Monthly Archives

August 2015

NSW SENIORS EYE SAVINGS

By | Health, Media Releases, News

NSW SENIORS EYE SAVINGS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Ageing John Ajaka of an exclusive offer with OPSM that will allow NSW Seniors Card Holders to take advantage of additional discounts on health services.   Mr Ajaka said that the NSW Government is committed to supporting seniors and helping them save money on products and services that help them to maintain a good quality of life.   Mr Fraser said that the offer with OPSM of 20 per cent off frames…

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YOUR chance to celebrate grandparents

By | Local, Media Releases, News

YOUR chance to celebrate grandparents     As NSW Grandparents Day approaches, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging community groups to celebrate grandparents in their community by applying for Grandparents Day grant.   NSW Grandparents Day will be held on 25 October 2015 and this year communities across NSW can apply for a grant of up to $750.   Mr Fraser said that Grandparents Day event grants offer our local community the opportunity to hold events that promote inter-generational understanding and give younger generations the chance to recognise…

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ALMOST $7 MILLION IN GRANTS TO TRIM WASTE

By | Local, Media Releases

ALMOST $7 MILLION IN GRANTS TO TRIM WASTE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed a $292,186 NSW Government Bin Trim grant to Coffs Coast Waste Service (Handybin) to help improve recycling rates and divert waste from landfill.   Bin Trim grant recipients will use their money to fund more than 100 waste assessors to provide advice to businesses on recycling and cost reduction opportunities as part of the NSW Government’s flagship $465.7 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative.   “I am delighted to welcome this grant to…

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ROLL UP TO ROLL OUT GRAFFITI IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

By | Local, Media Releases

ROLL UP TO ROLL OUT GRAFFITI IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has joined Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton in launching Graffiti Removal Day, which will be held on Sunday, 18 October 2015. Mr Fraser said the community is fed up with graffiti tags staining our homes, businesses and public areas.   “Graffiti Removal Day is a great opportunity for community groups and local residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate to get involved in…

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POLICE SATURATE ROADS TO TACKLE RISING TOLL

By | Local, Media Releases, News

POLICE SATURATE ROADS TO TACKLE RISING TOLL   NSW Police will be out in force across NSW as part of Operation Saturation which is aimed at tackling the recent spike in the NSW road toll.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging the community to play its part to prevent more fatalities on NSW roads.   “With 229 people killed on our roads so far this year, which is 25 more than the same time last year, the NSW Government and the NSW Police Force are pleading with…

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By | Local, Media Releases

SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE INVITED TO APPLY FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE FUNDING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today applications are now open for schools across [area] region to access funding to establish new out of school hour care (OSHC) services.   Delivering on a 2015 NSW Government election commitment, Mr Fraser said the $20 million Before and After School Care Fund will help create up to 45,000 additional out of school hours care places for primary school students in NSW.   “Primary schools…

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JOBS FOR NSW TO DRIVE 150,000 NEW JOBS

By | Local, News

JOBS FOR NSW TO DRIVE 150,000 NEW JOBS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today welcomed the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s announcement that it will establish Jobs for NSW- an innovative new body to drive the creation of 150,000 new jobs over the next four years across NSW.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is cementing the state as the engine room of the Australian economy.   “In four short years we’ve turned NSW around from having the slowest to the strongest jobs growth in the nation…

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NATIONAL MEALS ON WHEELS DAY HONOURS VOLUNTEERS

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NATIONAL MEALS ON WHEELS DAY HONOURS VOLUNTEERS  Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today joined with Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Ageing John Ajaka in applauding the commitment of more than 75,000 Meals on Wheels volunteers across Australia as part of National Meals on Wheels Day.   Mr Ajaka said that the Meals on Wheels service makes it possible for older Australians and people with disability to stay in their homes by delivering nutritious meals, social interaction and regular visits.   Mr Fraser said that the NSW Government…

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LOCAL PRESCHOOLS TO RECEIVE $7,000 GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams today announced that three in the Coffs Harbour electorate will receive $7,000 each to improve access to preschool for children in rural and remote communities.   Mrs Williams said the initiative will provide one-off grants of $7,000 to community preschools in outer regional, remote and very remote areas. “This Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment for universal access to quality early childhood education in rural and remote areas,”…

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SUPPORT FOR MEN TO CHANGE VIOLENT AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOURS

By | Media Releases, News

SUPPORT FOR MEN TO CHANGE VIOLENT AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOURS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Pru Goward for a Men’s Behaviour Change Program to be delivered in the Coffs Harbour electorate from January 2016.   “The NSW Government is serious about preventing domestic and family violence. To do this we need to address the underlying causes of this violence and stop it from happening in the first place,” Mr Fraser said.   Kempsey Family Support Service…

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