$350,000 funding boost for MET School, Condobolin

A grant of $350,000 will result in the construction of two primary general learning areas for the MET School, Condobolin thanks to a nationwide funding program run by the Nationals-Liberal Government.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said apart from the learning areas there would be the construction of withdrawal spaces, pupil amenities and store-rooms…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 2 December

Nationals welcome Banking Royal Commission The Federal Nationals have welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into banks and financial services. This comprehensive inquiry became necessary to restore trust and confidence in Australia’s banking and financial sector following years of concerns, particularly in rural and regional communities, about alleged misconduct and unethical behaviour…

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Steady progress on the Inland Rail as Government confirms Narromine to Narrabri corridor

Community input will drive progress on the Narromine to Narrabri section of the transformational Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project, as the preferred study corridor for the section was today confirmed by Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester. Mr Chester said the corridor was chosen following community consultation and extensive engineering reports. “The…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 25 November

Delivering faster payments for small business The Nationals-Liberal Government will ensure small businesses providing goods and services to the Government will receive faster payments. The Government will now be required to pay invoices for contracts worth up to $1 million within 20 calendar days, an improvement from the current policy of 30 days. This will…

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Stronger Communities Programme dishes up $4,473 for Gunnedah Meals on Wheels Association

A grant of $4,473 from the Nationals-Liberal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme Round 3 will help the Meals on Wheels Association in Gunnedah to buy new refrigerators, freezers and other small appliances. The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the much-needed new equipment will be an integral part of the Association’s daily operations helping with…

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$3,750 assists with upgrade for Coonabarabran theatre under Stronger Communities Programme

A grant of $3,750 from the Nationals-Liberal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme Round 3 will help the Coonabarabran Arts Council renovate the Flix Theatre Hall. The funding will help replace ‘ancient’ carpeting in the main area of the theatre hall with commercial quality carpet tiles as well as sanding and staining an existing raw timber stage…

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