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April 2012

Coffs Harbour electorate gets its share of the $35 million Community Building Partnerships program

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the announcement of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program. Mr Fraser said he was delighted the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today announced the roll out of $35 million for 1424 community projects throughout the state. “The Coffs Harbour electorate has twelve projects that will receive funding, making a great impact on the day to day lives of our communities.  This is the delivery of another election commitment from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to…

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ANZAC Day legend strong in Coffs Harbour

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ANZAC Day is a time to reflect on Australia’s military history and remember those who answered the call to defend this great nation, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said this week. Mr Fraser has again produced the eight-page booklet titled “The Spirit of ANZAC” which gives an interesting insight into Australia’s military history and the role personnel from within the Electorate played in various wars and conflicts. “The booklet also carries a handy reference guide to many of the Anzac Day commemoration services and marches across the Electorate,” Mr…

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New WilderQuest program aims to encourage children to embrace nature

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Easter school holidays heralds the launch of an innovative new program aimed at inspiring a love of nature in young children and motivating families to get out and enjoy the panorama. Mr Fraser said “WilderQuest” – a program developed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) – incorporates an online environment, an app available on iPad and a range of in-nature experiences to encourage children and their families to spend more time in nature. The WilderQuest program was launched…

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Funding for arts project in the Coffs Harbour Electorate

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced $1200 in funding for Coffs Harbour based CR8 Productions under the 2012 Country Arts Support Program (CASP). Mr Fraser said the grant is part of nearly $241,000 worth of funding for 132 arts projects across rural and regional NSW. “The grant will be used towards a Community Exhibition Series and Educational Workshops.  Grants of between $300 and $3,000 have been provided to recipients as part of the 2012 CASP. “I congratulate organiser, Mr David Quinn, in receiving this important funding support.”…

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Enviro champions encouraged to nominate for Green Glove Awards

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging nominations for the NSW Government’s 13th annual Green Globe Awards, announced by the NSW Minister for the Environment, Robyn Parker. Mr Fraser said the awards are open to small and large businesses, individuals, state and local government and not-for-profit organisations that can demonstrate significant environmental achievements. “The Green Globe Awards provide an opportunity to be recognised for environmental success at the highest level in NSW,” Mr Fraser said. “I encourage everyone who has worked hard to improve the environmental performance of…

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Keep safe on the roads over Easter holiday period

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has urged motorists to take care on the roads over the Easter holidays. “Extra care should be taken in Northern NSW whilst on the Pacific Highway, particularly in known bottleneck areas around Bulahdelah, Kempsey, Macksville, Coffs Harbour, Ballina and Tweed Heads. “Traffic can double during the busy holiday periods, especially on major roads like the Pacific Highway,” Mr Fraser added. In a continued bid to reduce the road toll, double demerits will apply from midnight Wednesday 5 April to midnight Monday 9 April…

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