Dubbo Solar Farm a step closer to reality

Dubbo Solar Farm is one of 12 new large-scale solar PV plants set to be constructed across Australia, after securing $5.5 million in funding from the Coalition Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the funding that will support Neoen Australia’s $55.6 million solar project. “The Dubbo…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 19 SEPTEMBER

Budget Savings measures pass through Parliament It was another busy week in the Federal Parliament in Canberra last week. I was pleased that the Coalition Government was able to make tangible headway towards balancing the Budget with the passage of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill. The amended Bill passed through the Senate late on Thursday…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 12 SEPTEMBER

Tackling pests and weeds in NSW Landholders throughout the Federal electorate of Parkes will soon be better-equipped to tackle the scourge of pests and weeds thanks to a share in $3 million of federal funding for 23 projects across New South Wales. This is a very welcome announcement particularly for parts of New South Wales…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 29 AUGUST

Western NSW Cancer Centre update Last week I officially received a petition containing well over 45,000 signatures in support of an integrated cancer centre based at Dubbo Hospital. Receiving this petition is certainly one of those special moments in my parliamentary career to date. I could not have predicted the magnitude of the number of…

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Gwydir Industries on track for workshop upgrade

Gwydir Industries Incorporated has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake much needed upgrades of their rear workshop and furniture restoration rooms. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 for Gwydir Industries through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton said that this upgrade…

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Disaster Assistance available for Western NSW following recent severe weather and floods

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for local communities following recent storms and flooding in July. Assistance is being provided to the Bogan, Coonamble, Narromine and Warren regions through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring…

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Disaster Assistance extended for Western NSW following June’s severe storms and floods

Federal member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the extension of disaster assistance following storms and flooding in June. Assistance will continue to be provided to the Narromine Shire Council through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring that residents across Western New…

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Creative local student wins national competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam War sacrifice

A school student from Coonabarabran High School has a won a national competition to commemorate Australia’s Vietnam War veterans on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Annabelle Park was a worthy winner of the Federal Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans Competition, which was open to…

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