The Nationals support jobs for Indigenous rangers in Western NSW

The Nationals have today announced that new ranger positions will be created in Western New South Wales through the investment of $1.2 million to support Aboriginal people to help manage land and water around the Menindee Lakes and region. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said funding will be provided to establish at least four…

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A gem for Lightning Ridge – Opal Centre gets green light

An iconic regional facility and $34-million-dollar project in Lightning Ridge has been given the go-ahead today, marking an exciting step forward for the economic, cultural and tourism capabilities of the western region of New South Wales. Funding for the first stage of a new Australian Opal Centre, costing $20 million, will consist of a $9.5…

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Local teams to combat drug and alcohol misuse

More Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) have been announced for the Parkes electorate, with funding set to roll out in Dubbo, Trangie, Warren, Cobar, Bourke and Wilcannia. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased additional LDATs will receive funding through the fourth round of the successful Local Drug Action Program. The LDATs to…

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$1.8 million for Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke

The Commonwealth and New South Wales governments have today announced $1.8 million in funding to support the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke. The investment will see the Liberal-National Federal government fund $1.5 million and the New South Wales Liberal Government fund $300,000 in the first year. Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul…

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Drought Support Officer to oversee funding for Unincorporated Area

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Far West has employed a Drought Support Officer to oversee drought funding for the Unincorporated Area. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is delighted that the Federal Government has funded $72,973 for the position under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP). “I am so pleased that with this funding, RDA Far…

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Cash splash for Youth Off The Streets, Coulton announces

Bourke’s Youth Off The Streets will share in a $2 million Federal Government grant to support at-risk youth through early intervention services, life skills training and one-on-one care. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding today, which has been committed under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund. “I’d like to…

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PCYC Dubbo to share in Federal funding

Dubbo’s PCYC will share in a $1,987,634 Federal Government grant to help at-risk youth secure employment and gain real-life skills. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding today, which has been committed to PCYC NSW under Round 3 of the Coalition’s $30 million Safer Communities Fund. “I’d like to commend PCYC NSW on successfully…

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