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Mark Coulton secures another $1 million for Brewarrina

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) with Brewarrina Mayor Phillip O’Connor and Brewarrina Shire Council General Manager Jeff Sowiak, at the Brewarrina council chambers. PHOTO supplied

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced that Brewarrina Shire Council will receive another $1million for local projects under the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension.

Mr Coulton said he was thrilled an extra $1 million would be injected across the shire to fund a range of exciting initiatives.

The news follows Mr Coulton’s announcement last week that Bourke Shire Council would also receive $1 million in DCP grants.

“The Coalition Government committed to delivering an additional $1 million to every council in my electorate, including Brewarrina, under the DCP – Extension, so that we can get cracking on important local projects to stimulate community spending and support jobs,” Mr Coulton said.

“These grants are providing a vital cash injection at a time when drought has had a major impact on community morale and the local economy right across my electorate.

“We’re also dealing with the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re working to ensure our communities are supported through the difficult times.

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