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March 2014

COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE REMINDED ABOUT COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT APPLICATIONS

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  COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE REMINDED ABOUT COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT APPLICATIONS Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, says time is running out for organisations to apply for infrastructure grants under the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program.   Mr Fraser said the establishment of the Category 3 program was a commitment the Liberals & National Government made, in partnership with ClubsNSW, before the 2011 state election.   “ClubGRANTS Category 3 funds are now available to assist with building, upgrading, renewing or acquiring land or property for community sport and recreation infrastructure facilities that…

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FREE WORKSHOPS HELPING LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS

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  FREE WORKSHOPS HELPING LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged parents and supervisors of learner drivers to attend a free workshop on how to provide the most effective driving practice.   The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop provided by Roads and Maritime Services will be held at Orara High School in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday 28 May at 5.30pm.   A second workshop will be held at the Enterprise and Training Company Coffs Harbour office on Wednesday 11 June…

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NATIVE VEGETATION CLEARING CODES OPEN FOR COMMENT

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  NATIVE VEGETATION CLEARING CODES OPEN FOR COMMENT   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser and Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced the public exhibition of the first three self-assessable codes of practice for clearing under the Native Vegetation Act 2003.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government was looking forward to receiving feedback on the codes from landholders in the Coffs Harbour electorate area.   “The introduction of these three codes will help ensure we strike the balance between conservation and efficient agricultural management,” Mr Fraser said.  …

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STATE BUDGET TO BE DELIVERED ON JUNE 17

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  STATE BUDGET TO BE DELIVERED ON JUNE 17   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today confirmed the NSW Budget for 2014-15 will be handed down on Tuesday, June 17.   Mr Fraser said the Budget for 2014-15 will continue the NSW Liberals & Nationals policies of responsible financial management that have helped turn around the NSW economy.   “State Labor left NSW in a financial mess, with expense growth running out of control and an infrastructure backlog to the tune of $30 billion,” Mr Fraser said.    “Since…

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$30,000 FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS

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  $30,000 FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on local visual artists to apply for the NSW Government’s $30,000, 2014 Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), offered by Arts NSW.   “The fellowship is open to visual artists in the first eight years of their professional practice who have had at least one solo show and one group show,” Mr Fraser said.   The funding will support a self-directed program of professional development that might include travel within Australia or overseas, a mentorship…

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NSW SENIORS WEEK LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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  NSW SENIORS WEEK LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, congratulated the recipients of the 2014 NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Award across the state.   “These Awards are the community’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to seniors for their enthusiasm and impressive commitment to their community,” said Minister for Ageing John Ajaka.    Seniors deserve recognition for the important contribution they make across so many different areas of community life.   In Coffs Harbour, the late Mrs Betty Watkins of Woolgoolga was awarded a…

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COFFS HARBOUR, IT’S TIME TO PAINT EN PLEIN AIR! 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT PLEIN AIR PAINTING PRIZE NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

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              COFFS HARBOUR, IT’S TIME TO PAINT EN PLEIN AIR! 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT PLEIN AIR PAINTING PRIZE NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES   MARCH, 2014     Artists with a penchant for painting ‘en plein air’ will have the chance to win $20,000 with the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, which is now open for entries. One of the only art prizes in Australia to celebrate this unique art form, the Prize is awarded to the best ‘en plein air’, or outdoor, painting of a…

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APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING CLOSE SOON

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  APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING CLOSE SOON   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said local managers of showgrounds and other public reserves have just four more days to apply for NSW Government funding to support maintenance works and pests and weeds projects.   Mr Fraser has reminded reserve managers to lodge their applications for funding under the Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) before 5pm on Monday 17 March.   “Funding under round one of this year’s PRMF is open to managers of showgrounds and all other reserve…

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$1.9 million for Coffs Harbour flood management

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$1.9 million for Coffs Harbour flood management Environment Minister Robyn Parker and the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced Coffs Harbour City Council would receive $1.9 million for floodplain management.   Mr Fraser said Coffs Harbour City Council will use the funds to construct a detention basin at Spagnolos Road.   “Coffs Harbour has suffered major flooding in the past and has caused extensive damage. Previous plans have recommended the construction of four flood detention basins in the upper catchment of Coffs Creek,” Mr Fraser said.   “This…

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DELIVERING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES: HELPING IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  DELIVERING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES: HELPING IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced a new $15 million commitment by the NSW Government to help fund road safety officer positions in local councils across the State, including Coffs Harbour City Council.   Mr Fraser said the Local Government Road Safety program will see council officers receive longer-term funding for projects that address road safety issues specific to their local community.   “The NSW Government is committed to road safety and…

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