Keeping Place for Gunnedah with $76,000 grant

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from right), pictured with Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Red Chief LALC board member Gwen Griffen and Chairperson Mitchum Neave at Red Chief LALC in Gunnedah where a Keeping Place will be established. Tourists will be able to immerse themselves in Gunnedah’s rich Aboriginal heritage, with…

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Tenders open for major Newell Highway upgrade

Tenders are now being called to engage a head contractor to manage the largest project underway as part of the Newell Highway Upgrade package. The Australian and New South Wales governments are committing more than $257 million towards heavy-duty pavement upgrades along the highway to deliver safer, more reliable journeys between Narrabri and Moree. Four…

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New Employment Facilitator to help drive local jobs

The Australian Government has announced a new Employment Facilitator that will help job seekers connect with employment and training opportunities in the Far West Orana region of NSW. The appointment is one of 51 across the country as part of the $276 million Local Jobs Program, which aims to increase the capacity of workforces at…

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Future Drought Fund continues to build drought-resilient communities in the Parkes electorate

Second round applications now open for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program Community organisations and networks can access grants to drive action on drought resilience The program will fund events, activities, training and small-scale infrastructure that assist communities build their drought resilience capacity. Second round applications have opened for a share of…

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Award winning young poets from the Parkes electorate

Four students from the Parkes electorate have been announced as winners of Australia’s annual Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards during a special virtual ceremony today. Gunnedah High School student Holly Munday, 14, took out the Kurrumbede Award (Secondary) for her poem Killers of the Night; 11-year-old Eileen Murphy from Fairfax Public School at Maules Creek was…

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