Coulton’s Catch Up – Investing in local jobs and community infrastructure, Bush benefits from $1 billion agreement, Boosting mobile coverage

Investing in local jobs and community infrastructure Back in May, I was thrilled to announce that a new grants program would deliver a whopping $21 million to Parkes electorate councils, to support local jobs and businesses. Since then, funds under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program have been flowing to councils right around…

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Blende Street footpath upgrades to benefit residents, businesses

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton with Broken Hill City Council Mayor Darriea Turley AM. Photo courtesy Barrier Daily Truth (BDT). Broken Hill residents and businesses will reap the rewards of a $310,000 investment by the Federal Coalition Government to revamp footpaths along Blende Street. Federal Member for Parkes…

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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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Practical policy, bumper harvest supports local business success

hoto 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. Family-owned Gunnedah business HE Silos is experiencing well-earned success off the back of a bumper harvest season, supported by practical government policy. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton…

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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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Coulton’s Catch Up – Timely reminder – get your skin checked, NAIDOC Week celebrations, Telestroke service for improved patient care

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Mark Coulton, and former Australian test cricketer and now farmer, Peter Taylor of Gurley near Moree, have thrown their support behind a campaign to raise awareness of non-melanoma skin cancer. Timely reminder – get your skin checked With many farming communities across the Parkes…

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Local grants to support NAIDOC Week celebrations

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind NAIDOC Week 2020, announcing more than $21,000 in community grants to help organisations in the Parkes electorate celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, highlights Australia’s ancient history and celebrates the traditions and cultures that endure…

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