New radio studio at 2Max FM officially open

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with 2Max FM Station Manager Cassie Boyd and President Jeff Cloake in the new 2Max FM studio today. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said a newly appointed radio studio at 2Max FM will provide exciting opportunities for volunteer announcers and the local community. Mr Coulton was…

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Border Zone Concerns Taken-up with Qld Premier

As an MP representing communities along more than 900 kilometres of the Queensland border, I have been contacted in recent days with feedback on the challenges local residents face with the most recent set of border restrictions introduced by the Queensland Government. It has been disheartening to see COVID-19 continue to spread, and the experience…

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Extra $1 million in drought funding for Gunnedah Shire projects

Photo Caption: Pictured at the Gunnedah Water Tower Museum today – Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) with (L-R) Gunnedah and District Historical Society’s Marie Hobson, Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey, and Bob Leister, also of Gunnedah and District Historical Society. Gunnedah Shire Council’s proposed local projects have received the green light to…

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GP services re-established at Gunnedah Rural Health Centre

Patients in Gunnedah and the surrounding region will again have local access to GPs, visiting specialists and allied health care under a new arrangement that will re-open the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre. Federal Regional Health Minister and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Australian Government had handed over responsibility to the Hunter New England…

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Local jobs supported with funds for Cobar Weekly

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today announced that the Cobar Weekly will receive a $12,627 grant to support employee wages, after being successful in the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program. Funds have started to flow to 107 regional news outlets across the country as part of the $50 million program, providing much…

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Federal Member secures another $1m for Brewarrina projects

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) with Brewarrina Shire Council Mayor Phillip O’Connor and General Manager Jeff Sowiak at the council chambers recently. Brewarrina Shire Council’s proposed local projects have received the green light to be funded under the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton…

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Inland Rail grants to benefit Parkes communities

Gilgandra Country Women’s Association (CWA) Evening Branch, Western Student Connections and the Narromine Lions Club are among the community groups across the Inland Rail alignment to receive vital grants of up to $4,000 through the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program. Local Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local…

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