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February 2018

KIRSTEN HOWTON IS OUR WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates Kirsten Howton who is the Coffs Harbour electorate’s 2018 Local Woman of the Year. “Ms Howton is well known for her passionate devotion to the Coffs Coast and for her hard work in making this community an even better place to live,” Mr Fraser said. “She gives her time and energy to improving the lives of others and is a formidable advocate for the causes close to her heart.” Ms Howton has, in particular, been a long-standing supporter of Cancer Council NSW and…

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FUNDING BOOST FOR BCU COFFS TRI

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said this weekend’s bcu Coffs Tri will benefit from a $20,000 NSW Government grant under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. Mr Fraser said the Fund, managed by the State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, provides grants to support marketing activities that drive overnight visitation. “I am delighted the bcu Coffs Tri, which continues to surge in popularity, has received this funding,” Mr Fraser said. “We look forward to welcoming many more visitors to…

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SEALY LOOKOUT HITS NEW HEIGHTS AT AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is delighted with Sealy Lookout’s outstanding achievement at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Mr Fraser said the bronze medal-winning performance in the Tourist Attractions category was well-deserved recognition of the Coffs Coast’s outstanding tourism offerings. “Congratulations to all the team involved at Sealy Lookout in the Orara East State Forest, and our entire region, for delivering exceptional visitor experiences and tourism products year after year,” Mr Fraser said. “Tourism is a vital industry here and this award is recognition of the incredible work and…

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CONSULTATION OPENS: HAVE YOUR SAY ON COFFS HARBOUR JETTY FORESHORE PRECINCT

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced public consultation on the future of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct is now open. Mr Fraser said transparent community-wide consultation would take place over the coming months to capture the community’s input on the future of the Jetty Foreshore precinct. “This is an important milestone and a critical process in making sure the development of the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct reflects the needs and wants of the local community,” Mr Fraser said. “The views of locals will be placed at…

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SHOWCASING COFFS COAST TO THE WORLD

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the Regional NSW Investment Prospectus, launched this week by Deputy Premier John Barilaro, will highlight the benefits and opportunities associated with domestic and international investment on the Coffs Coast. Mr Fraser said the Investment Prospectus is an interactive online tool designed to attract national and international investment in regional NSW. “The Investment Prospectus will highlight to potential investors the enormous benefits associated with doing business and creating businesses on the Coffs Coast,” Mr Fraser said. “Attracting investment is key to ensuring our region…

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NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS PLANNED FOR COFFS COAST

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Our seniors will celebrate, learn new skills and build friendships at NSW Seniors Festival events in April, thanks to NSW Government grants for organisations to hold free and low cost events. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $200,000 had been delivered to organisations across the state, so metro, regional and rural areas could celebrate the festival’s 60th Diamond Anniversary year. The 2018 NSW Seniors Festival grants program has allocated $7000 to Coffs Harbour City Council for its Better Together Seniors Week Festival events in April. The NSW Seniors Festival…

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DIPLOMA OF EVENT MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP ON OFFER ON COFFS COAST

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The NSW Government today announces a partnership with Australia’s peak industry body for business events, Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), to support aspiring event managers living on the Coffs Coast get a head start in their career. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government and MEA will be offering a regional scholarship program with a Diploma of Event Management up for grabs across NSW. “Whether you are young or old, this is a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to upskill and achieve their career goals within the…

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COFFS HARBOUR YOUTH DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES

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Young people in Coffs Harbour will stage their own all-ages music event thanks to a grant from the NSW Government, said the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Genhealth Inc trading as headspace and Coffs Harbour Park Lane Festival will receive $5,000 to stage the all-age laneway Park Lane Festival in the city centre and celebrate 10 years of headspace, which helps young people who may be experiencing mental health issues. The event, to be held in June, will have two stages, one for acoustic and duo acts and a…

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WORLD’S BEST SET TO TEE OFF IN BONVILLE

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Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, and the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser, today welcomed some of the world’s best female golfers to Coffs Harbour, for the inaugural Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. Mr Barilaro and Mr Fraser today attended the Pro Am event at Bonville, before the competition gets underway on Thursday. Mr Barilaro said the brand new event on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour will see more than 140 Australian and international golfers take to the Bonville Golf Resort course. “Coffs Harbour…

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MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCHOOL MAJOR UPGRADE

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Mary Help of Christians Primary School Sawtell, in Toormina, will receive a $2.9 million grant from the NSW Government towards a major refurbishment and facility upgrade. The NSW Government grant will go towards the school’s $4.1 million upgrade project that includes construction of a new classroom block, refurbishment of other classrooms and the creation of a new library. The project will improve the existing design and layout of the school. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomed the NSW Government funding, which will be provided under the Building Grants Assistance…

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