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GRANTS TO HELP ABORIGINAL GROUPS TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROJECTS

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GRANTS TO HELP ABORIGINAL GROUPS TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROJECTS Applications are now open for the Protecting Our Places grant program, which empowers Aboriginal community groups and organisations to protect, conserve and restore cultural landscapes and waterways, Andrew Fraser announced today. “The long running NSW Environmental Trust Protecting Our Places grants program provides funding to Aboriginal organisations across New South Wales to equip communities with knowledge and skills in environmental protection and conservation,” Mr Fraser said. “This new round of funding will offer $500,000 in grants to help those organisations to…

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NEW INITIATIVE BOOSTING TEEN EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS

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NEW INITIATIVE BOOSTING TEEN EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging local businesses to register their interest in mentoring and building vocational skills in young people to help divert them away from crime and into education and employment opportunities. The new RISEUP program was developed personally by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and will run state-wide in partnership with Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) and local businesses. The program is designed to help disengaged 15 to 18-year-olds remain on the right side of the law and…

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HOMELESSNESS WEEK 2018: WORKING TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE

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HOMELESSNESS WEEK 2018: WORKING TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE   Reducing homelessness is a priority for the NSW Government which has committed $1 billion for homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives.   This includes $61 million in new funding over the next four years to implement the NSW Homelessness Strategy, which features more early intervention and extra tailored support to help people to maintain their tenancies.   “We are acting early to prevent homelessness, working hard to assist rough sleepers into accommodation…

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LOCAL STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM SAFETY ADDITIONS AROUND SCHOOLS

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Andrew Fraser today announced the Coffs Harbour electorate has benefited from the completion of a $10 million program boosting school zone safety.   The project included upgrades to pedestrian infrastructure at 140 schools as well as the addition of extra school zone flashing lights to more than 500 schools around the state.   The $5 million pedestrian safety infrastructure program provided grants of up to $50,000 to local councils to upgrade or install additional safety infrastructure on local roads around schools.   $5 million was invested in additional school zone…

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NSW Government Grants For Disability Support Sector

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has urged organisations working in the disability support sector to consider applying for new Business Acceleration grants being offered by the NSW Government.   Mr Fraser said the government’s new $19 million Disability Sector Scale-Up (DSSU) program would help NSW businesses prepare for and make the most of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).   “The NDIS has the potential to double the size of the disability support sector in NSW from around $3.4 billion to $6.8 billion over the…

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COUNTDOWN TO FFA NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR BOYS

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COUNTDOWN TO FFA NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR BOYS   Thousands of overnight visitors are expected to converge on Coffs Harbour next week, with the 2017 Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Youth Championships for Boys kicking off on Monday September 25.   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the event was proudly supported by the NSW Government.   “The FFA National Youth Championships recognise the gifted young players of football from across Australia and it’s great to have the competition return to Coffs Harbour for another year with the support…

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COFFS HARBOUR TEACHER IS REACHING FOR THE TOP

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COFFS HARBOUR TEACHER IS REACHING FOR THE TOP   Coffs Harbour families can rest easy knowing their children are taught by highly qualified early childhood educators.   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has announced Alyce Parker from Coffs Christian Outreach Family Link Centre has been awarded one of the NSW Government’s Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships.   This scholarship program helps diploma-qualified educators currently working in community preschools and long day care services in rural and remote areas to upgrade their qualifications to bachelor degrees.  …

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Nominate a local young achiever

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Nominate a local young achiever   Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want to get our local young achievers recognised!   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, would like to encourage nominations of local young people into the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards.   “These awards are a great way to recognise the work and achievements of young people throughout our State and in particular in regional NSW.  The awards have attracted a very high calibre of entrants and I’m sure our NSW entrants will…

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NSW TEACHERS RETRACING STEPS OF THE ANZACS

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NSW TEACHERS RETRACING STEPS OF THE ANZACS   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to invite history teachers from across NSW to walk the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front as part of the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour.   “From today, all teachers across the state can apply to participate in the 2018 tour. Successful applicants will join 20 students, other teachers and a tour historian on the educational and commemorative trip retracing the footsteps of the Anzacs for the centenary of the Battle…

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1200 ADDITIONAL SOCIAL AND AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN NSW

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1200 ADDITIONAL SOCIAL AND AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN NSW   Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward have announced that the Government had now committed to a target of 3400 new social and affordable dwellings through the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), following 2200 announced in March.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomed the announcement and said there will now be the opportunity for more social and affordable housing in the Coffs Harbour electorate and hoped that local providers would look for…

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