Sharing Ideas, Encouraging Innovation and Realising the Potential of Western NSW

Federal Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton today welcomed the announced nationwide community consultations which will inform the Australian Government’s new regional development policy.   “Regional Australia is at the forefront of Australia’s productivity and prosperity,” Mr Coulton said.   Regional Australia is the beneficiary of a number of programmes which generate opportunities and…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 1 FEBRUARY

As part of my Parliamentary Committee service in Canberra, I am currently a Member of the House of Representatives Indigenous Affairs Committee.   With the Federal electorate of Parkes currently spanning one-third of Western New South Wales (NSW), I am proud to represent more Aboriginal people than nearly any other Member of Parliament in Canberra.…

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Federal Member secures support for national memorial at Condobolin racecourse

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was very pleased to present Lachlan Shire Council with a grant towards the construction of a National Jockeys Memorial Garden at the Condobolin racecourse this week.   Mr Coulton secured the $15,000 grant through the Commonwealth Government’s Stronger Communities Programme which is designed to fund small capital projects that…

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New funding helps Bourke tackle violence against women

Bourke Aboriginal Health Service (BAHS) has been awarded $150,000 from the Commonwealth Government to help address domestic and family violence.   The Building Safe Communities for Women grant will enable BAHS to run workshops with the Bourke community to develop actions that will address domestic and family violence.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton…

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Coulton impressed with local land management

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today visited the Taylor family’s property outside of Wellington to discuss the benefits of sustainably managing natural pasture.   Mr Coulton believes the potential for sequestering carbon under natural pastures is largely under recognised.   The Taylor family have been carefully managing their soils and pastures for many years…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 25 JANUARY

Australia Day has become a day of great national significance which is embraced by Australians regardless of where they have come from or how long they have been here.   No matter where you live in Western New South Wales (NSW), you won’t have to look very far to find a community or family event…

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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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