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June 2015

COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS OPEN

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COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS OPEN   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local community groups to apply for funding under the NSW Government’s 2015 Community Building Partnership program.   Funding is available for local infrastructure projects that will benefit the local community. Applications for funding are open until Friday 7 August 2015.   “The Community Building Partnership program can make a real difference to the Coffs Harbour electorate so I encourage local groups to get involved,” Mr Fraser said.   “The NSW Government is looking for…

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Works begin on Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

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27 June 2015   Works begin on Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade   THE fully duplicated Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina is one step closer with construction officially starting today.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said today’s sod turn at Corindi Beach was a symbol of the NSW and Australian government’s commitment to a safer and more efficient Pacific Highway.   “The Australian Government is investing $5.64 billion into the vital Pacific Highway upgrade, one of the largest road infrastructure projects…

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COMMUNITY UPDATE ON THE NORTHERN BREAKWATER

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  COMMUNITY UPDATE ON THE NORTHERN BREAKWATER     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said that a community drop in session will be held on Monday, 29 June to update the Coffs Harbour community on the impending upgrade of the Coffs Harbour northern breakwater.   “NSW Department of Primary Industries, Land & Natural Resources is finalising the design on the breakwater upgrade and will begin work at the site in early 2016,” Mr Fraser said.   “With more than 100,000 people using the breakwater to access Muttonbird Island each…

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CHILD SEX OFFENDERS FACE LIFE IN JAIL

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  CHILD SEX OFFENDERS FACE LIFE IN JAIL     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today welcomed the passage of tough new laws through the NSW Parliament that will see child sex offenders face life in jail.   The NSW Government has today delivered on its election commitment to increase the maximum sentence for sexual intercourse with a child under 10 from 25 years to life, and include additional child sex offences in the Standard Non-Parole Period (SNPP) Scheme.   Mr Fraser said the tough new laws will…

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RECORD BOOST TO ENERGY REBATES TO ASSIST THE STATE’S MOST VULNERABLE CUSTOMERS

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RECORD BOOST TO ENERGY REBATES TO ASSIST THE STATE’S MOST VULNERABLE CUSTOMERS     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Government has increased its energy rebates in the 2015-16 Budget to support the State’s most vulnerable customers.   Mr Fraser said a record $6.6 million has been allocated to help vulnerable customers through the Life Support Rebate and the $235 Medical Energy Rebate.   “For the first time, the Life Support Rebate will assist people with quadriplegia who rely on electric wheelchairs as a basic necessity for…

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$20,000 GRANTS FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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  $20,000 GRANTS FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, arbourtoday announced that schools without an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) facility will be able to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to establish a service.   Mr Fraser said schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be able to apply for the grants from August.   “The grants are part of a $20 million Before and After School Care Fund, which will ensure more OSHC places…

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ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 RESILIENT AUSTRALIA AWARDS AND THE NSW GET READY COMMUNITY AWARD

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  ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 RESILIENT AUSTRALIA AWARDS AND THE NSW GET READY COMMUNITY AWARD   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on local individuals, schools, communities and businesses to apply for the 2015 Resilient Australia Awards and NSW Get Ready Community Awards.   The awards, which opened Monday, is a great way to acknowledge the great work community groups, individuals, not-for-profits, volunteers and schools do in the Coffs Harbour electorate to strengthen community resilience.   This year, the NSW Government has introduced the Get Ready…

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DISABILITY INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS OPEN

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    DISABILITY INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS OPEN   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that nominations are open for the 2015 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards.   The Awards which are now in their fourth year are an opportunity to recognise and thank the hard work of individuals and organisations that are making a difference to the lives of people with disability in NSW.   NSW is at the forefront of preparing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and recently signed the agreement with the Commonwealth that…

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FAMILY ENERGY REBATE

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FAMILY ENERGY REBATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today reminded eligible NSW families they have a week to apply for the NSW Government’s Family Energy Rebate (FER) for the 2014-15 financial year.   Applications for this financial year’s rebate close at midnight 16 June 2015.   Families with dependent children who received Family Tax Benefit A or B this financial year can apply for up to $150 assistance.   Those who have lived long-term in residential communities can apply for up to $165…

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COFFS HARBOUR TO APPEAR ON SYDNEY WEEKENDER THIS WEEK

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  COFFS HARBOUR TO APPEAR ON SYDNEY WEEKENDER THIS WEEK   Coffs Harbour will feature on Channel Seven’s popular travel show Sydney Weekender this Sunday thanks to a NSW Government initiative to promote the array of experiences available within Regional NSW.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the episode, secured by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will motivate those who are considering taking a holiday to book a trip to one of the State’s most spectacular coastlines.   “With so much to see…

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