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 – Free RATs for concession card holders, Grants for flood-affected primary producers, Building drought resilient leaders

Free RATs for concession card holders The Prime Minister announced last week that 6.6 million pensioners and Commonwealth concession card holders will have access to free Rapid Antigen Tests, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. Up to 10 tests will be available over three months (a maximum of five in a month)…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Flooding across the Parkes electorate, Heavy vehicle safety grants on offer, Calling for innovative ideas to help fill local jobs

Flooding across the Parkes electorate Widespread rainfall and flooding has impacted large parts of the Parkes electorate over the past week, and my thoughts go out to all those people who have been displaced, isolated or had property damaged by flood water. Our farmers in particular have been dealt a cruel blow, as hopes of…

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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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