Employment support boost for Dubbo’s Indigenous youth

Yarruwala Youth & Family Services in Dubbo will receive $50,000 under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy to help disadvantaged Indigenous youth get to and from work. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated the recipients, and said the funding will help purchase a 12-seater minibus and a twin cab utility to service participants of the…

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Aerodrome upgrades for Wanaaring and Lake Cargelligo

Two remote aerodromes in the Parkes electorate will be upgraded with $69,281 in funding under Round 6 of the Coalition Government’s Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton made the special announcement from the Lake Cargelligo airstrip. “I am very pleased that funding of $19,281 has been allocated to Lachlan Shire Council for…

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Mobile coverage boost for Far West, North West NSW

People living in the Far West and North West areas of New South Wales can now look forward to improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the Liberal and Nationals Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced five new base stations in his electorate under Round 4 of the…

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Pooncarie Road sealing gets the go ahead

Motorists using the Pooncarie Road to Menindee will soon experience safer journeys and reduced travel times thanks to a $25 million investment by the Federal and New South Wales Liberal and Nationals Governments. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was in Menindee today to make the major announcement. “It gives me great pleasure to announce…

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The Nationals support jobs for Indigenous rangers in Western NSW

The Nationals have today announced that new ranger positions will be created in Western New South Wales through the investment of $1.2 million to support Aboriginal people to help manage land and water around the Menindee Lakes and region. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said funding will be provided to establish at least four…

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A gem for Lightning Ridge – Opal Centre gets green light

An iconic regional facility and $34-million-dollar project in Lightning Ridge has been given the go-ahead today, marking an exciting step forward for the economic, cultural and tourism capabilities of the western region of New South Wales. Funding for the first stage of a new Australian Opal Centre, costing $20 million, will consist of a $9.5…

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Local teams to combat drug and alcohol misuse

More Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) have been announced for the Parkes electorate, with funding set to roll out in Dubbo, Trangie, Warren, Cobar, Bourke and Wilcannia. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased additional LDATs will receive funding through the fourth round of the successful Local Drug Action Program. The LDATs to…

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$1.8 million for Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke

The Commonwealth and New South Wales governments have today announced $1.8 million in funding to support the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke. The investment will see the Liberal-National Federal government fund $1.5 million and the New South Wales Liberal Government fund $300,000 in the first year. Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul…

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