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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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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