Future Drought Fund fostering a new generation of drought resilient leaders in the Parkes electorate

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) today caught up with two of the mentees from Dubbo, Peter Thornton and Milly Ferguson, who have been selected to participate in the FDF Drought Resilience Leaders mentoring program. The Australian Government is investing more than $11 million in the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders…

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New look Gunnedah Service Centre

Gunnedah residents will have improved access to Centrelink and Medicare services, when the Services Australia Service Centre in Chandos Street undergoes a transformation in early December. Minister for Government Services Senator Linda Reynolds CSC said the service centre would be given a fresh look and feel, with upgraded self-service facilities and digital support. “The Australian…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Environment Minister’s visit, Out and about in Gilgandra, Funding on offer to improve bridges and roads, Water market advisory group

Environment Minister’s visit It was wonderful to be joined by Environment Minister Sussan Ley in Carroll last week to announce $1 million in funding to help protect Gunnedah’s koalas from drought and changing climates. This is part of the Federal Government’s $18 million koala package, with the funding to be used for a range of…

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Funding to help Dunedoo community remember those who served

Local wartime history will be further preserved in Dunedoo, with the Dunedoo Historical Museum Incorporated receiving $6,500 in funding through the Australian Government’s Saluting their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said this funding ensures the ongoing recognition of our Australian servicemen and women. “It’s important that the service and…

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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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Narrabri’s lead role in national recycling

Photo caption: Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton received a tour of the Australian Recycled Plastics facility in Narrabri from Operations Manager Terrence Duncan and owner operator Dale Smith. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley today joined Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton in Narrabri highlighting the important role…

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