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October 2016

FRASER ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR AN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AND FAMILY WELLBEING CENTRE

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FRASER ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR AN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AND FAMILY WELLBEING CENTRE   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is delighted to announce funding for an Aboriginal Cultural and Family Wellbeing Centre to be located at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.   “I am very pleased to announce that the State Government has allocated $524,615 for this project,” Mr Fraser said.   “The initial planning for the project will begin shortly with works to commence in the new financial year.   “The project will provide a quiet space away from…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON 10-YEAR PLAN FOR IMPROVED AIR QUALITY

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON 10-YEAR PLAN FOR IMPROVED AIR QUALITY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging the community to comment on the NSW Government’s proposed 10-year plan aimed at improving air quality across the state.   The Clean Air for NSW consultation paper sets out the NSW Government’s priority areas for air quality improvement and outlines how industry, government, community groups and residents can work together to benefit the environment.   Mr Fraser said this was an important plan for the state and the community.  …

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SENIORS GET A BOOST WITH NEW MOBILE DEAL

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SENIORS GET A BOOST WITH NEW MOBILE DEAL   Seniors in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being offered an exclusive new deal on mobile phone plans as well as new in-store workshops to help use technology as part of a new partnership between Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed the new partnership that will allow Seniors Card NSW holders to switch over or upgrade to any of Vodafone’s $40 or above handset plans or SIM only plans in-store, and receive the first months’…

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COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT UPGRADE TAKES OFF

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COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT UPGRADE TAKES OFF   Work has commenced on the $6.5 million Coffs Harbour Airport airside and terminal upgrade Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   Mr Fraser said the groundwork, being undertaken by Coffs Harbour City Council which is delivering the project, was underway to upgrade the airside and terminal.   “This investment by the NSW Government will boost tourism and business investment in the area, paving the way for more local jobs and economic return.  Coffs Harbour Airport plays a crucial role in the…

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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AWARDED NSW GOVERNMENT ARTS GRANTS

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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AWARDED NSW GOVERNMENT ARTS GRANTS   Two arts and cultural organisations will receive funding as part of a NSW Government program supporting regional arts projects.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP said the Coffs Harbour Arts Council and the Heart and Soul Foundation would receive funding through the Country Arts Support Program.   The program, which supports short-term locally initiated projects, will allow the Coffs Harbour Arts Council to arrange a Afrekete Afro-Cuban Summer Dance and Music Camp to celebrate Cuban culture through song, dance and…

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$46M TECHNOLOGY BOOST FOR STUDENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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$46M TECHNOLOGY BOOST FOR STUDENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today welcomed a $46 million NSW Liberals & Nationals Government program to boost student learning through better technology in regional and remote public schools.   “All 26 schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate will share in the Connecting Country Schools program which will upgrade schools’ Wi-Fi access and internet capacity,” Mr Fraser said.   “Digital technology is vital to student learning in a modern education system. This upgrade will allow for wireless speeds…

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SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RECEIVE ECO SCHOOLS GRANTS

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SCHOOLS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE RECEIVE ECO SCHOOLS GRANTS   Ulong Public School and Woolgoolga Public School have each received a $3,500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant to add to their respective school gardens, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said.   The Eco Schools Grant Program aims to instil environmental awareness and appreciation in school communities.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Environmental Trust grants would help Ulong Public School and Woolgoolga Public School to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives.   “Ulong Public School’s project, a…

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the beginning of NSW Fair Trading Week, the annual event showcasing Fair Trading’s role in the marketplace, emphasising important consumer protection issues.   Mr Fraser said Fair Trading officers will be involved in community events across NSW promoting consumer protection messages.   “The focus of this year’s event, identifying theft and the importance of securely disposing of personal documents. To this end, Shred and Protect events will be conducted at several…

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BOTTLER OF A RECYCLING SCHEME

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BOTTLER OF A RECYCLING SCHEME   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the successful passage of the NSW Government’s landmark 10-cent Container Deposit Scheme legislation through Parliament yesterday.   “Community groups will be able to swap their cans and bottles for cash from 1 July 2017 following the successful passage of the legislation on Wednesday 19 October,” Mr Fraser said.   “The Container Deposit Scheme’s introduction fulfils a key election commitment and will help the Government to meet the Premier’s Priority goal of reducing litter in NSW by…

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$219 MILLION BOOST FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST

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$219 MILLION BOOST FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST   Public schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said in 2017 local public schools will receive $2,817,328 in additional needs-based funding.   “The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr Fraser said.   “These extra resources go directly to our…

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