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August 2014

EASTERN BREAKWATER REOPENS THIS WEEKEND

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    EASTERN BREAKWATER REOPENS THIS WEEKEND   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Coffs Harbour Eastern Breakwater will reopen this weekend after a $17 million renewal and just in time for the offshore superboat championships.   “The restored breakwater provides a great spot to watch the powerboat racing on the harbour and its reopening will be welcomed by the entire community,” Mr Fraser said.   “The breakwall will be open to the public from 9am on Saturday, subject to suitable weather conditions.   “The work involved making…

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TAKE A RIDE ON A VINTAGE TRAIN THIS WEEKEND

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TAKE A RIDE ON A VINTAGE TRAIN THIS WEEKEND   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging residents to take advantage of the Vintage Train rides available on Sunday.   “The Centenary of Rail Committee will be running shuttle rail journeys on Sunday, 31 August on the vintage train.   “A 90- year old railmotor is coming to Coffs Harbour for the launch of next year’s Coffs Harbour Centenary of Rail.   “The train will arrive on Saturday, exactly 99 years to the day since the first train…

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HELP CLEAN UP AFTER FLOODS

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HELP CLEAN UP AFTER FLOODS   Coffs Harbour City Council will receive a NSW Government payment of $42,137 to cover the cost of restoring essential council assets following the January 2012 floods.   Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Government had approved the payment after an application for assistance under the State’s natural disaster relief program.   “Flooding caused significant damage across the region, with Council clearing debris and repairing damaged assets throughout the area,” Mr Perrottet…

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING UNDER THE 2015 NSW SENIORS WEEK GRANTS PROGRAM FAST APPROACHING

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  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING UNDER THE 2015 NSW SENIORS WEEK GRANTS PROGRAM FAST APPROACHING   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage Coffs Harbour City Council, organisations and community groups in the Coffs Harbour electorate to apply for the 2015 NSW Seniors Week grants program, with just over three weeks left before applications close on 19 September. “Seniors Week is an important celebration with more than 250,000 seniors participating across the state but it would not be possible without the help of organisations that…

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FAIR TRADING ADVISES TRAVELLERS TO PACK SOME PEACE OF MIND

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  FAIR TRADING ADVISES TRAVELLERS TO PACK SOME PEACE OF MIND   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging anyone planning a holiday to take steps to protect their travel or accommodation booking.   “With the summer holidays coming up and people committing significant amounts of money towards trips, I want to remind people of the simple steps that they can take to protect what may be their largest purchase of the year,” Mr Fraser said.   This reminder is part of the new, nationwide ‘Pack Some Peace…

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ONE WEEK LEFT FOR NSW HIGH SCHOOLS TO ENTER 2015 GALLIPOLI SCHOOL TOUR BALLOT

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ONE WEEK LEFT FOR NSW HIGH SCHOOLS TO ENTER 2015 GALLIPOLI SCHOOL TOUR BALLOT   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged High Schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate to submit an Expression of Interest online for the 2015 Gallipoli School Tour Ballot before the deadline of 27 August   With one week left to submit an application, Mr Fraser said 262 high schools had already submitted their EOI and a further 167 had started the application process.   “There is now only one week left before the…

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FULL TRAFFIC STUDY REQUIRED FOR COFFS HARBOUR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

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  FULL TRAFFIC STUDY REQUIRED FOR COFFS HARBOUR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is concerned at Coffs Harbour City Council’s decision to install another set of traffic lights in the Coffs Harbour central business district.   “Council’s decision to put traffic lights on the corner of Gordon and High Streets will create more problems than it will solve,” Mr Fraser said.   “You only have to look at traffic flow on the Pacific Highway during peak hours to see that traffic lights will impede…

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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM ANDREW FRASER

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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM ANDREW FRASER I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the competitors, teams and visitors to the Coffs coast for the 2014 round 10 of the World Rally Championships Coates Hire Rally Australia. This is a fantastic event and I congratulate the Rally Australia team, headed by Ben Rainsford and David Catchpole, who have put together a foremost WRC round. This prestigious international motor sport event will build on the success of the two previous WRC events held on the Coffs coast in 2011 and 2013….

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COMMUNITY CONCERNS ADDRESSED ON COMMERCIAL MESH NETTING IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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COMMUNITY CONCERNS ADDRESSED ON COMMERCIAL MESH NETTING IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE Following strong feedback about the Commercial Fisheries Reform Program, commercial mesh netting will not be introduced into those creeks and waterways where it is currently not permitted, including Bonville and Pine Creeks and Newports and Boambee creeks,” Mr Fraser said.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government remains committed to the Commercial Fisheries Reform Program, which aims to improve the long-term viability of the commercial fishing industry.   “It’s great news for the Coffs Harbour electorate that mesh…

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NSW ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST FUNDING FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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    NSW ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST FUNDING FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the funding announcement by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Rob Stokes MP, of two projects for the Coffs Harbour Electorate.   “This is the first grant program of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative,” Mr Fraser said.   “Waste Less Recycle More is a $465.7 million five-year initiative that aims to transform waste and recycling in NSW.   “It includes funding for business…

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