Safety first – Warialda Airstrip gets a funding boost

Warialda Airstrip will soon be much safer thanks to a $107,100 grant for Gwydir Shire Council, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said he is delighted the project now has the tick of approval under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). “I am very pleased to give the go-ahead for Gwydir Shire…

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More funding for residential aged care, Coulton announces

Senior Australians in the Parkes electorate will receive more support with a $1.5 million increase in funding for residential aged care providers, and the release of more high-level home care packages. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the boost in funding. “A 30 per cent increase in the Viability Supplement will apply to a…

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A new lease on life for Gravesend Town Hall

The Gravesend community has received a most welcome boost with the announcement of a $14,221 grant to upgrade their local Town Hall. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with the Gravesend Hall Committee today to congratulate members on their successful application, which has been funded under Round Four of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme…

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Futureproofing floodplains – Narrabri and Narromine

Two areas in the Parkes electorate will be better protected from the dangers of floods thanks to joint Commonwealth-State funding for local projects. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Shire Councils of Narrabri and Narromine have received funding through the Floodplain Grants Scheme to strengthen their respective flood protection plans. The Scheme is backed…

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Million dollar drought support for Brewarrina

Brewarrina locals will see funds flow for drought support, with $1 million worth of projects now approved under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Brewarrina this week and said he is delighted that Council has had all six of their proposed local projects approved. “I am so pleased to…

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Drought funds flow for Bourke

Federal Government funds continue to flow for drought support in Bourke, with $934,000 worth of projects now approved under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The DCP was extended earlier this year to provide support of $1 million each to all 18 councils in the Parkes electorate including Bourke, as well as the Unincorporated Area.…

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Drought funds flow for Narromine

Federal Government funds continue to flow for drought support in Narromine, with a $110,000 project now approved under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The DCP was extended earlier this year to provide support of $1 million each to all 18 councils in the Parkes electorate including Narromine, as well as the Unincorporated Area. Member…

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Christmas comes early for Croppa Creek Bowling Club

Christmas has come early for Croppa Creek Bowling Club, with the announcement of a $9,135 grant for much-needed roof repairs. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited the Bowling Club on Tuesday to congratulate members on their successful application, which has been funded under Round Four of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). “This funding…

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Drought funding flows for Warren

Federal Government funds continue to flow for drought support in Warren, with an $80,000 project now approved under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The DCP was extended earlier this year to provide support of $1 million each to all 18 councils in the Parkes electorate including Warren, as well as the Unincorporated Area. Member…

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Major try for Mungindi Junior Rugby League

Mungindi Junior Rugby League has scored a major try with the news they have successfully received almost half a million dollars in Federal Government funding to replace their clubhouse. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is delighted that the Mungindi community will benefit from the $455,471 grant, which comes as part of the Move…

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