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Young Local Sporting Champions kicking goals

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today congratulated 20 young athletes from his electorate who have successfully received financial assistance to fulfil their sporting dreams. The Coalition Government’s Local Sporting Champions grants program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in sporting championships. Mr Coulton said the young sportspeople have…

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Local projects funded to remember military heroes

Local projects in the Parkes electorate will soon be underway to remember our military heroes, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. “As part of the Coalition Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program, we are promoting appreciation and understanding of the sacrifice of our service men and women,” Mr Coulton said. “It’s vitally important that…

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Federal Government fund opens for basin community projects

Eleven rural communities in the Parkes electorate have access to a $15 million economic development fund for Murray-Darling Basin community projects, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said a second round of the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program is open to the towns of Bourke, Brewarrina, Menindee, Moree, Mungindi, Narromine, Pooncarie,…

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Federal Government cash payments to ease drought burden

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said farmers and contractors across his electorate can now apply to access one-off payments of $3,000 thanks to the Coalition Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI). Mr Coulton said the payments would provide immediate relief and ease some of the burden being experienced by local communities due to the…

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New Baradine golf clubhouse hits a hole in one

A new clubhouse opened its doors in Baradine today, replacing the existing 72-year-old timber building and breathing new life into the region’s golf community. Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who attended today’s official opening, said the project provided a welcome boost to the local economy…

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Drought funding yields shaded saleyards in time for summer

The Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets (DRLM) will boast improved animal welfare with today’s unveiling of new shade sails, funded with a $195,000 contribution from the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton was on hand for the opening and said he…

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Cash splash for Goodooga – mineral baths open

Local residents and visitors to the Brewarrina Shire will be able to enjoy a family-friendly hot spring mineral bath experience, with today’s official opening of the Goodooga Great Artesian Mineral Baths. Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton was on hand for the opening and said he is…

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All systems go for Grain Valley Road upgrade

Work is now underway on a major upgrade of Grain Valley Road in the Gunnedah Shire, with Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton and Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey on hand to turn the first sod today. Mr Coulton said the project would seal around 17 kilometres…

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Drought impacted schools supported

Schools doing it tough supporting drought-impacted students now have access to Morrison McCormack Government support, thanks to the most recent drought package. Announced as part of the Government’s $2 billion ‘Step Up in Drought Budget Support’ package, the Coalition Government has committed $15 million to help schools and childcare centres supporting drought-impacted families. Regional Services…

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