High-speed fibre broadband for businesses in Dubbo

Businesses in Dubbo will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out new Business Fibre Zones, which will help boost economic growth and productivity. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton said NBN Co’s Business Fibre Initiative is part of a $700 million package to transform the…

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Federal Member secures funds for Western Herald

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced the Western Herald will receive a $10,000 boost, after being successful in the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program. The Western Herald is set to receive a $10,000 boost, after being successful in the Federal Coalition Government’s Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program. “The Western…

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Federal Member urges ag shows: Apply for funds

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (front, right) with Condobolin P A H & I President Jeff Kirk and Secretary Carol-Ann Malouf OAM (front), along with members Noel Donnelly and Tony Mooney (middle), and Len Krebs, Graham McDonald and David McDonald (back) – the Condobolin Show is one of numerous ag shows across the…

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Murray-Darling package to support local jobs, assets

Photo Caption (L-R): Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt, Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. With a $515,000 grant under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program, Moree Plains Shire Council will develop a business incubator and co-working space. The Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package means…

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Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail complete

Photo Caption: Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, marking the completion of the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail. History was made at Peak Hill today when the final…

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$44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program – last call for applications

Just one week remains for businesses, governments, industry and communities to propose ideas that improve local connections with Inland Rail under the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the II Program would help those with big…

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Safety bolstered at Gulargambone Pre-School

Photo Caption L-R: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Committee Member Jodie Peart, Treasurer Belinda Moeris, Director Amii Marchant and Gulargambone Central School Principal Michael Spora, pictured at Gulargambone Pre-School today. The Gulargambone community will be able to enjoy greater peace of mind as a result of a $87,525 grant being awarded for security enhancements…

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Connectivity to drive $15.6 billion annual increase to agriculture sector

New research released today demonstrates the critical role of ubiquitous NBN connectivity in supporting economic growth across Australia’s agriculture sector now and into the future. The research, which is part of NBN Co’s Connecting Australia series, found that internet-enabled technologies could add $15.6 billion to the agriculture sector’s gross value of production each year, making…

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