Category

Uncategorized

FUNDING BOOST FOR WOOLGOOLGA SURF CLUB

By | Uncategorized

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has today announced $150,000 in funding for Woolgoolga Surf Club as part of the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Surf Club Facility Program. The funding is part of $3.9 million awarded for 24 projects to improve facilities and equipment at surf life saving clubs across NSW. The $150,000 funding has been provided to the club for the redevelopment of the Clubhouse. “Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work – saving lives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to get fit and healthy,” Mr…

Read More

NEW COMMITTEE TO DRIVE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS DELIVERY

By | Uncategorized

The NSW Government has announced a new Committee will progress the Coffs Harbour bypass, which will feature tunnels and other significant design improvements in response to community feedback. These improvements include the lowering of the road gradient, a significant reduction in the height of the viaduct adjacent to Mackays Road, low noise pavement along the entire length of the bypass, and vegetated earthen mounds for noise reduction and visual impacts. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser and Nationals Candidate for Coffs…

Read More

PROJECTS TO TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN COFFS HARBOUR REGION

By | Uncategorized

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser today announced four organisations have triumphed in a challenge to deliver government-supported programs to help young people into work in the Coffs area. Mr Fraser said the NSW Business Chamber’s Skillsroad program, JobGetter, batyr and YEP11 with My Career Passport were among 12 successful bidders for the NSW Government’s $10 million Youth Employment Innovation Challenge. “The Challenge is unique among such programs in that we went to local communities to seek placed-based solutions to youth unemployment,” Mr Fraser said. “We reached out to communities…

Read More

SUMMER HOLIDAY BLITZ FOR COFFS COAST SCHOOLS

By | Uncategorized

Coffs Coast public schools will remain hives of activity over the summer holidays, as tradespeople arrive to spruce up school grounds while students and teachers are on leave. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said more than $1.6 million will be spent on local school maintenance and upgrade projects, which are running over the summer holiday period. The schools are Crossmaglen Public, Karangi Public, Orara High, Sandy Beach Public, Tyalla Public and Woolgoolga Public. Mr Fraser welcomed this investment in our local schools. “Every child deserves to have access to…

Read More

$1000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COFFS COAST STUDENTS

By | Uncategorized

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…

Read More

STAY SAFE ON COFFS COAST ROADS THESE HOLIDAYS

By | Uncategorized

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…

Read More

NEW RECREATION HUB A BIG WINNER

By | Uncategorized

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…

Read More

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM ANDREW FRASER

By | Uncategorized

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…

Read More

UPGRADES FOR COFFS COAST PRESCHOOLS

By | Uncategorized

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…

Read More

CONTRACTOR ANNOUNCED FOR COFFS HARBOUR HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

By | Uncategorized

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…

Read More