New women’s facilities for Lake Keepit Sailing Club

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals’ Government will spend up to $15,000 on female change rooms at the Lake Keepit Sailing Club, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said the investment is part of the Liberal and Nationals’ $150 million commitment to upgrade female change rooms and facilities across Australia. “This investment is…

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Coalition Government commits $22.9m to Tooraweenah Road upgrade

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals’ Government will fund an upgrade to the Tooraweenah Road east of Coonamble, with $22.962 million under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he has worked hard alongside Coonamble Shire Council to secure the commitment. “The Tooraweenah Road is an important thoroughfare for…

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$1.4-million-dollar boost for Narrabri bridges

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will invest $1.4 million in building safer, upgraded bridges in the Narrabri Shire, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said he is thrilled that steel-reinforced, concrete bridges will be built at Horsearm Creek and Spring Creek as a result of the funding. “Making sure we have strong…

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$1.7 million for Goodooga Store, Coulton announces

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $1.7 million over three years to establish an Indigenous-owned and operated store in the small outback community of Goodooga in northern New South Wales. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was pleased to make the announcement today along with Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion. “I am very…

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$3.5m commitment a boon for Wilcannia tourism

The Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government is investing $3.5 million into the construction of a tourism and art centre in Wilcannia to preserve and celebrate Indigenous culture. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was pleased to make the announcement in Wilcannia along with Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion. “Having fought hard to secure this funding,…

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Native fish hatchery to be established in Menindee

The Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government has announced it will work with local community groups and the New South Wales Government to establish a native fish hatchery facility in Menindee. The commitment is part of the Federal Government’s $10 million funding for fish restocking and new fish hatcheries, announced as part of its response to…

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New lease on life for Gunnedah Racecourse

The Gunnedah Racecourse has a new lease on life, with an automated sprinkler system now in place thanks to funding under the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Gunnedah Shire Council has now received a total of $944,651 under the DCP, with a range of projects underway across the shire. “I’m very pleased to see…

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Coulton secures heritage grant for Broken Hill

The preservation of Broken Hill’s heritage will be strengthened through a $68,000 Coalition Government grant, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. “The Council of the City of Broken Hill will receive this funding for their proposed project, ‘National Heritage Values Planning Framework’,” Mr Coulton said. “Thirty projects across Australia will share in $6.2…

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Incentive for teachers to go remote in Parkes electorate

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said he is thrilled that 15 remote schools in his electorate will benefit from a new Federal Government initiative which encourages teachers to work in areas classified as ‘very remote’. Mr Coulton said the Government will waive all or part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt for…

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New drought, small business support initiatives

There will soon be more support for farmers and small businesses in the Parkes electorate, following a $57.4 million suite of Coalition Government announcements made on a farm near Dubbo today. “It is a great privilege to welcome my Federal colleagues to Kevin and Robyn West’s farm at Eumungerie today, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison,…

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