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COFFS HARBOUR MOORINGS UPGRADE COMPLETE

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COFFS HARBOUR MOORINGS UPGRADE COMPLETE   Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced the completion of the $2.7 million upgrade of Coffs Harbour’s Fishermen’s Mooring.   Mr Fraser said commercial and recreational fishermen now have improved and safer access to boat moorings.   “This upgrade means the mooring can now accommodate larger commercial fishing vessels while also ensuring recreational boats the same level of access,” Mr Fraser said.   “Coffs Harbour’s commercial fishing fleet currently supplies restaurants and retail shops right along the NSW coast and it’s the second…

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2018 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN FOR EVENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE

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2018 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN FOR EVENTS IN THE COFFS HARBOUR ELECTORATE   Event organisers in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s 2018 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest open from today.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said the Fund will offer successful applicants a one-off annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 per year for three years.   “I am delighted to announce that expressions of interest for the 2018 Flagship Event Fund…

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FUNDS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE LOCAL FISH HABITATS

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FUNDS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE LOCAL FISH HABITATS   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging community groups, local councils and individuals to apply for funding to improve local fish habitats through the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program.   Small grants up to $2,000 and large grants up to $40,000 are now available for community groups, councils and individuals.   Mr Fraser said the NSW Government is investing over half a million dollars in funding from recreational fishing fees to improve creeks, rivers, estuaries and surrounding areas across the…

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FIRE SAFETY REFORMS TO PROTECT FAMILIES

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FIRE SAFETY REFORMS TO PROTECT FAMILIES   Families within the Coffs Harbour Electorate will be safer in their homes with the announcement of a wide-ranging fire safety package by the state government.   Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has unveiled a 10 point plan in response to the issues around London’s Grenfell Tower fire last month.   “We will be ensuring unsafe building products are taken off the shelves; buildings with cladding are identified and notified; and that we only have people with the necessary skills and experience certifying…

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2017 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN

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2017 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to encourage not-for-profit community groups to apply for funding requests through the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. CBP grants are available annually for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Through the program, the NSW Government ensures funding is available to support organisations that think first-and-foremost about the needs of locals. “Local sports clubs, charities and men’s sheds are just some of the groups that benefit from this program,” Mr…

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GET BEHIND SES VOLUNTEERS THIS WEAR ORANGE WEDNESDAY

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GET BEHIND SES VOLUNTEERS THIS WEAR ORANGE WEDNESDAY   Residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate are being encouraged to wear something orange, the official colour of the SES uniform, to recognise hard working volunteers of the NSW SES as part of Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 10 May.   It’s been a busy 12 months for NSW SES volunteers who’ve responded to more than 44,000 tasks during storms, floods and other emergencies across the state.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said WOW Day is an easy and…

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$1 MILLION REASONS TO MOVE TO REGIONAL NSW

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$1 MILLION REASONS TO MOVE TO REGIONAL NSW   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging community organisations to apply for the NSW Government’s $1 million Regional Growth –Marketing and Promotion Fund to encourage young workers and families to make a city change to Regional NSW.   Mr Fraser said local business and organisations in the Coffs Harbour electorate can now apply for funding to attract businesses, skilled workers and families to live and work in Regional NSW.   “The Regional Growth – Marketing and Promotion Fund will…

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QUAD BIKE SAFETY TRAINING NOW FREE FOR LOCAL FARMERS

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QUAD BIKE SAFETY TRAINING NOW FREE FOR LOCAL FARMERS   Farmers will now receive free quad bike training in a major boost to the safety improvement program aimed at significantly reducing the number of deaths on rural properties across NSW.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said that eligible farmers and their workers who complete an approved training course will also receive a free helmet – worth around $120 – suitable for use while they are riding their quad bikes and that these changes announced represent a further saving…

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MAKE EVERY JOURNEY A SAFE ONE THIS EASTER

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MAKE EVERY JOURNEY A SAFE ONE THIS EASTER   The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is urging motorists to make every journey a safe one this Easter in a bid to drive the road toll down Towards Zero roads in the Coffs Harbour electorate.   Of the total 384 lives lost on NSW roads last year, 74 were from the Northern region. This is nine more fatalities than 2015 where we saw 65 people killed and 1,302 people seriously injured in the Northern region.   “We must remember that…

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CHANGES TO RETAIL LEASES ACT GIVE BUSINESSES A FAIR GO

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CHANGES TO RETAIL LEASES ACT GIVE BUSINESSES A FAIR GO   Local retail businesses are set to benefit from significant changes to the NSW Retail Leases Act, which will help create stronger and fairer relationships between tenants and landlords in the retail industry.   Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said these changes would help give retailers in the Coffs Harbour electorate a fair go when it comes to leasing agreements.   “The NSW Government has been working hard to reduce red tape, simplify the costs of leasing and ensure…

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