Local news gathering boosted by grant

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton last week announced that The Cobar Weekly will receive a $12,627 grant to support employee wages, after being successful in the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program. The Cobar Weekly was one of 107 regional news outlets across the country to benefit from the […]

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Upgrades planned for Tilpa’s airstrip

The airstrip at Tilpa is to get a new lease on life as part of upgrade work on remote aerodromes in the Parkes electorate. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced last week that $80,000 would be spent to complete pavement resealing works and new line-marking at Tilpa Aerodrome. Mr […]

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Funding for education for rural children

Cobar Mobile Children’s Services has received $68,620 to continue their work helping isolated children experience the best possible start to their education. The grant has been awarded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Cobar […]

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Cobar shines in Carbon Cocky awards

Local grazier Peter Yench is hoping his win last week of the ‘Carbon Cocky of the Year’ award will help to throw a spotlight on carbon farming and bring about changes to its methodology. The National Carbon Cocky Awards recognise excellence in carbon farming and emissions reduction techniques which deliver […]

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Parkes electorate to cover half of NSW

The proposed new federal electorate of Parkes will see a substantial increase in its geographic size, increasing to half of the state. A recent decision by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) determined that New South Wales (NSW) would lose one federal electoral division while Western Australia (WA) would gain an […]