New lease on life for Burren Junction Hall

The Burren Junction Hall will be restored with $53,010 in funding awarded under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with Council while he was in Walgett today, and said the funding will give the hall a new lease on life. “I’m very…

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First section of Inland Rail construction complete

Freight trains travelling from the east and west will next month be running on the transformational Inland Rail North-West Connection following the completion of construction on the first section of the new track. The North-West Connection will link Inland Rail to the interstate east-west line from Sydney to Perth providing a vital connection for the…

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Federal Member welcomes Narromine Clontarf opening

The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed today’s official opening of the Narromine Clontarf Academy. Mr Coulton is a keen advocate for the work of Clontarf and has previously spoken about the not-for-profit organisation in Parliament. “I’m thrilled with today’s official opening of the Narromine Clontarf Academy, and it’s a great pleasure to…

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Celebrate careers this National Skills Week

‘Succeed your way’ is the theme of this year’s National Skills Week commencing today, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to celebrate. “This week highlights the range of nationally recognised qualifications available to take advantage of our workforce opportunities,” Mr Coulton said. “The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring…

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Connectivity key to unlocking regional benefits from Inland Rail

The Liberal and Nationals Government is rolling out a $44 million program and enhancing its network of offices in the bush to support regional communities and industry to better connect to Inland Rail and the benefits that flow from fast, reliable and cost-competitive freight rail. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional…

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Study hub opens for North West students

University students living in the Moree and Narrabri areas will have access to a new study hub with modern IT equipment and tutoring and mentoring services to better support them in their studies. Minister for Education Dan Tehan and Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today officially…

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Funding to improve heavy vehicle driver safety

A $5,000 grant has been allocated to a local initiative that will improve heavy vehicle driver safety on the Newell Highway, through the 2019 Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding has been awarded to road safety advocate Rod Hannifey as part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s safety fund,…

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More data delivered on NBN Sky Muster

The Coalition Government welcomes today’s launch of NBN Co’s new Sky Muster Plus product, which will offer unmetered data for essential broadband activities like browsing, emails and specific software updates. Sky Muster Plus will provide unmetered data for essential daily tasks, meaning that some online browsing activities like completing school work, banking, accessing health or…

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Have your say on regional communications

The Coalition Government is seeking input on a new program focused on improving digital connectivity for people living in regional and rural Australia. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher, today released a discussion paper on the Regional Connectivity Program, with the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government,…

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Minister discusses NSW priorities with country mayors

From Albury to Bega, Broken Hill to Gunnedah and everywhere in between, 79 mayors from across the state met in Sydney today to discuss priorities for regional and rural areas. Speaking at the Country Mayors Association of New South Wales event, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Mark Coulton used the meeting to…

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