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March 2012

Reduction of speed limit on Pacific Highway in Urunga

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A speed limit change will be implemented on the Pacific Highway through Urunga on 3 April. The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the change to the speed limit was a result of a speed zone review of the existing 60km/h speed limit on the highway. “After the recent tragic crash in Urunga the NSW Government fast tracked a number of safety improvements for the Pacific Highway through Urunga, including this review,” Mr Fraser said. “The review was carried out in accordance with the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines and…

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Social housing waiting lists: No more secrets

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said new reforms to the way that social housing waiting list information is released will deliver greater transparency and will better inform people in my electorate. Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward has announced that Housing NSW will publish detailed, location-based information on expected waiting times by bedroom category for the first time. “Under Labor information was withheld regarding the number of properties, the number of people waiting in each area, and how long they could expect to wait,” Ms…

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Workshops to help share $1.72 Million in environmental funding

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Does your community or Aboriginal group have an environmental project in mind that requires some funding? The Environmental Trust is conducting workshops to assist applicants to share in $1.72 million in funding for specific environmental projects. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the Coffs workshop on Tuesday, 3 April would help in understanding what was required in an application and provide some tips on how to develop your project idea. “Under the Protecting our Places Program, grants of $2,000 to $35,000 are available to Aboriginal organisations for environmental projects…

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Energy experts coming to Coffs Harbour with free help to save power

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local pensioners, veterans and families on a low income to take advantage of a free NSW Government program to save power and money on bills while energy experts are in town. Trained energy experts will be working in Coffs Harbour and Sawtell from 2 April to 13 April 2012 as part of region-by-region state-wide campaign. Mr Fraser said energy experts from the Home Power Savings Program had already helped more than 1,150 households in the Coffs Harbour electorate to reduce their…

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Funding for youth events in Coffs Harbour Electorate

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NSW Government funding will help young people in Coffs Harbour to get involved in local events next month when NSW celebrates Youth Week 2012 (April 13 – 22), the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today. Mr Fraser said funding has been provided to all local councils in NSW, including $2029.50 to Coffs Harbour City Council. “Youth Week is a great way to acknowledge the creative and inspiring young people living in the Coffs Harbour area, Mr Fraser added. “For people aged 12 to 25, it’s an opportunity to…

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$40 Million Public School Upgrade Fund

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NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said public schools in Coffs Harbour can now apply for the second round of funding for building upgrades and maintenance under the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government’s $40 million Public School Upgrade Program. “The first round projects are underway and I am pleased to announce applications are now open for round two,” Mr Piccoli said. “Schools can apply for project funding up to a maximum of $200,000, which can be for full or part funding of a…

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Fair Trading tips on buying a motor vehicle

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is reminding consumers buying a motor vehicle to do their homework and get advice from Fair Trading if they have any concerns. Mr Fraser said Fair Trading had received 2,258 complaints in 2011 about used cars and motor cycles and 1,029 complaints about new cars and motor cycles. “Whether buying a car or motorcycle from a dealership or privately, consumers should do their homework to avoid heartache,” Mr Fraser said.  “A Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) check will show if the vehicle has…

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Hotline to help war on graffiti vandals

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging people to report sightings of graffiti to the NSW Government’s new free State-wide hotline, saying it will help clean up what is a blight on community pride. “Until now there has been no single number to notify authorities about graffiti, which has caused confusion and delays in removal,’’ Mr Fraser said. “The NSW Graffiti Hotline will make it easier to report graffiti in NSW, which will result in faster clean ups.” The hotline (free call 1800 707 125) opened on March…

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Coffs Harbour Community Transport boost

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Coffs Harbour Bellingen and Nambucca Community Transport will receive an extra $4,000 in State Government funding this financial year, Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser announced today. Mr Fraser said he had been advised by the Minister for Transport, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, that this meant the organisation would receive almost $150,000 from the NSW Government this year. The funding boost comes after the NSW Government committed an extra $12 million over four years to community transport organisations across the State through the Community Transport Program. “This is great news…

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Former Knight holds Aboriginal problem gambling workshop

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Former Newcastle Knights star Ashley Gordon is holding a workshop in Coffs Harbour this week targeting problem gambling in Aboriginal communities.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the session is part of the Responsible Gambling Fund’s $2.4 million three-year Early Intervention, Prevention and Community Engagement Strategy to reach out to those most at risk of developing a gambling problem.  “The Liberals and Nationals Government is committed to countering problem gambling in the Aboriginal population. That’s why we are rolling out the NSW Aboriginal Safe Gambling Program across the State…

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