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May 2014

NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS FOR NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

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NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS FOR NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR   As Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week (12 to 18 May), State MP, Andrew Fraser, is calling on the community to nominate its most outstanding volunteers for a prestigious award.   Mr Fraser said nominations are now open for the 2014 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award – and there are a number of worthy nominees in the Coffs Harbour electorate.   “Every day in our community I see the selfless contribution of so many volunteers who offer their time…

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WORK STARTS ON DREDGING COFFS HARBOUR OUTER HARBOUR

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  WORK STARTS ON DREDGING COFFS HARBOUR OUTER HARBOUR     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today the major dredging campaign for the Coffs Harbour outer harbour is due to get underway in around two weeks.   “The contractor, Dredging Solutions Pty Ltd, recently consulted with Coffs Harbour City Council, Jetty Dunecare, the Fishermen’s Coop, the international marina and other stakeholders before starting work,” Mr Fraser said.   “The contractor has begun to install pipes to pump the dredged sand from the outer harbour navigation channel to Park Beach,…

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      FRASER SUPPORTS FLYING FOX MANAGEMENT IN URBAN AREAS PETITION       Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is happy to support his Nationals colleague, the Member for Clarence, Mr Chris Gulaptis who has launched a petition which aims to highlight the impact flying foxes are having on urban areas.   “Mr Gulaptis launched the petition in his hometown of Maclean where flying foxes have roosted within the grounds of Maclean High School, creating genuine health risks for students and nearby residents.   “Mr Gulaptis is aiming…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY SERVICE CENTRES

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` HAVE YOUR SAY ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY SERVICE CENTRES   Community feedback is being sought on the location of new highway service centres and upgrades to existing sites.   Highway service centres offer a variety of services for road users to help alleviate the effects of fatigue, one of the main killers on NSW roads.   Centres can include restaurants or cafés, fuel, rest areas and public amenities and are accessible for all vehicles. The policy on service centres along the Pacific Highway has been in place since 1998 with…

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MAKE MOTHER’S DAY MEMORABLE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

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  MAKE MOTHER’S DAY MEMORABLE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging families to be on the lookout for unapproved electrical goods when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts.   “They might look like a bargain, but unapproved electrical goods such as hair straighteners, hair dryers and kitchen or bathroom appliances are a bad investment, Mr Fraser said.   “Appliances that fail to meet Australia’s stringent standards may not merely prove to be highly unreliable. They can also be incredibly dangerous.”   Mr Fraser…

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$60,000 GRANT FOR COFFS HARBOUR SHOWGROUND UPGRADES

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$60,000 GRANT FOR COFFS HARBOUR SHOWGROUND UPGRADES   Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser have announced a $60,000 grant to support the Coffs Harbour Showground.   The funds have been made available under the NSW Government’s 2013/14 Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) Supplementary Showgrounds Round.   Mr Fraser was pleased the region was able to share in this supplementary round of the PRMF, which was dedicated to the development, maintenance and improvement of showgrounds.   “The Coffs Harbour…

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NSW GOVERNMENT SECURES COMMUNITY TRANSPORT FUNDING BOOST

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  NSW GOVERNMENT SECURES COMMUNITY TRANSPORT FUNDING BOOST The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the NSW Government had secured a 42 per cent increase in federal government funding for community transport in the Coffs Harbour electorate to help people who have a disability or are too frail to travel independently.   “The funding boost is provided under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program and aims to help people live independently by providing transport to shopping, medical and other appointments,” Mr Fraser said.   “Community transport is…

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