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Volunteering in the Coffs Harbour electorate just got easier

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, welcomes the launch of a one-stop volunteering recruitment website.

CHCC News - Cultural and Civic Space – For the Heart of the City

Plans to bring the new CBD cultural and civic space to life are moving forward quickly so Council has launched an online portal to keep the community informed and up-to-date on progress.

“The new ‘Cultural and Civic Space – For the Heart of the City’ is a major focus for our overall strategy to transform the CBD into a vibrant, busy destination that draws in locals and visitors alike,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “We want to see Coffs Harbour’s city centre rival the best that the metropolitan cities can offer.”

Review of Building Heights and Built Form in the Coffs Harbour CBD

Coffs Harbour City Council is undertaking to review current development controls on the height and built form of the Coffs Harbour CBD. The study is in its earliest stage, and we are seeking community input to inform Council’s decision-making in advance of any changes being made to the planning controls for the CBD. The study includes getting the input of stakeholders, including businesses and residents. Community input will be important to the finalisation of the recommendations of the study.

Expressions of Interest for the Australia Council Leadership Program are now open

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Australia Council Leadership Programs
The Australia Council for the Arts invites Expressions of Interest to a new intake of the Arts Leaders and Future Leaders programs.
These programs provide a platform for arts leaders to develop leadership capabilities to support a sustainabile, resilient and vibrant sector. Participants will engage with some of the most dynamic and influential leaders in Australia, exploring local and global challenges that face the arts today.

'Have Your Say' to achieve gender equality

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today urged people living in the Coffs Harbour electorate to identify the challenges faced by women and suggest solutions for these issues, in the ‘Have Your Say’ online survey.
“There is still a gap between men and women’s financial status, workforce participation, caring and family responsibilities and vulnerability to violence, among other issues. That’s why the government is working on the state’s first Women’s Strategy to tackle these issues,” Mr Fraser said.

Record funding boost for regional arts and culture

Through the new Regional Cultural Fund the NSW Government is investing $100 million into regional towns and cities to develop new and existing arts and culture projects.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said this fund will help to attract major cultural productions to regional NSW by investing in projects that often miss out on funding to metropolitan areas.

Jetty4Shores Photography Competition

Would you like to see one of your photographs become part of a Coffs Coast destination and national landmark project?
Public art is a major component of the Jetty4Shores project to revitalise and put the harbour back into the heart of the city.
Coffs Harbour City Council is inviting members of the community to submit photographic images that reflect our local marine and coastal environment.
Two winning images will be chosen and incorporated into two new prominent water stations - one situated in the new plaza area and the other in the market/picnic area.

Funding grants for women's leadership development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s Professional Services Sector. The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

Understanding the future needs of our workforce

The future employment needs of Mid North Coast business and industry will be closely examined as part of a new body of research currently being undertaken by Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC).
The Mid North Coast Skills Audit has been funded by the NSW State Government and will be conducted with business and industry participants across the region throughout the months of April and May, with a final report due for completion in June.

Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program applications now open!

The Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program supports community efforts to reduce drowning deaths and improve water safety in ocean and freshwater systems with a total funding commitment of $4.5m over three years. The Fund will be supporting projects that increase water safety in high risk geographical locations, population groups and activities building on the work achieved by the Water Safety Black Spots Fund (2011-2015).

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