Landmark investment to boost rural doctor workforce

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Liam Morrisey and Laura Mattiske, two of the first-year students currently studying their full medical degree in Dubbo at the Sydney University School of Rural Health, funded under the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network. A re-elected Coalition Government is investing more than $1 billion to boost…

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$565,489 infrastructure injection for Bourke and Wilcannia communities

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured in Wilcannia, where exclusion fencing will be constructed thanks to a $266,938 grant for Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council. Two organisations in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $565,000 to undertake much-needed infrastructure projects in Bourke and Wilcannia. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton…

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New improved mobile coverage for Silver City Highway

Federal Coalition MPs representing the Far West today announced funding from the government’s Regional Connectivity Program to dramatically expand mobile phone coverage along the Silver City Highway, between Wentworth and the Coombah Roadhouse. The $3.9m project will deploy three new Telstra macro mobile sites, to provide new and improved handheld coverage and wireless broadband along…

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Cobar pumped to get new water infrastructure

Photo caption: The Hon. Scott Barrett MLC, Cobar Shire Council Mayor Peter Abbott and General Manager Peter Vlatko, NSW Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway MLC, NSW Minister for Western NSW Dugald Saunders, Senator Perin Davey and Cobar Water…

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New grant to support Broken Hill critical minerals project

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) pictured with Cobalt Blue Holdings CEO Joe Kaderavek and Demonstration Plant Manager Adam Randall in Broken Hill. The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has announced further steps to position Australia as a critical minerals powerhouse through grants to support four projects that will deliver new job and…

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$2.5 million Lucas Bridge open for business

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) and Gilgandra Shire Council Mayor Doug Batten (left) officially opened the Lucas Bridge today. They are pictured with Ken Lucas and Bev Lewis, descendants of the bridge’s namesake Lance Lucas. Local road users and freight operators will reap the benefits of the new Lucas Bridge over…

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Wartime heritage preserved in Pallamallawa

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) today met with Richard Clowes and Heather Cuming from the Pallamallawa School of Arts and War Memorial Hall to congratulate them on their successful Saluting Their Service grant. The sacrifice and service of veterans in Pallamallawa will be further preserved with the Pallamallawa School of Arts…

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