Dubbo cattle sales facility to receive $3.3 million upgrade

DUBBO’s business activity and the wider New South Wales economy is set for a boost, thanks to almost $3.3 million in Australian Government funding to help upgrade the city’s cattle selling facilities.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton viewed plans for the…

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Funding will help bridge gap for vital health services

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the latest round of Commonwealth Government funding for the Bourke Aboriginal Health Service Limited (BAHS).   Mr Coulton has confirmed that BAHS will receive a total of $2.2 million over 3 years under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).    “This funding will assist BAHS with…

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Adult literacy campaign launched in Brewarrina

Following its success in the Western New South Wales communities of Wilcannia, Bourke and Enngonia, the Literacy for Life Foundation is bringing their innovative adult literacy campaign to Brewarrina and Walgett.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was delighted to be a part of the Foundation’s launch held at the Ngunnhu traps (Fish traps)…

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More investment into the Central West’s Indigenous Communities

Centacare Bathurst will receive over $1.2 million dollars during the next 3 years under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy to deliver projects set to improve the lives of Indigenous people across the Central West. The Federal Government will invest $600,000 in the Centacare Children and Schooling Project that will support Aboriginal children aged 0-12…

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$1 million Crime Stoppers campaign to help combat ice scourge

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement that $1 million in funding will be made available to Crime Stoppers to roll out a national ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign to help combat Australia’s ice scourge.   The national campaign asks community members to report people who are dealing illegal drugs…

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School competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam Veterans

Following the 49th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Long Tan, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today encouraged the region’s secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition.   The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and…

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Final stage of Moree Bypass opens to traffic six months early

Traffic flow and safety will significantly improve in Moree following the Moree Bypass Stage Two project officially opening today, six months ahead of schedule. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian and NSW governments provided $15 million each towards the second and final stage of the project,…

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Landcare grants open in NSW Central West region

At the 2015 Nyngan Ag Expo over the weekend, the Central West Local Land Services invited landholders to apply for grants totalling $860,000 to undertake projects that support sustainable agriculture and the environment.   The grants are supported with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and managed locally by the Central West Local…

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Moree School Students leave a lasting impression with mural

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and State Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today helped unveil a mural painted by local school students as part of the official opening of the Moree Bypass. Minister Gay said the group of primary and secondary students from different schools…

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