Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was pleased to present the Narrabri and District Historical Society with a cheque for over $5,000 which will go towards an electrical upgrade for the local museum.
In Narrabri today, Mr Coulton said that the upgrade works will help to keep both the museum site and its displays safe and secure.
“An upgrade of the lights and other power appliances in the museum will obviously enhance security and safety of the valuable assets at the museum particularly when there are night functions and other tours taking place,” Mr Coulton said.
The funding announcement is a result of Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.
The purpose of the programme is to improve local community participation and cohesion whilst contributing to vibrant and viable communities.
Mr Coulton is a passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme and was overwhelmed by the community response he received for Round 1 from right across the federal electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“The fact that my office received over 90 expressions of interests for projects under Round 1 of this programme certainly confirms my belief that there is a need and I am extremely pleased to be able to help do something about it.
“Out here in Western NSW, quality infrastructure can really make or break a community. Our local volunteer organisations such as the Narrabri and District Historical Society are pivotal to our community’s identities and this programme certainly goes some way to preserving and growing our local areas.”