Electorate office set for Broken Hill

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has received permission to open a third electorate office in Broken Hill and is advertising for staff. Mr Coulton welcomed the news from Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan after undertaking negotiations to increase his entitlement to three electorate offices based in Dubbo, Moree and Broken…

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Upgrade set for amenities block at Gulargambone Racecourse and Showground

The Trustee for Gulargambone Racecourse and Showground Trust has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to upgrade the amenities block at the local showground and racecourse. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 towards this upgrade project through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton…

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Disaster Assistance available for Parkes Electorate following recent flooding

Disaster assistance for communities hit hard by wide-spread flooding throughout New South Wales has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the funding announced today would assist the Coonamble, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Narromine, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle and Western Plains Councils and ensure they have the resources and support needed to…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 26 SEPTEMBER

Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare Last week the Coalition Government announced the first stage in a new approach aiming to revolutionise the welfare system by focusing on improving the individual lives of people trapped in it. This is an issue that is very close to my heart as I represent an area that has…

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Golden Wattle comes to the Central West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ will hit the road to give people in Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo easy access to essential government payments and services in October. Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge said the new vehicle demonstrated the government’s ongoing commitment to access to government services for all Australians, no matter…

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Dubbo Solar Farm a step closer to reality

Dubbo Solar Farm is one of 12 new large-scale solar PV plants set to be constructed across Australia, after securing $5.5 million in funding from the Coalition Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the funding that will support Neoen Australia’s $55.6 million solar project. “The Dubbo…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 19 SEPTEMBER

Budget Savings measures pass through Parliament It was another busy week in the Federal Parliament in Canberra last week. I was pleased that the Coalition Government was able to make tangible headway towards balancing the Budget with the passage of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill. The amended Bill passed through the Senate late on Thursday…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 12 SEPTEMBER

Tackling pests and weeds in NSW Landholders throughout the Federal electorate of Parkes will soon be better-equipped to tackle the scourge of pests and weeds thanks to a share in $3 million of federal funding for 23 projects across New South Wales. This is a very welcome announcement particularly for parts of New South Wales…

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