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June 2018

REGIONAL STRATEGIC PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PLANS

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A new plan to reduce the impact of pest animals on the North Coast will begin on 1 July, one of eleven new Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plans tackling the devastating effects of pest animals across the state. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the new North Coast plan is the result of local community groups having their say on priority pest species and effective control options in the local area. Mr Fraser said the release of the Regional Pest Plans will be supported with an additional $6…

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FUNDS ON OFFER FOR OUR LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURE GROUPS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages Coffs Coast arts and culture organisations to apply for a share of a new $47 million round of funding, as part of the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund (RCF). Mr Fraser said applications from Council, as well as arts, screen and culture organisations, are invited from 1 July, and close on 21 September 2018. “This is a fund which has the potential to totally transform the arts and culture scene not only on the Coffs Coast but across the entirety of regional NSW,”…

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$4.6 MILLION UP FOR GRABS FOR LOCAL SPORTS GRANTS

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Local sports organisations on the Coffs Coast are encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation. “Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils on the Coffs Coast to apply,” Mr Fraser said. “Thousands of local clubs can apply for up…

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MULTICULTURAL FUNDING FOR THE COFFS COAST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said three local projects will receive funds under the 2017-18 Multicultural NSW Support Grants Program. Mr Fraser said he is delighted this program will be of benefit to our local multicultural community. “These Support Grants help individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and strengthen communal ties,” Mr Fraser said. Our successful applicants are:  Coffs Coast Tigers Football Club ($3500) to assist individuals to participate in registered sports;  Northern Storm Football Club ($1000) to assist individuals to participate in registered…

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LOCAL YOUTH ORGANISATIONS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR $1.2 MILLION FUNDING

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local organisations supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants. Mr Fraser said $1.2 million is available to community groups for innovative programs to support local young people. “Our local youth service providers and community organisations play a vital role in ensuring our young people are safe, happy, healthy and connected,” Mr Fraser said. “I encourage every local youth services provider and community organisation to apply for this outstanding opportunity to join the COMPACT Alliance.”…

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YOUNG HISTORIANS TOUR BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE

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Six students from across NSW will tour historic battlefields in Greece, France and Belgium as part of the 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser welcomes the launch of the program and encourages local high school students to take part in the essay competition. “I encourage Coffs Coast students to apply for the Anzac Ambassadors Program for the chance of a lifetime to retrace the steps of our Anzacs who gave so much for our country,” Mr Fraser said. Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said…

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LET’S CELEBRATE COFFS COAST GRANDPARENTS

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Local residents are encouraged to celebrate the grandparents and older people in their lives ahead of Grandparents Day this October, by nominating them for an award or getting involved in local events in the community. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said nominations are open for the 2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year Local and State Awards, which celebrate the valuable contributions grandparents and seniors make to their families and communities. “There are some truly inspiring grandparents and older people who make the Coffs Coast a supportive, inclusive place to…

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$9 MILLION TO SAVE THREATENED SPECIES

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages the Coffs Coast community to apply for grants to help save threatened native wildlife. The NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species. “I am keen for our community to get its fair share of funding for strategies in our local area,” Mr Fraser said. “Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involve people of all ages keeping a record of a specific…

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$20K BOOST FOR SALTWATER FRESHWATER ARTS ALLIANCE

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Nine exciting arts projects celebrating the rich and diverse Aboriginal culture across the State have been announced by Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin. Sharing funding of over $160,000 from the NSW Government’s arts, screen and culture agency, Create NSW, the projects span weaving and ceramics workshops through to multi-arts festivals and musicals that will take place from July 2018. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said he was thrilled to see such a strong investment in our region from the NSW Government,…

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EVENT MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP GOES TO A COFFS COAST LOCAL

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said Tanya Watts is the successful recipient of a scholarship in a Diploma of Event Management, funded by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Mr Fraser said the scholarship program is part of the NSW Government’s partnership with Australia’s peak industry body for business events, Meetings & Events Australia (MEA), which aims to upskill and create more job opportunities for rural and regional NSW communities. “I am delighted to announce Ms Watts, who is the sales and marketing manager at…

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