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Safer outback roads

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) discussing road funding and other issues with Bourke Shire Council Deputy Mayor Lachlan Ford PHOTO TWH

Bourke, Brewarrina and all 18 local councils in the Parkes electorate along with the Unincorporated Far West have received extra Federal Government funding of more than $22 million to develop safer roads, under the Roads to Recovery (R2R) program.

The funding is part of an extra $139 million under the program allocated to eligible councils impacted by drought, as part of the Coalition Government’s recently announced drought response package.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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