Coulton’s Catch Up – Government supports flood clean-up, Five groups receive Inland Rail grants, Apply now for 2021 Volunteer Grants

Government supports flood clean-up On Friday I visited Moree to assess the damage of the flood that went through town and offer Federal Government assistance to those most impacted. The flood peaked at 10.43 metres on Thursday morning and although it didn’t quite reach the levels of the 2012 flood, many homes and businesses were…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Further $26 million to fix Parkes roads, $81 million for Basin projects, Upskilling our regional workforce

Further $26 million to fix Parkes roads In a massive win for the Parkes electorate, 19 new road upgrades worth more than $26 million are rolling out under the latest round of the Australian and NSW Governments’ accelerated Fixing Local Roads program to improve local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Funding for three local airports, Grants for healthy rivers, Boothenba Road upgrade begins, funding for headspace, Have your say on telecommunications services

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) and Narromine Shire Council Mayor Craig Davies at Narromine Airport, which will undergo a number of important upgrades thanks to $389,000 in Federal Government funding through Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program. Funding for three local airports This week I visited the Narromine Aerodrome –…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Fixing more local roads, Backing our local newspapers, Practical policy supporting local business, Electronic work diary for truckies

Photo Caption (L-R): Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Rebecca Wilson (HE Silos), Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and HE Silos owners Cherylee and Darryl Morrison. Fixing more local roads More regional communities are set to benefit from the Australian and NSW Governments’ commitment to improving local roads, with a second round of the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – First phase of N2NS section on track to be complete by harvest, Purlewaugh Road set for upgrade, Boost for Driver Reviver sites

First phase of N2NS section on track to be complete by harvest It was fantastic to get a first-hand update of the progress of the Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star section during a tour of the works near Gurley last week. It’s exciting to see so much activity happening along the rail line, with…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Final Budget Outcome shows strong position, Health measures extended, $4.5b connectivity investment

Final Budget Outcome shows strong position The Final Budget Outcome for 2019-20 shows Australia’s budget is in a much stronger position than many other comparable nations, despite the significant health and economic challenges from COVID-19. COVID-19 has caused severe economic issues the world over, and to help cushion the blow for Australians the Coalition Government…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Federal Budget delivers practical incentives, Funds for remote airstrips, Cancer Centre construction powering ahead

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with Max Michell (right) and his son Will (left) of Michell Machinery in Dubbo, who are optimistic about what the instant asset write-off expansion in the 2020 Federal Budget means for their customers and their business. Federal Budget delivers practical incentives The Federal Budget lays the…

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