$44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program – last call for applications

Just one week remains for businesses, governments, industry and communities to propose ideas that improve local connections with Inland Rail under the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the II Program would help those with big…

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Safety bolstered at Gulargambone Pre-School

Photo Caption L-R: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Committee Member Jodie Peart, Treasurer Belinda Moeris, Director Amii Marchant and Gulargambone Central School Principal Michael Spora, pictured at Gulargambone Pre-School today. The Gulargambone community will be able to enjoy greater peace of mind as a result of a $87,525 grant being awarded for security enhancements…

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Connectivity to drive $15.6 billion annual increase to agriculture sector

New research released today demonstrates the critical role of ubiquitous NBN connectivity in supporting economic growth across Australia’s agriculture sector now and into the future. The research, which is part of NBN Co’s Connecting Australia series, found that internet-enabled technologies could add $15.6 billion to the agriculture sector’s gross value of production each year, making…

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Federal Member secures extra $1m for Moree Plains Shire

Photo Caption: Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, pictured in Moree recently – an additional $1 million in funds under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension will allow Moree Plains Shire Council to get a range of local infrastructure projects underway. Upgrades to a sporting precinct…

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Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star full steam ahead

Construction is full steam ahead on Inland Rail with Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton thrilled the last load of concrete sleepers and rail had been delivered for the Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section. A total of 21 trains have delivered 2,474 165-metre long lengths (a total of 24,775 tonnes) of steel from OneSteel…

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Local projects supported with community cash injection

Eight community projects across the Parkes electorate will share in $424,000 of funding under the latest round of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Federal Government was pleased to support the Foundation’s crucial work of stimulating regional economies in areas impacted…

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Cash available to combat pest animals and weeds

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging eligible parties in his electorate to apply for Federal Government funding to protect farms and industries from pests and weeds. Communities in the Parkes electorate could benefit from funds under a $13 million competitive grant round that will promote the development of breakthrough pest animal…

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