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October 2011

New Laws set to Simplify Plumbing Industry

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said plumbers, consumers and regulators are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s plumbing industry reforms.  Mr Fraser said the reforms contained in the Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2011 will establish NSW Fair Trading as the single plumbing and drainage regulator in NSW. “Currently the NSW plumbing industry has over 100 separate regulators including local councils, Sydney Water and Hunter Water, each of which impose their own local requirements,” Mr Fraser said. “Fair Trading has been licensing plumbers and regulating the home…

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Change to the Speed Limit on the Pacific Highway North of Urunga

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is advising motorists of two speed limit changes on the Pacific Highway north of Urunga effective from Monday 31 October. “The RTA has carried out a speed zone review of the Pacific Highway, between Urunga and Boambee, as part of the NSW audit of speed zones,” Mr Fraser said.  “The review assessed a number of factors including road environment, traffic volume and crash history.  The two speed limit changes on the Pacific Highway were made to provide a more consistent approach to speed…

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Electorate Urged to Apply for Community Building Partnerships

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged organisations to apply for the 2011 Community Building Partnership program before applications close in a fortnight. Mr Fraser said the deadline is fast approaching, with applications for the programme closing on Monday 31 October. “The Community Building Partnerships are vital for moving local projects forward and upgrading essential services,” Mr Fraser said. “I recommend those organisations yet to apply for this important program to make sure they meet the deadline. “Projects deemed eligible inject jobs into the region – and boost…

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Andrew Fraser Annouces $27 000 for Coffs Harbour Environment

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The Coffs Coast environment will benefit from more than $27,000 in environmental grants from the NSW Government’s 2011/12 Environment Trust program, Local Member Andrew Fraser announced today. “A grant of $2,500 has been awarded to Sawtell Public School for its ‘The sanctuary – kitchen and habitat gardens and $24,922 has been awarded to Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council for the Coffs Creek restoration and interpretive bush tucker trail”, Mr Fraser said. “These projects and the many others like them across New South Wales are making a real…

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Good Luck to HSC Students in the Coffs Harbour Electorate

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has wished students in the Coffs Harbour electorate good luck in their HSC exams. Written exams, which account for up to 50 per cent of results in many HSC courses, begin today and conclude on Friday November 11. More than 760 exam centres in Australia and around the world will be the venue for 117 different exam papers. “The HSC is a major investment in the future of New South Wales,” said Mr Fraser said. “I’d like to wish all students in the…

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Small Business to have a big say in the Coffs Harbour Electorate

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Small business owners and operators in the Coffs Harbour electorate will soon have the opportunity to meet the State’s first Small Business Commissioner, Ms Yasmin King as part of her inaugural regional listening tour – Giving Small Business a Big Say. Ms King, who was appointed to the role of Small Business Commissioner earlier this year, said she is looking forward to meeting with some of the State’s 650,000 small businesses to hear how she can best advocate on their behalf. “In order to be an independent voice and advocate…

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Legislation to Boost Investment in NSW Home Building

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said legislation recently introduced by the NSW Government will modernise home building laws and stimulate investment in the state’s home building industry.     Mr Fraser said the Home Building Amendment Bill 2011 signifies the beginning of genuine reform for the NSW home building industry. “These amendments will cut red tape, close off legislative loopholes and provide benefits to homeowners and builders. The government is working with industry and other stakeholders, listening to their concerns and getting results,” Mr Fraser said. “The message from stakeholders…

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Coffs Harbour Electorate Recieves $2.3 Million for Floodplain Management

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced a total of $2.3 million for floodplain management across the Coffs Harbour electorate.             The grants are being offered to local councils for priority projects to assess the risks and reduce the impacts of flooding across NSW. The funding comes from the 2011-2012 round of two programs: the NSW Floodplain Management Program; and the Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme. The funding includes: Lower Bellinger and Kalang Flood Study incorporating the Newry Island Flood Study Boambee Newport’s Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and…

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