Moree restaurant named finalist in national awards

Moree’s very own New Bo Wa Chinese Restaurant was named a finalist in the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS National Awards for Excellence held in Brisbane this week.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the awards showcase excellent restaurants and caterers from around Australia and demonstrate that we have world-class food…

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National Landcare grants open in the Western Region

Landcare and community groups in the Western Region are now able to apply for 2015 Western Region Small Land Management Grants totalling $408,000 to help care for the area’s natural environment and support sustainable agriculture.   Grants of up to $5,000 are available for individuals and groups to undertake a range of on-ground activities over…

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Specialist Domestic Violence Unit for Western NSW

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced that the Western New South Wales (NSW) Community Legal Centre in Dubbo will receive a grant of $1.11 million over three years to provide legal assistance and other support services to women who are experiencing domestic violence. Dubbo and the surrounding regions will benefit from this…

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Golden Wattle visits the West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road in October to give people in Western New South Wales (NSW) easy access to essential government payments and services.     Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns across Western NSW at the start of October…

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TPP deal brings great potential to rural and regional NSW

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today welcomed the conclusion of negotiations of the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).   Mr Coulton is firmly of the belief that the TPP has great potential to boost agricultural markets and drive job creation and growth across rural and regional Australia.   “As someone who represents an…

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A little piece of Dubbo attached to the NBN rollout

The fantastic supported employees at Westhaven Business Services in Dubbo are playing a key part in the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) across the Dubbo area.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was pleased to visit Westhaven Business Services this week to see first-hand the great work some of the supported employees…

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Maayu Mali officially opens in Moree

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has officially opened the Maayu Mali Residential Rehabilitation Centre in Moree today.   Maayu Mali is one of the key initiatives funded under the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) with $3 million committed to establishing the centre.   Mr Coulton has seen first-hand the issues that drug and…

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Big thanks to Bernie for the Bus Shed

Fairview Retirement Village has today thanked the many people involved in securing their new bus shed at an official opening in Moree, including Bernie Keitlinghaus who drove this project’s success.   Chief Executive Officer of Fairview Retirement Village, Brett Arthur is very grateful that his organisation now has a secure location for their aged care…

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Coonamble Shire now eligible for drought funding

Coonamble Shire Council has received approval as a Declared Council under the Australian Government’s new Drought Communities Programme.      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss said the Drought Communities Programme has been introduced to generate greater economic stability in regional areas impacted by low rainfalls.   “The Australian…

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