Federal Government fund opens for basin community projects

Eleven rural communities in the Parkes electorate have access to a $15 million economic development fund for Murray-Darling Basin community projects, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced. Mr Coulton said a second round of the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program is open to the towns of Bourke, Brewarrina, Menindee, Moree, Mungindi, Narromine, Pooncarie,…

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Drought funding yields shaded saleyards in time for summer

The Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets (DRLM) will boast improved animal welfare with today’s unveiling of new shade sails, funded with a $195,000 contribution from the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton was on hand for the opening and said he…

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Drought impacted schools supported

Schools doing it tough supporting drought-impacted students now have access to Morrison McCormack Government support, thanks to the most recent drought package. Announced as part of the Government’s $2 billion ‘Step Up in Drought Budget Support’ package, the Coalition Government has committed $15 million to help schools and childcare centres supporting drought-impacted families. Regional Services…

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