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May 2013

CALL FOR COMMUNITY TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST GRAFFITI

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  CALL FOR COMMUNITY TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST GRAFFITI   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on residents to get involved in what promises to be the biggest ever Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 20.   “People can participate in two ways: by nominating sites now that need cleaning up, and by lending a hand in the clean-up on October 20,” Mr Fraser said.   “I am pleased that wide range of community organisations will support Graffiti Removal Day this year.   Community groups like The…

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3 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT REBATE APPLICATIONS: 2,000 COFFS HARBOUR FAMILIES ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE

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  3 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT REBATE APPLICATIONS: 2,000 COFFS HARBOUR FAMILIES ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser is calling on eligible families to take advantage of the NSW Government’s Family Energy Rebate before the June 14 deadline.   While the Division of Energy is continuing to process applications, thousands of eligible families are yet to apply for the assistance measure that helps households manage their electricity bills.   “Approximately 2,000 local households are eligible to receive the Family Energy Rebate as…

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$74,310 DISASTER GRANT TO COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL

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  $74,310 DISASTER GRANT TO COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL   Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce and the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced a progress payment of $74, 310 to Coffs Harbour City Council to assist in the clean up and restoration of council-owned assets damaged by storms and floods in January last year.   Mr Pearce said at the height of the storm, heavy rain caused flash flooding that closed many roads in and around Coffs Harbour.   “Once council certifies that all eligible works…

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FREE WORKSHOPS FOR COFFS COAST OPERATORS TO HELP GROW TOURISM

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  FREE WORKSHOPS FOR COFFS COAST OPERATORS TO HELP GROW TOURISM   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged all tourism operators in the Coffs coast region to take full advantage of a new program of free workshops designed to provide them with information and new skills to grow their own business and tourism for the region.    “Called ‘NSW First’ the workshops are an initiative announced by Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, and are being delivered by Destination NSW, the tourism and major…

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FRASER MET WITH PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’AUTOMOBILE

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    FRASER MET WITH PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’AUTOMOBILE         The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, took the opportunity to meet with the President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, Mr Jean Todt during his recent visit to France.   Mr Todt is a French motor sport executive heavily involved in the World Rally Championships.   “During my meeting with Mr Todt I took the opportunity to promote the fact that Coffs Harbour is a wonderful place and an ideal destination for World…

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RECORD POLICE NUMBERS AND OPERATIONAL CAPACITY

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RECORD POLICE NUMBERS AND OPERATIONAL CAPACITY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Government was delivering record police numbers and the Operational Capacity of the NSW Police Force is now at 95%.   “This is well over the Government’s target of maintaining Operational Capacity at 90% or more,” Mr Fraser said   “I am thrilled that the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command has an Operational Capacity of 93%. The Operational Capacity is based on staff who are available to work and doesn’t include those on Long Term…

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EXCLUSIVE TICKET PRE-SALE FOR WORLD RALLY AUSTRALIA

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  EXCLUSIVE TICKET PRE-SALE FOR WORLD RALLY AUSTRALIA   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, has welcomed the return of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship to the Coffs Coast, encouraging past attendees to take advantage of an exclusive ticket pre-sale which begins today.   The Coates Hire Rally Australia will be staged at various locations on the Coffs Coast from Thursday 12 September to Sunday 15 September. The event is Round 10 of 13 in the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship and is expected to attract the cream…

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NOMINATE NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

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  NOMINATE NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR   As Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week (13 – 19 May), the Member for Coffs Harbour is calling on people to nominate outstanding volunteers for a prestigious award.   Mr Fraser said nominations are now open for the 2013 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award – and there are a number of worthy nominees in Coffs Harbour electorate.   “Every day in this community I see volunteers giving their time and efforts to make the area a better place – in our emergency…

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MORE SCHOOL MAINTENANCE SPENDING IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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    MORE SCHOOL MAINTENANCE SPENDING IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that three schools in Coffs Harbour electorate will share in $10 million in additional maintenance funding this year.   “I am very pleased to advise that Crossmaglen Public School, Narranga Public School, Toormina High School and Woolgoolga High School will all be receiving additional Maintenance Funding in the 2012/13 financial year to assist in the replacement of downpipes, gutters, sheeting and carpets,” Mr Fraser said.   Funding has…

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COFFS HARBOUR CITY LIBRARY RECEIVES DEVELOPMENT GRANT

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  COFFS HARBOUR CITY LIBRARY RECEIVES DEVELOPMENT GRANT   The NSW Government has announced grants of $2.5 million for public libraries across the state in the annual Library Development Grants and Country Libraries Fund programs.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has advised that Coffs Harbour City Library has received a grant of $193,650.   “Public libraries play a critical role in our communities by providing access to collections, information and technology that help people at all stages of their lives. The NSW Government is committed to working…

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