Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

More than $340,000 for Cobar, through Building Better Regions Fund

Monday, 9 July 2018

More than $340,000 for Cobar, through Building Better Regions Fund
  • $1.4 million for four projects in the Parkes electorate funded under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream 
  • Coalition Government investing $1.4 million in projects in the Parkes electorate
  • 136 projects to be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million

Cobar Shire Council will build a new memorial structure in Heritage Park, thanks to $349,777 in Federal Government funding announced by Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton. 

The funding is part of the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.

Mr Coulton said the Cobar Miners Memorial to be built in Heritage Park will promote educational opportunities and safeguard cultural history.

“This is a fantastic outcome for Cobar, which has a rich and extensive history in mining,” Mr Coulton said.

“Open to the public 24/7, it will be an appropriate place for services and community gatherings.

“This project will have a positive flow-on effect across town, ensuring our wider region continues to thrive and prosper into the future.

“I’m pleased to see this significant investment in building a stronger economy, and I’d like to congratulate Cobar Shire Council on their success in receiving this funding.”

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.

“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects,” Dr McVeigh said.

“This means local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.” 

Other successful recipients of this funding round in the Parkes electorate include:
Baradine and District Progress Association - $600,000 to build retirement housing
Baradine Golf Club - $140,515 for a new clubhouse
YMCA Broken Hill - $371,302 for an upgrade of its Integrated Wellness Centre

Media Contacts 
Dr McVeigh - Clare Siddins 0427 200 674
Mark Coulton - Anna Tickle 0400 050 729

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