Federal Budget lays foundation for promising economic recovery

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is confident the 2020-21 Federal Budget delivers both immediate rewards and promise for the future of communities in the Parkes electorate, during challenging economic times.  The Budget, which was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this evening, focuses on rebuilding the economy and creating more jobs.  “Tonight’s…

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Newell upgrades, Inland Rail investments for North West

In major news for the North West community, the Federal Coalition Government has announced it will fund significant upgrades to the Newell Highway in the Moree and Narrabri areas, with a further investment allocated to the Northern NSW Inland Port in Narrabri. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the investment shows the Government is…

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Federal Government invests $176 million in new Dubbo Bridge

The Federal Coalition Government has announced it will make a significant contribution to support the New South Wales Government’s proposal for a new bridge over the Macquarie River in Dubbo. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Australian Government investment of $176.2 million will ease congestion and maintain reliable access through Dubbo during flood…

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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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