Desert Pea comes to the West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Desert Pea will hit the road to give people in the Moree Shire, North West Slopes, and Warrumbungle Shire easy access to essential government payments and services in April and May.  Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge said the Mobile Service Centre will visit Pallamallawa, Gravesend, Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Coolah…

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Big win for Western NSW owner-drivers

The Coalition Government’s bill to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) passed both houses of Parliament last night marking a big win for owner-drivers across Western New South Wales (NSW). Speaking on the bill in Parliament yesterday, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton expressed his support for the abolition of the RSRT following its…

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Hot water to flow at Warialda Sporting Complex

Gwydir Shire Council will receive Commonwealth Government funding to assist with upgrading the hot water system at the Warialda Sporting Complex. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was in Warialda last week and presented Gwydir Shire Council with a cheque in the amount of $5,170 representing half of the estimated cost for this upgrade project.…

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New kitchen for Boggabri HACC Centre

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton last week presented the Boggabri Home and Community Care Centre with a cheque for $20,000 to support the replacement of the centre’s kitchen. With the centre utilised by numerous organisations that provide crucial support services to the Boggabri community, Mr Coulton said that this project is much more than…

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Encouraging stronger supply chains in Western NSW

Farmers across Western New South Wales (NSW) will soon be empowered to establish co-operatives and adopt innovative business models to boost their bargaining position in the marketplace, under the Australian Government’s $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the announcement that Southern Cross University would deliver…

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$3.2 million to fix black spots across Western NSW

Road safety in New South Wales (NSW) has received a boost with a new round of funding announced under the Black Spot Programme. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced funding of more than $3.2 million to fix nine black spots on roads in Western NSW.…

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Better water infrastructure for farmers in Narromine region

Farmers in the Narromine region are benefitting from more modern and efficient water infrastructure, with the official opening today of the Narromine Irrigation Board of Management (NIBM) Scheme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Australian Government had invested more than…

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CSU Dubbo receives top teaching grant

Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been successful in securing vital funding support from the Commonwealth Government for a project to improve the higher education experience of students in the region and around Australia. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today met with Head of Campus, Professor Jeannie Herbert, AM and Senior Lecturer in Health Science…

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Memorabilia at local barracks set for restoration

Valuable Air Force memorabilia on display at Dubbo’s Kokoda Barracks will undergo some much needed restoration this month thanks to a grant from the Commonwealth Government. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today met with Squadron Leader of the Australian Air Force Cadets, Michael White to congratulate him on securing a $3,000 Community Commemorative Grant…

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