Incentive for teachers to go remote in Parkes electorate

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said he is thrilled that 15 remote schools in his electorate will benefit from a new Federal Government initiative which encourages teachers to work in areas classified as ‘very remote’. Mr Coulton said the Government will waive all or part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt for…

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New drought, small business support initiatives

There will soon be more support for farmers and small businesses in the Parkes electorate, following a $57.4 million suite of Coalition Government announcements made on a farm near Dubbo today. “It is a great privilege to welcome my Federal colleagues to Kevin and Robyn West’s farm at Eumungerie today, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison,…

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Coonamble wins big in Federal Government-funded grants

Spirits are high in Coonamble with today’s announcement that $170,000 will be delivered to the local community under the latest round of the Tackling Tough Times Together program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was in Coonamble today to congratulate the successful recipients – Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre and Outback Arts Incorporated. “These two grants will allow…

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New water pipeline to boost Curlewis economy

Clean drinking water and better business opportunities will soon be flowing into the Gunnedah Shire town of Curlewis, following completion of a new drinking water pipeline. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who attended today’s opening, said the construction of a 16-kilometre pipeline and reservoir system will provide quality drinking water from Gunnedah to Curlewis.…

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Coulton supports young sporting champions

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today congratulated 13 young athletes who have been successful in receiving financial assistance to realise their sporting dreams. Mr Coulton said the young sportspeople hail from Dubbo, Condobolin, Narrabri, Warialda, Gravesend and Gunnedah, and have gained national and state representation in a variety of sports including athletics, cricket, swimming,…

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Coulton aces funding for Paramount Tennis Club

More local tennis enthusiasts will be able to enjoy evening games at Dubbo’s Paramount Tennis Club, thanks to a $60,642 Federal Government grant for a lighting upgrade. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was joined by Minister for Regional Services, Sport and Local Government & Decentralisation, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie to make the funding announcement…

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Coalition’s investment in mobile connectivity grows

The Coalition Government’s continued investment in the highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP) will expand mobile coverage to more rural and regional communities, with applications now open for Round 5. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was pleased to welcome Minister for Regional Services and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Bridget McKenzie to Dubbo today.…

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Young athletes set to X-Cellerate with government grant

A local athletics coaching business in Dubbo will benefit from $79,970 under the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS), it has been announced today. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said X-Cellerate Athletics Coaching will be able to purchase a custom built trailer and athletics equipment with the funding. “I’m pleased that with this grant, X-Cellerate…

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Grants to reward Parkes electorate volunteers

A total of 41 community organisations across the Parkes electorate will share in $144,314 under the Coalition Government’s 2018 Volunteer Grants program. “It is with great pleasure I congratulate these successful community groups, which will use grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to support their volunteers,” Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said. “Volunteers play a…

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