Moree Solar Shines a Light on Energy Potential of the North West

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $101.7 million in support for the Moree Solar Farm, a project worth $164 million in total. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the announcement saying that the investment showed that the Federal Government is committed to renewable energy as part of Australia’s diverse energy mix. …

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ANZAC Centenary Grant to Commemorate at Crooble

The centenary of ANZAC commemoration service at Crooble will receive assistance from the Federal Government through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants programme. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has announced that the Crooble Memorial Hall Committee has been successful in securing funding of $4,523 for the ANZAC Day event in 2015. “The Crooble Memorial Hall…

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Black Spot Programme eligibility broadens in NSW

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has invited Councils in the Parkes Electorate to nominate Black Spot projects as a part of a boost to improving road safety and investing in infrastructure. The Australian Government is getting on with delivering safer roads and a stronger economy in New South Wales by removing limits that restrict…

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Museum Under The Bridge to Commemorate ANZAC Centenary

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated the Museum Under The Bridge for their successful application through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Programme. Mr Coulton said that it is important for the history of local contributions towards the First World War to be remembered. “The Museum Under The Bridge holds a great collection of…

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Nyngan at Forefront of Australian Solar Industry

 With construction of AGL Energy’s 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant under way, Western New South Wales is well and truly on the map as a hub for renewable energy. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, was pleased to be able to attend the site for the installation of the first solar photovoltaic module today. “There…

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Local Sheds recognised through National Shed Development Programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated Men’s Sheds at Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Trangie and Gilgandra on their successful grant applications through the National Shed Development Programme. Mr Coulton said that the Programme administered by the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is designed to provide direct financial assistance to Sheds. “Direct funding for Men’s Sheds…

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Parkes Electorate producers contribute to the future of agriculture

 The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to build a more prosperous agriculture sector through its development of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. The Government is considering the issues identified during the first consultation stage of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper process. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the consultations included the…

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Coulton meets Horizon Scholars in Canberra

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated four Horizon Scholarship recipients from the Parkes Electorate who travelled to Canberra this week. Mr Coulton met with Richard Quigley (Trangie), Kate Johnston (Moree), Jack Scifleet (Binnaway) and Felicity Taylor (Moree) who were in Canberra as a part of the Horizon Scholarship program. “These young people have…

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Carbon Tax Repeal will Benefit our Regional Communities: Coulton

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has said that the Government has followed through on their clear mandate to repeal the carbon tax after being elected in September last year. “Today’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for regional families, agriculture and small businesses”, Mr Coulton said. “Scrapping the…

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