Coonabarabran community cash splash through FRRR

The Coonabarabran community will benefit from $70,000 in funding from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said $42,500 has been awarded to the Coonabarabran High School P & C Association, with a further $27,500 to 2357 Partnerships for the Star Wars-themed Dark…

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Menindee, Grawin receive community funding through FRRR

Menindee and Grawin will benefit from more than $56,000 in funding from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said $43,800 has been awarded to the Country Women’s Association (CWA) Menindee branch, with a further $13,055 to the Grawin Glengarry Sheepyard Opal Field…

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Fulbright Program honour for former Narrabri resident

A former Narrabri resident has been awarded a prestigious 2020 Fulbright Scholarship, presented at a gala dinner in Parliament House today. Guy Coleman, a weed control scientist, was congratulated by Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who said the award was a credit to Mr Coleman’s contribution to local agricultural research. “I was thrilled to…

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Mobile coverage boost for Silverton

Silverton residents and tourists will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends, with a satellite small cell now operational. Jointly funded by the Federal Government and Telstra under Round 4 of the Mobile Black Spot Program, the small cell will provide new and improved…

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Member for Parkes backs local Moree cadet recruitment

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has backed the local recruitment effort for Moree’s Australian Air Force Cadets for the first semester of 2020. “If you’re aged between 12 and 16 years old in the Moree community and you’re looking for a new challenge, I’d encourage you to consider this opportunity,” Mr Coulton said. “Youth…

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Subsidised MRI scans at Dubbo Hospital

Medicare-eligible magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at Dubbo Base Hospital will soon be fully-subsidised for patients, with the recent arrival of an MRI machine. Minister for Regional Health and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is thrilled that patients in Dubbo and the western region of New South Wales will benefit from the…

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Demolition paves the way for Western Cancer Centre

A better quality of life for cancer sufferers and their families is one step closer, with demolition works commencing today to make way for the Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo. Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton, who was in Dubbo to mark the…

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Federal Member impressed with CWA renovations

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he was impressed with renovations at the Gilgandra Country Women’s Association (CWA) rooms during a tour of the upgraded facilities today. The renovations have been funded in part with a $10,100 grant from Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP), announced by Mr Coulton…

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