FURTHER COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ON COFFS HARBOUR JETTY FORESHORE

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced an online survey to help collect community views on the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore redevelopment. Mr Fraser said the survey is now open until Sunday 1 July and he encouraged all interested residents to complete it. “We’ve had a great response so far to our community consultations on the foreshore with over 1,600 comments posted on the Social Pinpoint platform and 245 responses provided to an online survey,” Mr Fraser said. “On top of this, our face-to-face drop-in sessions at the end…

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THREE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT HEALTH CAMPUS

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While planning continues on the major expansion of Coffs Harbour Health Campus, work is about to get under way on three significant construction projects, worth a total of $2.383 million, at the campus. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the construction of an Aboriginal Cultural and Wellbeing Centre and upgrades to two existing units will take place in coming months. Following a competitive tender process, the contract for the three projects has been awarded to Armidale-based JNC Group which is a majority owned Indigenous enterprise, Mr Fraser said. “The…

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FUNDS FOR COFFS HARBOUR REGIONAL MUSEUM PUT SAFETY FIRST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the volunteer-led Coffs Harbour Regional Museum has been selected for funding from the NSW Government’s arts, screen and culture agency Create NSW. The museum will receive $1276 through the Volunteer Museum Small Grants Program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) to facilitate vital improvements for volunteer-run museums across the state. Under the program, in the first of two annual funding rounds, 11 community museums from regional NSW will benefit from a total of $17,864.70. Mr Fraser said our regional museum…

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FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL PISTOL CLUB

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said Woolgoolga Pistol Club has secured $7561 in NSW Government funding as part of the 2017-18 Safe Shooting Program. Mr Fraser said the funding has been provided to upgrade the club’s outdated generators and solar systems, and to purchase new computer, printer and other equipment. “The main aim of this program is to increase the safety at shooting facilities in NSW as well as during club sponsored activities held away from a club’s permanent base,” Mr Fraser said. “I congratulate the Woolgoolga Pistol Club…

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BOOST FOR NAIDOC CELEBRATIONS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $1500 will be shared by two local school communities to help celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2018. Mr Fraser said he was pleased to inform the following NAIDOC Week hosts they were successful in their application for the NSW Government’s NAIDOC Week Grants:  Mary Help of Christians Primary School ($750) – Show and presentation will give students a visual and tactile experience of traditional technologies used by Indigenous people.  Tyalla P&C Association ($750) – Tyalla Public School canteen will cater for the…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON NORTH COAST REGIONAL SPORT PLAN

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Coffs Coast community members and sporting groups can have their say on key local strategies developed to improve the delivery and planning of grassroots local sport over the next five years. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the plans will assist grassroots sport participation across our region by providing targeted sports program and facility development for all community members to enjoy. “This is a great opportunity for locals to have their say, and I encourage everyone to view the plans and give their feedback on what they would like…

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COFFS COAST PRESCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM NEW FUNDING

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said local preschools will benefit from funding which will go towards enhancing the quality of their service. Mr Fraser said he was delighted the following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund:  Brayside Community Preschool Incorporated – $7585  Coffs Harbour Preschool Association Incorporated – $10,415  Possums Den Coffs Harbour – $9085  The Mountain Preschool, Lowanna Incorporated – $10,580  Toormina Community Preschool Incorporated – $12,000 “These preschools are showing an ongoing commitment to…

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STATE BUDGET: $2.1 BILLION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PLUS INFRASTRUCTURE OVERHAUL

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More than 260 additional mental health workers, strengthened community care and upgrades to mental health infrastructure are set to be delivered by a record NSW Government spend on mental health in today’s State Budget. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the record investment of $2.1 billion will ensure vital mental health services reach those in need on the Coffs Coast. “Our focus is to improve the lives of people in the Coffs Harbour electorate living with mental illness by delivering better care and making supports available both in the…

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NSW BUDGET: ADDITIONAL $38 MILLION FOR COFFS HARBOUR HOSPITAL EXPANSION

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A new Emergency Department, more capacity for chemotherapy, renal dialysis and operating theatres are the highlights for our community with an additional $38 million for Coffs Harbour Hospital. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced the extra funding which brings the total funding for the hospital expansion to $194 million. “This is a huge win for our community and I want to thank our hardworking nurses and doctors and the entire hospital workforce who have been at the forefront – working every day to provide essential health services our…

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NSW GOVERNMENT WILL FUND COFFS COAST’S THREE YEAR OLDS

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Three year olds on the Coffs Coast will be the first in Australia to benefit from Government subsidised preschool education as part of the NSW Government’s $197 million investment in the 2018-19 Budget, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. The new funding, part of the NSW Government’s Start Strong program, will mean more children in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be able to attend preschool and it will also improve affordability for families through a reduction of fees. Mr Fraser said this is fantastic news for local families. “Early…

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