MORE SUPPORT FOR COFFS COAST AS NSW BEGINS JOURNEY TOWARD ZERO SUICIDES

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Individuals, families, schools and other community members impacted by suicide will have more support than ever before under a new comprehensive strategy to begin NSW’s journey to zero suicides. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government has announced almost $90 million to deliver new suicide prevention initiatives as part of the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023. “We know that last year in NSW 880 people lost their lives to suicide, and we must do more to solve this complex issue,” Mr Fraser said. “That’s…

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COFFS COAST SHOULD FIREPROOF SURVIVAL PLANS

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A confronting campaign has kicked off, urging local residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said the new NSW Rural Fire Service ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ public awareness campaign asked the important question ‘How Fireproof Is Your Plan?’ “The message this bush fire season is clear: to give you and your property the best chance of survival you need to seriously prepare and plan ahead,” Mr Fraser said. “Seven in ten people in bush fire prone areas…

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR COFFS COAST KIDS

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Preschools on the Coffs Coast can apply for a share of a $10 million investment to improve the learning environment of their service, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said the boost of funding is the second instalment of the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program, introduced earlier this year to enhance the physical environment of community preschools. Mr Fraser said the Quality Learning Environments program has already seen a strong take-up in his electorate, with almost $50,000 allocated in the last round to upgrade our local…

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TIME TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST GRAFFITI

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser urges local residents to throw their support behind Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, 21 October to reclaim our graffiti hotspots. “People are sick of vandals defacing public amenities and it’s time to send a clear message that we have a zero tolerance for tagging,” Mr Fraser said. “Ours is a community where people love where they live, which is why I’m urging locals to support the Graffiti Removal Day initiative. “Cleaning up graffiti-damaged sites shows vandals we won’t stand for this kind of anti-social…

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BEST WISHES TO THE COFFS COAST CLASS OF 2018

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser wishes our local HSC students every success on the eve of their first English exam on Thursday, 18 October. More than 70,000 students across NSW are embarking on a big month of exams to cap off an academic journey which, for most, began 13 years ago. Mr Fraser said our students should feel extremely proud of the hard work they’ve put in, guided by excellent teaching staff. “Obtaining the HSC is a fantastic achievement. It is internationally recognised and the pinnacle for school-based education…

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RALLY AUSTRALIA RETURNS TO COFFS HARBOUR

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The Coffs Coast will remain the home of Rally Australia next year, with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announcing the World Rally Championship (WRC) will once again hold its season finale in Coffs Harbour from 14 – 17 November, 2019. Rally Australia is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the prestigious annual motorsport event provides a substantial boost to local businesses each year. “Rally Australia features some of the world’s best rally drivers as…

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SHOW A CARER YOU CARE

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser applauds all carers on the Coffs Coast for their remarkable contributions to our local community, as part of National Carers Week. “National Carers Week is all about saying thanks. Let’s take a moment to thank carers we know for their vital and selfless contributions,” Mr Fraser said. “Day in day out, informal carers provide vital care for their loved ones and are an invaluable part of our society. “National Carers Week is also an opportunity to reflect on how we can better support a…

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COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS CONSULTATION PERIOD

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At last night’s meeting held at the PCYC regarding the Coffs Harbour Bypass, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has given an assurance that the public consultation will be extended until the end of January and the Environmental Impact Statement will not be released over the Christmas holiday period. “I have written to Coffs Harbour City Council asking that they have a permanent display of the Bypass route in either the foyer of the Council Chambers or the library, until such time as the public consultation process is completed,”…

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COFFS COAST PREPARES FOR THE FIRST NSW WOMEN’S WEEK

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day. Women’s health and social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week in March next year. “Women are so vital to making the Coffs Coast a great place to live through their contributions to the workforce, their families, and our community,” Mr Fraser said. “NSW Women’s Week will…

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APPLY NOW TO HELP OUR ENVIRONMENT

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said grant applications under the NSW Environment Trust’s Restoration and Rehabilitation Program are open for community and government organisations, to create more sustainable management of environmental assets and services. “We are calling for grant applications for this historic program which has run for more than 25 years to help the community and government drive better long term outcomes for the environment,” Mr Fraser said. “These grants will enable community and government organisations to protect, conserve and restore our valuable natural environment by implementing local…

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