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February 2019

START DATE CONFIRMED FOR NORTHERN BEACHES DEMAND BUS TRIAL

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New On Demand buses will start rolling out on Coffs Harbour’s Northern Beaches from 18 March as part of a pilot program run by the NSW Government, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. The On Demand pilot operated by Forest Coach Lines is one of 10 to be run across regional and rural NSW and will use two mini buses to provide links for customers travelling between Corindi, Arrawarra, Mullaway and Woolgoolga. Standard fares will start from $4.30 and Customers will be able to book a ride by using…

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$150,000 TO REDUCE CRIME & HELP DISADVANTAGED COFFS COAST YOUTH

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The NSW Government will provide more than $150,000 for Get Connected – a project that will steer disadvantaged young people in Coffs Harbour away from crime and deliver upgrades to Toormina Skate Park. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Attorney General Mark Speakman said Get Connected will be funded by the $10 million NSW Community Safety Fund. Mid Coast Communities will work with local Aboriginal youth and other vulnerable young people to encourage healthy living, build self-esteem and develop skills. “Local young people will take part in arts, sports…

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COFFS COAST TO HOST FIRST PERMANENT JUDGE

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Coffs Harbour is to have a permanent District Court judge located in the region, NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman and Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced today. The Chief Judge, the Honourable Justice Derek Michael Price AM, will call for expressions of interest later this year, with the appointee to begin in early 2020. Mr Fraser said the appointment of a resident judge for Coffs Harbour will provide a major boost for the local legal sector as well as helping those who have to appear in court. “Having a…

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SAFER BEACHES WITH NEW SURF LIFE SAVING OXYGEN RESUSCITATORS

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Local beaches will be safer with the introduction of new oxygen resuscitation kits at our Surf Life Saving clubs. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the new OTK oxygen resuscitation kits will be a welcome boost for our patrol crews at Coffs Harbour, Red Rock-Corindi, Sawtell and Woolgoolga. “The state-of-the-art resuscitator kits are used by NSW Ambulance paramedics and will give our local Surf Life Saving clubs the best chance of helping anyone who gets into trouble at the beach,” Mr Fraser said. “Our local volunteers do an incredible…

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WOOLWORTHS DECISION A BOOST FOR DAIRY FARMERS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said he applauds this morning’s announcement by Woolworths it will remove $1 per litre fresh milk from nationwide sale from 19 February. Mr Fraser said he was pleased the supermarket giant had taken this major step recognising the damage to our dairy industry from $1 per litre milk, with two and three litre bottles to sell for $2.20 and $3.30 respectively. “I am delighted Woolworths has finally taken this decision – the higher prices will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for our…

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CELEBRATE THE ART OF AGEING AT SENIORS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

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Coffs Coast residents can challenge their views of older people by visiting the Art of Ageing Exhibition at Toormina during this year’s NSW Seniors Festival. A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary seniors who feature in this exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Government commissioned the exhibition to highlight the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations. He said the exhibition aims to challenge perceptions of ageing…

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HONOURING VETERANS ON THE COFFS COAST

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The NSW Government is honouring our local veterans by investing in an upgrade to the Coramba Community Hall honour roll. Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Nationals candidate for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh are today awarding the $9,595 grant from the Community War Memorials Fund. It is among $175,000 invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials across the state in 2018/19. The First World War honour roll, designed by a veteran, at the Coramba Community Hall was unveiled in 1919….

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JULIE JARDINE IS OUR WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates Julie Jardine, the Coffs Harbour Electorate 2019 Local Woman of the Year. Mr Fraser said this annual local award recognises the outstanding contributions made by remarkable women to the Coffs Coast community. “Julie Jardine fits the bill in every regard – she loves living on the Coffs Coast and working tirelessly to help improve the lives of those around her,” Mr Fraser said. “Julie is a successful businesswoman who has always felt the need to ‘give back’ by supporting many community organisations. “She…

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FRASER PULLS HIS BOOTS ON FOR NRL FOOTY ROADSHOW

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is throwing his support behind the NRL’s Road to Regions tour as it visits the Coffs Coast today. Mr Fraser is at Mullaway Public School this afternoon when he will join Fa’amanu Brown (Bulldogs) and Isabelle Kelly (NSW and Jillaroos) as they meet schoolchildren, conduct a rugby league skills clinic and deliver the State of Mind mental health program. This initiative is designed to increase mental health literacy and reduce the stigma around mental illness. The players will also talk about cyber safety and…

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NEW TRUCK BOOSTS COFFS HARBOUR CITY SES RESPONSE CAPABILITY

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is delighted to present Coffs Harbour City SES Unit with its new emergency response vehicle. “The NSW Government is proud to support this outstanding local unit by funding a $270,000 emergency response medium rescue truck,” Mr Fraser said. Mr Fraser is representing the Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant at today’s official handover ceremony. “This purchase is part of the Government’s $56 million fleet replacement program over the next four years,” Mr Fraser said. “It’s one of many initiatives the NSW Government is investing…

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