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March 2018

$50,000 TO COMBAT ILLEGAL DUMPING

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said MIDWASTE Regional Waste Forum had been awarded $50,800 to deliver projects targeting illegal dumping in our community. The grant was awarded under the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. The MIDWASTE Regional Waste Forum, which has Coffs Harbour City as a member council, was one of 15 projects successful in accessing funding, under Round 5 of the Combatting Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention Program. More than $900,000 was awarded in this round to projects that will target local illegal dumping…

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TAKE IT EASY AND ENJOY YOUR EASTER

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and his wife, Kerrie, wish the Coffs Coast community a happy, peaceful, relaxing, and holy Easter. “The Easter long weekend is the perfect occasion to spend time with family and friends, enjoy beautiful local food and the beauty of the Coffs Coast,” Mr Fraser said. “I also welcome the many visitors to our region and I hope they enjoy their stay in this, the best part of NSW. “I know during the Easter break many people will be on our roads, waterways and…

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CALL FOR COFFS COAST TECHNOLOGY IDEAS TO SUPPORT NSW WATER REFORMS

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Industry, researchers and academics on the Coffs Coast can apply for a share of $500,000 in funding for new technology solutions to support best practice management and monitoring of water in NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government’s new Water Pilot Technology Program, part of the NSW Government’s Water Reform Action Plan, would help create the ‘next generation’ of water management systems in NSW. “We’re opening up this $500,000 program to local researchers and industry to capture the best technologies and solutions to improve management of…

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JETTY FORESHORE PRECINCT– DROP-IN SESSIONS

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Community drop-in sessions to be held on Friday and Saturday, 23 and 24 March Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages the community to take advantage of drop-in sessions this week to help people have their say on a new vision for the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct. “This is all about putting the community at the centre of the decision-making process,” Mr Fraser said. “The face to face drop in sessions will support the current online consultation which we launched in February. “We’ve had a great response so far…

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GREEN SLIPS REFUNDS ROLL OUT

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More than 28,000 motor vehicle owners in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be able to access their CTP Green Slip refund from today, said the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser. The NSW Government last year overhauled the old CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme. In addition to lower premiums in 2018, the Government is providing partial refunds to the owners of vehicles across the state with insurance premiums calculated based on the cost of the old scheme. Refund amounts will differ between motorists…

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COFFS HARBOUR SCORES NATIONAL FOOTBALL COMPETITION FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS

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The Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Youth Championships will shine the sporting spotlight on the Coffs Coast once again with the regional event returning to Coffs Harbour for the next two years with the support of the NSW Government. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW in partnership with Northern NSW Football (NNSWF), had secured the FFA National Youth Championships for 2018 and 2019. “I am delighted that this wonderful event will be returning to my home town for another…

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GRANTS OF UP TO $250,000 FOR JOINT R&D PROJECTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages innovative businesses and organisations to apply for NSW Government grants of up to $250,000 under the ‘NSW-Israel R&D Tech Innovation Program’. Mr Fraser said applications for the second round of the program are now open. “The NSW-Israel R&D Tech Innovation Program aims to connect innovative organisations from NSW and Israel, encouraging collaboration in technology development that promotes economic growth and job creation,” Mr Fraser said. “Israel and NSW are respected innovation leaders and well placed to learn from each other through collaboration on…

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COFFS COAST ARTISTIC TALENT BOOSTED BY GRANT

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One of our brightest young artists will enjoy a significant boost to his career with a grant announced by Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin. Coffs Harbour’s Mirco Guidon will receive $10,000 to develop his skillset as a film writer and director through short courses, the development of a short film script, collaboration on a short film project and attendance at 2018 film festivals. Mr Harwin said the program selected young artists who show exciting promise in extending the appeal of arts across…

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COFFS COAST INVITED TO JOIN $10 MILLION CHALLENGE FOR NEW YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser calls on local businesses, community organisations and innovators to get involved in an exciting NSW Government program to develop new solutions for youth unemployment. Mr Fraser said the $10 million Youth Employment Innovation Challenge will provide funds for people and organisations to develop new and innovative ideas to help more young people into work. “Youth unemployment is something we all want to address and this new $10 million initiative is about getting local businesses, communities and government working together to conquer youth unemployment,” Mr…

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2018 RESILIENT AUSTRALIA AWARDS & NSW GET READY COMMUNITY AWARD

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser calls on local individuals, schools, communities and businesses to apply now for the 2018 Resilient Australia Awards and NSW Get Ready Community Award. Mr Fraser said these award programs showcase initiatives in NSW that are building community preparedness and resilience to natural disasters. “I am proud to represent the Coffs Harbour electorate where so many people dedicate their time to ensuring we’re prepared for natural disasters and I thank them for their selflessness and community spirit,” Mr Fraser said. “The awards are about recognising…

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