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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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APPLY FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT GRANTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said applications are open for grant funding to assist NSW councils with floodplain management projects. “Grant funding is available to assist local government with flood studies, flood risk management studies and plans and major projects such as flood levees, gates and warning systems in high risk areas, under the 2019-20 Floodplain Management Program,” Mr Fraser said. “I encourage our local councils to apply for the 2019-20 funding round of the Floodplain Management Program. “In the 2018-19 funding round, 33 projects were awarded to local…

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1 MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE OUR ACTIVE AND CREATIVE KIDS

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The results are in and parents are loving the NSW Government’s $100 Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers, with 1 million downloaded since they went live. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said in addition to the hugely popular Active Kids vouchers launched last year, parents can now download $100 vouchers for their school age children enrolled in creative and cultural activities, such as music, photography, language and coding. “The new school year has started and these vouchers will help parents plan for their children’s activities and factor the cost…

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HEALTHY HAROLD HELPS LOCAL KIDS MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES

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Coffs Coast primary school children will be armed with the knowledge to lead healthy and happy lives, under a record funding boost for Life Education NSW. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the NSW Nationals in government will invest an additional $2 million into the not-for-profit organisation, which turns 40 this year, to ensure the nation’s hardest working giraffe, Healthy Harold, continues to educate the next generation of young students. “Healthy Harold and the Life Education experience is a fantastic way for our students to learn about making healthy…

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NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS OUR GREEN ARMY – LANDCARE

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Landcare on the Coffs Coast will benefit from a $22.4 million boost to expand the Local Landcare Co-ordinator Initiative, if the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is re-elected in March. The Local Landcare Co-ordinator Initiative is a highly successful program, bringing together volunteer Landcare groups to deliver better results for landholders, local communities and the environment. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said Landcare and their volunteers should be commended on all the work that they do to ensure our environment is protected for our future generations. “These people, many…

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