Inland Rail corridor amendment applauded by Coulton

 An amendment to the Inland Rail corridor to take advantage of the disused Boggabilla line in northern New South Wales has been applauded by the Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.  The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the North Star to Yelarbon amendment takes into account local community feedback, field studies undertaken…

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Disaster assistance for Parkes electorate following weekend bushfires

Disaster assistance has been made available for affected communities in the Narrabri and Warrumbungle Local Government areas following last weekend’s devastating bushfires. The Federal Member for the  electorate of Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed today’s funding announcement that would ensure affected individuals, families, and councils have the resourcesand support they need to recover from the impacts of the bushfires…

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Parkes electorate reaps rewards from $11.8 million aerodrome upgrade programme

  More than $700,000 allocated for upgrades to 31 remote airstrips in theParkes electorate under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme New lighting, fencing and navigation technology is the key feature of upgrades to 31 airstrips in regional New South Wales funded under Round 4 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.  Federal…

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Coulton welcomes Registered Tick of approval for Flying Doctor

Volunteers and donors to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RDFS) throughout the ParkesElectorate were given a boost this week, with the Federal Government granting an Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Registered Tick to the Flying Doctor. “With bases in Dubbo and Broken Hill, as well as a presence right across Western New SouthWales, the Flying Doctor is a…

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Coulton welcomes changes to aged care places

Changes in care levels for a portion of aged care places in Boggabri, Brewarrina, Dunedoo, Nyngan and Warren will allow additional older residents, with increasing care needs, to stay connected with their communities. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken…

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$1.55 million to improve community resilience across New South Wales

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed last week’s joint Commonwealth-State funding announcement of more than $1.55 million in projects to assist communities across New South Wales build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments as part of the 2015-17 National Partnership Agreement on Natural…

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Moree welcomes the NDIS

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton attended the opening of the new St Vincent de Paul’s National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Local Area Coordinator (LAC) office in Moree today. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of…

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Energising Enterprise in Gunnedah

The Federal Electorate of Parkes and State Electorate of Tamworth have secured much needed funding under the latest round of the Energise Enterprise program. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and State Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said this vital support will help local organisations invest in new opportunities and stimulate jobs growth. “This federally…

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Narromine enters superfast broadband era

Superfast broadband has arrived in Narromine as the nbn makes services available to more than 1,700 homes and businesses. Residents in Narromine can begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider this week. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Narromine residents should take full advantage of the opportunities available in Australia’s new high-speed…

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