‘ROSI’ future ahead for Newell Highway

The Newell Highway stretching from Dubbo to Boggabilla is part of a corridor that will benefit from a $510 million investment under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said part of the investment will address pinch points and impediments to efficient freight movements along…

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More mental health support on the table for Western NSW

The Liberal and Nationals Government is boosting mental health support in nine drought-affected communities, with Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Services (Health and Communications) Senator Bridget McKenzie and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton announcing a Trusted Advocates Network Trial will roll out in Coonabarabran. “I’m delighted to be in regional New…

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Young poets urged to get creative

The annual Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are open once again, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is strongly urging young poets to throw their hat in the ring. “The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are the perfect opportunity for school students in my electorate to get creative and put pen to paper,” Mr Coulton said. “Based…

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Dubbo to host ‘A Festival of Skills’ with Federal Government grant

Western Student Connections will hold a festival in Dubbo showcasing student skills with $80,000 under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated the recipients, and said the weeklong event will be an important celebration of the region’s youth and their skillsets. “The…

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