Monthly Archives

January 2012

Fraser Welcomes Minister’s announcement

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Mike Gallacher, that the Coffs Harbour local government area has been declared a natural disaster area. “The heavy rain over the past week has caused thousands of dollars worth of damage around the area and I was very pleased that the Minister has acted quickly in authorising the natural disaster declaration,” Mr Fraser said. “There is extensive road and bridge damage around the area from the inundation of water.  “This announcement will…

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Locals invited to have their say on Aboriginal Affairs Policy

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A public meeting to provide local residents with the opportunity to have their say on the development of a new Aboriginal affairs strategy for NSW will be held in the Coffs Harbour electorate on Friday, 10 February, the Member for Coffs Harbour said today. The public community meeting is part of the NSW Government’s Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs consultation process which has been outlined by Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello MP.  The meeting will be held at the Coffs Ex-Services Club commencing at 1.15 pm. The community consultation…

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Transport grant to help youths in Coffs Harbour Education Program

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced $9,000 in NSW Government funding to help provide transport assistance for Aboriginal people participating in the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program in Coffs Harbour. The Indigenous Youth Mobility Program is supported by the Federal Government and provides assistance through accommodation, education and job training support to Indigenous youth wishing to further their education. As part of this project, Aboriginal Hostels Limited in Coffs Harbour provides accommodation for up to 20 participants aged 16 to 24 years, most who come from regional and remote…

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Applications from Coffs Harbour electorate groups invited for 2012 Environmental Trust Research Program

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local environmental groups to apply for major environmental research grants under the Environmental Trust’s $1 million Environmental Research Program. Mr Fraser said funding was available for grants of up to $200,000 – or higher for projects demonstrating strong justification – as well as seeding research grants up to $20,000. “The 2012 Environmental Research Program is providing $1million for research projects that help address environmental problems in NSW,” Mr Fraser said.  “The Environmental Trust has recognised the importance of NSW communities having…

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Have your say on strata and community laws

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged everyone who owns, lives in or is involved in the management of a strata or community scheme to have their say on strata and community laws during a three month online consultation project hosted by public policy think tank Global Access Partners (GAP). Mr Fraser welcomed the GAP initiative, which will provide a valuable source of information for the Government’s planned review of strata and community title laws in 2012. “There is a general view in the community, and one accepted by…

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$34,000 for research into corals in the Solitary Islands Marine Park

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Coffs Harbour’s Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group (SURG) Inc will receive $34,164 from the NSW Government for its project to conduct research into the health of coral communities in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The Minster for Environment, Robyn Parker said the grant was one of 15 separate projects across NSW that were successful in securing part of the $873,217 allocated by the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust under its Environmental Education Program. “Coral bleaching and poor coral health are associated with issues of climate change and there are predictions it…

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Seniors Week Grant

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to advise that funding has been approved for the Coffs Harbour electorate from the 2012 NSW Seniors Week Grants program. “NSW Seniors Week will be held from 18 to 25 March 2012,” Mr Fraser said. “It is a time to celebrate the valuable contribution older people make to our local communities and indeed throughout rural and regional NSW. “Seniors Week is about challenging age related stereotypes in our society. The week invites people to consider their own relationships with and attitudes…

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New Funding for Tourism in Coffs Harbour and the Mid North Coast Annouced

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, today announced $55,000 in funding for local tourism projects and businesses in Coffs Harbour as part of a wider package of $250,000 in funding to develop tourism across the Mid North Coast. Mr Fraser announced the funding for Tourism Mid North Coast on behalf of Minister for Tourism and Events, the Hon George Souris, adding that eight tourism projects across the Mid North Coast have been granted funding from the NSW Government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program. “The Destination…

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Urgent need for Joint Government Approach

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Following the tragic fatal accident in Urunga yesterday, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser has written to the Premier, the Hon Barry O’Farrell and the Minister for Roads, the Hon Duncan Gay MP, asking them to urgently convene a meeting with the relevant Federal Ministers to set a program and timetable for upgrading the remaining sections of the Pacific Highway to dual carriageway. Mr Fraser said the tragic consequences of the accident which took the life of an 11 year old child and a motorist at Urunga on Sunday…

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