$60,420 no drag for iconic Broken Heel Festival 

The iconic Broken Heel Festival has received a $60,420 leg-up from the Federal Government to host a number of workshops and performances during the three-day event in September.    Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding has been provided under Round 13 of the Festivals Australia program, which is supporting local artists and communities re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and providing a critical boost to the economy. …

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Disaster assistance extended to more areas following storms and floods

Disaster assistance is now available for an additional two local government areas in the Parkes electorate following severe storms and flooding. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said assistance, provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), has been extended to the Bogan LGA and Unincorporated Area of NSW. These areas are…

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Continuing to support the next generation of drought resilient leaders in the Parkes electorate

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Guy Roth, one of the mentors, a few years ago. The Australian Government continues to support the next generation of leaders and encourages learning and knowledge sharing to benefit Australian agriculture and the communities that depend on it through the Future Drought Fund (FDF). Federal…

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Applications open for $150 million remote roads upgrade pilot program

Guidelines are now available and applications open for the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program, paving the way for much-needed upgrades to some of Australia’s forgotten roads. The Government has committed $150 million for upgrades to unsealed roads throughout remote Australia, many of which haven’t been worked on since the Great Depression.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Christmas gift for local volunteers, Funds on offer to build better regions, Disaster allowance now available, Christmas wishes

Christmas gift for local volunteers Last week I was thrilled to announce that a total of 30 community groups in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $109,000 under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program. Volunteers play a vital role in shaping this electorate; they give countless hours of their…

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New water monitoring stations big win for the Northern Basin

Twenty new or upgraded gauging stations located in the Darling, Macquarie, Culgoa, Gwydir, Border Rivers, and Namoi catchments will be installed across New South Wales thanks to a joint Australian and NSW Government-funded project. Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said the gauge installation was funded through the $35 million Murray–Darling Basin Enhanced Water…

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