SCHOOLS OPEN FOR PLAY OVER HOLIDAYS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said more than 230 local schools across the State will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public over the summer school holidays. Mr Fraser said on the Coffs Coast, we will have Mullaway Public, Nana Glen Public and Ulong Public throwing their gates open to the community these school holidays as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. The program allows members of the community to use their local public school’s outdoor facilities, providing new opportunities for play,…

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SAVING LIVES AND SERVING OUR COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE

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Four men who mastered the waves to save lives have today been recognised for their devotion to service by Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser. Well known Coffs Coast residents Wayne Scott, John Wake, John Mills and Robert Hutchinson have, between them, dedicated more than 160 years of service to the Surf Life Saving movement, an extraordinary achievement. “Today, we recognise and show our appreciation to these outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated tremendous community leadership,” Mr Fraser said. “We appreciate their many hours of service to the community to making…

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FREE 2019 DIARY INFORMS OUR SENIORS

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Coffs Coast seniors can claim a free diary that informs them about scams, elder abuse, funerals, pensions and more, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said demand is always high for the Legal Topics For Older People diary. They are available from Mr Fraser’s electorate office at Suite 1/9 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour. The diary contains a foreword by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and provides information about seniors’ rights, consumer law, aged care, community phone numbers and a list of agencies and services for older people. “Legal Aid…

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FREE PREMIER’S GALA CONCERT TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR COFFS COAST SENIORS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local seniors to book their spot for the 2019 Premier’s Gala Concerts in Sydney, which will feature Marina Prior, Casey Donovan and Adam Brand. Free tickets for the Premier’s Gala Concerts, a highlight of the NSW Seniors Festival, are available from 12 noon on Wednesday 12 December through Ticketek. Mr Fraser said the concerts are just one of the many exciting events our seniors can enjoy during the Festival, which will be held from 13-24 February, 2019. Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said…

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GRANTS TO CLEAN UP REGIONAL LANDFILLS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser invites councils to apply for a share of more than $3 million in grants to improve regional and rural landfills in NSW. “The grants, available under the fourth round of the Regional Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements program, are designed to assist councils in improving landfills and reducing their impact on the environment,” Mr Fraser said. The NSW Government invites councils in regional and rural areas to apply for grants under two streams.  Stream 1 is available to councils to consolidate and close…

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COFFS COAST BENEFITS FROM ARTS FUNDING BOOST

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An exciting new arts project is taking centre stage with support from the latest round of the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin. This small-grant $260,000 fund is aimed at supporting and improving the quality, reach and strength of short-term, locally-initiated activities. Locally, Screenwave will receive $3,000 to fund the SWIFF’s Nextwave Youth Film Program, which will deliver three free-to-attend workshops for young people on the Mid North Coast to promote filmmaking and positive mental health. “It’s thrilling to hear that so…

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FUNDING FOR FREEDOM FEAST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates Coffs Harbour City Council for securing a $2100 NSW Government grant for the Freedom Feast. Mr Fraser said the Feast, an integral part of our local Refugee Week celebrations, is being supported by the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Events grants program. “Freedom Feast is an outstanding local festival which promotes inclusion, and is welcoming of every member of our community,” Mr Fraser said. “Our local community has the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful event which brings us together and promotes harmony from the…

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COFFS COAST REAPS REWARDS IN RECORD $847 MILLION SCHOOL MAINTENANCE SPENDING

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The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will invest an additional $100 million on school maintenance this year, bringing the total investment to an unprecedented $847 million over four years. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said this ensures schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate are maintained to the best standards, with $3.9 million allocated here for 2018-19. “This is a huge boost for our school communities on the Coffs Coast,” Mr Fraser said. “It will ensure our students and teachers can work in the best possible conditions. Only the NSW…

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL LITTER PREVENTION

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $1 million in grants is available to regional waste groups through the Litter-Regional Implementation Program, to reduce and prevent litter on the Coffs Coast. “The grants program aims to support regional Councils to deliver local litter prevention projects,” Mr Fraser said. “This is about keeping our local environment the way it was meant to be — litter free. “Projects funded in previous rounds includes the installation of bins, education campaigns using Tosser! campaign materials, litter enforcement, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation. “Funding has…

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MOBILE BLACK SPOT FUNDS DELIVER BETTER COVERAGE

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said local residents and businesses will have access to extended mobile coverage with a new mobile site to be built at Lowanna East, as part of the NSW Government’s Connecting Country Communities Fund. Mr Fraser said the development demonstrates the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to eliminating mobile black spots across the State, ensuring better access to mobile coverage for people in regional NSW. “This upgrade is going to make a real difference,” Mr Fraser said. “Businesses will be able to operate without interruption caused…

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