Latest round of Building Better Regions Fund now open

Local councils and community organisations in the Parkes electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $250 million in funding to better our regions. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said applications for Round 6 of the popular Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) are now open, paving the way for new infrastructure and community…

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An early Christmas gift for Men-in-dee Shed

The Liberal Nationals Government is providing an early Christmas present to the Men-in-dee Men’s Shed through the National Shed Development Programme (NSDP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the decision to award the Men-in-dee Shed with $1,000 to participate in mental health training. “I’ve always been a big supporter of Men’s Sheds – they play…

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An early Christmas gift for Horizon Village Men’s Shed

The Liberal Nationals Government is providing an early Christmas present to the Horizon Village Men’s Shed through the National Shed Development Programme (NSDP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the decision to award the Horizon Village Men’s Shed with $2,200 to purchase a defibrillator. “I’ve always been a big supporter of Men’s Sheds – they…

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New package to attract doctors to the bush

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Regional Health Minister Dr David Gillespie pictured during a visit to the Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo last month. Local GP practices in Boggabilla, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree will have more options and a larger pool of doctors to recruit from, following changes…

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New ride-on lawn mower makes life easier for Baradine Golf Club volunteers 

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) inspected the new ride-on lawn mower at Baradine Golf Club today with President Merv Sutherland, Treasurer Bob Whillock and club stalwart Allan Olsen. Baradine Golf Club has benefited from a new ride-on lawn mower thanks to an $18,000 Federal Government grant. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today met with members of the Baradine…

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Investment restores water security for Menindee graziers

Graziers near Broken Hill will soon benefit from improved water security thanks to a new dedicated pipeline to replace the deteriorating structure. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said this project is co-funded under the Australian Government’s National Water Grid Connections funding pathway, through the $3.5 billion National…

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Coonamble Shire a hive of activity as local roads and infrastructure projects roll out 

Photo caption: Coonamble Shire Council General Manager Hein Basson and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton inspect the new carpark at the recently-opened Coonamble Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre. The carpark was funded under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program. Upgrades to roads across the Coonamble Shire are among a number of projects currently rolling out thanks to a multi-million dollar Federal Government investment…

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Warrumbungle Shire a hive of activity as local roads and infrastructure projects roll out 

Photo caption: Warrumbungle Shire Council Director Technical Services Gary Murphy (left) and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) pictured with Drover Projects’ Brad Kasch who is currently constructing the skate park at Bowen Oval in Coolah. Upgrades to sporting facilities, roads and footpaths are among a number of projects currently rolling out across the Warrumbungle Shire, thanks…

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