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April 2017

DESIGN TEAM AWARDED FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS EXPANSION

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DESIGN TEAM AWARDED FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS EXPANSION   The NSW Government today announced that the lead design team has been appointed to the $156 million Coffs Harbour Health Campus expansion.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed the design team consisting of:   Project Managers –Pricewaterhouse Coopers Architects – McConnel Smith and Johnson Cost Planners – Altus Group Cost Management “The Redevelopment includes the expansion and enhancement of existing surgical services and operating theatres, a new short stay surgical unit, and orthopaedic and vascular unit. …

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SEVEN WEEK PUBLIC HOUSING TENANT AMNESTY BEGINS

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SEVEN WEEK PUBLIC HOUSING TENANT AMNESTY BEGINS   Fraudulent behaviour by social housing tenants is being targeted by the NSW Government with the commencement of a social housing amnesty on 24 April 2017 run by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).   Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward, said that the amnesty, which provides social housing tenants with an opportunity to report undisclosed income, financial assets, property and unauthorised occupants without fear of prosecution, ensures the system is fair for all.   “This amnesty will weed out the…

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NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW SKILLS HUB FOR COFFS HARBOUR

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NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW SKILLS HUB FOR COFFS HARBOUR   Coffs Harbour is set to receive an innovative new TAFE NSW SkillsPoints headquarters, as part of the NSW Government’s push to create the workforce of the future by collaborating with business and industry.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today revealed the coastal town as the chosen location of one of six new regional and three metropolitan SkillsPoints headquarters, which have been designed to ensure TAFE NSW builds on its reputation as a world-class vocational education and training provider….

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COFFS HARBOUR BREAKWATER REPAIRS TO RESUME

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COFFS HARBOUR BREAKWATER REPAIRS TO RESUME   Repairs to the northern breakwater at Coffs Harbour has resumed after a pause over the summer months.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the repairs to the breakwater began in April 2016 as part of the NSW Government’s Coastal Infrastructure Program designed to restore dilapidated coastal facilities.   “In July 2016, storms severely damaged a nearby marina which meant additional repair work to the breakwater was needed,” Mr Fraser said.   “This vital infrastructure project involves widening the breakwater and raising…

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MORE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COASTAL DREDGING

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MORE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COASTAL DREDGING   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging regional coastal councils to apply for NSW Government funding for essential dredging projects under the Rescuing Our Waterways program.   Mr Fraser said the State Government recently announced an additional $6 million over four years for the Rescuing Our Waterways program, as part of the NSW Coastal Dredging Strategy.   “This funding will help improve the accessibility, health and safety of our regional waterways for recreational and commercial vessels,” Mr Fraser said.   “Rescuing Our…

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE REMEMBERS OUR WAR VETERANS

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE REMEMBERS OUR WAR VETERANS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today encouraged the local community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this ANZAC Day.   A number of commemorative events will be held in the Coffs Harbour electorate this year, as we continue to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history.   Mr Fraser encouraged the community to take the time to pause and remember those who…

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ORGANISATIONS WORKING WITH CHILDREN IN NSW TO EASILY ACCESS WORLD CLASS-TRAINING

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ORGANISATIONS WORKING WITH CHILDREN IN NSW TO EASILY ACCESS WORLD CLASS-TRAINING   Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, have welcomed the launch of a free online learning tool to help staff and volunteers in all child-related organisations build their capacity to become child-safe.   The eight modules contained in the resource will assist child-related organisations in identifying grooming practices and developing policies and guidelines for workers.   “This online learning tool forms part of the Child Safe Strategy for NSW and…

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NEW ROUND OF FUNDING TO BOOST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ACROSS NSW

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NEW ROUND OF FUNDING TO BOOST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ACROSS NSW   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged local organisations with innovative projects to enhance women and girls’ economic opportunities to apply for funding as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Investing In Women grants program.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government’s Investing in Women grants program is a fantastic way to find new, local initiatives that invest in education, leadership and financial security for women.   I am pleased local organisations in the Coffs Harbour…

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MAKE EVERY JOURNEY A SAFE ONE THIS EASTER

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MAKE EVERY JOURNEY A SAFE ONE THIS EASTER   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging motorists to make every journey a safe one this Easter in a bid to drive the road toll down Towards Zero roads in the Coffs Harbour electorate.   Of the total 384 lives lost on NSW roads last year, 74 were from the Northern region. This is nine more fatalities than 2015 where we saw 65 people killed and 1,302 people seriously injured in the Northern region.   “We must remember that…

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