Federal Member backs Bourke Children’s Services


Santa visited Bourke and District Children’s Services last week. At back: Jenny Norman, Charlotte Goadby, Kalaway Ferguson, Santa and Bryce Robinson. Seated Isobel Parnaby, Grace Clanfield, Maddy Hurst, Bruce Morris, Maisie Coyne, Mariam Ali, Christopher Kelly, Elliot Rose, Christan Howarth, Addison-Kate Kings, Flynn Jackson and Christopher Whitbread. Inset – Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Photos TWH/supplied


Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced that Bourke & District Children’s Services will receive $57,000 under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, supported by the Federal Government.

It’s one of five grants awarded in the electorate under the program, representing a funding injection of more than $160,000 for communities at Bourke, Warialda, Lake Cargelligo, Pilliga and Nevertire to help get deserving projects up off the ground.

“The Tackling Tough Times Together program has a range of benefits, including creating jobs and keeping money flowing through our shops and suppliers,” Mr Coulton said.


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