Apply now for Federal Government grants

There is an abundance of Federal Government funding currently on offer for individuals, communities and industry groups, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to apply now. The $20 million Volunteer Grants round is just one of many grant programs offering financial assistance, with applications closing soon. “I strongly encourage…

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Celebrating fighting spirit – Marcus Wilson

The upcoming 2018 Invictus Games will see a team of 72 members of the Australian Defence Force celebrate their fighting spirit – and one of those is Broken Hill man, Marcus Wilson. Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, congratulated Mr Wilson on his service and involvement in the Games. “I would like to commend…

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Coulton delivers $3.85 million for Grain Valley Way

Gunnedah Shire’s Grain Valley Way will benefit from a $3.85 million investment from the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack said the announcement means the Australian Government will work with its state and local partners to bring the final 17-kilometre sections of the road up to scratch. “Around…

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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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