Newell Highway upgrade gets underway

Improved safety and transport productivity are on the cards for the Moree region with the start of the $122 million Newell Highway upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $61.35 million in the project to support regional…

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Regional Telecommunications Review offers path for improvement

A new review into rural and regional telecommunications which shines a light on digital agriculture and a thriving tourism industry has been welcomed by the Member for Parkes. Mark Coulton said the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there has put forward 10 recommendations to improve access to telecommunications infrastructure, modernise consumer protections…

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Speech in Federation Chamber – Q Fever

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (10:46): The drought continues to bite across regional Australia in the eastern States, particularly in my electorate of Parkes, the just under 400,000 square kilometres that I represent in this place. There has been some relief in the north-eastern part of the electorate, and we’re starting…

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Smarter farming funding on offer

On National Agriculture Day (21 November), landholders and community groups in the Parkes electorate are being urged to throw their hat in the ring for Smart Farms Small Grants, with a second round of funding open now. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said eligible organisations should apply for the grants, which will fund improvements to…

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Funding boost for emergency support

Parkes electorate residents in financial crisis will have access to new emergency support as a result of funding from the Coalition Government. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding will support community organisations that service his electorate including the Salvation Army, Anglican Community Services, St Vincent De Paul, Centacare New England North West and…

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Broken Hill: The Smart City

Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236, announced today by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. “I am very pleased to share the news that Broken Hill will stand to benefit from a range of impressive technologies, made possible through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program,”…

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