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February 2017

NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTS $48 MILLION IN PROTECTING THE STATE’S PARAMEDICS

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NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTS $48 MILLION IN PROTECTING THE STATE’S PARAMEDICS The NSW Government will spend $48 million to provide an enhanced insurance scheme with a minimum of five years’ income protection for on duty claims, and a specialised health program for NSW Ambulance Service paramedics, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   The funding will ensure the state’s frontline health providers can get the support they need to stay healthy and are supported to get back to work if they are injured.   “Our paramedics provide an invaluable…

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HABITAT PROJECTS TO BOOST FISHING STATEWIDE

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HABITAT PROJECTS TO BOOST FISHING STATEWIDE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser has today announced the Coffs Harbour electorate will share in over $554,000 in grants for 26 unique fish habitat projects, under the popular Habitat Action Grants Program.   “This program will see major improvements to local creeks, riverbanks, wetlands and better access for fish, which will improve fish habitats and ultimately produce more fish,” Mr Fraser said.   Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said the program was highly competitive with 57 new applications submitted.   “These…

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COFFS TRI TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

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COFFS TRI TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that the Coffs TRI event will receive $20,000 through the NSW Government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund.   Mr Fraser said the Fund provides grants to support marketing activities that drive overnight visitation to Regional NSW.   “The Flagship Event Fund is a terrific NSW Government initiative and part of our renewed commitment to boost regional economies through tourism and major events,” Mr Fraser said.   “Events play a fundamental role in attracting…

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CHANGES TO RETAIL LEASES ACT GIVE BUSINESSES A FAIR GO

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CHANGES TO RETAIL LEASES ACT GIVE BUSINESSES A FAIR GO   Local retail businesses are set to benefit from significant changes to the NSW Retail Leases Act, which will help create stronger and fairer relationships between tenants and landlords in the retail industry.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said these changes would help give retailers in the Coffs Harbour electorate a fair go when it comes to leasing agreements.   “The NSW Government has been working hard to reduce red tape, simplify the costs of leasing and ensure…

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$125,000 AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL WAR MEMORIALS

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$125,000 AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL WAR MEMORIALS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott today announced the first round of 2017 funding for the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) is now open.   The CWMF is designed to protect and repair local war memorials, which preserves the Anzac legacy.   Mr Fraser urged Councils to apply for the fund, which provides the opportunity for all NSW communities to access up to $10,000.   “Ensuring local war memorials remain in great condition is an essential…

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LAST CHANCE FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

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LAST CHANCE FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS TO APPLY FOR FUNDING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged local football clubs to apply for much-needed funding through the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund, with applications closing this week.   “The success of the 2015 Asian Cup has presented a great opportunity for Local football clubs right across the state to benefit from the $4 million fund created through the success of the Tournament,” Mr Fraser said. “Whether it’s improving the quality of our football clubs for our players…

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COME AND GET A CUPPA WITH THE LOCAL COPS

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COME AND GET A CUPPA WITH THE LOCAL COPS     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has encouraged community members to attend the annual ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event to be held at Cocoa Café Coffs Central at 9am on Thursday 23 February. “Coffee with a cop provides an informal and neutral setting for the community to come together and discuss issues that matter to them with our local police,” Mr Fraser said.   “We hope to never find ourselves in a situation where we have to deal closely…

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TIME TO APPLY FOR $15M PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING

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TIME TO APPLY FOR $15M PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging managers of Crown reserves to apply for funding under the NSW Government’s $15 million Public Reserves Management Fund Program.   The funding is available for any activity that supports the maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves.   “Crown reserves include local parks, community halls, regional showgrounds and holiday parks,” Mr Fraser said.   “Funding is available to support a wide range of activities which maintain, protect and improve our Crown reserves for…

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MORE THAN $4 MILLION FOR LOCAL HERITAGE FUNDING AVAILABLE

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MORE THAN $4 MILLION FOR LOCAL HERITAGE FUNDING AVAILABLE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging owners and managers of local heritage items to consider applying for more than $4 million in funding for local conservation projects. Mr Fraser said these grants were designed to help communities rejuvenate and conserve their local heritage.   “I would urge all owners and managers of heritage items, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and industry associations to consider applying for funding,” Mr Fraser said.   There are two heritage funding programs open for application:…

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$15 MILLION FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING

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$15 MILLION FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging fishing and community groups to apply for NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grants to improve recreational fishing across the Coffs Harbour electorate.   This year $15 million has been allocated from the sale of recreational fishing licenses to both freshwater and saltwater projects in 2016-17.   Mr Fraser said grants are available for both large projects involving more than $10,000 of funding, and smaller projects involving less than $10,000.   “This is a great opportunity for…

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