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December 2018

$1000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COFFS COAST STUDENTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages students living in social housing or crisis accommodation to apply for the 2019 FACS Scholarship Program. The Scholarship program, which allows students to receive financial assistance from Year 10 up until they complete their tertiary education, provides $1000 that can be spent on items to support their education including text books, computers and private tutoring. Mr Fraser said the Scholarship program was a great opportunity to relieve some of the pressure that low income families face when it comes to the costs of…

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STAY SAFE ON COFFS COAST ROADS THESE HOLIDAYS

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The busiest time of year on our roads is upon us, and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser urges motorists to slow down, be courteous to other road users and take plenty of breaks on their journey. Mr Fraser said some motorists continue to take risks, despite some of the longest and most intense high-visibility police operations NSW has ever seen. “At a time when most of us look forward to enjoying time with friends and family, we must also prioritise safety, be vigilant, follow the road rules and always…

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NEW RECREATION HUB A BIG WINNER

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates Westside Tennis Club on a new facility fast becoming the pride of our local community. Mr Fraser today joins club members, their hardworking committee and our future tennis stars to officially open the Fit For You Outdoor Gym and Recreation Hub – Building Strength for Life. Mr Fraser said the NSW Government was delighted to support this outstanding community project with a $48,313 grant. “I applaud Westside Tennis Club for what it has achieved with this new facility, a fine example of how…

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM ANDREW FRASER

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As we near the end of 2018 I would like to take this opportunity to wish the residents of the Coffs Harbour electorate a joyous and peaceful Christmas. With an influx of visitors to our region at this time of the year, I urge those travelling on our roads to take extra care and respect other motorists. Many people holidaying here, or passing through the area, are unfamiliar with local road conditions and extra care needs to be taken. Coffs Coast retailers are always extremely busy at this time of…

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UPGRADES FOR COFFS COAST PRESCHOOLS

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Six preschools in the Coffs Harbour electorate will be receiving upgrades, thanks to a NSW Government initiative aiming at continually improving the environment of preschool services. Almost $70,000 will be invested in Coffs Coast community preschools as part of the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program, which will fund improvements to preschool grounds and buildings, as well as specialised educational programs for children. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said these grants make a big difference to local preschools. “In this round of Quality Learning Environments grants, funds have been…

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CONTRACTOR ANNOUNCED FOR COFFS HARBOUR HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said local residents will welcome news the $194 million Coffs Harbour Hospital Expansion Project is taking another step forward. Mr Fraser said CPB Contractors have been announced as the main works contractor to lead this important project. CPB will begin work on site from the middle of next year. “When complete, this project will deliver a new emergency department, operating theatres, additional critical care and inpatient beds, as well as increased capacity for chemotherapy and renal dialysis,” Mr Fraser said. “The site has been…

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NEW FACILITY AT COFFS HARBOUR HOSPITAL FOCUSES ON WELL BEING

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today officially opens the $930,000 Aboriginal and Cultural Well Being Centre – Maam Darruyaygamba – at Coffs Harbour Health Campus. Mr Fraser said this new centre, funded by the NSW Government, will provide culturally tailored support, information and referral for Aboriginal patients, families and visitors. It will also offer support in helping Aboriginal people feel culturally safe and secure while visiting the hospital, with a space that offers privacy, confidentiality and access to Aboriginal staff. “This important addition to our hospital will provide a…

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SCHOOLS OPEN FOR PLAY OVER HOLIDAYS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said more than 230 local schools across the State will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public over the summer school holidays. Mr Fraser said on the Coffs Coast, we will have Mullaway Public, Nana Glen Public and Ulong Public throwing their gates open to the community these school holidays as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. The program allows members of the community to use their local public school’s outdoor facilities, providing new opportunities for play,…

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SAVING LIVES AND SERVING OUR COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE

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Four men who mastered the waves to save lives have today been recognised for their devotion to service by Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser. Well known Coffs Coast residents Wayne Scott, John Wake, John Mills and Robert Hutchinson have, between them, dedicated more than 160 years of service to the Surf Life Saving movement, an extraordinary achievement. “Today, we recognise and show our appreciation to these outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated tremendous community leadership,” Mr Fraser said. “We appreciate their many hours of service to the community to making…

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FREE 2019 DIARY INFORMS OUR SENIORS

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Coffs Coast seniors can claim a free diary that informs them about scams, elder abuse, funerals, pensions and more, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said demand is always high for the Legal Topics For Older People diary. They are available from Mr Fraser’s electorate office at Suite 1/9 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour. The diary contains a foreword by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and provides information about seniors’ rights, consumer law, aged care, community phone numbers and a list of agencies and services for older people. “Legal Aid…

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