Drought Recovery Concessional Loans

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed the Minister for Agriculture’s announcement of a further $100 million in Drought Recovery Concessional Loans. Mr Coulton said that the low interest loans, over a maximum loan term of 10 years, would enable farmers to plant and restock when the drought eventually broke. “These loans are not…

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Drought Package Necessary and Available

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s drought relief package. Mr Coulton said that areas in the North West had been dealing with drought for two years, and that the assistance would go some way towards ameliorating the situation. “The farmers in my Electorate are very tough, and…

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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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Drought funds flow for Narromine

Federal Government funds continue to flow for drought support in Narromine, with a $110,000 project now approved under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The DCP was extended earlier this year to provide support of $1 million each to all 18 councils in the Parkes electorate including Narromine, as well as the Unincorporated Area. Member…

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Drought funds flow for Bourke

Federal Government funds continue to flow for drought support in Bourke, with $934,000 worth of projects now approved under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The DCP was extended earlier this year to provide support of $1 million each to all 18 councils in the Parkes electorate including Bourke, as well as the Unincorporated Area.…

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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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