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November 2018

COFFS COAST STUDENTS CHALLENGE PERCEPTIONS ABOUT DISABILITY

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In recognition of International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on 3 December, local school students will demonstrate the importance of inclusion for people with disability, through a NSW Government ‘E-poster’ competition. Students in years five to eight are invited to create an electronic poster that sends a message about bullying and disability to build positive attitudes towards people with disability. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the project will raise awareness, reduce bullying and enhance the rights of all students. “Unfortunately, students with disability can often be bullied or excluded. This competition aims to…

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STAY SAFE ON THE COFFS COAST THIS SUMMER

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Local emergency services have joined forces to urge the community to have a safe summer as the season kicks off tomorrow. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser echoed the messages of our emergency services with road safety, bush fire risks and proper precautions on our waterways all highlighted as key concerns when temperatures soar. “Aussie summers are absolutely iconic so what we’re focused on is making sure people take some simple steps to ensure their festive season is memorable for all the right reasons,” Mr Fraser said. Emergency services issued…

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BCU COFFS TRI THE BIG WINNER

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the bcu Coffs Tri has been boosted by NSW Government funding under Round One of the 2019 Flagship Event Fund. Mr Fraser said the Fund, managed by the State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, provides an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 for marketing initiatives aimed at driving overnight visitation. “Hosting events helps shine a bright light on the Coffs Coast while putting more heads on beds, diners in our restaurants and shoppers in our boutiques, and…

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$2M NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT TO RESCUE SURF CLUB

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Vital surf lifesaving services will continue at Woolgoolga Beach, thanks to a NSW Government funding reservation of $2 million to build a new surf club. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said this significant funding will help deliver a two-storey clubhouse with first aid and training rooms, rescue equipment storage, function spaces, a café and outdoor stage. Mr Fraser said Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club provides essential surf lifesaving services and protected up to 20,000 locals and tourists during the…

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FUNDING HELPS CARTOON GALLERY BRING IN THE CROWDS

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Coffs Harbour’s iconic Bunker Cartoon Gallery will soon be educating and entertaining locals, artists and tourists with double the number of historical storeys, thanks to the NSW Government’s $100 million Regional Growth Fund. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro announce $2.6 million in funding to add a second level to the gallery, which is currently a World War II bunker housing 23,500 historical cartoons. Mr Fraser said the expansion design, which will resemble a WWII Nissen Hut, would enable the…

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LONG LUNCH SHOWCASES RACING’S COMMUNITY SPIRIT

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The NSW Government is providing $19,500 for an exciting new food event at Coffs Harbour Racing Club. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the funding was part of the new Back to the Track program, which supports regional racing clubs as they increase their engagement with their local communities. “The Government’s funding will support The Harvest Long Lunch which will help get more people visiting and using our local racing club,” Mr Fraser said. “It will bring together local farmers, food producers, chefs, foodies and the local community to…

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ABORIGINAL FISHING TRUST FUND GRANTS NOW OPEN

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Aboriginal people, businesses and community groups on the Coffs Coast can apply for grants or loans from the Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund for projects relating to Aboriginal Fishing in NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the fund supports a wide variety of activities across coastal and inland regions which enhance, protect or promote Aboriginal cultural fishing or provide fishing related economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities. “This is the second year these grants have been on offer and already we’ve seen almost half a million dollars invested throughout the…

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LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS SHARE IN $4 MILLION STATE GOVERNMENT FUNDING

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Coffs Coast sport and recreation clubs have secured funding from the NSW Government for new equipment, facilities and programs through the Local Sport Grants Program. Seven local clubs will receive grants ranging from $2000 to $16,000 in the latest round of funding, which sees $4.2 million awarded to sports and recreation clubs across the state. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the grants would be used to increase participation, upgrade facilities and equipment and help train coaches and volunteers. “Sport is a vital part of our community here on…

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LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS RECEIVE LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT

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Three Coffs Coast sports clubs will get NSW Government funding towards the purchase of life-saving technology to assist people experiencing cardiac emergencies, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser congratulates Boambee Soccer Club Inc., Coffs Harbour Rifle Club Inc. and Coffs Harbour Rugby League Football Club Ltd on securing grant funds towards the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), as part of the Local Sport Defibrillator Program. “Sport is a vital part of our community’s social fabric and we need to make sport as safe as possible,”…

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WORKS BEGIN AT COFFS HARBOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said construction will soon begin on a brand new library at Coffs Harbour Public School to support students in their studies and encourage a love of learning. The library will be housed in a new multi-storey building being delivered by the NSW Government. The works also include an upgrade to the administration block with kitchen facilities and a designated staff area, improvements to the school’s main entry way and two new classrooms, which will cater for the growing local community. Mr Fraser is turning…

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