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November 2017

SAFETY AROUND LOCAL SCHOOLS BOOSTED BY NEW INFRASTRUCTURE

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Some of our most vulnerable road users – schoolchildren – are now benefiting from the installation of new safety infrastructure around local schools as part of a statewide program. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the improvements to pedestrian infrastructure around schools in the region would make it safer for children walking in the area. “The $5 million program is being rolled out across 132 schools around the state and is part of the Government’s $10 million boost to school zone safety,” Mr Fraser said. “I’m pleased to announce…

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$350,000 IN GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FOOD WASTE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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More than $350,000 in grants are available for councils, not-for-profits, community groups and businesses to help tackle food waste, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said today. There are two streams of funding available designed to increase awareness of food waste and how to reduce it. “This funding will help change the way we think about food waste,” Mr Fraser said. “A NSW Government survey estimates the average NSW household is currently throwing out almost $4000 of food waste per year.” There are two grant streams available – the first…

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GRANT TO ATTRACT NEW AUDIENCES

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said Gurehlgam Corporation Ltd at Corindi Beach has been selected to receive funding from the State Government to enable exciting new public programs and attract a new audience of visitors through its doors. Gurehlgam Corporation will receive $9700 through the Audience Development funding initiative administered by Museums & Galleries NSW on behalf of Create NSW and plans to use the funding towards embrace country public art installation. Mr Harwin said: “I’m delighted to be able to…

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MORE PEER WORKERS TO HELP MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS ON THE COFFS COAST

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Mental health consumers in the Coffs Harbour electorate will benefit from the NSW Government’s investment in around 30 new Peer Worker positions across NSW, including the Mid North Coast Local Health District. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced the $2.7 million investment would reach the Coffs Coast to help mental health consumers transition from hospital back into the community. “This funding will provide further early interventions, help mental health consumers in the Coffs Harbour electorate during and after a hospital visit and see an increase in comprehensive follow-up supports,”…

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VETERANS EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM HITS 500 JOBS

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More than 500 veterans have found jobs in the NSW public sector with the assistance of the Veterans Employment Program (VEP), exceeding the Government’s target by 162 per cent and 18 months ahead of schedule. Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott released the results of an 18-month report card on the VEP, which found 523 veterans had successfully transitioned their military skills into a variety of civilian roles in the public service. “I am incredibly proud of this program which was the first of its kind in Australia and has…

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GRANT FUNDING TO UNITE CULTURALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local community organisations to apply for up to $30,000 in funding for projects that bring culturally diverse communities together and promote social cohesion. Mr Fraser said Unity Grants are a great way to celebrate our diverse and harmonious community. “I encourage all local not-for-profit organisations or local councils working in partnership with community organisations to apply,” Mr Fraser said. Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams, said the NSW Government is investing in projects that will bring people together in meaningful ways. “Grants are an…

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ASIAN CUP LEGACY FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COFFS COAST FOOTBALL CLUBS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local football clubs to apply for the second round of Asian Cup Legacy funding which is now open. Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the $4.1 million fund will help deliver better community facilities to grassroots football clubs across NSW. “I encourage local football clubs to apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of building amenities or upgrading facilities, with a funding contribution of $50,000 – $150,000 per project,” Mr Ayres said. “We know that improving local sports infrastructure helps…

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ACTIVE KIDS GUIDELINES HELP COFFS COAST FAMILIES

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Parents of school children across New South Wales are encouraged to take advantage of the $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs launching early next year. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomed the release of the ‘Active Kids’ Rebate Guidelines explaining how families can take advantage of the rebate from January 31 next year. “This rebate addresses once of the most important issues across our local community, easing the cost of living for families,” Mr Fraser said. “We know how household costs can add up and…

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RE-ENGINEERING: CRIME PREVENTION FOCUS FOR REGION ENFORCEMENT SQUAD IN COFFS HARBOUR

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has announced community safety will soon benefit from the rollout of a new specialist police team, targeting mid-level crime in the Northern Region. Deputy Commissioner for Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys today visited the Coffs Harbour Police Station to announce the newest Region Enforcement Squad in country NSW. Mr Fraser said the new Region Enforcement Squad would aim to decrease the workload for frontline police in the Coffs Harbour electorate. “By pooling resources in our regions with the capability to prevent and disrupt crime,…

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COFFS COAST ORGANISATIONS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING TO IMPROVE SOCIAL HOUSING SPACES

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser calls on local community organisations to apply for a share of $1.2 million in funding to help build or improve community facilities for social housing tenants and the wider community. Round 4 of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) opened on 16 November 2017 with grants of $35,000 to $50,000 made available to councils, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations across NSW. Mr Fraser said the SHCIF was designed to not only improve social housing facilities for tenants, but also create better linkages…

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