is set to benefit from more medical students training locally following the Coalition Government increasing training capacity in the regions. The Coalition Government will invest $550 million in the Stronger Rural Health Strategy to address the maldistribution of rural doctors by establishing a medical schools network in the Murray Darling region to support greater training capacity in rural Australia.  The…

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Budget is a reflection of a healthy economy

The 2018 Budget is a reflection of a healthy economy and a plan to ensure that strong economic growth can continue to be secured and shared. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Budget is a clear indication the economy is back on track. Mr Coulton said tax relief initiatives, more home care packages, and…

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Landmark Inland Rail agreement puts NSW on the right track

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have signed a landmark Bilateral Agreement, which makes way for the commencement of works on the multi-billion dollar Inland Rail project in NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro signed the Intergovernmental Agreement in Parkes. NSW is the…

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Applications open for Inland Rail Community Consultation Committees in New South Wales

Local residents will have the opportunity to shape the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail with nominations now open for Community Consultative Committees in New South Wales. The committees will cover the Narromine to Narrabri and North Star to NSW and Queensland Border projects, two greenfield sections of the 1,700km project which pass through NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for…

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Coulton backs young sporting champions

Young athletes looking for financial assistance to support their involvement in sport are encouraged to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often and is encouraging young athletes, coaches and officials to apply for a…

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Lives set to be saved in the Electorate of Parkes

Residents of Binnaway have received a major road safety boost with the Coalition Government set to invest $400,000 on Warrumbungles Way under the 2018-19 Black Spot Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roads is a key focus of his role as infrastructure minister. “Accidents on…

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