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October 2017

NEW FUNDING FOR ANZAC COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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New funding of $175,000 is now available to help communities protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW service men and women. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP). The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection. There are two rounds a year each offering $125,000, closing on…

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FAIR TRADING WEEK: CELEBRATING CONSUMER PROTECTION ON THE COFFS COAST

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The 17th annual Fair Trading Week has kicked off to celebrate the work of NSW Fair Trading in consumer protection, with outreach activities and events being held across the State. The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said this year’s theme is KNOWvember. Mr Fraser said it kicks off a month focused on encouraging consumers and businesses to understand their rights and responsibilities in the marketplace. During Fair Trading Week, which runs until November 4, sessions and activities will be held throughout NSW. “These sessions are a unique opportunity to…

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NEW DIRECTION FOR VISITOR ECONOMY

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A new independent Visitor Economy Taskforce will undertake a review of the NSW Government’s Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today. Mr Fraser said the review is an opportunity to re-engage with industry, local government, organisations, associations and other relevant stakeholders throughout the Coffs Coast. “This review is incredibly exciting for the Coffs Harbour electorate and I encourage industry, local government and others to take the opportunity to contribute to this blue-sky approach that will work out the next frontier of tourism policy in…

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COFFS COAST COMMUNITY GROUPS CAN APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

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Community organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, said the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency preparedness. “I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our local community,” Mr Fraser said. “These projects bring people together to enjoy new or improved sports,…

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COFFS HARBOUR WORKER WINS STATE SAFETY AWARD

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has congratulated John Pearce from Coffs Harbour City Council on winning the 2017 SafeWork NSW Award for Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety. Mr Pearce received the award from Minister for Better Regulation, Matt Kean at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday, 26 October. The SafeWork NSW Awards recognise businesses and workers with the highest standards of workplace health and safety and return to work outcomes in the State. Nine winners were announced across six categories after a field of 160 entrants…

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABORIGINAL EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS ON COFFS COAST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser urges Aboriginal people in his electorate to apply for a scholarship that will support them in studying a bachelor level early childhood teaching qualification. Mr Fraser said the new Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Scholarship program will complement ongoing training and leadership opportunities designed to support Aboriginal educators working in the early childhood sector locally. “It is absolutely crucial Aboriginal culture is embedded in early childhood education on the Coffs Coast, and this unprecedented scholarship investment will encourage more of that,” Mr Fraser said. “Currently,…

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FUNDING INCREASE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

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Government schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be able to improve education resources and support for students with a total of $13,228,093 in needs-based funding for 2018. The funding will be available to address the specific needs of schools. Schools may choose to implement initiatives such as targeted literacy and numeracy support, teacher training and speech pathologists. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomed the funding for local schools. “This funding will give schools the freedom to meet the specific needs of students and our local community,” Mr Fraser…

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NEW CRUISE TERMINAL FOR NORTH COAST

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An investigation into a new International Cruise Ship Terminal for the NSW mid North Coast will start as part of a future transport blueprint, with Coffs Harbour and Yamba identified as potential locations. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, alongside Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced the start of investigations as part of the launch of the government’s Future Transport 2056 strategy. “This is a major step, with the need for a facility being recognised in the 10 to 20…

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NO HALFWAY MEASURES AS WOOLGOOLGA TO HALFWAY CREEK PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE OPENS TO TRAFFIC

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Motorists are now enjoying a smoother and safer journey along 10 kilometres of new divided highway as part of the 14-kilometre Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek Pacific Highway upgrade. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek upgraded section adds to the 493 kilometres of the Pacific Highway, around 75 per cent, which is now four-lane divided highway. “This is one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects in terms of changing lives and saving lives, and progress is continuing with a further 47 kilometres due…

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UPGRADES TO COMMUNITY SPACES DELIVERED IN COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has welcomed the announcement a community organisation in his electorate will receive funding from the NSW Government to build and improve community spaces to benefit social housing tenants and the broader community. The Westside Tennis Club Incorporated in King St, Coffs Harbour, is thrilled with a $48,313 grant for its project ‘Fit For You Outdoor Gym and Recreation Hub, Building Strength for Life’. The project includes constructing an outdoor fitness and recreation hub including fencing, outdoor exercise equipment, an outdoor table tennis table and…

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