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October 2013

EXTRA 21 DAYS TO REGISTER BACKYARD POOLS WITHOUT PENALTIES

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EXTRA 21 DAYS TO REGISTER BACKYARD POOLS WITHOUT PENALTIES   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said that people had an additional 21 days to get online and register their pools without penalty after Local Government Minister Don Page asked councils not to impose fines on people who have not registered their pools.   The extension – to November 19 – comes after some people encountered delays on the pools registry as over 40,000 pool owners successfully registered their pools in a 24-hour period before the deadline officially…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON GOVERNANCE OF INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON GOVERNANCE OF INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today commended the Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts for releasing a Discussion Paper Improving Governance within Incorporated Associations.   Mr Fraser said incorporated associations are generally volunteer-run community organisations including sporting clubs, musical societies, and arts, crafts, and cultural groups.   “Incorporated associations play an important role in our communities and it is vital that they have the confidence of their members and the community.  The NSW Government wants the public’s feedback on options…

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FRASER WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR PRESCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  FRASER WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR PRESCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the additional funding for community preschools in the Coffs Harbour electorate from the beginning of next year, announced by the Education Minister Adrian Piccoli.   Mr Fraser said that based on enrolments reported by centre-based-services, community preschools would receive $300,000 in additional funding in the Coffs Harbour electorate under a new Preschool Funding Model.   Mr Fraser said the additional funding was part of a new funding model,…

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JUST DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR RURAL WOMEN’S AWARD

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  JUST DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR RURAL WOMEN’S AWARD   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today reminded women in the Coffs Harbour electorate they have just days left to apply for the 2014 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award.   “The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s pre-eminent Award for rural women,” Mr Fraser said.   “These awards are an important celebration of women achievers who are helping to create sustainable and dynamic primary industries and are making an enormous contribution to rural communities…

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FRASER WELCOMES $3.8m FOR SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  FRASER WELCOMES $3.8m FOR SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed $3.8 million in funding for public schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate that will be delivered through the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model (RAM).   In 2014, public schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate will receive an additional $1 million,” Mr Fraser said.   “The NSW Liberal & Nationals Government has consistently supported the Gonski Report’s key view that ‘Every child should have access to the best possible education,…

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GET BEHIND GRAFFITI REMOVAL DAY

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  GET BEHIND GRAFFITI REMOVAL DAY The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged the local community to register to take part in what’s shaping up to be a record breaking Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 20. “Anyone in the Coffs Harbour electorate who cares about the appearance of our community can get behind Graffiti Removal Day by joining the clean up, promoting the day on social media or simply by telling their family and friends about it,” Mr Fraser said. The NSW Government and Rotary Down Under…

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2013 NSW TOURISM AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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  2013 NSW TOURISM AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED   Finalists for the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards have been announced by the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, including three tourism businesses from the Coffs Harbour electorate.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Tourism Awards recognise excellence and the achievements of the NSW tourism industry across 31 categories including attractions, festivals and events, ecotourism, tour and transport operators, marketing and accommodation and outstanding contribution from individuals.   “The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program…

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APPLY NOW TO BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF SOLITARY ISLANDS MARINE PARK

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APPLY NOW TO BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF SOLITARY ISLANDS MARINE PARK   Local residents are being encouraged to apply to be part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park Advisory Committee to help manage the NSW marine estate, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today. “The Solitary Islands Marine Park was one of the first marine parks established in NSW, and stretches over 72,000 hectares from Muttonbird Island in the south to the Sandon River and Plover Island in the north,” Mr Fraser said. “The marine park caters…

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TRAFFIC CHANGES AT EMERALD BEACH AS UPGRADE PROGRESSES

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  TRAFFIC CHANGES AT EMERALD BEACH  AS UPGRADE PROGRESSES   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and the Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker today announced the next milestone in moves to upgrade the Pacific Highway at Emerald Beach.   Mr Fraser and Mr Hartsuyker said this was further evidence of the commitment of the two Coalition Governments working together to complete the full upgrade.   “I’m delighted we are ready for traffic will be moved onto the newly completed northbound lanes next week,” Mr Fraser said.   “Motorists…

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO RECEIVE ANOTHER FOUR SETS OF FLASHING LIGHTS

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  COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO RECEIVE ANOTHER FOUR SETS OF FLASHING LIGHTS     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the Coffs Harbour electorate will receive four sets of flashing lights under the next rollout announced by the NSW Government to increase school zone pedestrian safety.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government was delivering on its commitment to ensure every school in the state will have a set of flashing lights by December 2015.   “I’m delighted Bishop Druitt College, Boambee Public School, Coffs Harbour Public…

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