LOCAL CRICKETERS COMPETE AT THE SCG FOR THE PLAN B REGIONAL BASH TITLE

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Coffs Coast cricket stars and fans will come together at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday 5 February for the annual Plan B Regional Bash Finals, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Now in its fourth season, the country cricket tournament promotes drink driving prevention messages through the cricket community and already features strong sporting rivalries between NSW regions. Mr Fraser said some of the most talented cricketers from country NSW will again be given the opportunity to play on one of the world’s iconic grounds in the tournament’s…

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NEW CAMPAIGN ENSURES NO CHILD MISSES OUT

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomes a new campaign by the NSW Government promoting the benefits of a quality early childhood education in preparation for primary school. The parent awareness campaign, which involves a series of print, online and radio advertisements, highlights the benefits of participating in a preschool program and will be a reminder for families with young children to consider enrolling their children in an early childhood service. Mr Fraser said it is important for local families to understand how extensive the emotional, social and cognitive benefits…

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LET’S CELEBRATE OUR REMARKABLE SENIORS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages residents to celebrate a local senior by nominating them for the 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award, which acknowledges the contributions older people in our community make on a daily basis. “The unique insights, abilities and experience that seniors contribute to our community is what helps make our area thrive, and this is one of the ways we can show our appreciation,” Mr Fraser said. “I encourage everyone to nominate a senior that makes a difference, whether it be a grandparent who supports…

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COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

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Nominations are now open for the Coffs Harbour bypass project community consultative committee. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the committee will provide advice on the project, reflecting community feedback. “The purpose of this committee is to provide a forum for discussion between Roads and Maritime Services and representatives of the Coffs Harbour community,” Mr Fraser said. He said the committee will be chaired by Kathy Jones, independently appointed by the Department of Planning and Environment. “It will also include up to seven community members, with representatives from Roads…

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$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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