Monthly Archives

July 2017

TEACHER SKILLS DEVELOPEMENT GETS BOOST

By | Local

TEACHER SKILLS DEVELOPEMENT GETS BOOST Primary school teachers in the Coffs Harbour electorate will get assistance to further develop their classroom skills to benefit their students with funding provided through the NSW Government’s Quality Teaching, Successful Students initiative. All local government schools with primary students will share a total of $880,419 to improve teachers’ skills with activities such as mentoring and coaching; achieving higher levels of accreditation; and collaborative lesson planning and unit development to help teachers learn new skills from each other. Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said…

Read More

NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL TURNS 60 GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

By | Local

  NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL TURNS 60 GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE Organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being encouraged to celebrate the enormous contribution seniors make by holding an event during the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced grants of up to $10,000 are available for local organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate to host events and activities that will support the festival’s 60th year.   “The $200,000 grants program is part of the NSW Government’s continued…

Read More

HONOUR EXCEPTIONAL GRANDPARENTS AND OLDER PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

By | Local

HONOUR EXCEPTIONAL GRANDPARENTS AND OLDER PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Entries are now open for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards and the inaugural Grandparents Day Photography Competition.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling for people in the Coffs Harbour electorate to nominate stand-out grandparents or older people who go above and beyond for their families and their community.   “Whether you’re a grandchild or someone who is simply thankful for a grandparent or older person who makes a difference in the…

Read More

COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

By | Local

COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS   Community organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate will have more opportunities to apply for funding of local projects as part of changes to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said today.   Mr Fraser said the changes will make it easier to apply for a wide range of Infrastructure Grants across arts and culture, emergency preparedness and sport and recreation.   “The NSW Government is giving more communities the opportunity to access the funding more often,”…

Read More

STUDENTS TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANZACS

By | Local

STUDENTS TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANZACS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and the Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott, called upon high schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate to enter the ballot for the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship that will see students travel to France and Belgium to retrace the footsteps of the Anzacs.   Students from Years 10 and 11 in Government, Catholic and Independent schools could have the chance to take part in a 13-day tour of the significant Australian battlefields of Ypres,…

Read More

COMMUNITY TRAINING BOOST FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

By | Local

COMMUNITY TRAINING BOOST FOR THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   The Coffs Coast Community College Inc, in the Coffs Harbour electorate, has been selected among 34 community education and training providers throughout the State to benefit from almost $19 million in State Government investment for community training.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the NSW Adult Community Education (ACE) Community Service Obligation (CSO) program helped thousands of regional and remote learners in NSW get access to formal education and training to help them increase their chances of finding employment….

Read More

A RENAISSANCE FOR REGIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE

By | Local

A RENAISSANCE FOR REGIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrews Fraser, is encouraging artists, performers and organisations to share ideas both big and small for infrastructure and arts projects in the Coffs Harbour electorate to deliver long-term cultural benefits to the community.   The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund is part of the Deputy Premier’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund to improve economic outcomes as well as local amenities and standard of living across regional NSW communities.   Mr Fraser said the Fund would support the building…

Read More

‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY

By | Local

‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged people living in the Coffs Harbour electorate to identify the challenges faced by women and suggest solutions for these issues, in the ‘Have Your Say’ online survey.   “There is still a gap between men and women’s financial status, workforce participation, caring and family responsibilities and vulnerability to violence, among other issues. That’s why the government is working on the state’s first Women’s Strategy to tackle these issues,” Mr Fraser said.   The…

Read More

COFFS HARBOUR SET TO STAR ON SYDNEY WEEKENDER

By | Local

COFFS HARBOUR SET TO STAR ON SYDNEY WEEKENDER   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced that the region will be featured in a special episode on Channel Seven’s popular travel show Sydney Weekender, thanks to a NSW Government initiative to promote rural and regional NSW’s top tourism destinations.   Show presenter Karen Ledbury will travel to Coffs Harbour to check-out the local Aboriginal tourism experiences, including Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Culture Centre, and visit Cordini Beach.   Mr Fraser said the filming opportunity was secured by…

Read More

STAY CONNECTED AND ‘SING YOUR AGE’

By | Local

  STAY CONNECTED AND ‘SING YOUR AGE’   Older people living in the Coffs Harbour electorate and interested in singing and choir groups are set to benefit from a new grants program ‘Sing Your Age’.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the NSW Government program will provide $150,000 in total to encourage more seniors to discover the joy of singing.   “Sing Your Age is an important initiative that will see more people in the Coffs Harbour electorate enjoying the power of song,” Mr Fraser said….

Read More