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June 2017

HELPLINE TO TACKLE VIOLENT EXTREMISM

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HELPLINE TO TACKLE VIOLENT EXTREMISM   Practical advice and intervention support are now available for parents, friends and colleagues who are concerned that a loved one may be heading down the path of violent extremism.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has welcomed the launch of the NSW Government’s new free service, operated by trained counsellors, as part of a $47 million package of programs designed to fight violent extremism.   “Family and friends are usually the first to know when a person is being exposed to violent extremist…

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CONTAINER DEPOSIT COMMENCEMENT LOOMING

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CONTAINER DEPOSIT COMMENCEMENT LOOMING   In less than six months schools, charities, sporting and community groups in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be able raise money as part of the NSW Government’s container deposit scheme, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said today.   Community organisations will be able to collect and receive donated eligible containers that they can then refund at an approved collection point.   Mr Fraser said the historic litter-reduction initiative would be an environmental game-changer that would help to reduce unsightly container litter in community parks,…

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2017 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN

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2017 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage not-for-profit community groups to apply for funding requests through the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. CBP grants are available annually for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Through the program, the NSW Government ensures funding is available to support organisations that think first-and-foremost about the needs of locals. “Local sports clubs, charities and men’s sheds are just some of the groups that benefit from this program,” Mr…

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STRAP IN FOR SEATBELT BONANZA

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STRAP IN FOR SEATBELT BONANZA   All regional school buses will have seatbelts four years ahead of schedule, thanks to a $29 million school bus seatbelt blitz in the NSW budget.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Coffs Harbour electorate would have a total of 148 buses fitted with seatbelts as part of the commitment.   “This is an important fund that will make sure our kids get to and from school safely,” Mr Fraser said.   Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the installation…

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NSW BOATING NOW’ APPLICATIONS OPEN

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NSW BOATING NOW’ APPLICATIONS OPEN     The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced applications are now open for round 2 of the NSW Boating Program which is set to commit $17 million to improve boating facilities across NSW.   “We’re thrilled to put out a call for applications for the next round of the $70 million NSW Boating Now program, a NSW Government initiative to deliver accessible, modern and safe boating infrastructure where it’s needed most,” Mr Fraser said.   “This adds to the $37.5 million which…

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NSW BUDGET 2017 – RECORD FUNDING BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ARTS AND CULTURE

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NSW BUDGET 2017 – RECORD FUNDING BOOST FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ARTS AND CULTURE   The NSW Government and local MP, Andrew Fraser, have announced that the Coffs Harbour electorate can share in part of $100 million being invested into regional villages, towns and cities through a new Regional Cultural Fund announced in the 2017 NSW Budget.   Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said that the fund will drive the creation of regional cultural infrastructure across a range of new and existing spaces, buildings and structures that support or…

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SERVING UP A STRATEGY FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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SERVING UP A STRATEGY FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Small businesses in the Coffs Harbour electorate are set to benefit from a share of a $30 million state-wide skills fund to give local small businesses better access to the education and training they need to start, run and grow.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the skills fund is at the heart of a new NSW Government small business strategy.   “The NSW Small Business Strategy will help to ensure that NSW remains the…

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$1.3 BILLION TO BOOST REGIONAL ECONOMIES

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$1.3 BILLION TO BOOST REGIONAL ECONOMIES   Residents and businesses in the Coffs Harbour electorate will receive their fair share of the $1.3 billion investment in regional NSW announced in the 2017-18 NSW Budget, which will provide communities with vital infrastructure and community facilities to enliven their local economies.   The Regional Growth Fund will deliver $1 billion to help develop transport, energy and water projects, with an extra $300 million devoted to community and cultural facilities, on top of an existing $300 million for environment and tourism assets.  …

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FUTURE LOOKING BRIGHTER FOR WOOLGOOLGA

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   FUTURE LOOKING BRIGHTER FOR WOOLGOOLGA Businesses in Woolgoolga will benefit from the opening of a shared working space supported by the NSW Government’s FutureTowns initiative.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the 6 Degrees CoWorking Hub in Woolgoolga would provide a central location where established businesses and start-ups could learn new skills, collaborate with each other, and network.   “The new hub is a great addition to the Woolgoolga commercial centre and the wider community because by contributing to individual business growth and sustainability and it will…

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE FAMILIES SET TO BENEFIT FROM ACTIVE KIDS REBATE   Thousands of school children across the Coffs Harbour electorate will benefit from a new $100 rebate for sporting and fitness related costs announced as part of today’s budget.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said a key initiative from the 2017-2018 Budget will ensure every family with school aged children will be eligible for the ‘Active Kids Rebate’ with $207 million allocated across four years.   “Our Active Kids Rebate will put $100 per school aged child…

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