Coalition Funding to Boost Western NSW Towns

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, has welcomed $2 million in funding from the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program (MDBREDP) for two new projects in Barwon. “$1.5 million has been allocated for the ‘Bourke to the Core’ project,” Mr Humphries said. “This funding is great news for the electorates of Barwon and Parkes and…

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Coalition delivers improved foreign ownership scrutiny

Australians will have a better oversight of foreign purchases of agricultural land following the passage of legislation in parliament this week which delivered on another key Coalition election commitment.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the legislation formalises the new register of foreign…

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Coalition boosts Dubbo with GRDC relocation

The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to relocate three Canberra-based rural research agencies to regional Australia, in a move that will boost local economies and strengthen communities.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, have today announced that the Grains Research and Development Corporation…

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Clucky success for region honeyeater

There’s another type of COVID baby boom at Dubbo’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo with the successful hatching of critically endangered Regent Honeyeater chicks after another successful year of captive breeding. The zoo’s brand-new holding aviary and ongoing captive breeding program, supported by the Morrison Government’s $200 million investment in bushfire recovery for wildlife and habitat,…

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