$117K IN COASTAL AND ESTUARY GRANTS FOR COFFS HARBOUR

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Three grants totalling $117,000 have been awarded by the NSW Government to Coffs Harbour City Council, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. The NSW Government will provide a $77,000 grant for a comprehensive water quality monitoring program for the Coffs Coast and Orara Catchments. The funding will support Coffs Harbour City Council’s 2018-20 ecohealth monitoring program. “This grant means the Council can check the health of our estuaries and determine if any action needs to be taken to preserve and protect them,” Mr Fraser said. “Previous ecohealth monitoring programs…

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SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT FORECASTS FOR COFFS COAST

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As school leavers consider their career options for 2019, a recent study by TAFE NSW has found skills shortages across the Mid North Coast that could lead to solid employment growth over the next three years. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said for his electorate, opportunities arise in particular in the Health, Wellbeing & Community Services and Infrastructure, Energy & Construction industries. These are tipped to be the number one and number two employers in our region. “Local residents looking to begin their career or move jobs in the…

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MENTORING CAMPAIGN EMPOWERS LOCAL WOMEN

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Women can share their unique insights through a new NSW Government campaign, with Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser calling on locals to share their achievements and experiences to empower others. The NSW Inspirational Women Online Showcase will feature a range of women sharing videos online about their achievements and advice for other women and girls, and calls on the public to express interest in the project by submitting a video. “I would encourage Coffs Coast women who feel they can offer encouragement or inspiration to other women to share…

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NEW ON DEMAND TRIAL FOR COFFS HARBOUR

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said a new On Demand bus service for customers living in the northern beaches area of Coffs Harbour will launch around the middle of the year. This is one of ten On Demand trials being run by the NSW Government across regional and rural NSW. Services will be operated by Forest Coach Lines and cover areas like Corindi, Arrawarra, Mullaway and Woolgoolga, with fares starting from $4.30. “This is public transport at a time that suits you, arriving where and when people need them,…

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DELIVERING SAFER ROADS ON THE COFFS COAST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is looking forward to vital road safety upgrades in the latest round of the Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives. As part of this $182 million record investment, funds will be delivered locally through big improvements to help save lives. Mr Fraser said in 2019-20, $208,000 will be spent on installing vehicle activated signs (VAS), and transverse linemarking, on the Pacific Highway at Englands Road, south of Coffs Harbour. “From day one, road safety has been one…

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BE INSPIRED BY THE 2019 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages our community to vote for finalists in the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards. “All of the finalists make extraordinary contributions to their communities and should be congratulated,” Mr Fraser said. “I would urge everyone to take a look at the finalists’ stories online and show their support by submitting a vote.” Minister for Women Tanya Davies said young female entrepreneurs, humanitarian ambassadors and cancer researchers are among the 28 finalists who have been nominated for the Awards ahead of the inaugural…

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FUNDING BOOST FOR WOOLGOOLGA SURF CLUB

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has today announced $150,000 in funding for Woolgoolga Surf Club as part of the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Surf Club Facility Program. The funding is part of $3.9 million awarded for 24 projects to improve facilities and equipment at surf life saving clubs across NSW. The $150,000 funding has been provided to the club for the redevelopment of the Clubhouse. “Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work – saving lives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to get fit and healthy,” Mr…

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NEW COMMITTEE TO DRIVE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS DELIVERY

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The NSW Government has announced a new Committee will progress the Coffs Harbour bypass, which will feature tunnels and other significant design improvements in response to community feedback. These improvements include the lowering of the road gradient, a significant reduction in the height of the viaduct adjacent to Mackays Road, low noise pavement along the entire length of the bypass, and vegetated earthen mounds for noise reduction and visual impacts. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser and Nationals Candidate for Coffs…

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PROJECTS TO TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN COFFS HARBOUR REGION

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced four organisations have triumphed in a challenge to deliver government-supported programs to help young people into work in the Coffs area. Mr Fraser said the NSW Business Chamber’s Skillsroad program, JobGetter, batyr and YEP11 with My Career Passport were among 12 successful bidders for the NSW Government’s $10 million Youth Employment Innovation Challenge. “The Challenge is unique among such programs in that we went to local communities to seek placed-based solutions to youth unemployment,” Mr Fraser said. “We reached out to communities…

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SUMMER HOLIDAY BLITZ FOR COFFS COAST SCHOOLS

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Coffs Coast public schools will remain hives of activity over the summer holidays, as tradespeople arrive to spruce up school grounds while students and teachers are on leave. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said more than $1.6 million will be spent on local school maintenance and upgrade projects, which are running over the summer holiday period. The schools are Crossmaglen Public, Karangi Public, Orara High, Sandy Beach Public, Tyalla Public and Woolgoolga Public. Mr Fraser welcomed this investment in our local schools. “Every child deserves to have access to…

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