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August 2016

VOCATIONAL STUDENT IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE AMONG THE BEST IN THE STATE

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VOCATIONAL STUDENT IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE AMONG THE BEST IN THE STATE     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today congratulated Coffs Harbour local, Lauren Tarrant of the Office of Environment and Heritage for being named as a finalist in the 2016 NSW State Training Awards to be held in Sydney on 8 September, 2016.   Lauren is a finalist in the Trainee of the Year category and has demonstrated exceptional passion and commitment to her vocational education and training.   “The NSW economy is growing strongly, and…

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COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS for coffs harbour bypass

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COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS for coffs harbour bypass   Residents and business owners have been invited by State and Federal local members to attend community drop-in sessions to learn more about the Coffs Harbour bypass project.   Andrew Fraser New South Males Member for Coffs Harbour said the drop-in sessions give the community an opportunity to have their say on the preliminary concept design for the much anticipated project.   “The preliminary concept design incorporates refinements made to the previous design, and identifies the location of possible tunnels and access points…

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FEE FREE TRAINING – CHANGING LIVES

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FEE FREE TRAINING – CHANGING LIVES   With National Skills Week (29 Aug-4 Sept) putting the spotlight on the benefits of vocational training, the State Government is asking residents  in the Coffs Harbour electorate who may be dealing with difficult life circumstances to consider fee free training as a pathway to more positive life and career outcomes.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the State Government’s fee exemptions and free scholarships were helping some of the state’s most vulnerable people ease the financial burden to rebuild their lives…

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SCHOOL SAFETY BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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SCHOOL SAFETY BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said, the Coffs Harbour electorate will share in a $5 million program to install school zone flashing lights where schools have multiple busy entrances, and have higher road safety risks.   The Coffs Harbour electorate will see one additional set of flashing lights installed to improve road safety for children travelling to and from school.   St Augustine’s Primary School that will receive an additional set of flashing lights in Albany Street.   “This will build…

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COFFS HARBOUR TEACHER RECEIVES PREMIER’S AWARD

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COFFS HARBOUR TEACHER RECEIVES PREMIER’S AWARD   Nicola Chaffey from Narranga Public School was one of only 21 teachers from across the state awarded a Premier’s Teacher Scholarship by the NSW Premier, Mike Baird at a ceremony held in Sydney on Tuesday, 23 August.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulated Mrs Chaffey for receiving the Premier’s First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship.   “Mrs Chaffey’s scholarship is a testament to the high quality of teachers we have in our community.   The $15,000 scholarship awarded will fund a…

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HOUSEHOLDS TO SAVE ABOUT $140 IN ENERGY BILLS

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HOUSEHOLDS TO SAVE ABOUT $140 IN ENERGY BILLS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging eligible households to apply for NSW Government Home Energy Action appliance program discounts to replace inefficient TVs and fridges.  The 40 and 50 per cent discounts for low income households are expected to save households an average of $140 a year on their energy bills.   “This program will help 20,000 low income households lower their living costs.  Replacing power hungry TVs and fridges is an easy way to lower your energy bills,”…

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MORE FUNDING TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY

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MORE FUNDING TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that applications are now open for funding to help make our local community more accessible and liveable.   The Liveable Communities Grants Program provides grants of up to $100,000 to innovative projects that help older people stay healthy, stay connected, get or keep a job, or live in their community close to family or friends. “The NSW Government promised to build stronger communities for older people, and this program plays a big part in…

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FUELCHECK: THE CHEAPEST PETROL PRICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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FUELCHECK:  THE CHEAPEST PETROL PRICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS   Motorists in the Coffs Harbour electorate will now be able to find the cheapest petrol at every service station in NSW thanks to the state-government’s new initiative, Fuelwatch.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said FuelCheck is the first service of its kind in Australia and will change the way drivers buy petrol by providing accurate, real-time fuel price information at every service station across NSW.   It will be accessible on any device connected to the internet, including smartphones,…

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GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS

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GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS   Community groups, sports clubs and councils in the Coffs Harbour electorate are encouraged to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is inviting local community groups, sports clubs and councils to apply for grants between $500,000 and $1 million for new or upgraded sport and recreation infrastructure projects.   Mr Fraser said these grants are being made available under the NSW Government’s…

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NSW GOVERNMENT SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG ADVISORS

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NSW GOVERNMENT SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG ADVISORS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encouraged young people from the Coffs Harbour electorate to consider applying for a position on the 2017 NSW Youth Advisory Council and get involved in Government decision making.   Council members are sought to represent the diversity of young people living in NSW in terms of locality and gender, Aboriginality, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds.   Mr Fraser said that the Youth Advisory Council is one of the most effective ways for young…

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