Golden Highway heavy vehicle rest area upgrades ramp up

Work has begun on upgrading a number of heavy vehicle stopping bays along New South Wales’ Golden Highway to further encourage regular breaks and reduce driver fatigue. In coming weeks upgrade work will start at: • the existing eastbound stopping bay at Dunedoo • new westbound stopping bays at Elong Elong, 37 kilometres west of…

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$842,536 boost for Gunida Gunyah’s case management services

Additional case management services in Gunnedah have been boosted thanks to a $842,536 grant from The Nationals/Liberal Government, providing support to families with members who are incarcerated or who have come into contact with the criminal justice system.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the funding announcement was a welcome boost for an important…

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Celebrating Australian Export Awards and calling for entries

An export business in the Electorate of Parkes could be the 55th Australian exporter of the year, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said.  Mr Coulton encouraged businesses to enter the Australian Export Awards program which celebrates the success of Australian products and services on the world stage.  “Within the Electorate of Parkes the businesses…

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Roos to Peru could be a win for the Electorate of Parkes

Negotiations to open new markets, including expanded kangaroo meat trade opportunities to Australian farmers, has been launched by the Coalition Government through a free trade agreement with Peru, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said. Mr Coulton said Peru presents a growing opportunity for exporters in the electorate of Parkes, that the Peru-Australia Free Trade…

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New funding grants for Men’s Sheds in Dunedoo, Walgett and Baradine

Coalition Government funding of almost $12,000 for three Men’s Sheds in the Electorate of Parkes, to maintain buildings and buy tools and equipment, has been announced. The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the funding will support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. “The Men’s Sheds in Dunedoo, Baradine and Walgett will help men,…

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Great Artesian Basin receives $8m top-up for water management, Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomes the Coalition Government's investment in economic growth and development in regional Australia by providing an additional $8 million for water infrastructure upgrades across the Great Artesian Basin for two years to 2018-19. Mr Coulton said the funding would allow important water infrastructure improvements across Parkes Electorate to continue…

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Landcare award nominations now open, says Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging interested locals to take the time to nominate those people working hard protecting  the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture in the region for the 2017 State Landcare Awards. Mr Coulton said local Landcare groups and volunteers deserved to be recognised for their passion and commitment. “Landcare…

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Mark Coulton welcomes funding estimator for Parkes Electorate schools

Parkes Electorate parents, teachers, principals and school communities will benefit from a new schools’ funding estimator to see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Coalition Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan, the Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said. Mr Coulton said the new online estimator showed that school funding in regional…

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Coulton: a Federal Budget unlocking potential of Parkes Electorate

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said a Federal Budget of Opportunity, Security and Fairness will continue to unlock the potential of regional and rural communities within the Electorate of Parkes. “Residents and business owners in the Parkes Electorate will have new employment and investment opportunities and this funding will ensure our children and grandchildren…

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True needs-based funding for Parkes Electorate schools: Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government’s new plan for schools would mean a better targeted funding and evidence-based program for local students. Mr Coulton said the Government will grow education funding by an additional $18.6 billion for Australia’s schools over the next decade, starting from 2018. “We’re delivering the real needs-based…

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