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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Coulton supports upgrade of Eumungerie cricket facilities

Eumungerie and District Recreational Association will receive a major boost from the Commonwealth Government to assist with the upgrade of local cricket facilities. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton yesterday visited the Eumungerie Recreational Grounds to see firsthand the facilities that will receive a $5,000 enhancement. The funding announcement is a result of Round 1…

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Coulton welcomes moves to protect owner-drivers and consumers

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed this week’s announcement by Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash that the Coalition Government will be introducing legislation into the House of Representatives in the week commencing 18 April 2016 to ensure that orders setting mandatory remuneration rates for truck drivers cannot commence before 1…

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$15 MILLION PILOT TO KICK START FIXING COUNTRY RAIL

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay, NSW Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced Expressions of Interest are open for the $15 million Fixing Country Rail pilot program, which is targeted at improving freight movements across the State. “This pilot program kick-starts the full $400…

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MORE FUNDING FOR MOREE ROADS

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and NSW Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced a $700,000 investment to upgrade three local roads in Moree to improve freight links in the district. Mr Gay said Gosport Street, Tapscott Road and Rosedale Road will be upgraded to allow…

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