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May 2012

$27,100 for Aboriginal arts projects

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced two NSW Government grants totalling $27,100 to support a local Aboriginal arts projects. Mr Fraser said the funding from Arts NSW will assist the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation with the Gaagal Exhibition and Art Event and the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation with the Birpai Canoe Revival Project.  “The NSW Government’s Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund helps celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional areas by assisting arts projects with grants of up to $3,000 for professional artists and up to $15,000…

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Housing NSW fails subcontractors

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said that he had today sent urgent emails to the Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, and the Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce, calling on them to make good the losses that are facing subcontractors from the failure of St Hillier’s Constructions Pty Ltd. “These losses are likely to be incurred due to the fact that St Hilliers P/L have placed themselves in voluntary administration this morning,” Mr Fraser said. “The project which they were undertaking in Coffs Harbour was the completion of a…

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Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

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As Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week 2012 (14 – 20 May), the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on locals to nominate for the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award. “These annual awards, run by the Centre for Volunteering, recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions of the 2 million plus volunteers in NSW,” Mr Fraser said. “The awards recognise exceptional volunteers in several categories, including youth, senior, team, corporate and volunteer management.  Regional winners will be selected in October and November with State winners announced on International Volunteer…

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2013 Arts Funding Program information session

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Coffs Harbour artists and cultural groups will have the chance to learn about funding opportunities at an information session on the 2013 Arts Funding Program held by Arts NSW later this month, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said.  “The 2013 Arts Funding Program will support a wide range of arts and cultural activities, programs and projects in metropolitan, regional and rural parts of the State, and play a key role in ensuring NSW remains the creative capital of Australia,” Mr Fraser said. “Creative arts can have many positive…

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Still time to ‘have your say’ on action for the Mid North Coast

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, says time is running out for local residents to have their say on the Mid North Coast Regional Action Plan. Since February the community has been urged to tell the NSW Government what goals they have for their areas over the next decade. “There is still time for residents, businesses and stakeholder groups to have their say on the changes they see as essential for this region,” Mr Fraser said. “The online consultation will continue until next Friday 18 May at http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/nsw2021 –…

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Fraser condemns Federal Labor for cutting Pacific Highway funding

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andres Fraser, today condemned Federal Labor for cutting $2.3 billion out of the Pacific Highway in its budget. “There is no new money in this Budget, only money that has already been promised” Mr Fraser said. “I have had a gut full of the Labor Government’s lies in relation to funding for the Pacific Highway.  All I want is equity to the funding they gave the previous State Labor Government to stop people being killed and maimed on this road. “It’s high time Mr Albanese…

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Extensions for submissions on the Draft Strategic Regional Land Use Policy

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased at the announcement by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, The Hon Brad Hazzard MP, that the date for submissions on the draft Strategic Regional Land Use Policy has now been extended to 14 May. “The NSW Government will continue to listen to community views in developing this policy to ensure the protection of strategic agricultural land. “There have already been a number of consultations and public meetings held throughout the State in regard to this matter. “As The Nationals represent…

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A new direction for disability services in NSW

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged people with a disability, their families and carers to register for the final round of consultations on the NSW Government’s disability services funding reforms. “The NSW Liberals & Nationals are committed to empowering people with a disability, allowing them to pick and choose the services they want through individualised funding packages,” Mr Fraser said. “Individualised funding and personalised supports are a key requirement for a National Disability Insurance Scheme, and our reforms will ensure that NSW is NDIS ready.” A consultation will…

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Vote now for your 2012 NSW Woman of the Year

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged the Coffs Harbour electorate community to get involved and vote for their NSW Woman of the Year. Six wonderful women have been shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Women of the Year Awards in the People’s Choice – Community Hero category. “This year more than 200 nominations were received from across NSW showcasing women who have made a significant contribution to their local community,” Mr Fraser said. “It’s now up to the community to choose the 2012 People’s Choice winner by voting…

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Funding boost for Arts projects in the Coffs Harbour electorate

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced $7,000 in funding for Arts Mid North Coast to help develop local artistic and cultural programs. Mr Fraser said the grant is part of a $98,000 funding boost for 14 Regional Arts Boards across rural and regional NSW. “This funding will help Arts Mid North Coast to continue its creative work in the community providing local residents with access to artistic and cultural resources,” Mr Fraser said. “Creative arts can have many positive effects for regional communities including developing creativity, skill…

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