Regional Telecommunications Review offers path for improvement

A new review into rural and regional telecommunications which shines a light on digital agriculture and a thriving tourism industry has been welcomed by the Member for Parkes. Mark Coulton said the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there has put forward 10 recommendations to improve access to telecommunications infrastructure, modernise consumer protections…

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$3.3 million for Gunnedah school, Coulton announces

Primary school students at St Xavier’s School in Gunnedah will soon enjoy exciting new learning spaces, thanks to a multi-million dollar Federal Government grant. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced the Australian Government will provide $3,323,892 towards an infrastructure project at the school through the Capital Grants Program. “I am very pleased to announce…

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Smarter farming funding on offer

On National Agriculture Day (21 November), landholders and community groups in the Parkes electorate are being urged to throw their hat in the ring for Smart Farms Small Grants, with a second round of funding open now. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said eligible organisations should apply for the grants, which will fund improvements to…

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Funding boost for emergency support

Parkes electorate residents in financial crisis will have access to new emergency support as a result of funding from the Coalition Government. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding will support community organisations that service his electorate including the Salvation Army, Anglican Community Services, St Vincent De Paul, Centacare New England North West and…

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Broken Hill: The Smart City

Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236, announced today by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. “I am very pleased to share the news that Broken Hill will stand to benefit from a range of impressive technologies, made possible through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program,”…

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Allison Bridge open for business

Road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Allison Bridge on the Black Stump Way near Coolah, with works now complete. Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton joined with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Denis Todd to officially open the bridge today. “I am pleased that with funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges…

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Bubbler for Dubbo’s Sandy Beach, Coulton announces

Dubbo Mudrunners and Parkrunners are set to enjoy the convenience of a new bubbler at Sandy Beach through a $3,208 grant from the Federal Government, announced by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton met with committee members from Titan Macquarie Mud Run yesterday to congratulate them on their successful application, which has been funded…

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Wilcannia Weir commitment secured

Commonwealth and NSW Governments put $30 million to Wilcannia Weir upgrade Work to begin on business case to identify best location for new weir Part of commitment to improve outcomes for Basin Aboriginal communities Member for Parkes Mark Coulton believes a commitment of $30 million to upgrade Wilcannia Weir will bolster the local community and…

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Broken Hill secures funding for Regional Study Hub

The Country Universities Centre Far West Regional Study Hub in Broken Hill will be expanded following the announcement today of $870,000 in extra funding. The Federal Member for Parkes the Hon Mark Coulton said the funding is a major win for local students and the local Broken Hill community. Mr Coulton said the funding will…

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Moree and Narrabri secure funding for Regional Study Hub

Students in the Moree and Narrabri regions will be the winners following the announcement of funding to establish a regional Country Universities Centre North West study hub. The Federal Member for Parkes the Hon Mark Coulton said $830,000 has been allocated to establish a community owned regional study hub. The funding is part of an…

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