Welcome news for livestock producers: Popular water scheme extended

More livestock producers in the Parkes electorate will have access to practical support to help them cope with drought, with the Australian Government committing another $50 million for the popular On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme. The rebate pays up to 25 per cent of eligible infrastructure costs, capped at $25,000, and can be used…

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New lease on life guaranteed for Lucas Bridge

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Acting Mayor of Gilgandra Shire Council Ashley Walker at Lucas Bridge, which will be replaced thanks to $1.25 million in funding under the Bridges Renewal Program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has helped to guarantee a new lease on life for Lucas Bridge, announcing a…

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Two-million-dollar boost for Boothenba Road

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields (left) and CEO Michael McMahon (right) at Boothenba Road, which will be upgraded at its intersection with the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets thanks to $2 million in funding under the Heavy Vehicle Program Round 7. Federal Member for Parkes…

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Coolah reaps benefits of local roads cash injection

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Warrumbungle Shire Cr Anne-Louise Capel and Mayor Ambrose Doolan in Coolah this morning – a project to construct new pedestrian kerb access ramps in Coolah is just one of many in the Warrumbungle Shire being funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI)…

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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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