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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Coulton’s Catch Up – Catching up with local communities, Attracting more doctors to the bush, An early Christmas present for two Men’s Sheds, Applications open for Regional Connectivity Program

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (fourth from right) pictured with members of the Mendooran Men’s Shed. Catching up with local communities I had a big week on the road last week, visiting a number of community groups throughout the Warrumbungle and Coonamble shires. It was great to stop and catch up with…

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