COFFS COAST PREPARES FOR THE FIRST NSW WOMEN’S WEEK

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day. Women’s health and social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week in March next year. “Women are so vital to making the Coffs Coast a great place to live through their contributions to the workforce, their families, and our community,” Mr Fraser said. “NSW Women’s Week will…

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APPLY NOW TO HELP OUR ENVIRONMENT

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said grant applications under the NSW Environment Trust’s Restoration and Rehabilitation Program are open for community and government organisations, to create more sustainable management of environmental assets and services. “We are calling for grant applications for this historic program which has run for more than 25 years to help the community and government drive better long term outcomes for the environment,” Mr Fraser said. “These grants will enable community and government organisations to protect, conserve and restore our valuable natural environment by implementing local…

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COFFS HARBOUR TRADIES TO SAVE BIG BUCKS UNDER LICENSING REFORMS

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Around 360 tradies in the Coffs Harbour electorate will save approximately $680,000 over 10 years by not having to renew their licences every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business Reforms. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said it followed extensive public consultation, which also showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licences. “This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and our local tradies, because it maintains important protections, while also reducing costs,” Mr Fraser said. “We’re keeping all 13 home building licences because we need…

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INCUBATOR EVENT FUND OPEN FOR COFFS COAST EVENTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is calling for organisers of all new events planned to be held locally from January to June next year, to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to help attract more visitors and boost local economies. Mr Fraser said the 2019 Incubator Event Fund offers annual grants to events in rural and regional NSW to assist in areas such as marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the event owners in our region who need extra support…

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GEOFF KING MOTORS OVAL LIGHTS UP

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $318,865 in State Government funding will lead to major improvements at Geoff King Motors Oval. Mr Fraser said the community would benefit from the installation of new LED lighting on sports fields one and two at this popular Coffs Harbour sporting complex, thanks to the Stronger Country Communities Fund round 2. “This vital project covers the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the new system, which replaces very old lights and poles,” Mr Fraser said. “The new lighting is designed with the latest…

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$10M FOR COFFS COAST REGIONAL SPORTS HUB

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said $10 million in State Government funding will create an outstanding sporting precinct for the Coffs Coast community. Mr Fraser said this significant allocation under the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund will help Coffs Harbour City Council bring the staged development of the Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub to fruition. “This is a proud day for Coffs Harbour, which has always been a leader in providing new and upgraded sporting facilities,” Mr Fraser said. “This project will add to the existing Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park which is recognised…

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LOCALS AWARDED RURAL AND REMOTE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING SCHOLARSHIPS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates our early childhood educators awarded rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarships, to commence in 2018/19. Mr Fraser said Regina Saunders at Coffs Christian Outreach Family Link Centre, and Alyssa Lane at 3 Bears Cottage Early Education Service, have done the Coffs Harbour community proud. Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said the successful applicants will increase the numbers of degree qualified teaching staff in early childhood education and care services in rural and remote areas. Mr Fraser said it is a…

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COFFS HARBOUR NORTHERN BREAKWATER OPENS

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Holidaymakers are encouraged to put Coffs Harbour on their must-do list, with our Northern Breakwater to reopen to the public from tomorrow (Saturday 6 October). Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the $9 million upgrade, funded by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government, had restored the popular attraction and made the area safer for visitors and local businesses. “This is an exciting day for the people of Coffs Harbour who have been looking forward to seeing this upgrade completed,” Mr Fraser said. “This area is a great tourist drawcard…

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GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR COUNCILS TO MANAGE COASTAL AND ESTUARY ENVIRONMENTS

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Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser encourages local councils which manage coastal and estuary environments to apply for funding under the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program. Mr Fraser said our unique coastal and estuary environments are enjoyed by our local community and provide habitat for a vast range of animals and marine plant species. The $63 million Coastal and Estuary Grants Program is part of the NSW Government’s $83.6 million coastal reforms funding package to support Councils to implement works in their certified coastal zone management plans (CZMPs)….

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SUPPORTING THE NSW FORESTRY INDUSTRY

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Applications are open for a share in $34 million to support new, innovative forestry projects across NSW, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser. Mr Fraser said the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has created the Forest Industries Innovation Fund to improve profitability, open up new local and international markets, and prepare for future opportunities. “The Innovation Fund will provide loans of up to $3 million for a range of projects such as timber mill infrastructure upgrades, development of new products, or initiatives that open new markets,” Mr Fraser said….

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