Monthly Archives

November 2010

Your Chance to Comment on the Future of the Coffs Showground Recreation Reserve

By | Media Releases

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged all those people who wish to comment on the Draft Masterplan and Land Use Strategy for the Coffs Harbour Showground, to do so immediately. “I am a very strong supporter of retaining the Coffs Harbour Showground recreation reserve as a showground and recreation reserve trust for the people of Coffs Harbour as it is a valuable public asset and should remain so,” Mr Fraser said.  “It is a public reserve dedicated as a showground and for other recreation uses.  Thousands of…

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Urgent Safety Review of Pacific Highway Needed Immediately

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has once again called on the State Government and the Roads and Traffic Authority to undertake an urgent safety review of the Pacific Highway south of Urunga. “Following three serious accidents, one fatal, within a six day period south of Urunga, I am seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister for Roads, David Borger, where I will be requesting a reduction in the speed limit in the area to 80km/h, the installation of concrete barriers to divide the road, the improvement of the…

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International Womens Day 2011

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to advise that 2011 marks the Centenary of International Women’s Day (IWD) and in order for students to learn more about the issues that face women and girls around the world, the Department of Education and Training is conducting an IWD poster design competition for high school students. Mr Fraser would like to encourage all high school students in the Coffs Harbour electorate to participate in the poster competition.“International Women’s Day celebrates the gains women have made over the years and…

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Upgrade of Pacific Highway Paramount

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has called on the State Government to take immediate action to upgrade the Pacific Highway south of Urunga. “This morning’s fatal truck accident highlights the urgent need for action to be taken immediately. “This accident occurred only three days after another serious accident south of Urunga on Saturday, where fortunately no one was killed. “Both incidents held up traffic for hours.  I am fed up with excuses and poor management by the RTA.  Planning for this section of the Pacific highway has been…

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Promises of Funding for Coffs Harbour Health Campus Fail to Materialise

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on the Minister for Health and the State Government to immediately increase funding and staff levels at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus (CHHC).   Mr Fraser said that his office over the last 6 weeks has received numerous complaints from citizens who have been kept waiting for up to 7 hours in the Emergency Department (ED) at the CHHC.  These complaints are not isolated and are becoming far too regular for it to be ‘a busy day at the hospital’. Every day…

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NSW Local Carer Awards 2010 – Coffs Harbour Recipients

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In celebration of National Carers Week, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is delighted to be able to present three NSW Local Carer Award 2010 certificates to recipients from the Coffs Harbour electorate. “Coffs Harbour residents Mrs Barbara Bale, Aunty Sue Hoskins and Ms Yvonne Quadros are all successful recipients of these awards,” Mr Fraser said. “It is my absolute honour to be able to personally say thank you to these outstanding ladies, all of whom have made significant sacrifices in their lives to care for others. “National Carers…

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Andrew’s Week in Parliament 25th- 29th October 2010

By | Local News

Hansard 27 October 2010 – Health Services Amendment (Local Health Networks) Bill 2010 29 October 2010 – Coffs Harbour Elective Surgery Grants Local Sporting and Recreation groups looking for funding might be interested in looking at the Sport and Recreation Facility Grant Program which is administered by NSW Sport and Recreation. This program provides grants for services to increase the availability, standard and quality of sport and recreation facilities in NSW. Community based, not-for-profit organisatons that are incorporated in NSW can apply for these grants of up to $200,000 at…

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Urgent Need to Re-design Englands Road Roundabout

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, , Andrew Fraser, has again called on the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) to urgently re-design the roundabout at Englands Road and the Pacific Highway following yesterday’s early morning  accident where a B-double tipped over. “This roundabout has always been a problem.  It is too big, the road is cambered the wrong way and this is not the first time semi-trailer has failed to negotiate the roundabout. “I believe the RTA needs to urgently re-design the roundabout to prevent future accidents and even tragic deaths….

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