$3 million for alcohol, drug rehab facility in Dubbo

The Federal Liberal National Government is investing $3 million over two years to assist in the development of a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility in Dubbo. The funding is part of a $5 million capital works project proposed by Dubbo Regional Council, which will establish a 15-bed rehabilitation facility, and an eight-bed withdrawal and…

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New plan to focus on Indigenous tourism in Central NSW

A strategic plan to investigate opportunities for Indigenous tourism in remote central New South Wales will be developed with a $20,000 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. The project will be driven by not-for-profit Geomancia along with the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (MBLALC), with a…

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Western region businesses to benefit from forum

A forum to benefit western region businesses will be held in Condobolin, thanks to a $44,737 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. The Western Area Business Forum is a project partnership between Growing Lachlan, Lower Lachlan Community Services, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West and Lachlan Shire…

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Young poets urged to get creative

The annual Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are open once again, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is strongly urging young poets to throw their hat in the ring. “The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are the perfect opportunity for school students in my electorate to get creative and put pen to paper,” Mr Coulton said. “Based…

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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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