More support for farmers in the Parkes electorate

The Coalition Government has announced a second round of drought measures to support farmers Includes immediate depreciation of fodder storage assets over one year instead of three, increasing RIC low interest loans from $1m to $2m and $23.7m to improve drought resilience in the Great Artesian Basin These new measures bring the total drought support…

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Local Councils in Parkes electorate to receive drought funding

Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme has been extended to provide immediate relief to communities impacted by the drought All 18 Local Councils and Unincorporated Area in Parkes electorate will have access to initial grants of up to $19 million The funding will address local needs and target communities most affected by drought The Coalition Government…

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Funding for Indigenous language and arts

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced $750,000 in funding for preserving Indigenous language and arts across his electorate. The funding comes from the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding round, and will support Indigenous communities in Broken Hill, Coonamble and Lightning Ridge. “Three grants have been awarded in my electorate under…

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More funding for Safer Communities in Parkes electorate

Applications now open for round three of the Safer Communities Fund The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure The Coalition Government has committed up to $30 million under round three of the program A share in $1 million of funding is on offer for local councils and community…

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Newell Highway Strategy receives $2M boost

The Coalition Government has announced funding of $2 million for the development of a Newell Highway Corridor Strategy. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding recognises the importance of the Newell Highway as a corridor of commerce. “The Newell Highway is the longest highway in New South Wales,…

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More funding on offer – Stronger Communities Programme

Applications are open now for Stronger Communities Programme – Round 4 The program will fund local projects to build social and community connections The Coalition Government has committed up to $22.5 million under Round 4 Communities across the Parkes electorate are set to share in $22.5 million to improve local infrastructure and provide essential community…

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$190 million more for drought relief – Federal Government

Coalition Government announces $190 million package for immediate drought relief. The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will include two lump sum supplementary payments worth up to $12,000 a year. The FHA assets tests will be changed to allow thousands more farmers to access support. Farming families across the Parkes electorate will receive immediate additional financial support…

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$1.8 million for dairy technology, Coulton announces

Dairy farmers will soon be able to gather critical, timely data on the ovulation status of their cows, thanks to Federal Government funding of $1.8 million that has been awarded to Burren Junction-based company, Biotics Pty Ltd. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, today announced the funding, which comes from the Coalition Government’s Cooperative…

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$1 million for Indigenous mothers and babies

Indigenous communities in Bourke, Dubbo and Moree will reap the benefits of a successful health program for mothers and babies, thanks to more than $1 million in Coalition Government funding. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, today announced that Bourke Aboriginal Health Service, Dubbo Aboriginal Corporation Health Service and Pius-X Aboriginal Corporation in Moree…

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Sod turn at Curlewis Pipeline

Residents of the rural township of Curlewis are now closer to a guaranteed water supply, with today marking the official sod turn of the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project. Federal Member for Parkes was joined by Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council, Jamie Chaffey, Gunnedah Shire Council staff and representatives from TCM Civil Pty Ltd at…

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