Rural R&D round one funding closing soon

 The application period for the first round of the Australian Government’s $100 million Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit grants programme is now open. The application period closes on 15 December. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton encouraged local industry, researchers and private organisations to think creatively to develop innovative and ongoing collaborations that…

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Competitive Selection Process Underway to Fix Mobile Black Spots in the Parkes Electorate

 Mobile black spots in the Parkes Electorate will be eligible for funding proposals under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. The programme today reached a key milestone with the start of the formal competitive selection process to determine the location of new mobile phone base stations in regional and remote Australia. “The…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 8th December

 National Heritage places are of outstanding heritage value to the nation and reveal the richness and diversity of Australia’s extraordinarily natural environment. The Parkes Electorate is no exception and is home to many of these iconic places. The Australian Government is now calling for nominations for new places to be included on the National Heritage…

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$3 Million secured for Maranatha House

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has announced that Maranatha House at Wellington will receive $3 million for capital works through the latest Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR). “This is obviously very welcome news for Maranatha House who will be able to use this funding to undertake necessary upgrades to their infrastructure,” said Mr Coulton.…

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Labor treated Regional Development like a Political Toy

 A recently released report from the Australian National Audit Office has shown discrepancies within Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Fund.  Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton believes that the previous Labor Government was guilty of willful mismanagement of the program to the detriment of regional communities. “The Audit Office has shown a…

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