Supercharging Australia’s role in global battery supply chain

The Morrison Government is supercharging Australia’s role in the global battery supply chain, granting Major Project Status to a $560 million cobalt project near Broken Hill, NSW. Cobalt Blue Holdings’ Broken Hill Cobalt Project will produce 16,700 tonnes of high purity cobalt sulphate per year – a highly sought after form of this critical mineral,…

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Funding boost to stimulate cultural tourism in Broken Hill

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) pictured with Broken Hill City Council Outreach Project Officer Jeannette Thompson, Mayor Tom Kennedy, Community Development Officer Dionne Devlin, Archives Collection Coordinator Eileen Wright and Librarian Tracy Fraser at the Broken Hill Library, where the oral history project will take place. The stories of…

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More funding to strengthen our communities

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back regional Australia, providing more funding to help communities in the Parkes electorate recover and grow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open for the new Rebuilding Regional Communities Program, giving local businesses and community groups a chance to share in $5.7…

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$3.6 million in funding to make Moree Plains Shire Council priority projects a reality

The Australian Government is investing $3,629,776 in priority road and infrastructure projects in the Moree Plains Shire, supporting local jobs and businesses to help the community bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Made possible under the third phase of the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, projects to be delivered…

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New website to help navigate childcare services

Australian families can compare childcare services and their fees following the Morrison Government’s new website launch: StartingBlocks.gov.au. Families can visit StartingBlocks.gov.au to find local childcare services, view vacancies, compare costs, and check official quality ratings, including safety. Acting Minister for Education and Youth, Stuart Robert, said the website gives parents a new central place to…

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Better aged care services for seniors in Parkes

BETTER AGED CARE SERVICES FOR SENIORS IN PARKES The $35.3 million multi-purpose services (MPS) program will see 110 aged care sites benefit from minor capital grant projects averaging $321,000 each. Across the Parkes electorate MPS facilities will receive collectively $2,141,260 as part of the allocations. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding represented…

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Local community projects backed by National Bushfire Recovery Fund

The Australian Government has provided funding to local community projects in the Parkes electorate under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program, with projects in Narrabri and Gwydir receiving $1.9 million in support. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the three projects in the Parkes electorate to receive funding will provide vital emergency service…

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