National Stronger Regions Fund applications open

 Applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund are now open. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. “This is a huge opportunity for local projects across the Parkes Electorate and regional Australia…

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Parkes Electorate Local takes out National Award

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated Yeoval local Pip Job on taking out the 2014 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. Ms Job was among 7 state finalists from across the country who gathered in Canberra for the presentation of the industry award. Mr Coulton said that this was…

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Youth to Set Sail on World Voyage

 Youth in the Parkes Electorate will have chance to set sail in Young Endeavour, with the ballot for the 2015 Young Endeavour World Voyage now open for young Australians aged 18 to 30. With crews of 24 youth and twelve Royal Australian Navy staff, the ship will sail the Roaring Forties, across the Atlantic Ocean,…

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Learning a 2nd language can be child’s play

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is encouraging interested local preschools in the Parkes Electorate to nominate for a place in the 2015 Early Learning Languages Australia trial. Expressions of interest are now open for the $9.8 million trial at up to 40 preschools nationwide and Mr Coulton said he is “keen to see local…

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Coulton Congratulates Mudgee Local

 Mudgee local, Melanie Trethowan, has been recognised through a scholarship designed to increase diversity in company directors and empower rural women. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton congratulated Ms Trethowan saying that the Board Diversity Scholarships were awarded to women who had been recognised as leaders in their own right. “This is about offering greater…

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Final works start on Moree bypass

 ROADS in Moree will soon be safer for local motorists, with work starting this week on the final stage of the bypass. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the fully Australian Government-funded first stage of the Moree Bypass had returned the town centre roads to locals, and the…

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Community Leaders’ Breakfast

 Residents of Dubbo and surrounding areas are invited to meet with their Local, State and Federal Government representatives at a Community Breakfast this Saturday 6 September at the Church Street Rotunda. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, State Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant and Mayor of Dubbo City Council, Mathew Dickerson will be attending the…

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