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January 2014

FINAL CALL FOR LOCAL LAND SERVICES NOMINATIONS

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  FINAL CALL FOR LOCAL LAND SERVICES NOMINATIONS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local residents to get their nominations in for the upcoming Local Land Services elections, with only days left to nominate.   Nominations for board member positions close at 5pm Friday, 31 January, 2014.   “There has been strong interest in the elections across NSW, with more than 130 people nominating in total.  For the North Coast region, as of 12pm Wednesday, 17 nominations for the board member elections had been received,” Mr…

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WASTE LESS, RECYCLE MORE GRANTS CLOSING SOON

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  WASTE LESS, RECYCLE MORE GRANTS CLOSING SOON   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local councils, businesses, and community groups to take advantage of the millions of dollars available in waste grants before applications close in February.   Mr Fraser said the grants were opened in late 2013 as part of the $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative designed to drive down waste to landfill and increase resource recovery across NSW.   “This is the first significant round of funding under the initiative and offers…

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NEW BOATING EDUCATION OFFICERS DEPLOYED IN NSW

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  NEW BOATING EDUCATION OFFICERS DEPLOYED IN NSW   People heading to boating hotspots around NSW now have greater access to first hand boating information and advice with nine Boating Education Officers (BEO) being deployed in the field this week.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the State’s first BEOs will be located at Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Hawkesbury River/Broken Bay, Botany Bay/Port Hacking, Port Kembla and Batemans Bay, with a  further four expected to start in January.   “This is part of the…

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FISH TO FLOURISH IN THE ORARA RIVER

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  FISH TO FLOURISH IN THE ORARA RIVER     Fish habitat along the Orara River is set to improve with a NSW Government grant of $31,000 for a project aimed to rehabilitate fish habitat along parts of the Orara River, Fridays Creek and Walgarah Creek, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   Mr Fraser said the Orara Valley Rivercare Groups Management Committee will benefit from the Recreational Fishing Trust’s Habitat Action Grant to improve fish habitat.   “This is a great local project which will provide…

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$100,000 AVAILABLE FOR ABORIGINAL REGIONAL ARTS PROJECTS

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  $100,000 AVAILABLE FOR ABORIGINAL REGIONAL ARTS PROJECTS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on local Aboriginal arts organisations and individual artists to apply for a share of $100,000 in Government funding to help showcase and promote the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector across the State.   “The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) aims to support projects that promote regional Aboriginal artists, and Aboriginal arts and culture in NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “The fund offers individual professional artists up to $3,000 and organisations up $15,000.  …

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ELEVEN PROJECTS UNDERWAY IN SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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  ELEVEN PROJECTS UNDERWAY IN SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE DURING THE HOLIDAYS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that while students and teachers have been on holidays, local schools have been busy with maintenance and improvement projects.   Mr Fraser said the school holiday period provides the time to repair school facilities, while students and staff are off premises and enjoying their break.   “In the Coffs Harbour electorate, eleven projects worth up to $426,145 have been undertaken at ten schools during the holidays,”…

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LOCKOUTS & MANDATORY MINIMUMS TO BE INTRODUCED TO TACKLE DRUG AND ALCOHOL VIOLENCE

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  LOCKOUTS & MANDATORY MINIMUMS TO BE INTRODUCED TO TACKLE DRUG AND ALCOHOL VIOLENCE     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the tough and comprehensive package to tackle drug and alcohol-fuelled violence.   “I have been listening to the local community and the message to me has been loud and clear and I’m delighted the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has acted,” Mr Fraser said.   “The Premier has announced Parliament will be recalled next week in order to implement some of the key legislative measures…

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STILL TIME FOR TOURISM OPERATORS TO ACCESS FUNDING

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  STILL TIME FOR TOURISM OPERATORS TO ACCESS FUNDING     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today reminded tourism operators throughout the Coffs Harbour electorate that there is still time to apply for a share of the $2.25 million available through the NSW Government’s Regional Visitor Economy Fund. Deadlines for applications close on Friday, 31 January 2014.   “The Regional Visitor Economy Fund provides funding for the regional tourism operators to grow their business, which in turn boosts the local visitor economy through the injection of visitor expenditure,…

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