Calling ag innovators in the Parkes electorate

• Applications are now open to young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists through the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards • The Awards recognise big ideas that contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors • Chance to share in $286,000 with grants of up to $22,000 across 13 industry categories Young agricultural…

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Indonesia trade deal

Indonesia trade deal I’m pleased that Australia and Indonesia have successfully concluded negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), deepening our economic and security cooperation with one of our major trading partners. Indonesia is one of the largest economies in the world, and building the economic ties between our nations will lead to…

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Island Creek Bridge open for business

Lachlan Valley Way road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Island Creek Bridge on Fairholme Road, with works now complete. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined with Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Medcalf to officially open the bridge today, which has been funded under round three of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal…

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Environmental approvals pave the way for Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail construction

The Australian and New South Wales Governments have given the green light for construction to commence on the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Inland Rail will bring jobs and opportunities, improve connectivity and increase freight productivity for…

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Apply now for Federal Government grants

There is an abundance of Federal Government funding currently on offer for individuals, communities and industry groups, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to apply now. The $20 million Volunteer Grants round is just one of many grant programs offering financial assistance, with applications closing soon. “I strongly encourage…

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