Dubbo Solar Farm a step closer to reality

Dubbo Solar Farm is one of 12 new large-scale solar PV plants set to be constructed across Australia, after securing $5.5 million in funding from the Coalition Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the funding that will support Neoen Australia’s $55.6 million solar project. “The Dubbo…

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Coulton elected Deputy Speaker of the House

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has been elected to the role of Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives for the 45th Parliament. The election of the Deputy Speaker occurred this afternoon as the Parliament sat for the first time. Mr Coulton, who was The Nationals’ chief whip for six years, brings nine years…

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Gwydir Industries on track for workshop upgrade

Gwydir Industries Incorporated has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake much needed upgrades of their rear workshop and furniture restoration rooms. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 for Gwydir Industries through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton said that this upgrade…

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Disaster Assistance available for Western NSW following recent severe weather and floods

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for local communities following recent storms and flooding in July. Assistance is being provided to the Bogan, Coonamble, Narromine and Warren regions through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring…

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Disaster Assistance extended for Western NSW following June’s severe storms and floods

Federal member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the extension of disaster assistance following storms and flooding in June. Assistance will continue to be provided to the Narromine Shire Council through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring that residents across Western New…

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Working Holiday Maker Visa Holders Review

The Coalition Government today announced the commencement of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders. Assistant Minister Luke Hartsuyker, who has responsibility for agricultural workforce matters, will be leading the review. Federal Member for Parkes Mark…

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Dubbo resident receives two medals

Dubbo resident Mike Blake was presented with two significant medals at SES Headquarters in Dubbo this morning. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was very pleased to join Deputy Premier Troy Grant, NSW SES Macquarie Region Controller David Monk and SES Deputy Region Controller Phil Lalor in presenting Mr Blake with these significant medals. Mr…

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Roof replacement for Dubbo Men’s Shed

The Dubbo Men’s Shed Incorporated has successfully secured funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake a much needed replacement of the roof on the Men’s Shed. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $10,000 for the Dubbo Men’s Shed through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton said that…

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