Energising Enterprise in Narrabri

Narrabri Shire Council has secured much-needed funding under the latest round of the Government’s Energise Enterprise program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said this vital support will help community organisations invest in new opportunities and stimulate jobs growth. “This federally funded program delivered in partnership with the State Government…

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Energising Enterprise in Broken Hill

Broken Hill has secured much-needed funding under the latest round of the Government’s Energise Enterprise program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said this vital support will help community organisations invest in new opportunities and stimulate jobs growth. “This federally funded program delivered in partnership with the State Government is…

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Coalition Funding to Boost Western NSW Towns

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, has welcomed $2 million in funding from the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program (MDBREDP) for two new projects in Barwon. “$1.5 million has been allocated for the ‘Bourke to the Core’ project,” Mr Humphries said. “This funding is great news for the electorates of Barwon and Parkes and…

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Sixteen new overtaking lanes open on Newell Highway

The Newell Highway will be safer for all motorists, with 16 new overtaking lanes along the highway creating safer overtaking opportunities for drivers. New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said the completion of line marking at Kyalite, between Parkes and Dubbo, on the last of the 16 additional overtaking lanes…

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One year on, China-Australia FTA Delivers

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the ground-breaking China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said ChaFTA has given local farmers and businesses a competitive advantage that is driving exports and creating new jobs. “ChAFTA is the most favourable trade deal China has ever done with a developed economy,” Mr Coulton…

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Coalition delivers new mobile coverage to Western NSW

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced that new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program will be deployed at Ballimore, Westella and Yellow Mountain. “I’m so pleased to announce new coverage for areas around Dubbo including Ballimore and Westella,” Mr Coulton said.…

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Shop small this Christmas

As Australians prepare to spend around $50 billion in the lead-up to Christmas Day, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has urged residents across Western and Far West New South Wales to shop small in their local communities. “The coming month is when many local businesses take risks, make investments and employ more locals in…

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Let’s Build Better Regions in the Parkes Electorate

The Coalition Government’s new Building Better Regions Fund will invest in projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger rural, regional and remote communities into the future. This new $297 million fund launched by Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said BBRF will deliver infrastructure projects and community activities located outside the…

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Coulton welcomes MDBA’s proposed Basin Plan amendments

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) proposed Basin Plan amendments and public consultation schedule resulting from its Northern Basin Review (NBR). Mr Coulton has supported the NBR and the direction it has taken under Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce. “The Northern…

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Rural General Practice Grants now available

Teaching, training and retaining the next generation of health workers in rural, regional and remote Australia is a priority for the Coalition Government. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Coalition Government’s move to streamline the former Rural and Regional Teaching Infrastructure Grants program to better respond to the needs of rural communities…

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