New program delivers $21m for Parkes electorate councils

Councils in the Parkes electorate will be supported with more than $21 million in new funding, as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The investment will support local jobs and businesses, and boost local economies struggling with the effects of…

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FRRR community cash injection – Member for Parkes

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said seven community projects across his electorate will share in nearly $1.5 million of Government funding under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Mr Coulton said the projects represent a $230,000 funding injection for communities at Boggabri, Condobolin, Dunedoo, Mungery, Narrabri, Mungindi and…

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Gwydir Shire Council to benefit from additional DCP funds

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pictured with Colin Cuell, Building Services Manager Gwydir Shire Council, outside the building in Warialda which will be renovated to establish a Youth Hub using funding under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is thrilled Gwydir Shire Council has…

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Dubbo Regional Council to benefit from additional DCP funds

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) with (L-R) Dubbo Regional Council CEO Michael McMahon, Mayor Ben Shields, Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets Manager Ross McCarthy, and Martin Simmons of Elders, at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets where DCP funding was used to expand shade sails over animal pens. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said…

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Funding injection for local councils to tackle pests, weeds

Photo Caption (L-R): Bourke Shire Council Mayor Barry Holman, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, and Bourke Shire Council General Manager Ross Earl. Bourke Shire Council has received Federal Government funding to lead a wild dog management project on behalf of Western NSW combined shires including Brewarrina, Cobar and Central Darling. Six local shire councils in…

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Strengthening Telecommunications Emergency Resilience

The Morrison McCormack Government is investing $37.1 million to strengthen telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster prone areas so that communities can stay connected during emergencies. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, said…

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Cobar respiratory clinic doors open

Photo Caption (L-R): Pictured outside the Cobar respiratory clinic are Therese Gale, Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSWPHN); Denise Gordon, Executive Manager of Clinical Service with Outback Division of General Practice; Sandy Negfeldt, Practice Nurse, Cobar Primary Health Care Centre; and Dr Sanjay Jamwal, GP, Cobar Primary Health Care Centre. Federal Member for Parkes and…

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The show must go on – $1.5 million boost for local ag shows

More than $1.5 million has been awarded to eight agricultural show societies in the Parkes electorate for reinvigorating their showgrounds, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. The successful applicants include show societies at Baradine, Binnaway, Condobolin, Coonamble, Mendooran, Mungindi, Walgett and Warren. “It’s not just ag shows that will benefit from this funding…

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Moree respiratory clinic doors open

Photo Caption (L-R): Pictured outside the Moree respiratory clinic are Amanda Saunders, Practice Manager; Kenneth Knox, Treasurer Board of Directors; Cathy Duncan, Chairperson Board of Directors; Rosemary Rose, Nurse Manager; Dr Syed Ghazi (front); and Dr Glendon Inkster. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has announced Moree’s new respiratory clinic…

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