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August 2013

CALLS FOR DISCUSSION ON LIFE JACKETS FOR ROCK FISHERS

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  CALLS FOR DISCUSSION ON LIFE JACKETS FOR ROCK FISHERS   The NSW Government has released a public Discussion Paper on the wearing of lifejackets by rock fishers as a possible option to reduce drowning.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Government was committed to responding to this level of drowning rates for rock fishers.   “Addressing all the risk factors for drowning is a key aspect of water safety in NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   According to the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2012, 11%…

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NIGHT WORK ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY AT WOOLGOOLGA

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          NIGHT WORK ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY AT WOOLGOOLGA         Member for Coffs Harbour , Mr Andrew Fraser MP advise motorists that safety improvement work will be carried out at night on the Pacific Highway at Woolgoolga from Monday 19 August for two weeks, weather permitting.    Work will be carried out from 7pm to 6am and involves upgrades to the road surface and repairs to the footpath.   Traffic controllers will be in place to manage any traffic disruptions during the work.  …

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16 days left to apply for 2014 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships

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        16 days left to apply for 2014 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships     Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP today reminded social housing residents that they have only 16 days left to apply for the 2014 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships. The final date for entries is 30 August 2013   Mr Fraser said the Youth Scholarship program, now in its eighth year, is aimed at encouraging and supporting young social housing residents to finish their Higher School Certificate or TAFE equivalent.   200 students…

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NAMBUCCA HEADS TO URUNGA UPGRADE – COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS

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  NAMBUCCA HEADS TO URUNGA UPGRADE – COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew FarserMP said Local residents and businesses are invited to community information sessions this month for the Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade.   Mr Fraser said the Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade involves building 22 kilometres of four-lane divided road which will link up with existing two-lane, divided highway north of the Waterfall Way interchange at Raleigh.   “The upgrade will provide a faster journey for people travelling along the Pacific Highway…

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Coffs Harbour to host Touch Football World Cup in 2015

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          Coffs Harbour to host Touch Football World Cup in 2015   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that Coffs Harbour has been crowned the host city of the Touch Football World Cup, to be held in April -May, 2015. “I’m delighted that the Touch Football World Cup will be making a welcome return to NSW in 2015 with Coffs Harbour named the host city,” Mr Fraser said. “NSW last hosted this event in Sydney in 1999.”   “The NSW Government works hard to…

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CONDITIONS RIGHT FOR COFFS HARBOUR MASSIVE MOVE SUCCESS THIS AFTERNOON

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  CONDITIONS RIGHT FOR COFFS HARBOUR MASSIVE MOVE SUCCESS THIS AFTERNOON   The rising tide this afternoon is shaping up as the perfect opportunity for the transfer to a barge of a 141 tonne heat exchanger in Coffs Harbour.   Mr Fraser said after several attempts since late July, the barge had finally been secured with a 15 point mooring system and the tidal conditions were right for the transfer.   “The truck with the heat exchanger is ready to roll slowly down to the wharf area where ramps have…

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WORK BEGINS ON COFFS HARBOUR JUSTICE PRECINCT

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6 August 2013   WORK BEGINS ON COFFS HARBOUR JUSTICE PRECINCT   Construction of the $74 million Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct will begin today, with Attorney General Greg Smith SC and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser to attend a sod turning ceremony to mark the occasion.   “Within two years this vacant site will accommodate a five-storey courthouse, a two-storey police station and a cells complex, making good on the O’Farrell government’s pledge to deliver world class justice facilities to Coffs Harbour,” Mr Smith said.   “This is red…

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TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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        TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser today welcomed an upgrade and relocation of the Coffs Harbour Bus Exchange as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, a $770 million initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure where it is needed most. The upgrade and relocation of the Coffs Harbour Bus Exchange is one of 36 locations that are set for key transport interchange upgrades worth almost $40 million across the state. Since the NSW…

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LOW TIDE AND PERFECT CONDITIONS REQUIRED FOR COFFS HARBOUR MASSIVE MOVE

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      LOW TIDE AND PERFECT CONDITIONS REQUIRED FOR COFFS HARBOUR MASSIVE MOVE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, said a window of opportunity exists from Sunday afternoon for the transfer to a barge of a 141 tonne heat exchanger in Coffs Harbour. Mr Fraser said a coordinated effort is under way to move the 17 metre by eight metre by 6.9 metre piece of steel machinery which was manufactured in Coffs Harbour by WE Smith Engineering Pty to be used in the mining industry in…

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