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April 2011

Pacific Highway Upgrade sponsorship helps students be smart

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to learn that the team behind the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade is sponsoring an environmental initiative to help students learn about the cultural and environmental importance of native bees. “A number of stingless native bee hives, which were originally located along the upgrade route, have been relocated by local apiarist and teacher Steve Maginnity,” Mr Fraser said. “The joint venture between Leighton Contractors and Fulton Hogan, which is working with the RTA to design and build the upgrade, is…

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RTA improves school bus stop safety

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to advise that the RTA is working with local bus companies and Coffs Harbour City Council to improve safety for children at school bus stops along the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade. “The RTA has made a number of changes along the upgrade including installing improved signs and road markings at bus stops along the upgrade,” Mr Fraser said. “One bus stop at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Gaudrons Road, Sapphire Beach, was relocated further west to move…

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$700,000 in Fair Trading industry grants available

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging applications for three Fair Trading industry grant programs worth $700,000.  Mr Fraser said the property services, home building and motor vehicle industry grants would fund education, research and training projects in the three industries, with a focus on raising consumer awareness and industry standards.  “Universities, TAFE colleges, industry associations and registered non-government organisations can apply,” Mr Fraser said. The $300,000 property services program will improve knowledge of tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, highlight energy efficiency and enhance education in the…

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Fraser calls on Premier to reject IPART recommendations

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today written to the Premier, the Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, urging him not to accept the recommendation by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for an 18.1% price increase in electricity costs due to be implemented on 1 July. Mr Fraser said this recommendation would increase residential power bills between $228 to $316 per annum and business customers would increase by $325 to $500 per annum. Mr Fraser said that he did not believe under the Independent Pricing Regulations Tribunal Act that…

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Suitable applicants sought for Kokoda Youth Challenge

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage any young people who are interested in walking the Kokoda Track to contact ClubsNSW. “ClubsNSW is currently seeking five people between the ages of 16 and 22 from across Australia to walk the Kokoda Track in late September this year as part of the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge,” Mr Fraser said. “This program, which is funded and administered by the various associations representing registered clubs across Australia, serves to develop and refine leadership skills as well as providing young people…

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Be careful on the road over Easter

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, in conjunction with Father Ian Mabey of St John’s Anglican Church, is urging motorists to be careful on the road over the Easter Holiday Period. “There are many families travelling at this time of the year through the Mid North Coast region to take advantage of the Easter holiday period and the school holidays.  Speeding is a major factor in road fatalities and I urge motorists to slow down, obey the road rules and take plenty of rest breaks,” Mr Fraser said. “In…

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Urgent Meeting with Police Minister

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has sought an urgent meeting with the newly appointed Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon Michael Gallacher MLC, regarding the long awaiting new Justice Centre for Coffs Harbour. “Preliminary Planning for a new Justice Centre has been promised for many years by successive Labor Governments. “Now that the Coalition is in Government I am seeking an assurance that this will now become a reality,” Mr Fraser said. “The current conditions at the Police State and Court House are outdated and cramped…

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Lowanna Public School Should Keep Its Demountable

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said he had today written to the Minister for Education, the Hon Andrew Picolli MP, requesting him to ensure that the demountable classroom at Lowanna Public School remains. Mr Fraser said that Lowanna School had received a new classroom under BER funding and as a result of this the Department of Education is about to remove a second demountable from the school. “Having spoken with members of the school community at Lowanna I believe that it is imperative that this demountable is kept for…

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Fraser thanks his constituents

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to convey his sincere thanks and appreciation to the electors of the Coffs Harbour electorate for entrusting him to represent them for another 4 year term. “I am overwhelmed by the level of support I received on Saturday,” Mr Fraser said. “The result of the election state wide means that for the first time in 16 years, the Liberal/Nationals are in Government in this NSW. “I have worked extremely hard over the years to represent the people of Coffs Harbour in…

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