- Three projects in the Parkes electorate funded under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment stream
- The Coalition Government is investing $77,100 in the Parkes electorate to support community activities
- Over 100 Community Investment stream projects will share in more than $4 million
Communities in the Parkes electorate will receive a boost following the announcement of three successful projects under the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, announced one of the successful recipients is the Cobar Shire Council, which has been granted $37,500 for a proposed ‘Grey Mardi Gras’ festival.
“This is a fantastic outcome for Cobar, as one of three strong community-based projects across the electorate receiving a total of $77,100 in funding,” Mr Coulton said.
“I believe the Grey Mardi Gras event will deliver great social benefits for the remote outback community of Cobar. It provides an incredibly unique offering for visitors to the town and wider region, and has substantial growth potential.”
The Grey Mardi Gras festival will be held over a three-day period with a 50s, 60s and 70s theme, comprising of activities including a parade, a Baby Boomers Picnic Concert and fashion and food competitions.
“Community-based projects drive economic growth and revitalise communities, ensuring that our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future,” Mr Coulton said.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Building Better Regions Fund continues to deliver major benefits for rural, regional and remote communities throughout Australia.
“This is another part of our plan for regional Australia, supporting community activities from local events and strategic planning to improving leadership and capability,” Dr McVeigh said.
“Under round two, the Coalition Government is investing more than $4 million in over 100 Community Investment stream projects across Australia valued at over $7.3 million. This is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs which will beef up local economies.”
Other successful recipients in the Parkes electorate include RiverSmart in Warren and Gilgandra Shire Council.
Successful projects for round two of the Infrastructure stream will be announced in the near future. A full list of successful round two projects under the Community Investment stream are available at www.business.gov.au/bbrf
John McVeigh – Clare Siddins, 0427 200 674
Mark Coulton – Anna Tickle 0400 050 729