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October 2014

A SMART CHOICE OF METER

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  A SMART CHOICE OF METER   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to empower customers by committing to a voluntary, market-led rollout of smart electricity meters.   Mr Fraser said that from 1 July next year, customers would be able to take advantage of competitive smart meter offers from electricity retailers, giving them better control of their usage and helping to drive down electricity bills.   “This is not a mandatory requirement for households. Electricity customers are free to decide whether or not…

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REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON

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REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON   Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today reminded local tourism businesses to apply for funding under the Regional Visitor Economy Fund, before applications close on Friday 7 November.   “The Regional Visitor Economy Fund is a fantastic opportunity to improve local tourism products and services and promote the wonderful destinations across NSW to domestic and international visitors,” Mr Barilaro said.   “A total of $2.8 million is available to industry, local government and Regional Tourism Organisations…

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PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED ON CHANGES FOR RESIDENTIAL LAND LEASE COMMUNITIES

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PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED ON CHANGES FOR RESIDENTIAL LAND LEASE COMMUNITIES   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the NSW Government’s draft regulation supporting new laws to improve the way residential land lease communities operate across NSW.   Mr Fraser said the new laws will offer greater protection for residents and ensure the industry remains viable in the long-term.   “Residential land lease communities are an affordable and social housing choice for many residents, including the elderly,” Mr Fraser said.   “The NSW Government is simplifying laws governing these…

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NSW CARER OF THE YEAR FINALIST FROM COFFS HARBOUR

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    NSW CARER OF THE YEAR FINALIST FROM COFFS HARBOUR A Coffs Harbour resident Cheryl Maclean from Coffs Harbour was highly commended at the 2014 NSW Carer of the Year Awards held in Sydney.   “For the past 17 years Ms Maclean cared for her son, managing his catheter, peg feeding, medications and transport,” Mr Ajaka said.   “When he is particularly unwell she helps him with showering and dressing, and pushes his wheelchair. He is unable to help around the house, so Cheryl also does all the housework….

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COFFS HARBOUR RACECOURSE DRAINAGE UPGRADE

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  COFFS HARBOUR RACECOURSE DRAINAGE UPGRADE Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced a further $500,000 for the Coffs Harbour Racing Club to upgrade drainage of the course proper at Coffs Harbour racecourse.   Mr Fraser said the upgrade of drainage at Coffs Harbour follows funding for the recently completed sand fast work track at the Coffs Harbour racecourse.   “The upgrade of the drainage on the course proper will greatly improve the capacity of the racecourse to handle heavy rain,” Mr Fraser said.   “Works will include both…

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ARTS FUNDING FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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ARTS FUNDING FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the Coffs Harbour electorate will share in over $3.8 million in annual arts program funding from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. Mr Fraser welcomed the news that $100,000 will be invested in arts and cultural programs in the region. “I’m very pleased that Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation, Coffs Harbour has been awarded $100,000 in annual program funding from the NSW Government for 2015, Mr Fraser said. “The NSW Liberals & Nationals are…

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LOVE YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS

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  LOVE YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged people to nominate their favourite business for this year’s “I love my local business” Facebook competition, which promotes businesses that are popular in their local communities.   “Now in its third year, this popular and fun competition is back to promote local businesses delivering a great service to consumers,” Mr Fraser said.   “Small businesses are the backbone of our community and this competition is a great way for consumers to sing the praises of their…

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IMPROVING SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  IMPROVING SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging primary schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate to sign up to receive the Kindergarten Orientation Day Road Safety Packs to help support our most vulnerable road users.   “These packs are a great way to help parents talk to children, who are starting school next about road safety,” Mr Fraser said.   “When kids start school they spend more time around roads and it is important they develop road safety…

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NSW FUNDING PROGRAM SUPPORTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

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  NSW FUNDING PROGRAM SUPPORTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced the NSW Government’s Sport Facility Program is now open for applications to provide funding for local sporting projects.   “The Sport Facility Program helps provide funding for sports clubs in the Coffs Harbour electorate and across NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “The program assists grassroots organisations improve local sporting facilities, which helps people get involved in organised sport.”   Grants of up to $25,000 to improve sporting facilities are available on a dollar for…

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HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO HELP WITH FLOOD CLEAN UP

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  HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO HELP WITH FLOOD CLEAN UP   Coffs Harbour City Council will receive a NSW Government grant of $506,799 to cover the cost of restoring essential council assets following the floods of January 2013.   Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Government had approved the offer of assistance after an application for assistance under the State’s Natural Disaster Relief Assistance Program.   “Flooding caused significant damage across the region, with council clearing…

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