$44 million upgrade for Narrabri to Turrawan Line

The Australian Government today announced $44.7 million for the Australian Rail Track Corporation to upgrade 35 kilometres of the Narrabri to Turrawan Line between the Hunter Valley Coal Network and Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would significantly enhance the quality and capacity…

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Cooee Lodge Hostel kitchen revamp unveiled

Photo Caption L-R: Gilgandra Shire Council Acting Mayor Ash Walker, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Acting Aged Care Manager Narelle Rodway, Cr Greg Peart, and Director Community Services Jo Manion, pictured in one of the revamped kitchens at Gilgandra’s Cooee Lodge. The standard of care at Gilgandra’s Cooee Lodge Hostel has reached a new high,…

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New teaching facilities for rural doctor training in Dubbo

Photo Caption: Paul Richardson (Patterson Building Group), Scott Biggs, Prof Cheryl Jones, A/Prof Mark Arnold and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. New purpose-built teaching facilities that will train the next generation of rural GPs in Dubbo following the Morrison McCormack Government’s investment of more than $9 million to start construction. Federal Regional Health Minister and…

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Road safety and jobs boost on the road sooner for Dubbo

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program is making a big difference in regional communities, with $2.368 million being invested to improve the Old Dubbo Road.   Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark…

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Road safety and jobs boost on the road sooner for Broken Hill

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program is making a big difference in regional communities, with $1.13 million being invested in road safety enhancements in Broken Hill.   Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government…

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Newell Highway road safety and jobs boost

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program is making a big difference in regional communities, with $6.5 million being invested to enhance the Newell Highway between Forbes and Boggabilla.   Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and…

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Coulton calls for local manufacturers to apply for funds

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Ben Furney Flour Mills Codirectors Sarah Furney (CEO) and Tim Furney (COO). Earlier this year, Mr Coulton announced Furney’s would receive $1 million under the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund to modernise their business. Local manufacturers in the Parkes electorate with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow…

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Narromine to Narrabri Inland Rail Environmental Impact Statement out on exhibition

Local communities and stakeholders of the transformational Inland Rail project are invited to submit feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) section released today for public exhibition. Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said the release of the EIS for public exhibition marked…

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Federal Member backs Gwydir Shire with FRRR grant

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced that Gwydir Shire Council will receive $17,973 under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, supported by the Federal Government. It’s one of five grants awarded in the electorate under the program, representing a funding injection of more than $160,000 for communities at…

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Federal Member backs Lake with FRRR grant

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced that Lakes Alive Progress Association will receive $59,960 under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, supported by the Federal Government. It’s one of five grants awarded in the electorate under the program, representing a funding injection of more than $160,000 for communities…

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