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September 2011

Refurbishments Officially Opened at Coffs Harbour Fire Station

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today officially opened an $875,000 refurbishment of Coffs Harbour Fire Station that includes the addition of a second storey and a fire pole. Mr Fraser joined Fire and Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner John Benson, Coffs Harbour City Council Deputy Mayor Denise Knight and firefighters to celebrate the completion of the project. “The NSW Government is committed to providing our firefighters with the equipment and amenities they need for their vital work,” Mr Fraser said.  “This investment in Coffs Harbour will provide additional protection…

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Improved Facilities for Karangi Public School

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The Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has welcomed the announcement of the Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli that Karangi Public School will benefit from the Liberal & Nationals Government’s Budget.  “In 2011/12, the Government is spending $640 million new and continuing capital works projects at NSW public schools,” Mr Fraser said. “I am pleased to announce that a project to provide a new bus bay at Karangi Public School has been approved for funding”, Mr Fraser said. The project will include the construction of an off street bus bay…

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2011 Premier’s Gala Christmas Concerts

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, said today he was pleased to advise that tickets to the 2011 Premier’s Christmas Gala Concerts for seniors have now been allocated. “Performances will be held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, on Wednesday 7 December 2011 at 10.30am and 2.30pm”, Mr Fraser said. “These Concerts are held annually in recognition of seniors’ services to their community.  Last year’s concerts were a tremendous success with up to 30,000 seniors attending. It is always pleasing to see country people given the same opportunity…

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Regional Patients to Benefit from IPTAAS Boost

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the NSW Government’s $28 million boost the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS). The Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, today announced the detail behind the $28 million increase. Patients who need to travel long distances for treatment will receive a massive 30 per cent boost in their accommodation subsidies and a 25 per cent boost in petrol subsidies. This the first time the accommodation subsidy has gone up in 11 years. The NSW Government…

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Drive Carefully Over the School Holiday Period

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged motorists to stop, revive, survive on their journeys during the school holiday period. “There will be many families travelling north at this time of the year to take advantage of the early beginning of the warm weather. “As such, many drivers are unfamiliar with the road conditions and are not used to the volume of traffic that will be on the roads.  “I urge all drivers to drive safely, be aware of other traffic, obey the road rules and travel with…

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Sports Volunteers Recognised

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The people who give freely of their time, skills and passion to support NSW sport will be recognised for the first time with a dedicated annual sports awards program. Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser welcomed the launch by Minister for Sport and Recreation Graham Annesley of the inaugural NSW Sports Volunteer Awards with key members of the State’s sporting community at Sydney Olympic Park. “Sport at grassroots level is very reliant on volunteers – the mums, dads, former players and other community members who play vital but unpaid…

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Schools Out: Fair Trading Tips for a Trouble Free Break

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser is reminding families to carefully plan these spring school holidays to maximize their time together and ensure everyone enjoys the break.   Mr Fraser said school holidays are an opportunity to spend quality family time, catch up with friends and enjoy new experiences but if you don’t plan carefully you risk being disappointed and out of pocket. “The arrival of the warmer weather offers so many options for families,” Mr Fraser said. “Whether vacationing, attending concerts, visiting museums and theme parks, or going to…

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Premier Launches new round of Community Building Partnership

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NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell today announced the 2011 Community Building Partnership program open to applications. Mr O’Farrell said he was delighted to fulfil another election commitment delivering vital infrastructure to communities throughout the state. “This is about helping communities move essential projects forward and improve the provision of local services,” Mr O’Farrell said. “My Government is allocating $35 million to this initiative which means $300,000 is available for each electoral district. “An additional $100,000 is available for the 48 electorates with higher levels of unemployment….

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World Rally Championshps a Huge Success for the Coffs Harbour Region

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to thank all those involved in the World Rally Championships (WRC), which was an outstanding success for the Coffs Harbour region. “All the WRC representatives I spoke to have been thrilled with the event, which far exceeded their expectations.  The attendance at the various rally events exceeded those from when the event was held in the Tweed in 2009 by 20,000 spectators,” Mr Fraser said. “Whilst some local restaurants did not have their expectations fulfilled, others were delighted with the patronage…

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September 11th, 2001 Commemorative Book

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has advised that in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 the State Government has made available a Commemorative Book for signing. “Anyone wishing to sign the book can do so by visiting my Electorate Office at Suite 1/9 Park Avenue, where commemorative sheets are available for signing,” Mr Fraser said. “The Premier, the Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, wishes to evoke the memory and sacrifice of those Australians, Americans and all others who lost their lives in the name of freedom…

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