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May 2015

JOBS ACTION PLAN EXTENDED UNTIL 2019

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  JOBS ACTION PLAN EXTENDED UNTIL 2019   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today welcomed news that legislation to extend the successful Jobs Action Plan until 2019 has passed Parliament.   The Jobs Action Plan is a key plank of the NSW Liberals & Nationals’ election commitment to create 150,000 jobs in the next four years.   “I’m proud to be a part of a government that is working hard to support the creation of jobs,” Mr Fraser said.   “The extension of the Jobs Action Plan will…

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FIRE STATIONS OPEN DAY THIS SATURDAY

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FIRE STATIONS OPEN DAY THIS SATURDAY     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging the community to meet local firefighters and visit the Coffs Harbour, Sawtell or Woolgoolga Fire Stations as part of the annual Fire & Rescue NSW Open Day.   More than 330 fire stations across the state will throw open their doors this Saturday 30 May from 10am – 2pm.   Mr Fraser said the annual Fire & Rescue NSW Open Day is a great way the local community to get a greater understanding of…

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SPOTLIGHT ON COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE AT FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA

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SPOTLIGHT ON COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE AT FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA   A Coffs Harbour-based company is among 16 of the State’s best fine food producers to showcase NSW’s produce to thousands of national and international buyers at the four-day Fine Food Australia trade show in Sydney in September.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said Artisti Coffee Roasters met with Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business John Barilaro at a workshop run in Sydney this week to help prepare them for their participation in Fine Food Australia later…

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GOVERNMENT DELIVERS SAVINGS FOR SENIORS

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GOVERNMENT DELIVERS SAVINGS FOR SENIORS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the NSW Government’s new partnership with AGL Energy (AGL) that will allow NSW Seniors Card holders to access discounted energy plans.   NSW seniors are being encouraged to take advantage of potential savings that are now available on their electricity, gas and solar bills through this new partnership.   Mr Fraser said that the NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to expand the Seniors Card program and ease cost of living pressures for NSW…

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$3.5 MILLION UPGRADE FOR COFFS NORTHERN BREAKWATER AND NEW LOW LEVEL WHARF

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$3.5 MILLION UPGRADE FOR COFFS NORTHERN BREAKWATER AND NEW LOW LEVEL WHARF   The Minister for Lands and Water, Niall Blair, today announced a contract has been awarded to a local company to manufacture 1200 concrete blocks as part of the future upgrade to the Coffs Harbour northern breakwater.   “The new wall will increase the level of protection to people, property and boats at the Coffs Harbour marina by preventing from waves overtopping the breakwater,” Mr Blair said.   “FM Glenn will manufacture the concrete blocks, known as hanbars,…

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NEW COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE FOR FREE PROBLEM WASTE DROP-OFF NOW OPEN

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  NEW COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE FOR FREE PROBLEM WASTE DROP-OFF NOW OPEN   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced today that a new Community Recycling Centre for paints, oils, batteries, gas bottles and other household problem wastes in Coffs Harbour is now open for business following a $48,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.   “This new facility will be a great asset to Coffs Harbour with residents now able to more easily dispose of household problem waste that should not go in any of…

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COFFS HARBOUR SERVICE NSW ONE-STOP SHOP TO OPEN

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  COFFS HARBOUR SERVICE NSW ONE-STOP SHOP TO OPEN Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that the city’s Service NSW one-stop shop service centre would be open for business from Friday 22 May, delivering on the NSW Government’s commitment to improve services to the residents and businesses of the mid North Coast.   The Service NSW centre is at the site of the old motor registry at 32-34 Gordon Street and will be open from 8.30am–5.30pm weekdays and 08.30am–midday on Saturdays.   “The service centre will enable customers…

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2015 NSW GREEN GLOBE AWARDS – NOMINATE NOW

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  2015 NSW GREEN GLOBE AWARDS – NOMINATE NOW   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has called for nominations for the 16th Green Globe Awards, celebrating outstanding environmental achievements across NSW.   “The Green Globe Awards are NSW’s biggest and most important sustainability awards, with 17 award categories covering a range of resource, business, community and individual sustainability initiatives,” Mr Fraser said.   “This year we’ve added a new Residential Sustainability Award to showcase property owners, architects and builders who are creating comfortable homes that work with their environment.”…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISCLOSURE SCHEME

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    HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISCLOSURE SCHEME     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has called on locals to have their say on an Australian-first scheme to protect people who may be at risk of domestic violence.   Announced as a key election commitment the NSW Government will now pilot a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) that enables people to find out whether their partner has a history of domestic violence offending.   A DVDS allows people to make informed decisions about their relationships and…

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ABORIGINAL ARTISTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER PARLIAMENT’S ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

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   ABORIGINAL ARTISTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER PARLIAMENT’S ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE   THE 2015 PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES       Aboriginal artists born in or living in New South Wales have an opportunity to be in the running to win $40,000 with the 2015 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize now open for entries until Friday 31 July 2015. The annual event is one of the largest art prizes currently on offer for Aboriginal artists in Australia,…

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