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September 2015

EoI FOR THE NORTHERN BREAKWATER

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  EoI FOR THE NORTHERN BREAKWATER   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said that An Expression of Interest has been called to identify suitable contractors for the $15.12 million upgrade of the Coffs Harbour northern breakwater.   “The construction works will involve upgrading 750 metres of the existing wall and are planned to start in early 2016,” Mr Fraser said.   “Once completed, access will be improved for all users including walkers, surfers, fishermen, emergency services and boat owners.   “The upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s significant…

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FREE COFFS HARBOUR WORKSHOP HELPS LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS

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  FREE COFFS HARBOUR WORKSHOP HELPS LEARNERS BECOME SAFER DRIVERS   Parents and supervisors of learner drivers can learn how to give effective driving instruction by attending a free workshop being provided by Roads and Maritime Services in Coffs Harbour next month.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop will be held at Bishop Druitt College library in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday 20 October at 5.30pm.   “Parents and supervisors play a pivotal role in shaping young people’s driving habits and…

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HONOURING THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

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  HONOURING THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged members of the public to show their appreciation for the NSW Police Force by joining Remembrance Day services to honour police who have lost their lives in the line of duty.   “Today is the most significant day on the policing calendar where we pay tribute to the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve their communities,” Mr Fraser said.   “Today I encourage everyone to join one of the many…

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LOCALS RECOGNISED IN AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION

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  LOCALS RECOGNISED IN AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION     Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has congratulated Coffs Harbour High School, the recipients of the 2015 Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards, which cover a range of categories for outstanding contributions to public education.   The awards have been presented at a ceremony held in NSW Parliament House.   “I was delighted to meet with School Principal, Ms Patti Kearns and teachers Ms Madge Hair and Mr Simon Smith who were in Sydney to receive the award,” Mr…

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  NSW SAFETY AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the finalists in SafeWork NSW’s annual work health and safety awards, which includes Lindsay Transport.   The Awards are a long-standing program, and this year attracted the highest number of entries since it began in 2004, with 25 finalists selected from more than 200 entries submitted by businesses and individuals across the State.   “I’m thrilled with the opportunity to reward outstanding performance in workplace safety in NSW. Finalists hail from a range of industries…

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STRENGTHENING COURT SECURITY AT COFFS HARBOUR

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STRENGTHENING COURT SECURITY AT COFFS HARBOUR Security at key courthouses across NSW will be further strengthened with the appointment of 48 Sheriff’s Officers as part of the NSW Government’s counter-terrorism response. Andrew Fraser Member for Coffs Harbour and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton today announced that Coffs Harbour Courthouse would receive two additional Sheriffs. “The safety of those who work at or attend Coffs Harbour Courthouse is of the utmost importance,” Mr Fraser said. Ms Upton said the NSW Government is investing nearly $5.2 million to appoint more Sheriff’s Officers in…

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COFFS HARBOUR RECOGNISED AS AN IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL AND EVENT CITY

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COFFS HARBOUR RECOGNISED AS AN IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL AND EVENT CITY   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres has announced for the first time, Coffs Harbour has been bestowed the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City Award. Mr Ayres said the prestigious accolade follows a number of significant event investments and event wins in the region, secured by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.   “This prestigious award elevates Coffs Harbour’s standing as one the world’s leading destinations for events and demonstrates the continued…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS

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  APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS   Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott and Member for Coffs Harbour, today encouraged veteran groups, community organisations and councils to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to protect war memorials.   The NSW Community War Memorials Fund was established to help repair, conserve and restore war memorials across the state.   Grants are offered twice a year and applications for round one close on Remembrance Day – November 11, 2015. All submissions are assessed by the State War Memorials Committee….

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR LANDCARE COORDINATORS

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR LANDCARE COORDINATORS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, Hararbour has encouraged local Landcare networks and community-based organisations to consider applying to host a Local Landcare Coordinator in their community.   Applications opened on Monday as part of the NSW Government’s $15 million NSW Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative that will unlock the full potential of conservation volunteers throughout the state over the next four years.   Mr Fraser said Local Land Services and Landcare NSW were calling for applications from eligible community-based organisations to host up to…

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$200,000 IN ILLEGAL DUMPING GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS

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  $200,000 IN ILLEGAL DUMPING GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has invited Local Aboriginal Land Councils to apply for a share of $200,000 to help clean-up and prevent illegal dumping on Aboriginal land.   Round 2 of the Aboriginal Land Clean-Up and Prevention grants are part of the Government’s flagship $465.7 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative.   “Illegal dumping is unsightly and the government is determined to stamp it out. It affects community amenity, community pride and it causes pollution,” Mr…

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