More jobs, better roads for North West NSW

Safer journeys are on the way across the North West, with two major projects worth more than $3.3 million rolling out under the latest round of the Australian and NSW Governments’ accelerated Fixing Local Roads program to improve local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister…

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Federal Budget 2021-2022: Huge funding boost for local councils

Councils in the Parkes electorate are set to share in more than $42 million in another round of the highly successful Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, announced in Tuesday night’s Federal Budget. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton said an additional $1 billion…

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Federal Budget to help secure the future of the Parkes electorate

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomes the 2021-2022 Federal Budget. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the 2021-2022 Federal Budget which he said delivers unprecedented investment as the nation comes back stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Budget, which was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this evening, focusses on creating…

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Federal Budget supports Parkes electorate’s recovery plan

The Parkes electorate continues to benefit from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s record infrastructure investment, with funding for major new projects to be announced in tonight’s Federal Budget. Key projects to be funded include: $32 million for upgrades to Hargraves Lane and Federation Street, Gilgandra $32 million for the Newell Highway and Oxley Highway…

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Funding takes flight for Wilcannia Airstrip Upgrade

The Wilcannia community will benefit from better air services thanks to funding through the Australian Government’s latest round of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the upgrade of the Wilcannia Airstrip will help the remote community maintain access to essential goods and services. “Air services are vital to rural…

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Ultrafast internet set for parts of Dubbo

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton welcomed the $4.5 billion network investment plan by NBN Co, which will benefit residents in parts of east and west Dubbo, as well as southern premises off Wheelers Lane. Residents in parts of east, west and south Dubbo are set to be among…

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Increased water security in the pipeline for Cobar

Long-term water security could be in the pipeline for the Cobar region, with the Australian Government providing $1 million for the development of a business case for the proposed upgrade of the Nyngan to Cobar Pipeline. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the study into the proposed pipeline upgrade, which he said had the…

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$9 million boost for Parkes electorate councils

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton pictured with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Ambrose Doolan. Warrumbungle Shire Council is just one of the councils across the Parkes electorate benefitting from funding under Phase Two of the successful Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Shovels…

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Parkes electorate ideas backed to enhance Inland Rail

Seven project proposals from the Parkes electorate will be receiving expert technical support thanks to the second round of the Australian Government’s Interface Improvement Program (II Program). Project proposals which will move forward under the II Program include: Gilgandra Shire Council to investigate an intermodal terminal or freight precinct in Curban. Lachlan Shire Council to…

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