Monthly Archives

September 2016

FUNDING TO HELP COMBAT WEEDS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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FUNDING TO HELP COMBAT WEEDS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced North Coast Local Land Services will receive $1.2m as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Weed Action Program.   Mr Fraser said the funding would ensure consistent and coordinated regional weed control planning and delivery, especially after a wetter than normal winter.   “Weeds often thrive after soaking rains and are a thorn in the side of our farmers,” Mr Fraser added.    “Weeds can have devastating impacts on…

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TOWARDS ZERO: REVIVE WITH A CUPPA THIS LONG WEEKEND

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TOWARDS ZERO: REVIVE WITH A CUPPA THIS LONG WEEKEND   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged motorists to take care this October long weekend, with driver fatigue becoming a growing issue on our roads.   “I urge all motorists to stop, revive and survive at one or more of the many Driver Reviver rest stops across the state, during these school holidays and upcoming long weekend,” Mr Fraser said.   “Crash rates go up during holiday periods, which is why the NSW Government has high-visibility Highway Patrol operations…

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE CEMENTS POSITION AS HOME TO WORLD’S BEST FESTIVAL AND EVENT CITIES

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE CEMENTS POSITION AS HOME TO WORLD’S BEST FESTIVAL AND EVENT CITIES   The Coffs Harbour electorate has reaffirmed its position as one of Australia’s leading major events and tourism destinations, after being recognised as a 2016 IFEA World Festival & Event City by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA).   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomed the news and said the award is acknowledgment of the Coffs Harbour electorate community leadership and ongoing support for the success and growth of all festivals and events.  …

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NATIONAL POLICE REMEMBERANCE DAY

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NATIONAL POLICE REMEMBERANCE DAY    Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged the Coffs Harbour electorate community to spend a moment to remember our fallen police who have lost their lives while working to protect the community.   Today (Thursday, 29 September) is National Police Remembrance Day. It commemorates the 254 NSW Police Force employees who have lost their lives and are named on the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance, and the many other police and former police employees who have lost their lives through illness or injury.  …

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LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

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LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local sporting clubs to apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities.   Mr Fraser said the Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation.   “The Local Sport Grant Program provides funding for sports clubs in the Coffs Harbour electorate and across NSW,” Mr Fraser said.   “We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and…

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HOMELESSNESS IN FOCUS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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HOMELESSNESS IN FOCUS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Providing assistance to people before they become homeless will be the focus of community discussions in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday, 26 October.    Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said people from local homelessness services, government departments and local youth services were invited to participate in the discussion.   “Homelessness doesn’t discriminate – it can happen to young people who don’t feel safe at home, to women fleeing domestic and family violence, to older people who may not be able to…

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2017 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN FOR EVENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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2017 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN FOR EVENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Event organisers in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s new 2017 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest open from today.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said the Fund will offer a one-off annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 per year for three years to events that have been running for more than two years.   “Expressions of interest are now…

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TOWARDS ZERO: 28 BRAND SPANKING NEW HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLES ON NSW ROADS

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TOWARDS ZERO: 28 BRAND SPANKING NEW HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLES ON NSW ROADS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed $4.8 million in NSW Government funding to roll out 28 new highway patrol vehicles across the state to crack down on dangerous drivers and help reduce the road toll.   The vehicles are funded through the Community Road Safety Fund where speed and red light cameras fines go. These funds go directly back into important road safety initiatives such as high visibility police enforcement.   Mr Fraser said the…

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CALLING FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR THE NSW CARERS ADVISORY COUNCIL

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CALLING FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR THE NSW CARERS ADVISORY COUNCIL   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser today encouraged local carers to apply for a position on the NSW Carers Advisory Council.   The NSW Carers Advisory Council advances the interests of carers and provides advice to the NSW Government. The Council meets a minimum of three times a year in Sydney. Members may also contribute time to working groups and attend other events and consultations.   Unpaid carers provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of…

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FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON DRAFT JOINT ORGANISATION BOUNDARIES

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FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON DRAFT JOINT ORGANISATION BOUNDARIES   Communities, councils and local government stakeholders are being invited to provide feedback on proposed Joint Organisation (JO) boundaries, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   “JOs are a major part of the NSW Government’s plan to strengthen local government and revitalise regional NSW by giving all councils and communities a stronger voice,” Mr Fraser said.   “JOs will make it easier for councils to undertake regional projects by working with the NSW Government to deliver the important services that regional…

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