Narrabri CBD revamp to benefit local businesses

New and existing businesses in the Narrabri CBD will reap the rewards of a whopping $1.47 million investment by the Federal Coalition Government to revamp local roads. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton was joined by Narrabri Shire Council Mayor, Cr Ron Campbell, to discuss the project, which is being…

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Federal Member backs Barrier Truth with grant

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton with Barrier Truth Editor Michael Murphy. The Barrier Truth has been awarded a $34,152 grant under the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program to improve its digital services. The Barrier Truth has been awarded a $34,152 grant from the Federal Coalition Government…

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$693 million contract awarded for Inland Rail construction between Narrabri and North Star

The communities of North West NSW are another step closer to realising the transformational benefits of Inland Rail and hundreds of local jobs with joint-venture Trans4m Rail announced as the constructor for 171km of upgraded rail track between Narrabri and North Star. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack…

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Firm future for Warren Weekly thanks to Federal grant

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton has announced that the Warren Weekly will receive $10,000 from the Government’s Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program to continue to provide local news. The future is bright for the Warren Weekly newspaper, which has successfully received a $10,000 boost from the…

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Local grants to support NAIDOC Week celebrations

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind NAIDOC Week 2020, announcing more than $21,000 in community grants to help organisations in the Parkes electorate celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, highlights Australia’s ancient history and celebrates the traditions and cultures that endure…

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Local business connectivity briefing creates confidence

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton joined Dubbo Chamber of Commerce President Matt Wright and NBN Co representatives today for a webinar session in Dubbo to help businesses make the most of the nbn Business Fibre Initiative. Dubbo has been named an nbn Business Fibre Zone and will…

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Rural road re-sheeting to benefit Moree’s ag sector

The local agricultural sector will benefit from a whopping $1.8 million being invested by the Federal Coalition Government to improve local roads and community assets in the Moree Plains Shire Council area. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton was today joined by Moree Plains Shire Council Acting Director of Engineering…

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Harvest a timely reminder to get skin checked

With the local farming community in the thick of harvest and the warm summer months fast approaching, Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind a campaign to raise awareness of non-melanoma skin cancer. Mr Coulton was today joined by former Australian test cricketer and now farmer,…

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Remembering the fallen – 11 November 2020

Remembrance Day is one of the most significant dates on our national calendar. Despite COVID-19, this year’s commemorations will be no less impactful than any other. Each year at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, our entire nation pauses for one minute’s silence to remember those who have died in…

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