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March 2017

FREE SAFER DRIVERS COURSE FOR LEARNER DRIVERS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS

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FREE SAFER DRIVERS COURSE FOR LEARNER DRIVERS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has advised that Roads and Maritime Services provides 1000 free places each year for youth from Aboriginal communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in the Safer Drivers Course.   Mr Fraser said the Safer Drivers Course is a combined theoretical and practical course for learner drivers under 25 years of age who have completed 50 log book hours.   “This fee exemption allows those who are financially disadvantaged to benefit from the…

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NEW SMASH REPAIR CODE A WIN FOR MOTORISTS

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NEW SMASH REPAIR CODE A WIN FOR MOTORISTS   The NSW Government has championed the rights of licensed drivers in the Coffs Harbour electorate by overseeing the implementation of a new mandatory Code of Conduct, which has agreed to by the motor vehicle insurance and repair industry.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the new Code would lift industry standards, help to improve the safety and transparency of insurance assessments and repair work and support local vehicle repair and maintenance businesses.   “When there’s a dispute between a…

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ORGANISATIONS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR A SHARE OF COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FUNDING

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ORGANISATIONS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR A SHARE OF COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FUNDING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today encouraged community organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate to apply for a share of nearly $8 million of NSW Government funding after the opening of round three of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund on 30 March 2017.   The Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) assists local organisations undertake physical improvements to build, refurbish and enhance facilities on, or close to, social housing communities…

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WOOLGOOLGA LIBRARY RECEIVES PART OF $4M IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

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WOOLGOOLGA LIBRARY RECEIVES PART OF $4M IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING     Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has announced $52,945 in funding for Coffs Harbour City Council under the 2016/17 Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant program.   Mr Fraser said the grant is part of $4 million worth of funding for 31 public library projects across NSW.   Mr Fraser said the funding will be used towards a refurbishment of the Woolgoolga Library.   Funding is available for library buildings or mobile libraries as well as major ICT projects.   Coffs…

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DAYLIGHT SAVING WINDS BACK THIS WEEKEND

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DAYLIGHT SAVING WINDS BACK THIS WEEKEND     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has urged the residents of the Coffs Harbour electorate to remember daylight saving ends at 2am on Sunday, 2 April.   Mr Fraser said many people rely on their internet connected devices to automatically update the time, but it’s still important to remember to wind analogue clocks and watches back one hour, and adjust digital clocks before going to bed.”   “No one wants to be an hour early for a meeting, and these simple…

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A FOREVER HOME FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN

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A FOREVER HOME FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN   The NSW Government has announced that it will deliver internationally tested preventative and diversionary programs, as well as making it easier for foster carers to adopt children in their care, under the most significant reforms to child protection and out of home care in almost a decade.   Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, have announced that a range of non-government agencies will deliver internationally tested preventative and diversionary…

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECTS DELIVERING A BETTER SOCIAL HOUSING EXPERIENCE IN COFFS HARBOUR

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECTS DELIVERING A BETTER SOCIAL HOUSING EXPERIENCE IN COFFS HARBOUR     The NSW Governments third Communities Plus Neighbourhood Projects package will include a site in Coffs Harbour, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced today.   The site in Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, will be offered along with nine other locations in NSW through an Expression of Interest (EOI) to both not-for-profit Community Housing Providers (CHPs) and the private sector.   “This is a great win for our community. These sites will be redeveloped to deliver more social…

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ANZAC MEMORIAL ARTWORK HONOURS SOLDIERS FROM THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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ANZAC MEMORIAL ARTWORK HONOURS SOLDIERS FROM THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced that soldiers from the Coffs Harbour electorate who enlisted and fought in the Great War are to be honoured as part of a stunning artwork at the refurbished Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.   Bucca, Coffs Harbour, Coramba, Corindi, Karangi, Nana Glen, Upper Orara and Woolgoolga are among 1,699 NSW towns, suburbs and localities where soldiers enlisted from for the Great War. As part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary…

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OLD4NEW VAN SAILING INTO WOOLGOOLGA

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OLD4NEW VAN SAILING INTO WOOLGOOLGA     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the Old4New van will visit Woolgoolga in April to share advice with the public about lifejackets and drowning prevention.   The mobile van will be at the following location where you can exchange your old lifejacket for a new slimline lifejacket at a discounted price:   Sunday 2 April 2pm – 5pm, Woolgoolga Boat Ramp   Trained staff will also provide advice on choosing the right lifejacket for your height, weight, ability and water activity,…

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MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION FUND ROUND 2 NOW OPEN

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MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION FUND ROUND 2 NOW OPEN   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has today urged local organisations with innovative ideas to apply for a share in the $1.5 million Mental Health Innovation Fund.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government’s Mental Health Innovation Fund is a way to find new, local initiatives that improve mental health services and outcomes across NSW.   “This Fund provides an opportunity for the best minds in business, the community sector and government to develop and deliver new and creative ways to…

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