Coulton’s Catch Up – Boosting connectivity across Parkes, $203 million Newell Highway upgrades complete, Opening of new Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service

Boosting connectivity across Parkes Last week I was thrilled to announce that four projects in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $8 million in funding to improve telecommunications services under the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). People living and working in the Boggabilla, Moree Plains, Gunnedah, Warren and Narromine areas can now look forward…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Boost for regional pharmacies, Call for more people to become organ donors, Parliament resumes for 2021

Boost for regional pharmacies I recently announced changes to the Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) program, which will assist community pharmacies in maintaining access to medicines and healthcare services. Pharmacies across the Parkes electorate, including in Dubbo, Coonabarabran and Wilcannia, are among more than 400 additional pharmacies which are now eligible to apply for the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – BBRF packs a punch for Parkes electorate, Helping older Australians stay connected, Aussie made campaign

BBRF packs a punch for Parkes electorate A highlight of my week was sharing the exciting news that the Parkes electorate stands to benefit from a whopping $18.8 million under the latest round of the Federal Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). A real standout was Cobar Shire Council which will receive a mammoth…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – All matters health and Indigenous communities, Checking in with Mungindi, Peace of mind in Gular, Restarting the business events sector

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton at Gulargambone Pre-School with Committee Member Jodie Peart, Treasurer Belinda Moeris, Director Amii Marchant and Gulargambone Central School Principal Michael Spora. Gulargambone Pre-School will benefit from $87,525 in Federal Government funds for security enhancements. All matters health and Indigenous communities It’s been another productive week on the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Aged care investment, Silverton Road upgrade complete, Keeping mice at the door

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Whiddon Narrabri Jessie Hunt last month (prior to lockdown) to hear about plans to upgrade the rooms, thanks to capital grants funding through the Federal Government’s Aged Care Approvals Round. He is pictured with Acting Clinical Care Coordinator Gladys Apostol, Whiddon Narrabri Director Care Services Sara…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Acting PM visit signifies road and rail investment, Driver reviver upgrades to help save lives, Supporting young veterans

Acting PM visit signifies road and rail investment I was thrilled to have the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack join me for engagements in Narrabri, Moree and Croppa Creek early last week, with a focus on road and rail. The recently announced $44 million investment in upgrading…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – A truckload of cash for our region, Money is flowing for local projects, Regional Australia to reap rewards

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Acting Mayor of Gilgandra Shire Council Ashley Walker at Lucas Bridge, which will be replaced thanks to $1.25 million in funding under the Bridges Renewal Program. A truckload of cash for our region The Parkes electorate stands to benefit from more than $16 million for safer…

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