$9 million boost for Parkes electorate councils

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton pictured with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Ambrose Doolan. Warrumbungle Shire Council is just one of the councils across the Parkes electorate benefitting from funding under Phase Two of the successful Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Shovels…

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$84 million in new funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

It was an honour to host Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Nationals Michael McCormack in Broken Hill for the announcement of $84 million in new funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The funding will enable the Royal Flying Doctor Service to extend and expand essential health services for Australians in rural and remote areas. This…

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$8 million in Federal funding for County Boundary Road upgrade

In news that has been welcomed across the Gwydir Shire, the Australian Government has committed $8.18 million to upgrade the County Boundary Road at Croppa Creek. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government is committed to the delivery of infrastructure projects that will better connect…

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$775,139 for case management services for Indigenous youth in Bourke and Brewarrina communities

Birrang Enterprise Development Company will be able to provide additional case management services in Bourke and Brewarrina communities, thanks to a $775,139 grant from the Coalition Government.  Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that Birrang Enterprise Development Company  would receive funding to deliver case management targeted at youth who are disengaged or are at…

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$693 million contract awarded for Inland Rail construction between Narrabri and North Star

The communities of North West NSW are another step closer to realising the transformational benefits of Inland Rail and hundreds of local jobs with joint-venture Trans4m Rail announced as the constructor for 171km of upgraded rail track between Narrabri and North Star. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack…

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$600,000 To Fix Black Spots in Mid-Western Region

 The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through its record $500 million investment in the national Black Spot Programme. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced funding of $600,000 to fix a dangerous black spot…

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$52m injection for rural COVID-19 aeromedical retrievals

A $52.8 million aeromedical retrieval package to support rural and remote communities during the COVID-19 health emergency was announced today by Federal Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton. Minister Coulton, making the announcement at the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) base in Dubbo today, said the Australian Government’s investment of close to $53 million will increase…

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