More investment into the Central West’s Indigenous Communities

Centacare Bathurst will receive over $1.2 million dollars during the next 3 years under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy to deliver projects set to improve the lives of Indigenous people across the Central West. The Federal Government will invest $600,000 in the Centacare Children and Schooling Project that will support Aboriginal children aged 0-12…

Details

$1 million Crime Stoppers campaign to help combat ice scourge

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement that $1 million in funding will be made available to Crime Stoppers to roll out a national ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign to help combat Australia’s ice scourge.   The national campaign asks community members to report people who are dealing illegal drugs…

Details

School competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam Veterans

Following the 49th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Long Tan, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today encouraged the region’s secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition.   The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and…

Details

Final stage of Moree Bypass opens to traffic six months early

Traffic flow and safety will significantly improve in Moree following the Moree Bypass Stage Two project officially opening today, six months ahead of schedule. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian and NSW governments provided $15 million each towards the second and final stage of the project,…

Details

Landcare grants open in NSW Central West region

At the 2015 Nyngan Ag Expo over the weekend, the Central West Local Land Services invited landholders to apply for grants totalling $860,000 to undertake projects that support sustainable agriculture and the environment.   The grants are supported with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and managed locally by the Central West Local…

Details

Moree School Students leave a lasting impression with mural

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and State Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today helped unveil a mural painted by local school students as part of the official opening of the Moree Bypass. Minister Gay said the group of primary and secondary students from different schools…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details