The show must go on: Applications open for AgShows grants

Local agricultural shows are being urged to apply for funding under the $20 million Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants (AgShows) Program, with applications open today. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the grants program will reinvigorate showgrounds and help boost communities in his electorate, at a time when the drought continues to bite. “This…

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On-farm water infrastructure funds topped up by popular demand

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased the Coalition Government’s top-up of a popular water infrastructure scheme will support primary producers dealing with drought in his electorate. The Government has added another $13.2 million to the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme following heavy demand in New South Wales. “Eligible farmers in my electorate…

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Easy access to government services for Lachlan Shire

Residents of Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire Council area will have easy access to Australian Government services, with Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle hitting the road soon. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Golden Wattle truck will be visiting Tullamore, Condobolin and Trundle from 8 October. “I’m excited to see this service return to…

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Federal Government community drought support continues

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said communities in his electorate will benefit from a new round of drought assistance from the Federal Coalition Government. Mr Coulton said $33 million had been made available through the Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) to provide immediate financial assistance to eligible households in hardship. “Farming households can receive up…

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Faster, fuller freight fast-tracked for investigation

A bold initiative from the Federal Government will fast-track the investigation of opportunities for three communities in the Parkes electorate to access the benefits of the heavier, faster, and more efficient trains of Inland Rail. As part of the $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Programme (I.I. Programme) announced in Budget 2019, strategic business cases…

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Easy access to government services for Far West

Residents of Tibooburra and the Central Darling Shire will have easy access to Australian Government services, with Mobile Service Centre Desert Rose hitting the road soon. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Desert Rose truck will be visiting Tibooburra, White Cliffs, Wilcannia and Menindee from 26 September. “I’m excited to see this service return…

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Federal Member proud to support Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program continues to support more aspiring young sportspeople than ever before, with Member for Parkes Mark Coulton encouraging families in his electorate to apply by 30 September. The program provides financial assistance to young athletes, coaches and officials aged between 12 and 18 attending eligible state, national or international sporting championships.…

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Local schools urged to apply for funding

With grant applications closing soon under the Local Schools Community Fund, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging schools in his electorate to apply. Mr Coulton said schools can apply for funding through SchoolsHUB, with grants available of between $1,000 and $20,000. “Now is the time to throw your hat in the ring for…

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