Gunnedah’s local infrastructure receives another boost under DCP

Funding for the Gunnedah Shire Council area under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) has now reached $944,651 with additional projects receiving the tick of approval. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding will provide far-reaching benefits for residents of the Gunnedah Shire Council area. “I am pleased Gunnedah Shire Council has the tick of…

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Narrabri’s million dollar drought support

Drought support for the Narrabri Shire Council area under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) has hit the million-dollar mark, with more local projects receiving the tick of approval. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding from Narrabri today, and said it will provide far-reaching benefits for communities across the shire. “I am pleased Narrabri…

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‘ROSI’ future ahead for Newell Highway

The Newell Highway stretching from Dubbo to Boggabilla is part of a corridor that will benefit from a $510 million investment under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said part of the investment will address pinch points and impediments to efficient freight movements along…

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More mental health support on the table for Western NSW

The Liberal and Nationals Government is boosting mental health support in nine drought-affected communities, with Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Services (Health and Communications) Senator Bridget McKenzie and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton announcing a Trusted Advocates Network Trial will roll out in Coonabarabran. “I’m delighted to be in regional New…

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$3 million for alcohol, drug rehab facility in Dubbo

The Federal Liberal National Government is investing $3 million over two years to assist in the development of a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility in Dubbo. The funding is part of a $5 million capital works project proposed by Dubbo Regional Council, which will establish a 15-bed rehabilitation facility, and an eight-bed withdrawal and…

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New plan to focus on Indigenous tourism in Central NSW

A strategic plan to investigate opportunities for Indigenous tourism in remote central New South Wales will be developed with a $20,000 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. The project will be driven by not-for-profit Geomancia along with the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (MBLALC), with a…

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Western region businesses to benefit from forum

A forum to benefit western region businesses will be held in Condobolin, thanks to a $44,737 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. The Western Area Business Forum is a project partnership between Growing Lachlan, Lower Lachlan Community Services, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West and Lachlan Shire…

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Young poets urged to get creative

The annual Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are open once again, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is strongly urging young poets to throw their hat in the ring. “The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are the perfect opportunity for school students in my electorate to get creative and put pen to paper,” Mr Coulton said. “Based…

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