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March 2016

COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL’S DRAFT TOURISM PLAN NEEDS URGENT REVIEW

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COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL’S DRAFT TOURISM PLAN NEEDS URGENT REVIEW   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called on Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) to alter its Draft Tourism Plan to remove any reference to the development of a Great Koala National Park (GKNP).   “A GKNP was a policy put forward by the National Parks Association and adopted by the NSW Labor Party in order to stop forestry operations on the north coast,” Mr Fraser said.   Mr Fraser said koalas have lived happily in state forest areas…

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OPERATION TORTOISE OPERATING THIS EASTER LONG WEEKEND

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  OPERATION TORTOISE OPERATING THIS EASTER LONG WEEKEND   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging every road user to take care this Easter long weekend with the road toll already rising.   “This years’ road toll is already up on the same time last year,” Mr Fraser said.   “Police will deploy officers across the State to try and reduce the road toll and the message is clear – don’t drink and or take drugs, drive to the conditions, slow down and take breaks and remember to look…

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PARTNER SELECTED TO CARRY OUT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS

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  PARTNER SELECTED TO CARRY OUT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today has announced Arup has been selected to develop the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and refined concept design for the Coffs Harbour bypass. “The Pacific Highway is the main route through Coffs Harbour, not only for residents, but for heavy vehicles, freight and other motorists travelling along the NSW coast,” Mr Fraser said. “The bypass would upgrade around 14 kilometres of the Pacific Highway, taking through traffic off the main streets…

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‘OUR LANGUAGES, OUR WAY’, $200,000 COMMUNITY LANGUAGE GRANTS

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  ‘OUR LANGUAGES, OUR WAY’, $200,000 COMMUNITY  LANGUAGE GRANTS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced an additional round of grants to support the revitalisation of Aboriginal languages in our communities will be offered in 2016.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government’s ‘Our Languages, Our Way’ Community Language Grants program enables community owned and led organisations to apply for funding of up to $30,000.   “Aboriginal organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate are invited to apply for one-off funding to deliver a language project within our local…

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NSW LEADING THE WAY ON NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER SCHEME

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NSW LEADING THE WAY ON NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER SCHEME   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the introduction of model laws in NSW that will hold domestic violence perpetrators accountable nationwide.   “These model laws mean that Domestic Violence Orders issued to protect victims and their families in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be automatically recognised and enforced across State and Territory borders,” Mr Fraser said.   In December 2015, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed each State and Territory would introduce model laws to automatically…

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THANKING VOLUNTEERS

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THANKING VOLUNTEERS     The Minister responsible for volunteering, the Hon John Ajaka MP, and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, have launched the 2016 Student Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program.   The Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program has the potential to recognise the more than two million volunteers in NSW. The Program has two recognition streams, youth and adult, and different levels of recognition for time spent volunteering.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government acknowledged the immense benefits of volunteering, and how vital it is to support volunteering across the…

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RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM

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  RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM   Subsidised de-sexing for pets, discounted micro-chipping and education for children about dogs are all programs set to benefit local communities from the NSW Government’s Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local councils to apply for grants for activities and workshops developed in collaboration with community groups.   Mr Fraser said that individual councils could apply for grants of up to $15,000, while collaborative council projects could receive up to $50,000.   “The Responsible Pet Ownership…

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DON’T BE A TOSSER THIS EASTER

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DON’T BE A TOSSER THIS EASTER     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging residents not to be tossers these Easter holidays by taking responsibility for their rubbish and either placing it in a bin or taking it with them.   “From this week Hey Tosser! ads will roll out across the state, including on TV, radio, social media, billboards, and some public transport to remind people to dispose of their litter responsibly,” Mr Fraser said.   “The aim of this campaign is to spread the message that…

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NOMINATE A SENIOR IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE FOR A 2016 LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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  NOMINATE A SENIOR IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE FOR A 2016 LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today called for nominations for the 2016 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards to recognise the huge contribution seniors make to the Coffs Harbour electorate.   “Seniors help make this region a stronger and better place,” Mr Fraser said.   “The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards are an opportunity to thank a special senior for everything they do in the community.   “We are calling on people to…

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COFFS HARBOUR RESIDENTS URGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON REVIEW OF CTP GREEN SLIPS

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COFFS HARBOUR RESIDENTS URGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON REVIEW OF CTP GREEN SLIPS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement to conduct a major review of the NSW Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Green Slip Scheme to drive down costs for motorists and better protect those seriously injured in a road accident   Mr Fraser said the current scheme, which has been operating since 1999, is now in urgent need of reform to ensure it remains affordable for vehicle owners and delivers the appropriate…

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