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April 2016

HEALTHY HEART – MAKE IT A PRIORITY

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HEALTHY HEART – MAKE IT A PRIORITY With heart conditions contributing to one Australian death every 12 minutes, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is reminding residents of the Coffs Harbour electorate of this year’s Heart Health week message – live an active life.   “Heart conditions affect one in six Australians, a large proportion of which are preventable,” Mr Fraser said.   “This year’s theme is about living an active and satisfying life, which is also the best way to prevent further heart complications in the future.  …

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NSW GOVERNMENT UNVEILS 2016/17 ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM   Artists and arts and cultural organisations across NSW are invited to apply for a wide array of funding opportunities under the NSW Liberals & National Government’s 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Development Program.   The program will support visual arts, museums, literature, theatre, dance, music, regional touring, capital works and professional development for artists across the state.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, urged local artists and art and cultural organisations to apply for funding.   “The program is a major…

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$8 MILLION IN LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS

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$8 MILLION IN LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local heritage item owners and managers to apply for a NSW Government local Heritage Activation Grant to rejuvenate local heritage places.   Mr Fraser said $2.67 million of funding would be available each financial year for three years to owners and managers of local heritage items through the program.   “Heritage Activation Grants are open to owners and managers of heritage items listed on their council’s local heritage registers,” Mr Fraser said.   “These…

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NSW GOVERNMENT GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE MILITARY HISTORY

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NSW GOVERNMENT GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE MILITARY HISTORY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging the community to apply for individual grants up to $60,000 to preserve important pieces of local military history and put them back on display.   Mr Fraser said the $1 million funding package is available to upgrade or install war memorial plaques and refurbish community halls used by veterans groups.   “The NSW Government is committed to conserving and improving important military history that will ensure the Anzac legacy lives,” Mr Fraser said….

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SENIORS URGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON AGEING STRATEGY

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SENIORS URGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON AGEING STRATEGY   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged seniors in the Coffs Harbour electorate to have their say on the issues that affect their lives as part of consultation on the NSW Government’s second Ageing Strategy.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government was committed to better understanding the needs of seniors, and developing the right policies to assist them.   “We know living longer brings with it so many wonderful opportunities, but it also brings unique challenges,” Mr Fraser…

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DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL AT HOTEL CAREERS EXPO

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  DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL AT HOTEL CAREERS EXPO   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged local students, teachers and schools to register for the Hotel Career Expo, which is on 16 May at the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney.   “The Hotel Careers Expo is about attracting a new generation of professional candidates into the hotel industry to ensure that the first impression every tourist has is the right one,” Mr Fraser said.   “The hotel industry offers diverse professional career pathways and high school students will have the…

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$6.73 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR UPGRADE OF COFFS HARBOUR NORTHERN BREAKWATER

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  $6.73 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR UPGRADE OF COFFS HARBOUR NORTHERN BREAKWATER     Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced that Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded a $6.73 million contract to upgrade the Coffs Harbour Northern Breakwater with work due to start in May.   “The work involves widening the breakwater near the entry to the harbour and constructing a rock berm, or shelf, overlain by 12 tonne concrete armour hanbars along the 300 metre section protecting the marina,” Mr Fraser said.   ‘The crest of the…

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WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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  WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is absolutely shocked that four Coffs Harbour City Council Councillors have moved to withdraw Council’s support of the World Rally Championships.   “I believe it is extremely short sighted of these Councillors who obviously have no idea of the huge economic benefit this international world class event brings to the Coffs Coast region,” Mr Fraser said.   “Last year, this event attracted a crowd of over 54,000 people and a global television audience of 60.93 million viewers….

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2016 YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN

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2016 YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local youth aged 18-25 years old to apply for the NSW Government’s Young Regional Scholarship program.   Mr Fraser said this program is enabling the next generation of arts professionals based in regional NSW to fulfil their creative ambitions.   “Our community has a fantastic array of young artistic talent and I urge people to apply now for this potentially career-changing opportunity,” Mr Fraser said.   “I want our young artists to connect with…

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MORE THAN $560,000 FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS ACROSS COFFS HARBOUR

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  MORE THAN $560,000 FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS ACROSS COFFS HARBOUR   Women and children experiencing domestic violence across the Coffs Harbour region will be supported by an additional $565,000 funding package announced today.   Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser said the new funding is critical to support local women and children in a time of need.   “Regrettably, there is an increased demand for services and as the local MP, I am only all too aware of how crucial these services are,” Mr Fraser said.   “These additional funds…

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