Narrabri Shire receives biosecurity grant

Narrabri Shire Council has successfully received Federal Government funding of $127,680 to combat biosecurity and pest animal issues in the Pilliga, Gwabegar and Cuttabri districts. “This funding will allow Narrabri Shire Council to use local contractors and suppliers to better protect the Namoi River system from biosecurity threats,” Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said. “Council…

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Strong and secure future – 2019-20 Budget

The 2019-20 Federal Budget will create a stronger and more secure Parkes electorate by funding important local investments and boosting essential services. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Budget is testament to the Liberal National Government’s commitment to economic growth. “After more than a decade of deficits, this Budget forecasts a surplus of $7.1…

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Harvest feast on the Namoi, thanks to BBRF grant

Gunnedah Shire Council will hold a ‘harvest feast’ on the banks of the Namoi River with a $17,000 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated Council, and said the event will showcase Gunnedah’s regional produce. “The Gunnedah Hay and Harvest Festival…

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Mark Coulton secures $4.5 million for Collarenebri and Warren

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has today secured nearly $4.5 million in funding for community projects in Collarenebri and Warren, under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program. Mr Coulton announced that $3,521,588 has been committed to Warren Shire Council, with a further $964,000 for Walgett Shire Council, to deliver projects that provide lasting economic…

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Gunnedah’s local infrastructure receives another boost under DCP

Funding for the Gunnedah Shire Council area under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) has now reached $944,651 with additional projects receiving the tick of approval. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding will provide far-reaching benefits for residents of the Gunnedah Shire Council area. “I am pleased Gunnedah Shire Council has the tick of…

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Narrabri’s million dollar drought support

Drought support for the Narrabri Shire Council area under the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) has hit the million-dollar mark, with more local projects receiving the tick of approval. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding from Narrabri today, and said it will provide far-reaching benefits for communities across the shire. “I am pleased Narrabri…

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‘ROSI’ future ahead for Newell Highway

The Newell Highway stretching from Dubbo to Boggabilla is part of a corridor that will benefit from a $510 million investment under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said part of the investment will address pinch points and impediments to efficient freight movements along…

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More mental health support on the table for Western NSW

The Liberal and Nationals Government is boosting mental health support in nine drought-affected communities, with Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Services (Health and Communications) Senator Bridget McKenzie and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton announcing a Trusted Advocates Network Trial will roll out in Coonabarabran. “I’m delighted to be in regional New…

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$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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