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July 2011

Fraser welcomes Minister’s Annoucement

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon Mike Gallacher, that he has recommended activation of Category C assistance in respect to the recent storms. “This means that farmers and small business operators in a number of local government areas, including Coffs Harbour, may be eligible to apply for cash grants, up to a maximum of $15,000, to assist in clean up and recovery operations,” Mr Fraser said.  “During a visit to the Coffs Harbour electorate last…

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Sports Grants Available

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon Graham Annesley MP, that applications are now open for two key grant programs, the Sport and Recreation Participation Program and the Sport and Athlete Development Program.  The NSW Government’s Sport and Recreation Participation Program provides funding for local initiatives that help more people to be active on a regular basis.  “This program focuses on helping people who often face barriers to participation in mainstream sport such as people with a…

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FIRST STEPS IN STRENGTHENING RESIDENTIAL PARKS

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Fair Trading, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP, that a register of all residential parks in New South Wales will be established to provide the Government and stakeholders with complete statistical data on this important industry. “Residential parks are caravan parks and manufactured home estates that have permanent residents.  There are estimated to be up to 600 residential parks in New South Wales” Mr Fraser said.  “Meeting our election commitment to review the Residential Parks Act…

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Noise Walls to be installed at Emerald Heights

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NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced 1.5km of noise barriers will be installed at Emerald Heights as part of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade. “I’m very pleased to be able to be here today in what is an important announcement for the local community,” said Mr Gay. “The NSW Liberals & Nationals are determined to listen to the local community’s concerns. The draft operational noise report for the upgrade is currently being finalised by the project team and will…

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Safety Improvements Completed on Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said safety work had been completed at the intersection of Hurley Drive and Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour. Mr Fraser said the improvements, which included the installation of traffic lights, were provided through the RTA’s Traffic Efficiency Improvements Program. “Work involved minor changes to the medians on the Pacific Highway and Hurley Drive, resurfacing the road at the intersection, installing traffic lights, road markings and intersection street lighting,” Mr Fraser said. “These are welcome safety improvements for the local community and motorists…

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Aboriginal neighbourhood touch football comp in Coffs Harbour

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased that a free neighbourhood touch football competition for young people will be held in Coffs Harbour over six weeks from July 22 to August 26, 2011. “The Minister for Sport, the Hon Graham Annesley MP, has advised me that the competition is part of the NSW Office of Communities sport and recreation program which provides access to activities for everyone in the community. “Sport and recreation play a vital role in bringing communities together, and participation in physical activity creates a…

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Coffs Harbour Represented at Youth Parlianment

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased that a local school student will be representing the Coffs Harbour electorate in next week’s Youth Parliament. “Kiara Greenway, a Year 11 student at Toormina High School, is the youth representative who has been selected for the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament 2011.  “I was pleased to nominate Kiara for this project, who I believe will make an outstanding contribution to the debate. “Kiara has a great enthusiasm and interest in the local community.  I first met her when she attended a Youth Forum…

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