COULTON’S CATCH UP 20TH JULY

Last week, I was pleased to be given the opportunity to tour the northern NSW Murray Darling Basin with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Bob Baldwin.   Also joining us on the tour was the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder together with representatives from the Department of the Environment and…

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Improving irrigation infrastructure in the Murray-Darling Basin

Improved irrigation infrastructure is delivering triple bottom line outcomes for communities, economies and environments in the Murray-Darling Basin. Continuing his tour of the northern NSW Basin today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin, met with the Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme about its recently upgraded pump site.   “It’s a great pleasure to…

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Young citizen scientist keeping watch over Gwydir Wetlands

The environmental importance of the Gwydir Wetlands Ramsar site is being preserved by the next generation of young Australians. While continuing his tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin met local sixteen-year-old bird watching enthusiast Curtis Haynes.   Mr Baldwin said Curtis, who is passionate…

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Bob Baldwin tours the northern NSW Murray-Darling Basin

Communities in the northern NSW Murray-Darling Basin will have their chance to share their experiences of Government water initiatives when Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Bob Baldwin tours towns in the region this week. Mr Baldwin said he’s looking forward to the opportunity to listen to and speak with locals, and inspect…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 13TH JULY

With Federal Parliament currently on what is known as its “winter break,” you would be forgiven for thinking that I am currently lounging around on a tropical island enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather.   Sadly from a weather point of view, like most of the residents of the Parkes electorate, I too have been…

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Main Road 353 officially opened

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and Mayor of Wellington, Councillor Rod Buhr, have officially opened Main Road 353 at a ribbon cutting ceremony held near Comobella Hall.   The official opening was dedicated to the completion of sealing and upgrade works to the Main Road 353, the Wellington to Golden Highway roadway.    “It…

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Round Three of Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme now open

Applications are now being sought for Round Three of the $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme, with the programme set to improve access for remote communities across the Parkes electorate.    Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the funding allocated by the Government under the Programme showed its support for remote communities.   “As…

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