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February 2013

FRASER WELCOMES NATURAL DISASTER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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    FRASER WELCOMES NATURAL DISASTER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, that the Mid North Coast area has been declared a natural disaster area.   “The heavy rain, strong winds and flash flooding over the last few days has caused a great deal of damage around the area and I was very pleased that this announcement has been made quickly.   “This announcement will open up avenues of funding assistance that…

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FUNDING INCREASE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORT IN COFFS HARBOUR

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  FUNDING INCREASE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORT IN COFFS HARBOUR   Local MP, Andrew Fraser today announced that Coffs Harbour will directly benefit from more than $26,000 in NSW Government funding for community transport services.   Mr Fraser said the funding will go towards providing safe and reliable transport for those who can’t access regular services in areas including Bellingen and Coffs Harbour.  Funding recipients in the Coffs Harbour Electorate include Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Community Transport.   “This Government is committed to supporting community transport and recognises the integral…

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NSW GOVERNMENT ACTS ON COAL SEAM GAS

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NSW GOVERNMENT ACTS ON COAL SEAM GAS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said a tough new regime for Coal Seam Gas in NSW showed the community’s concerns had been listened to by the NSW Government.   Under the package announced by NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner:   The independent Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be the lead regulator of environmental and health impacts of CSG activities in NSW with responsibility for compliance and enforcement;   All exploration, assessment and production titles and activities will…

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PREMIERS SENIORS WEEK GALA CONCERTS 2013

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      PREMIERS SENIORS WEEK GALA CONCERTS 2013   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today that he was pleased to advise that tickets to the 2013 Premiers Seniors Week Gala concert have now been allocated. “Performances will be held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Monday 18 March at 10.30am and 2.30pm,” Mr Fraser said. Mr Fraser said he was pleased that country people were given the same opportunity as city residents to obtain tickets for the Concert. “The Seniors Gala Concert is one of the…

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LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE GRANTS IN COFFS HARBOUR

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  LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE GRANTS IN COFFS HARBOUR   The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is offering to help community organisations and local councils learn more about funding offered by the NSW Government for environment and heritage projects and how to plan and deliver a better project.   A series of workshops is being held across NSW in the coming months to help those interested learn about the sorts of grants programs available through the Office of Environment and Heritage including a range of funding under the…

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IMPROVING MARINE LIFE IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS CATCHMENT

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  IMPROVING MARINE LIFE IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS CATCHMENT   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said that the NSW Government is enhancing marine habitats across NSW through Habitat Action Grants.    “The rehabilitation of these habitats will provide long-term sustainability of native fish stocks and benefit recreational fishermen,” Mr Fraser said.   “The fish habitat projects will improve the health of the recreational fishing areas across NSW, many of which are in popular fishing spots.  The projects are funded through the Recreational Fishing Trust and funds accumulated through…

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BOATING INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING APPROVED

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    BOATING INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING APPROVED       The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased that the Minister for Roads and Ports, the Hon Duncan Gay, has approved funding grants under the 2012-13 Better Boating Program which includes two projects in the Coffs Harbour electorate.   “The Better Boating Program assists Councils and other groups in providing new and improved recreational boating facilities and infrastructure.   “In 2012-13, approximately $4 million will be provided for better boating projects across NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “The Minister has…

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WASTE LEVY FEES WAIVED FOR TEN NORTHERN NSW COUNCIL AREAS HIT BY FLOODS

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  WASTE LEVY FEES WAIVED FOR TEN NORTHERN NSW COUNCIL AREAS HIT BY FLOODS The Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced that ten council areas in northern NSW, including Coffs Harbour, would have the Waste Levy temporarily waived to facilitate flood disaster clean up. Mr Fraser said that the Local Government Areas (LGAs) had been affected by flood water following days of severe rain in late January. “These areas have experienced extreme weather conditions and are in dire need of assistance to help…

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NEW NURSING GRADUATES FOR COFFS HARBOUR

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    NEW NURSING GRADUATES FOR COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS       The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to advise that a total of 26 new nursing and midwifery graduates will be joining the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.   “The first 13 graduates will commence today, with another 13 joining the staff in late March,” Mr Fraser said.   “Over 2000 new graduate nurses have accepted positions to start work across NSW public hospitals this year,” Mr Fraser said.   “We now have 46,700 nurses and…

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