Federal Member secures extra $1m for Moree Plains Shire

Photo Caption: Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, pictured in Moree recently – an additional $1 million in funds under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension will allow Moree Plains Shire Council to get a range of local infrastructure projects underway. Upgrades to a sporting precinct…

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Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star full steam ahead

Construction is full steam ahead on Inland Rail with Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton thrilled the last load of concrete sleepers and rail had been delivered for the Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section. A total of 21 trains have delivered 2,474 165-metre long lengths (a total of 24,775 tonnes) of steel from OneSteel…

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Local projects supported with community cash injection

Eight community projects across the Parkes electorate will share in $424,000 of funding under the latest round of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Federal Government was pleased to support the Foundation’s crucial work of stimulating regional economies in areas impacted…

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Cash available to combat pest animals and weeds

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging eligible parties in his electorate to apply for Federal Government funding to protect farms and industries from pests and weeds. Communities in the Parkes electorate could benefit from funds under a $13 million competitive grant round that will promote the development of breakthrough pest animal…

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Murray-Darling Basin grant set to strengthen Menindee

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was joined by Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt for a series of announcements and meetings in the Parkes electorate this week. Mr Coulton (right) and Mr Pitt (left) are pictured with Bourke Shire Council Mayor Barry Hollman and Brewarrina Shire Council Mayor Phillip O’Connor…

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New road safety signage for Narrabri’s Driver Reviver site

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Narrabri Shire Council Mayor Cathy Redding enjoying a cuppa and a chat at the Narrabri Driver Reviver site, which will be bolstered with $20,000 in Federal Government grant funding for mobile signage. Narrabri Shire Council has received $20,000 in Australian Government funding to install much-needed road safety…

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