Allison Bridge open for business

Road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Allison Bridge on the Black Stump Way near Coolah, with works now complete. Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton joined with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Denis Todd to officially open the bridge today. “I am pleased that with funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges…

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Wilcannia Weir commitment secured

Commonwealth and NSW Governments put $30 million to Wilcannia Weir upgrade Work to begin on business case to identify best location for new weir Part of commitment to improve outcomes for Basin Aboriginal communities Member for Parkes Mark Coulton believes a commitment of $30 million to upgrade Wilcannia Weir will bolster the local community and…

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FHA Review panel to visit Dubbo

An independent panel reviewing the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will visit Dubbo on 15 November to consult with farmers and stakeholders in the area. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the additional consultation, and said it will provide farmers in the Dubbo region with an opportunity to contribute to the Review face-to-face. “The FHA…

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Mobile Service Centre comes to town

The Coalition Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, will return to communities in the Parkes electorate throughout November. Mobile Service Centres (MSCs) provide Australians living in remote and regional communities with face-to-face access to customer service agents who can help them apply for benefits or resolve claim issues. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said…

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A minute’s silence this Remembrance Day

On Sunday, 11 November 2018, Australia will mark a significant milestone in its military history, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging communities across his electorate to participate in their local commemorative service on 11 November and observe a minute’s…

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More help for Dubbo region farmers

Centrelink’s Dubbo Service Centre is opening its doors again on Saturday 10 November to provide extra support to local farmers. Specialist staff from the Department of Human Services will be on hand from 10am to midday, to provide farmers with personalised assistance to complete their Farm Household Allowance (FHA) claim forms. Member for Parkes Mark…

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