Smarter farming funding on offer

On National Agriculture Day (21 November), landholders and community groups in the Parkes electorate are being urged to throw their hat in the ring for Smart Farms Small Grants, with a second round of funding open now. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said eligible organisations should apply for the grants, which will fund improvements to…

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Small capital projects receive big boost from Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced Commonwealth Government funding for four small capital projects delivering social benefits to communities in and around Dubbo, Narromine, Trangie and Warren. The funding announcements are a result of Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The purpose of the programme is to improve local…

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Skilling Gwydir Students For Success

 Students in the Gwydir region will have the opportunity to learn useful vocational skills in the newly opened Gwydir Learning Region Trade Training Centre. The Gwydir Learning Region Trade Training Centre, with sites located at Warialda High School, Bingara Central School and at the Gwydir Shire Council, will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications…

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Sixteen new overtaking lanes open on Newell Highway

The Newell Highway will be safer for all motorists, with 16 new overtaking lanes along the highway creating safer overtaking opportunities for drivers. New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said the completion of line marking at Kyalite, between Parkes and Dubbo, on the last of the 16 additional overtaking lanes…

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Sir Ivan Fire declared a disaster for tax purposes

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the declaration by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, that the February 2017 ‘Sir Ivan Fires’ bushfires were a disaster for the purposes of establishing Australian disaster relief funds. “Following the fires, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, immediately raised the plight of his local…

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