National Broadband Network Rolling Out in Dubbo

 Around 2,700 premises in Dubbo are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation on the fibre-to-the-premises network in the area now underway. In coming weeks, contractors will be out in the streets, laying out fibre to connect premises in the months ahead. Premises included in the construction sites…

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Pallamallawa to Commemorate Centenary of ANZAC

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has commended the members of the Pallamallawa Memorial Hall Committee for the work that they have done to ensure that the community is able to commemorate the sacrifices of servicemen and women from the region one hundred years after the First World War. Mr Coulton said that the Committee…

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Visit to the School of Dentistry at CSU

 Minister for Education the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton MP will visit the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University while in Dubbo. They will also visit the University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health campus in Dubbo and meet with workers at the Royal…

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Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

 An innovative programme that seeks to prevent Australian farmers from being injured or dying at work has received a $375,000 funding boost from the Australian Government. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced one-off funding of $375,000 for the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) in…

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Abbott Government helps keep Western NSW child care services mobile

 Mobile child care services supporting communities in the Parkes Electorate where no other viable permanent option exists will share in more than $2 million worth of support from the Abbott Government, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, announced today. The Government supports mobile child care providers servicing regional, remote, rural, disadvantaged and indigenous communities through…

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Coulton congratulates communities on FRRR Grants

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated communities across Western New South Wales on their grant applications though the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Mr Coulton said that the not for profit organisation has done a fantastic job of supporting regional communities for twenty five years. “Regional communities face certain challenges because…

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Parkes Electorate marks the ANZAC Centenary through Local Grants

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, today announced $55,653 has been made available by the Coalition Government to support 11 local projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War. “The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program supports communities by providing funding for projects that preserve the stories of local servicemen and…

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Changes to Black Spot Programme for safer regional roads

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the announcement by the Australian Government that the eligibility criteria for the Black Spot Programme has been changed to make it easier for regional communities to compete for additional funding for road safety projects. In 2015–16 and 2016–17 the Australian Government’s investment in the Black Spot Programme will…

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Fixed Wireless for Coolah district

 Around 300 houses in the Coolah area are a step closer to having access to superfast broadband, with construction on the fixed wireless network in the area now underway. The fixed wireless network will utilise advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 25 megabits per second, which will enable multiple high definition videos…

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