Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

<p>The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill.</p> <div>&#160;</div> <div>“The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000…

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Local bridges to receive upgrade

Towns across the Parkes electorate will share in over $5.3 million of funding from the Commonwealth Government to support vital upgrades to local bridge infrastructure under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Bridges Renewal Programme underpins the Government’s support for local bridges which are vital…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 18 JANUARY

In the lead up to this year's Federal election the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has determined that New South Wales (NSW) will lose one federal electoral division while Western Australia (WA) will gain an extra federal electoral division.   As part of the AEC’s redistribution of federal boundaries in NSW, the augmented Electoral Commission has…

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Round three of National Stronger Regions Fund now open

Round three of the Commonwealth Government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund opened today with applications now being sought for funding of priority infrastructure projects in disadvantaged regional communities.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is very pleased with the success of previous rounds of the programme with funding providing a much needed boost…

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Mobile black spot nomination deadline extended

The Federal Government today announced that the deadline for public nominations for Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spots Programme has been extended from 31 December 2015 to 15 January 2016.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomes the extended deadline and said his office has already received a significant number of enquiries about…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 21ST DECEMBER

The Federal Government has released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).   The purpose of the MYEFO is to provide an update on the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia.  It also provides an update on the Federal Government’s budgetary position.    It doesn’t come as any real surprise that the Government’s budgetary position…

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Additional aged care funding for Western towns

After spending time in Warren and Lake Cargelligo this week discussing aged care places with concerned residents, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is very pleased to announce the allocation of additional funding for aged care in rural towns across Western New South Wales.   Multi-Purpose Service providers in Warren, Coonamble, Lake Cargelligo, Lightning Ridge…

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