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September 2014

MEMBER FOR COFFS HARBOUR CONGRATULATES RECIPIENT OF BERT EVANS APPRENTICE SCHOLARSHIPS

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MEMBER FOR COFFS HARBOUR CONGRATULATES RECIPIENT OF BERT EVANS APPRENTICE SCHOLARSHIPS     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser today awarded Mrs Rebecca Gill a first Year Apprentice Baker at Cutty’s Cakes the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship.   Mr Fraser said the scholarships are part of a $2.4 million program introduced by the NSW Liberals & Nationals designed to assist apprentices who face significant challenges and barriers in completing their qualification.   “This scholarship is a credit to Rebecca and I am proud to present her with this cheque of…

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MEMBER FOR COFFS HARBOUR URGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR BUSHFIRE SEASON

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    MEMBER FOR COFFS HARBOUR URGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR BUSHFIRE SEASON   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, is urging residents of the Coffs Harbour Electorate to prepare themselves and their homes for the threat of bushfire. The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) has already commenced in the Coffs Harbour Electorate with one-third of the State has already commenced its danger period due to dry conditions The Bureau of Meteorology advises that the outlook through to December indicates drier than average conditions across eastern and northern…

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CROWN RESERVE FUNDS ON OFFER FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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CROWN RESERVE FUNDS ON OFFER FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE     Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP, said today that local Crown reserve managers have until 3 October to submit their applications for the $18.7 million in funding being made available under the second round of the Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP).   Mr Fraser, said grants and loans are available under the PRMFP for a wide range of improvements to Crown reserves, including caravan parks, local parks and reserves, state parks and showgrounds.   “Public reserves…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser has today called on local veterans’ groups, sports clubs, councils and schools to consider applying for funding for repairs and maintenance projects on local war memorial sites. Mr Fraser said that grants of up to $10,000 were now available under the NSW Community War Memorial Grant Fund. “Community war memorials in Coffs Harbour are a lasting reminder of the sacrifice that local servicemen and servicewomen have made in defence of our…

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$2 MILLION TO HELP NSW SURF LIFE SAVERS SAVE LIVES

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    $2 MILLION TO HELP NSW SURF LIFE SAVERS SAVE LIVES   Member for Coffs Harbour, Mr Andrew Fraser MP has announced the State Government’s Surf Club Facility Grant Program is now open for applications.   Funding of $2 million is available for the grant program and the development of a strategic facility plan for surf clubs.   “Grants of $5,000 to $350,000 are available to help surf clubs throughout NSW develop their facilities,” Mr Fraser said.   “Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work- saving lives and…

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NSW GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO RESTORING VITAL BOATING ACCESS IN COFFS HARBOUR

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  NSW GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO RESTORING VITAL BOATING ACCESS IN COFFS HARBOUR   The NSW Government will provide funding to restore the accessibility of a key waterway in the Coffs Harbour electorate, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government will commit up to $250,000 – which includes funding under phase two of the Rescuing our Waterways program – to undertake work to improve boating safety and tourism outcomes at Coffs Harbour.   “The coastline and harbour precinct area are the lifeblood of…

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NSW CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS OPEN

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  NSW CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS OPEN     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged businesses in the Coffs Harbour electorate with employee volunteering programs to nominate staff for The Centre for Volunteering’s Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards.   The Awards are sponsored by the NSW Government and are also supported by ClubsNSW. Nominations close on 31 October 2014.   “Corporate volunteering programs, which enable staff to take paid leave to volunteer, are growing in popularity. Work-based initiatives are helping more people to see…

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STARTING SCHOOL IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE SMOOTHER THAN EVER

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  STARTING SCHOOL IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE SMOOTHER THAN EVER     The move to big school in the Coffs Harbour electorate should be smoother for next year’s Kindergarten thanks to a NSW Government initiative designed to ensure teachers are provided with important information about their new students.   The first-ever NSW Transition to School Statement provides a consistent picture of a child which should help them to better settle into the new world of school, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   “The Statement gives important…

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LIBRARIES

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  FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LIBRARIES     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local councils to apply for funding under the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s new Public Library Infrastructure Grants program.   “The NSW Government has increased public library funding in the 2014-2015 NSW Budget to help public libraries better meet the changing demands of local communities and this is a terrific opportunity for our region to improve and extend library facilities,” Mr Fraser said.   “The NSW Liberals & Nationals are working hard to support…

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COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO PAY TRIBUTE TO RETIRING GOVERNOR DAME MARIE BASHIR

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  COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO PAY TRIBUTE TO RETIRING GOVERNOR DAME MARIE BASHIR   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged people living in the Coffs Harbour electorate to pay personal tribute to Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO who retires on 1 October 2014.   A tribute book has been set up at the Coffs Harbour Electorate Office, at NSW Parliament House and online at www.nsw.gov.au. The tribute book will be available until Sunday 21 September 2014.   “Dame Bashir is the second longest serving…

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