More drought funds for North West NSW

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is backing community facilities and primary schools in the North West with over $113,000 in grants announced through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Mr Coulton said $77,948 will be awarded to the Wee Waa Racecourse and Showground Trust, while a further $18,566 will go to Bellata…

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Rowena Public School student’s poetry success

A Rowena Public School student has achieved success in Australia’s oldest national school poetry competition. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today congratulated seven-year-old Lincoln Cecil, winner of the Lower Primary category in the Dorothea Mackellar poetry competition. “Well done to Lincoln, who at such a young age has written an outstanding poem titled ‘The Beat’,”…

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Federal Member congratulates Warialda rugby champions

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is thrilled with Warialda Public School’s recent rugby union victory, and said it is testament to the strength of the town in the face of adversity. “I’m delighted with Warialda’s big win at the NSW PSSA State Rugby finals, and I congratulate the team on their achievement,” Mr Coulton…

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NDIS transition grant will benefit Broken Hill community

Broken Hill’s Interhealth Family Practice has received $19,500 in Federal Government assistance to support its transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The organisation is one of the successful recipients sharing in $5.6 million under the first round of Transition Assistance Funding, through the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program. Member for Parkes Mark…

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Copper City Men’s Shed receives grant for new tools

The Copper City Men’s Shed will be able to purchase new tools and equipment with a $2,000 grant from the Federal Coalition Government under round 18 of the National Shed Development Programme. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton dropped in to the Men’s Shed while in Cobar today, to share his congratulations. “It’s fantastic to see…

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Much-needed grant for Cobar Mobile Children’s Services

Cobar Mobile Children’s Services has received $68,620 to continue their work helping isolated children experience the best possible start to their education. The grant has been awarded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited the organisation while in Cobar today,…

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Grawin Men’s Shed receives $7,273 grant

The Grawin Glengarry Sheepyard Opalfield Men’s Shed has received a much-welcome boost, with the Coalition Government providing a $7,273 grant under round 18 of the National Shed Development Programme. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton dropped in to the Men’s Shed while in the area today, to share his congratulations. “It’s fantastic to see the…

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New lease on life for Burren Junction Hall

The Burren Junction Hall will be restored with $53,010 in funding awarded under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with Council while he was in Walgett today, and said the funding will give the hall a new lease on life. “I’m very…

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First section of Inland Rail construction complete

Freight trains travelling from the east and west will next month be running on the transformational Inland Rail North-West Connection following the completion of construction on the first section of the new track. The North-West Connection will link Inland Rail to the interstate east-west line from Sydney to Perth providing a vital connection for the…

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