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November 2011

Coffs Harbour Electorate Groups Urged to Apply for New Funding for Long Term Projects

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local bushcare and Landcare groups to apply for up to $250,000 in new funding available through the Environmental Trust for large-scale, long-term bush regeneration projects. The $8 million Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream was launched earlier this month by NSW Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker. “This new program is offering grants of between $200,000 and $250,000 for projects which will run for up to six years,” Mr Fraser said. “They provide a great opportunity for local community organisations, like…

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Fraser Welcomes Speed Limit Review on the Pacific Highway

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today the announcement of the top 100 roads to be reviewed as part of the NSW Government’s audit of speed zones. “In this region, the community has nominated the Pacific Highway for review.  “The Safer Roads NSW website was launched in July as part of the audit and since then more than 2,600 people have had their say about speed limits and speed limit signs. “The information provided by the community has helped the NSW Centre for Road Safety to prioritise road corridors…

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Speak Out Against Domestic Violence on White Ribbon Day

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged the Coffs Harbour community to condemn all forms of violence against women by supporting White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon campaign encourages men and their communities to make a stand against violence against women. Mr Fraser said the Government’s NSW 2021 plan includes actions to reduce domestic and family violence against women and their children throughout the state. “The Staying Home Leaving Violence program is being expanded to an additional five sites with a further $2.5 million. This will enable women…

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$50,000 Boost for Arts and Cultural Facilities in the Coffs Harbour Electorate

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced $50,000 in State Government funding to develop arts and cultural infrastructure in the Coffs Harbour electorate. Mr Fraser said Sawtell Art Group has received the capital project grant under the 2012 Arts Funding Program. “This funding is available for the construction, renovation or fitting out of buildings and other facilities for arts and cultural use. The funding will be used towards the capital development of the Stage 1 extension of the Sawtell Art Centre,” Mr Fraser said. “This will provide more…

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Fraser Urges Communities to Back Neighbourhood Watch

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A new initiative by Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is taking the crime prevention fight into the streets. Mr Fraser is tackling local crime head-on and is seeking community support in re-igniting the Neighbourhood Watch program across the Coffs Harbour Electorate. “Our communities have never been more serious about anti-social behaviour and crime prevention,” Mr Fraser said. “We all recognise there are problems in certain areas and we all have our ideas on how to best deal with them. “Now there is an opportunity for all of us to…

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Funding Boost to the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium Inc

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced $32,842 in State Government funding for The Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium to enhance musical education in the region. Mr Fraser said the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium Inc is one of 17 across the State to share a total of $718,276 in Regional Conservatorium Project Funding as part of the 2012 Arts Funding Program (AFP). “The Conservatorium will present and promote a series of five concerts called Sunday Soundscapes to be held at the Jetty Memorial Theatre on Sunday afternoons, featuring professional…

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Safe Schoolies includes Consumer Awareness

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is reminding graduating students heading to 2011 Schoolies celebrations to scrub up on their consumer rights and to take some basic but important precautions when planning their activities.  Mr Fraser said Schoolies can easily end up out-of-pocket consumers if they fail to do their research and neglect the fine print when purchasing goods and services.   For many young people this will be their first experience looking after a holiday budget and paying their way,” Mr Fraser said. “Young and inexperienced consumers need to…

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Residential Parks Discussion Paper Released

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the release of a discussion paper on ways to improve the governance of residential parks by the Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts.   Residential parks provide an affordable housing choice for many people, who develop strong, valuable networks of support within their park,” Mr Fraser said. “It is vital that effective laws are in place setting out clear and balanced rights and obligations for residents and park operators. “The discussion paper honours our election commitment to residential park residents to carry…

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Coffs Coast Events share in Support for Regional Flagship Events

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Two Coffs Coast events will receive support from the NSW Government’s 2012 Regional Flagship Events program, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser announced today. “The Woolgoolga Curryfest and the bcu Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge have both received a boost of $10,000 each to support the marketing and advertising of these events,” Mr Fraser said. “In regional NSW, the value of tourism is more than $8.9 billion in overnight visitor expenditure, based on nearly 18 million overnight visitors.   The NSW Government is committed to growing regional tourism and this investment will…

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