Coulton impressed with local land management

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today visited the Taylor family’s property outside of Wellington to discuss the benefits of sustainably managing natural pasture.   Mr Coulton believes the potential for sequestering carbon under natural pastures is largely under recognised.   The Taylor family have been carefully managing their soils and pastures for many years…

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Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

<p>The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill.</p> <div>&#160;</div> <div>“The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000…

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Local bridges to receive upgrade

Towns across the Parkes electorate will share in over $5.3 million of funding from the Commonwealth Government to support vital upgrades to local bridge infrastructure under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Bridges Renewal Programme underpins the Government’s support for local bridges which are vital…

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National Landcare grants start to flow across the Western region

The Australian Government welcomes today’s Local Land Services Western Region announcement that 25 land managers will share in $732,972 worth of grants under the National Landcare Programme.   The Local Land Services Western Region projects have been awarded to private land managers to undertake grazing and riparian conservation management to benefit a range of species…

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Round three of National Stronger Regions Fund now open

Round three of the Commonwealth Government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund opened today with applications now being sought for funding of priority infrastructure projects in disadvantaged regional communities.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is very pleased with the success of previous rounds of the programme with funding providing a much needed boost…

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Mobile black spot nomination deadline extended

The Federal Government today announced that the deadline for public nominations for Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spots Programme has been extended from 31 December 2015 to 15 January 2016.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomes the extended deadline and said his office has already received a significant number of enquiries about…

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Round Four of Green Army projects ready to roll out

Protecting our national and world heritage icons and key threatened species is the major focus of hundreds of new Green Army projects to be rolled out across Australia in coming months, including projects in and around Condobolin and Coonabarabran.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is a major supporter of the Green Army programme…

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Additional aged care funding for Western towns

After spending time in Warren and Lake Cargelligo this week discussing aged care places with concerned residents, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is very pleased to announce the allocation of additional funding for aged care in rural towns across Western New South Wales.   Multi-Purpose Service providers in Warren, Coonamble, Lake Cargelligo, Lightning Ridge…

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Safer Streets coming soon to Western New South Wales

Minister for Justice, the Hon Michael Keenan MP and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced that grant applications for Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme opened on 17 December 2015.    Round 2 of the Safer Streets Programme will invest up to $29.4 million in individual grants for local government…

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