Free WiFi for Warrumbungle Shire under DCP

Residents of the Warrumbungle Shire will soon be better connected, with the Federal Government funding a $56,930 project that will install free WiFi in all towns in the shire. The project is one of six which have been funded with $941,930 under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 5 April 2019

Budget Week It has been a rewarding week in the nation’s capital with the Government handing down the 2019 Federal Budget. The Budget is testament to the Liberal National Government’s commitment to economic growth. After more than a decade of deficits, this Budget forecasts a surplus of $7.1 billion in 2019-20. I’m pleased there are…

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NSW Orana region to benefit from DAMA

Employers in the Orana region in central west and western New South Wales have been given a boost, with a new migration agreement between the Federal Government and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana to attract skilled workers to the region. Orana joins the Northern Territory, South Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Victoria’s Great South Coast, to enter…

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Narrabri Shire receives biosecurity grant

Narrabri Shire Council has successfully received Federal Government funding of $127,680 to combat biosecurity and pest animal issues in the Pilliga, Gwabegar and Cuttabri districts. “This funding will allow Narrabri Shire Council to use local contractors and suppliers to better protect the Namoi River system from biosecurity threats,” Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said. “Council…

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