The Grose family honoured in the final stage of the Moree bypass

Minister for Roads, Martime and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and State Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall opened the Grose Walkway today, a key project in the Moree town centre bypass. Minister Duncan Gay said the contribution of the local Grose family in Moree, will be recognised with the…

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NEW CLASSROOM AND RESOURCE ROOM FOR ST PHILOMENA’S SCHOOL

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today officially opened a new classroom, a new resource room, a covered outdoor assembly area and a refurbished library at St Philomena’s School in Moree.  Students and staff at St Philomena’s School now have full use of the new facilities. The Australian Government provided $722,187 in funding from the…

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Overcoming barriers to higher education for local students

On Thursday 30 July 2015, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, will host the Regional Higher Education Forum in Narrabri, commencing at 3.30pm at the Narrabri Bowling Club.   The forum aims to give local students, parents, teachers and other interested community members the opportunity to put forward their ideas on how the Commonwealth Government…

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Green Army making a difference in Dunedoo

The Red Gum Grassy Box Woodlands outside of Dunedoo are gaining some much needed attention from the Green Army team as part of the Dunedoo & District’s ‘Renew, Restore, Educate & Revegetate’ stage 1 project.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, recently met with the Dunedoo Green Army team and saw firsthand the extensive…

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More water savings and capped bores for New South Wales

The Australian Government has partnered with the New South Wales Government to deliver more investment to ensure water savings for the State’s Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the world. As a result of a new agreement, New South Wales will be eligible to receive a share of almost $16…

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Improving irrigation infrastructure in the Murray-Darling Basin

Improved irrigation infrastructure is delivering triple bottom line outcomes for communities, economies and environments in the Murray-Darling Basin. Continuing his tour of the northern NSW Basin today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin, met with the Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme about its recently upgraded pump site.   “It’s a great pleasure to…

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Young citizen scientist keeping watch over Gwydir Wetlands

The environmental importance of the Gwydir Wetlands Ramsar site is being preserved by the next generation of young Australians. While continuing his tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin met local sixteen-year-old bird watching enthusiast Curtis Haynes.   Mr Baldwin said Curtis, who is passionate…

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Bob Baldwin tours the northern NSW Murray-Darling Basin

Communities in the northern NSW Murray-Darling Basin will have their chance to share their experiences of Government water initiatives when Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin tours towns in the region this week. Mr Baldwin said he’s looking forward to the opportunity to listen to and speak with locals, and inspect…

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Main Road 353 officially opened

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and Mayor of Wellington, Councillor Rod Buhr, have officially opened Main Road 353 at a ribbon cutting ceremony held near Comobella Hall.   The official opening was dedicated to the completion of sealing and upgrade works to the Main Road 353, the Wellington to Golden Highway roadway.    “It…

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