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August 2017

COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE COMMUNITY MUST ACT NOW TO ACCESS STATE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

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COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE COMMUNITY MUST ACT NOW TO ACCESS STATE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING     Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is reminding councils and residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate not to miss the chance of funding as part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.   Applications are closing soon for the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, a major investment in infrastructure projects in rural and regional communities to enhance their attractiveness as vibrant places to live and work and improve the lives of their residents.  …

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VET DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY OPEN FOR NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

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VET DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY OPEN FOR NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK   The NSW Government is marking National Skills Week with a campaign to bust the myths around Vocational Education & Training (VET) for young people.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Government’s ‘Doors of Opportunity’ campaign would help to shift perceptions about VET.   “NSW has Australia’s best performing VET sector – our students, apprentices and trainees are earning while they learn and getting trained for the jobs of the future,” Mr Fraser said.   “The campaign is…

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YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THE NSW YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THE  NSW YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced applications for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are now open.   The NSW YAC has a statutory role to advise the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as monitor and evaluate youth-related policies and legislation.   Council members are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.   Mr Fraser said the NSW YAC provides an important…

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DON’T FORGET YOUR PET WHEN PLANNING AHEAD

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DON’T FORGET YOUR PET WHEN PLANNING AHEAD   Our pets share as much of our lives as any family member and to many pet owners, they’re just as important. Our ‘best friends’ are there for us every day, offering unconditional love. What happens to them if we’re not there?   Attorney General Mark Speakman and Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, are launching a pet emergency card to prevent furry, feathered and finned friends from being left home alone when their owner dies or is seriously ill or injured.  …

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JALIIGIRR BIODIVERSITY ALLIANCE INC RECEIVES RESTORATION GRANT

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JALIIGIRR BIODIVERSITY ALLIANCE INC RECEIVES RESTORATION GRANT   The Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance Inc will receive a $99,500 NSW Government Grant to improve the condition and connectivity of 90 hectares of core koala habitat through works across 9 priority sites, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced today.   The funding grant is part of the NSW Government’s Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant Program, which encourages and enables organisations to protect, conserve and restore the state’s environment.   “This grant will help protect and preserve our local environment for future generations,” Mr…

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COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT READY FOR TAKEOFF

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COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT READY FOR TAKEOFF   Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, the Hon John Barilaro MP, in conjunction with the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, today announced that upgrade works to Coffs Harbour Airport terminal and apron and Airside have been completed.    Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government contributed $5.1 million towards the upgrade of Coffs Harbour airport through the Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund.   “This is a fantastic milestone for the Coffs Harbour community,” Mr Barilaro said.   “The upgrade means…

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HONOURING VETERANS ACROSS COFFS HARBOUR REGION

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HONOURING VETERANS ACROSS COFFS HARBOUR REGION   Coffs Harbour soldiers who answered the call to fight in the Great War will be honoured as part of a moving artwork in the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.   Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts, Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott and Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser took a sample of soil from Coffs Harbour’s Cenotaph War Memorial Gardens today.   Soil samples are being collected from more than 1,600 sites across NSW where young soldiers enlisted to fight as…

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IMPROVED JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF STOCK THEFT

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IMPROVED JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF STOCK THEFT   The NSW Government will strengthen laws concerning stock theft, trespass and illegal hunting following a review of the current law by former NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner Steve Bradshaw.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the Bradshaw Review identified a number of areas for improvement in responding to rural crime from both an operational and legislative perspective.   “The unique features and challenges of crime in rural and regional areas demands a tailored response,” Mr Fraser said.   “We must…

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$500 MILLION TO GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES

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$500 MILLION TO GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced the opening of the Growing Local Economies Fund, which will use a new funding model to invest half a billion dollars in business-boosting infrastructure in regional NSW.   Mr Fraser said consulting with local government, businesses, and industry and community groups will be an important first step towards submitting a strong application.   Mr Fraser said the $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund, which is part of the $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund announced in the…

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NEW SHERIFF’S OFFICER FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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NEW SHERIFF’S OFFICER FOR COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Court security has received a further boost with the graduation of 10 new Sheriff’s Officers, including one who will serve in Coffs Harbour, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today.   “Former retail worker Michael Searle was among six men and four women sworn in at a ceremony at Sydney’s Downing Centre Courthouse last Friday,” Mr Fraser said.   Mr Searle, who was born and raised in Port Macquarie, has started working at the city’s courthouse this week.    “This is…

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