Funding on offer to build Stronger Communities

Eligible organisations in the Parkes electorate are being urged to apply for their share of $150,000 in funding under a new round of the popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Liberal and Nationals Government will fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across his electorate, with grants ranging…

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Inland Rail regional office opening in Moree

A new regional office will open soon in Moree to support communities and local businesses from Narrabri to the New South Wales/Queensland border to identify and connect to the benefits of Inland Rail. A strong advocate for the design and delivery of Inland Rail, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development,…

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Get involved, says local MP – NAIDOC Week

The local Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is encouraging his constituents to engage with Australia’s unique culture and heritage this NAIDOC Week. This year NAIDOC Week takes on the theme Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future, echoing the call for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Mr…

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Mark Coulton officially sworn-in to 46th Parliament

The Hon. Mark Coulton MP has been officially sworn-in as Member for Parkes for the fifth time, with the commencement of the 46th Parliament in Canberra this week. Mr Coulton was recently appointed Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, and retains his existing role as Assistant Trade and Investment Minister. “I am very…

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Golden Wattle visiting parts of New South Wales

Golden Wattle has hit the road to give people in parts of rural and regional NSW easy access to government services. Staff on board have delivered Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to almost 150,000 customers since 2006. Golden Wattle is one of two 20 tonne trucks that are run by the Department of Human…

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Media Statement – Ministerial Appointment

I am deeply honoured to have been appointed to the Coalition Government Ministry on 26 May 2019 as the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government. I will also retain my role as Assistant Trade and Investment Minister. I thank the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for asking me…

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Bourke Shire receives $926,000 for wild dog management

Landholders and community members across the Western region are set to benefit with the news Bourke Shire Council has successfully received $926,000 from the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government to combat the wild dog problem. The funding will be invested in coordinated baiting, trapping, monitoring and capacity building, involving 16 pest animal control and Landcare…

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Coalition Government commits $1.93 million for Warren Road

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals’ Government will fund an upgrade to the Warren Road with $1.93 million, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said the project is a joint initiative between Coonamble Shire Council and Warren Shire Council. “I am pleased to have secured a commitment from my Federal colleagues that this…

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Coalition backs farmers with investment to improve soils

Cotton and grain producers in the Parkes electorate may be able to save precious soil, time and money thanks to a $768,500 Liberal and Nationals’ Government investment into efficient planting technology. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the project is expected to see trials nationally with interest already expressed from producers in his electorate. “Farmers…

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