LIGHTING THE WAY FOR SAWTELL TENNIS CLUB

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said Sawtell Tennis Club members and players are benefiting from a $41,600 State Government grant to upgrade court lighting. Mr Fraser congratulates the club for its successful application under the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, with the club upgrading to LED lighting on six courts. The new lights have arrived at the club, ready for installation. “This is fantastic news for Sawtell Tennis Club, its vibrant membership and the many players who use these popular facilities,” Mr Fraser said. The Sawtell Tennis Club lights…

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FUNDING BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR CONFERENCES

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said two major conferences to be held locally this year will benefit from the NSW Government’s Regional Business Event Development Fund, which aims to attract more business event visitors into rural and regional areas. Mr Fraser said the Fund is part of the $6 million NSW Regional Conferencing Strategy and Action Plan and provides investment in the regional visitor economy on a matched-dollar-for-dollar basis. The Australian Festival Industry Conference in September receives $10,000 and the Australasian Hepatology Association Biennial Conference in October receives $15,000….

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR EVENT MANAGERS

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Aspiring event managers in rural and regional NSW can get a headstart in their careers with applications now open to win one of six scholarships worth $6,500 each. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the program was part of the NSW Government’s $6 million Regional Conferencing Strategy & Action Plan and that in partnership with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), aspiring students could be provided the opportunity to undertake the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management. “We’re proud to be supporting emerging talent for the tourism and events industry from…

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START DATE CONFIRMED FOR NORTHERN BEACHES DEMAND BUS TRIAL

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New On Demand buses will start rolling out on Coffs Harbour’s Northern Beaches from 18 March as part of a pilot program run by the NSW Government, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. The On Demand pilot operated by Forest Coach Lines is one of 10 to be run across regional and rural NSW and will use two mini buses to provide links for customers travelling between Corindi, Arrawarra, Mullaway and Woolgoolga. Standard fares will start from $4.30 and Customers will be able to book a ride by using…

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$150,000 TO REDUCE CRIME & HELP DISADVANTAGED COFFS COAST YOUTH

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The NSW Government will provide more than $150,000 for Get Connected – a project that will steer disadvantaged young people in Coffs Harbour away from crime and deliver upgrades to Toormina Skate Park. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Attorney General Mark Speakman said Get Connected will be funded by the $10 million NSW Community Safety Fund. Mid Coast Communities will work with local Aboriginal youth and other vulnerable young people to encourage healthy living, build self-esteem and develop skills. “Local young people will take part in arts, sports…

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COFFS COAST TO HOST FIRST PERMANENT JUDGE

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Coffs Harbour is to have a permanent District Court judge located in the region, NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today. The Chief Judge, the Honourable Justice Derek Michael Price AM, will call for expressions of interest later this year, with the appointee to begin in early 2020. Mr Fraser said the appointment of a resident judge for Coffs Harbour will provide a major boost for the local legal sector as well as helping those who have to appear in court. “Having a…

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SAFER BEACHES WITH NEW SURF LIFE SAVING OXYGEN RESUSCITATORS

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Local beaches will be safer with the introduction of new oxygen resuscitation kits at our Surf Life Saving clubs. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the new OTK oxygen resuscitation kits will be a welcome boost for our patrol crews at Coffs Harbour, Red Rock-Corindi, Sawtell and Woolgoolga. “The state-of-the-art resuscitator kits are used by NSW Ambulance paramedics and will give our local Surf Life Saving clubs the best chance of helping anyone who gets into trouble at the beach,” Mr Fraser said. “Our local volunteers do an incredible…

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WOOLWORTHS DECISION A BOOST FOR DAIRY FARMERS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said he applauds this morning’s announcement by Woolworths it will remove $1 per litre fresh milk from nationwide sale from 19 February. Mr Fraser said he was pleased the supermarket giant had taken this major step recognising the damage to our dairy industry from $1 per litre milk, with two and three litre bottles to sell for $2.20 and $3.30 respectively. “I am delighted Woolworths has finally taken this decision – the higher prices will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for our…

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CELEBRATE THE ART OF AGEING AT SENIORS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

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Coffs Coast residents can challenge their views of older people by visiting the Art of Ageing Exhibition at Toormina during this year’s NSW Seniors Festival. A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary seniors who feature in this exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government commissioned the exhibition to highlight the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations. He said the exhibition aims to challenge perceptions of ageing…

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HONOURING VETERANS ON THE COFFS COAST

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The NSW Government is honouring our local veterans by investing in an upgrade to the Coramba Community Hall honour roll. Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Nationals candidate for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh are today awarding the $9,595 grant from the Community War Memorials Fund. It is among $175,000 invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials across the state in 2018/19. The First World War honour roll, designed by a veteran, at the Coramba Community Hall was unveiled in 1919….

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