Government delivers for Parkes Electorate roads

 The Australian Government has delivered on its $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme. The Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 passed the Senate and will see councils across the Parkes Electorate get their first payments next month… on time and in full,” Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes said. “The primary intent of this legislation…

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Coulton: Opportunities Abound for Students

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged students in Dubbo to carefully consider their career options as they approach the end of high school with countless opportunities on offer for regional students. Mr Coulton invited former Young Engineer of the Year Jill Kilby to address students at Dubbo College Senior Campus as they approach…

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National Broadband Network Rolling Out in Dubbo

 Around 4900 households and businesses in Dubbo are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway. In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts. The NBN will update its online maps in…

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Moree Solar Shines a Light on Energy Potential of the North West

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $101.7 million in support for the Moree Solar Farm, a project worth $164 million in total. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the announcement saying that the investment showed that the Federal Government is committed to renewable energy as part of Australia’s diverse energy mix. …

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ANZAC Centenary Grant to Commemorate at Crooble

The centenary of ANZAC commemoration service at Crooble will receive assistance from the Federal Government through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants programme. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has announced that the Crooble Memorial Hall Committee has been successful in securing funding of $4,523 for the ANZAC Day event in 2015. “The Crooble Memorial Hall…

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Black Spot Programme eligibility broadens in NSW

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has invited Councils in the Parkes Electorate to nominate Black Spot projects as a part of a boost to improving road safety and investing in infrastructure. The Australian Government is getting on with delivering safer roads and a stronger economy in New South Wales by removing limits that restrict…

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Museum Under The Bridge to Commemorate ANZAC Centenary

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated the Museum Under The Bridge for their successful application through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Programme. Mr Coulton said that it is important for the history of local contributions towards the First World War to be remembered. “The Museum Under The Bridge holds a great collection of…

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Nyngan at Forefront of Australian Solar Industry

 With construction of AGL Energy’s 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant under way, Western New South Wales is well and truly on the map as a hub for renewable energy. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, was pleased to be able to attend the site for the installation of the first solar photovoltaic module today. “There…

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