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September 2018

$47,500 COASTAL AND ESTUARY GRANT TO IMPROVE COFFS CREEK

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said a $47,500 grant to Coffs Harbour City Council will help identify how to reduce the impacts of storm water on estuary health in the Coffs Creek catchment. “This funding is great news for Coffs Harbour. It will enable Council to identify strategies and designs to improve storm water quality,” Mr Fraser said. “The NSW Government recognises how important it is to support local councils to increase the resilience of coastal communities and allow for better planning in our coastal environment. “Through this grant,…

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COFFS HARBOUR NURSE TAKES OUT MAJOR TITLE AT ANNUAL NSW AWARDS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates Coffs Harbour Community Health Nurse Amanda Hawkins for taking out a major award at the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards held at Parliament House last night. Ms Hawkins was announced as joint winner of the Consumer Appreciation Award, sharing the honour with Wagga Wagga Base Hospital nurse Jennifer McKenzie. Mr Fraser said Ms Hawkins was awarded the title for her continued commitment to improving patient care in NSW. “The fact that Ms Hawkins was nominated for this award by one…

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STAY SAFE ON OUR ROADS THIS LONG WEEKEND

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser urges motorists to take care on the road during the October long weekend. “I urge all motorists to follow the road rules this long weekend – slow down, take a rest and don’t touch your mobile phone,” Mr Fraser said. “Crash rates go up during holiday periods, which is why Coffs Coast locals and visitors should expect to see more police out on the roads. “It’s also why double demerits will be in place this long weekend.” Minister for Police Troy Grant said this…

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INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING OPENS FOR COFFS COAST GROUPS

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Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness from Tuesday, 2 October. “This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either by providing new or improved sporting or cultural facilities, or by protecting local residents in emergency situations,” Mr Fraser said. “This year will see the NSW Government complete its commitment…

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DELIVERING POWER BILL RELIEF FOR COFFS COAST HOUSEHOLDS

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The NSW Government has announced $15 million in clean energy funding for a new solar program aimed at saving low-income households hundreds of dollars each year on their power bills. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said over 600 households on the North Coast are expected to take part in the voluntary program by exchanging their Low Income Household Rebate for a new 2.5 kilowatt solar power system. The trial scheme will be rolled out in five selected State regions that will maximise the benefit of solar for local households….

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COFFS HARBOUR WELCOMES COMPETITORS FOR AFL MASTERS

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More than 800 AFL players are arriving in Coffs Harbour for the 2018 AFL Masters National Carnival, the first time the event has been held in NSW in a decade. The tournament has been running annually for over 30 years and has been secured for the region by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the event, which is the largest mass participation event for AFL players over 35 years of age, would provide a significant boost to the local…

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GRANT FUNDING TO DEVELOP MARKETS FOR COMPOST

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said grants of up to $200,000 are now open to support innovative projects to develop markets for compost made from recycled food and garden waste. “The grants are designed to ensure the community’s efforts in recycling food and garden wastes are supported by strong, healthy and economically viable markets for the end product,” Mr Fraser said. “Previous rounds have provided $4.8 million to support 32 projects to expand markets for compost, including for use on sporting fields, roadside rehabilitation, vegetable crops, nut-tree crops, pastures…

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TENDER AWARDED FOR EARLY WORKS OF COFFS HARBOUR HOSPITAL EXPANSION

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The Coffs Harbour Hospital expansion project is a step closer to reality with Lipman Pty Ltd appointed to commence early works on this $194 million major upgrade, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. “Early works will commence in the coming weeks and will include the diversion of services and the construction of a new access road,” Mr Fraser said. “Lipman Pty Ltd will work with the Mid North Coast Local Health District and Health Infrastructure to undertake these preparatory works, before main works commence in 2019. “Tenders will open…

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GRANTS TO STOP AND CLEAN UP ILLEGAL DUMPING

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $500,000 in grants is available to combat illegal dumping through the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Combating Illegal Dumping Clean up and Prevention Program. “The program is available to councils, public land managers and community groups to establish illegal dumping baseline data, and to clean-up and prevent illegal dumping,” Mr Fraser said. “The grant program has been running since 2014 and has awarded $6.3 million to projects that combat illegal dumping. “This has included the installation of gates, signs, surveillance cameras and fencing…

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FALLEN OFFICERS HONOURED ON NATIONAL POLICE REMEMBRANCE DAY

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages our community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers during National Police Remembrance Day commemorations. Mr Fraser said a special ceremony will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 76 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour, at 10am on Friday 28 September, the day before National Police Remembrance Day. “Every year we gather to remember the men and women who dedicated their lives to the safety of others,” Mr Fraser said. “Our police officers go to work day in…

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