$450,000 grant for new teacher housing at St Therese’s Community Parish School

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) pictured with Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green and Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes Assistant Director Corporate Services Mal Goodwin at the official opening of new teacher accommodation for St Ignatius Parish School in Bourke earlier this year. Staff and students at St Therese’s Community Parish School in Wilcannia will…

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Inland Rail accommodation facility provides opportunity

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) recently inspected the Moree Accommodation Village with N2NS Construction Manager Joe Keown. The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) project is continuing to change and present opportunities in the communities of Moree and Narrabri. More than 571 people have worked on the N2NS project, including 158 local…

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Local primary industries to receive flood recovery support

The Australian and New South Wales Governments are continuing to support the recovery of primary industries in the Parkes electorate through the Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program, which is now open for applications. The Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said the floods and storms in…

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New signage to promote Dorothea Mackellar Centre

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society community representative Susan Wilson and president Pip Murray at The Mackellar Centre, where new signage will be installed thanks to an $8,800 Stronger Communities Programme grant. Visitors and locals alike will no longer be able to miss the Dorothea Mackellar Centre in…

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Agriculture Visa a win for the Parkes electorate

Farmers and primary producers in the Parkes electorate are a step closer to benefitting from the Liberal and National Government’s new Australian Agriculture Worker Visa. The Government amended the Migration Regulations on 30 September 2021 to create the Australian Agriculture Worker Visa (Ag Visa) and continue along the pathway of providing an agriculture visa that…

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Office upgrade for Gunnedah Rural Museum

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton inspects Gunnedah Rural Museum’s new office equipment with secretary Pat Gaynor (seated), president Owen Tydd, vice president Ian Guest and grants officer Jim Noon. Promotion of the Gunnedah Rural Museum will be enhanced thanks to a $2,500 Federal Government grant. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton this…

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Local roads and community infrastructure projects roll out across the Central Darling, Coonamble and Warren shires

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) pictured with Warren Shire Mayor Milton Quigley earlier this year. Shovels will hit the ground across the Central Darling, Coonamble and Warren shires as more than $1.9 million worth of projects have been approved to enhance local roads and community infrastructure, while supporting jobs and boosting…

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