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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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NEW NURSES ARE AN ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is today welcoming 34 new nurses as they launch their careers at our local hospital and surrounding health services. Mr Fraser said he was delighted to meet the 20 new graduate Registered Nurses and the 14 new Enrolled Nurses and wished them well at their new workplaces. “Nursing and midwifery graduates are an integral part of our workforce and we are very happy to greet these enthusiastic and talented nurses who want to make a difference, and develop their skills in the public health…

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SAFETY FIRST FOR COFFS COAST BOATERS

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Our boating community will be even safer under the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government with a significant investment in resources for our local Marine Rescue NSW crews. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said this is part of a major Statewide funding boost that will help save lives on the water by delivering new purpose-built rescue vessels, upgraded operational centres and improvements to the marine radio network. “Community safety is our top priority and this major investment will deliver further protection and reassurance for everybody who gets out on the…

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NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS FARMERS WITH LLS RATES WAIVER

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Landholders across NSW will start to receive their Local Land Services (LLS) rates notices in the mail but this year, there will be a welcome number – zero. The NSW Government’s Drought Relief Package, announced in 2018, included a special waiver for LLS rates for this year providing welcome relief for drought impacted rural and regional landholders. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said while rates are a vital source of income for LLS – supporting the organisation’s biosecurity, emergency response and animal health work across NSW – it is…

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