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July 2014

COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE EVENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR REGIONAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS FUNDING

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  COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE EVENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR REGIONAL FLAGSHIP EVENTS FUNDING Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging event organisers in the Coffs Harbour electorate to lodge expressions of interest for grants now open under the Government’s 2015 NSW Regional Flagship Events Program.   The Program, administered by the State’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, provides one year grants of $10,000 and three year grants totalling $60,000 to support the marketing and advertising of regional events and festivals to outside visitors.   “Events play an…

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COFFS HARBOUR JUSTICE PRECINCT HITS A HIGH

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  COFFS HARBOUR JUSTICE PRECINCT HITS A HIGH   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today celebrated the $73 million Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct reaching its highest point. Mr Fraser said the new 7,455 square metre state-of-the-art Justice Precinct, which includes a four-storey courthouse and two-storey police station, has its highest beam in place, 20 metres off the ground. “This is a significant milestone for the Justice Precinct as builders are now entering the final stages of this exciting project, which is great news for our local community,” Mr Fraser…

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TRANSFORMING PLANNING FOR 21ST CENTURY

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  TRANSFORMING PLANNING FOR 21ST CENTURY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local homeowners and businesses to take advantage of new online planning tools, which will make the planning system faster and simpler.   The new ePlanning tools are now live, bringing the State’s planning system into the digital age to help plan for a growing NSW.   “Too many local people have told me the planning system is tough to navigate. That’s why I’m pleased the NSW Government has invested in making the planning system simpler…

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CELEBRATE LOCAL SCHOOLS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN EDUCATION WEEK 2014

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    CELEBRATE LOCAL SCHOOLS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN EDUCATION WEEK 2014     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today said Education Week is an important time to recognise the valuable contribution of local public schools.   Mr Fraser said this year’s Education Week is from Monday, 28 July to Friday, 1 August – and marks 60 years since Education Week was first celebrated in 1954.   “Education Week is the time for us all to celebrate the achievements of public schools, their students, staff and school communities,” Mr Fraser added….

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE PUBLIC RESERVES RECEIVE $111,850 IN GRANTS

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    COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE PUBLIC RESERVES RECEIVE $111,850 IN GRANTS       The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is pleased to announce that the Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, the Hon Kevin Humphries MP, has approved a number of grants for the Coffs Harbour electorate from the Public Reserve Management Fund 2014/15.   “The Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves,” Mr Fraser said. “More than $135m has been allocated by the NSW Government…

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FIXING COUNTRY ROADS – LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES” INFORMATION SESSION IN COFFS HARBOUR

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      “FIXING COUNTRY ROADS – LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES” INFORMATION SESSION IN COFFS HARBOUR   Local Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged delegates of Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council to attend an information session being held on Tuesday, 22 July at 1 pm at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club to learn about the NSW Government’s $37.5 million Fixing Country Roads program.   The information session has been organised by the NSW Government to assist local councils with their Expressions of Interest applications for…

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ANDREW FRASER ENCOURAGES PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO HAVE A NIGHT IN TO GET THE WORD OUT

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  ANDREW FRASER ENCOURAGES PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE TO HAVE A NIGHT IN TO GET THE WORD OUT   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today announced his support for White Ribbon Night 2014 on Friday, 25 July and has called on people to get involved in this important event. White Ribbon Night invites communities across Australia to unite in support of bringing an end to violence against women by having a night in to get the word out about the importance of standing up to…

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Ditto! NSW primary schools get safety savvy with Bravehearts program

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Ditto! NSW primary schools get safety savvy with Bravehearts program A personal safety initiative developed by child protection advocate Bravehearts will be rolled out to every NSW Government primary school today to keep kids safe in a range of situations from bullying to sexual assault.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser MP personally delivered the resource to Narranga Public School. Set to educate around 195,000 students from kindergarten to Year 2, the acclaimed Ditto in a Box education pack teaches personal safety skills and underpins children’s instinctive understandings and…

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NEW $2 MILLION BONVILLE OVERBRIDGE COMPLETED

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  NEW $2 MILLION BONVILLE OVERBRIDGE COMPLETED The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced completion of the new $2 million Bonville overbridge 11 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour over the North Coast Rail Line. This project commenced in February 2014 and is now open to traffic.   “The project includes the construction of a new reinforced concrete structure and improved road surface replacing a life expired timber bridge,” Mr Fraser said.   “This work also removes a long standing load limit on the old bridge allowing heavier vehicles…

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REBUILDING NSW: APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON FOR LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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    REBUILDING NSW: APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON FOR LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE       The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged community groups to apply for the 2014 Community Building Partnership program.   Applications close on Friday 18 July 2014.   “I encourage community groups to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this community infrastructure grant,” Mr Fraser said.   “The recent NSW budget boost of $100,000 for the Coffs Harbour electorate will allow even more community…

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