Applications to provide Children’s Contact Services now open

The accessibility of Children’s Contact Services in the Parkes electorate could be boosted, with the Coalition Government providing $40.7 million for 20 new services to fill geographical gaps in operation. Children’s Contact Services provide a child-focused and safe environment for supervised contact and facilitated changeovers for families across Australia who are unable to safely manage…

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$1.48 million to help local youth get back on track

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) pictured with FlatTrack Moree’s Keiran Roberts and Krist Grasnick and participants Brad Hamilton, Andrew Pegus, Brocke Brown and James Nicholls. At-risk youth in Broken Hill, Dubbo, Lake Cargelligo and Moree will be further supported to get their lives back on track thanks to $1,483,919 in Federal…

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Double thumbs up for double stacked trains

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has backed a modification of the bridge over the Walgett Branch Line in Narrabri to allow double stacked trains to transition on and off the Inland Rail mainline and further boost freight opportunities in northern New South Wales (NSW).   Following consultation with Narrabri Shire Council and key stakeholders…

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Funding for suicide prevention training for Lifeline volunteers

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) caught up with Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast CEO Scott Hammond recently. Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast volunteers will be able to undertake important suicide prevention training thanks to a $5,000 grant provided under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program.…

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Tooraweenah Road Upgrade a step closer

The Liberal and Nationals Government has unlocked $22.96 million in funding for the Tooraweenah Road Upgrade, bringing the project another step closer to reality. The project is fully funded under the Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance initiative and will deliver upgrades along approximately 56.8 kilometres of Tooraweenah Road, within Coonamble Shire. Deputy Prime Minister and…

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Life-saving cancer centre opens at Dubbo Hospital

Photo caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, NSW Minister for Women, Regional Health and Mental Health Bronnie Taylor and NSW Minister for Western New South Wales and Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders unveiled the plaque for the Western Cancer…

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