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oongarrah, H a m l y n Terrace, Wadalba and Warnervale are forging ahead as the major growth areas on the Central Coast, and with developers investing billions of dollars on housing estates, it is expected that the commercial sector will follow. “Already, we’ve seen some confidence,” said Wyong MP David Harris, “with the massive expansion of Bunnings at Lake Haven, Tuggerah Lakes private hospital at Wyong, and the opening of HomeWorld at Warnervale. “The commercial sector is seeing the benefits and the opportunities that are being presented for this area and hopefully the State Government and the Council can work together to make sure the services that these new communities need are in place,” he said. Central Coast Council deals with a continual stream of development applications for new housing in the northern region, ranging from dual occupancies to single homes in small estates, to developments of 100 or more blocks. A milestone in the housing market is the start of the first residence to be built in Hilltop Park in the long-awaited Warnervale Town Centre. There are 10 blocks already sold in this 42-block section being developed by Blitz

Aerial view of Hilltop Park, the first housing development to start in Warnervale Town Centre Homes. Wyong MP, David Harris, was there on April 9 for the auspicious occasion of turning the sod of earth for the first building site and said: “I suppose today is the official launch and it is exciting because people have waited for over a decade and now they’re seeing the roads in place and houses being built. “It’s been a painfully long wait, but now we should see the commercial confidence grow and companies investing,” he said. Warnervale Town Centre has been in the spotlight since the 1990s

as the site for a new retail, commercial and community growth centre to be developed over 25 years. It is 119ha of developable land bounded by Hakone Rd to the north, Hiawatha Rd to the east, Sparks Rd to the south and straddles the main northern railway line to the west. About 15ha will be retail and commercial uses, 64ha for residential housing (about 420 homes) and the remainder open space, conservation and special activities including an 8ha nature reserve. The next cab off the

rank at the Town Centre is likely to be the first stage of a 106 lot residential subdivision at 200-222 Hakone Rd, Woongarrah, which was approved by Central Coast Council in February. An estimated value by the Allam Property Group of the three-stage development is $8.26m. The site area of 11.32ha is north of Mataram Rd, and north to Hakone Rd, with its southern boundary adjoining the school. It will be developed in three stages, 44 lots in the first, 48 in the second and 14 in the third. Another leap forward

was the opening on April 7 of HomeWorld’s first display village on the Central Coast, which is expected to stimulate home buyer interest. The village, on Virginia Rd, Warnervale, features 37 display homes from a range of 17 leading builders, including single and double storey homes, and one with a granny flat, showcasing the latest in design trends and innovative floor plans. HomeWorld CEO, Phil Jones, said: “The village is a $42m investment by the builders to the region, showing their commitment to the

growth of new housing and to generating local employment. Principal of McLachlan Partners real estate and independent Central Coast Councillor, Bruce McLachlan, said “the northern sector was seeing the results of the previous strong property market, with developers releasing new projects. “These usually have lead up times of two to five years from acquisition to development application approval and final release, so whilst current activity is strong, it is likely to ease back as the market stabilises,” he said. “New property replacement prices are often higher and drag values upwards of existing home prices, and generally improve values in an area, especially free standing homes. “It is usually medium density or high-rise units that suffer from oversupply and failed projects, with banks selling up developers, and Department of Housing making opportunity purchases, that cause price impacts. “The northern Central Coast is usually owneroccupier markets and more stable than investor orientated high rise markets,” he said. As the area grows, McLachlan said, “Council is recognising the need for more parks and as developer contributions are paid, Council is adding further playgrounds to existing parks.

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huge “green belt” is one of the main features of the long-term vision for the Lake Munmorah region, in a structure plan soon to be released for public consultation by Central Coast Council.

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The 1,341ha study area for the Draft Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan encompasses Lake Munmorah, Doyalson North, Chain Valley Bay, Kingfisher Shores, and a small area of Crangan Bay. A green belt, or biodiversity corridor, takes up a huge portion of that area through the middle of the study area. A report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting on March 11 stated that Council recognised the importance of developing a long term vision and principles for the future development of Greater Lake Munmorah, to guide land use and growth in a sustainable fashion. The key factors in that plan are to: Facilitate growth for short, medium and long term to ensure orderly development of land; Provide greater certainty to land owners, the community, industry groups with regard to land use options; Enhance quality of life through opportunities to improve the recreation network including playgrounds,

A diagram showing the series of precincts in the plan: 1. Green Corridor, 2. Employment Lands, 3. Kingfisher Shores, 4. Sportsground, 5. Saliena Ave, 6. Kamilaroo Ave, 7. Chain Valley Bay, 8. Northern Lake Munmorah, 9. Southern Lake Munmorah and, 10. Carters Rd School Precinct. sports grounds, shared the Crown, Darkinjung pathways; and, Promote Local Aboriginal Land - 65 -Council or Central Coast natural features including waterfront areas, public Council. reserves and wildlife The aim is to protect corridors. this land from future The plan has a series development and or it to of precincts and are: be retained as biodiversity 1. Green Corridor, 2. conservation. Employment Lands, Precinct 2 is earmarked 3. Kingfisher Shores, for industrial use. 4. Sportsground, 5. The Carters Rd Saliena Ave, 6. Kamilaroo Precinct is planned to Ave, 7. Chain Valley get a major overhaul Bay, 8. Northern Lake with new through roads Munmorah, 9. Southern connecting to Chain Lake Munmorah and, Valley Bay Rd and Tall 10. Carters Rd School Timbers Rd, a network of Precinct. pathways to connect the The Green Corridor four schools in Carters is mostly heavily Rd with the local centre, vegetated land which is and there is potential for predominantly owned by a Darkinjung residential

subdivision coupled with new recreation and play spaces. The Draft Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan is now ready for community consultation and will be released for public exhibition in about six weeks. There will be two community workshops to include and encourage key stakeholders and the broader community to participate in, while working parents will be accommodated by an after hours workshop. When the draft plan was considered by Council at its March 11 meeting, two main areas of concern

were raised. A Carters Rd resident, Stuart Durie, addressed Council regarding the Green Corridor encroaching on his privately owned land. He said that in previous consultation with Council officers, there was an undertaking that there would not be green corridors through private property and he was now seeking an amendment to the Green Corridor boundary in the draft plan. Councillor, Greg Best, said at the meeting that the former Wyong Council had resolved in 2007 to prohibit green

corridors on private land and he believed the present council was bound by that resolution. Durie is also the Secretary of the Lake Munmorah Progress Association and said that he believed there was “widespread angst” demonstrated on social media about the flood mapping in the plan, and residents were worried about the possible effects of rising sea levels on the low lying areas around Lake Munmorah, especially Anita Ave. Council Director, Environment and Planning, Scott Cox, said “this is just the starting point….it’s a 20 year vision….and through further scientific research, ecological assessments and assessment of the proposal in greater detail, there may be slight changes”. “This is a very high level guiding principle which is looking at the greater good for the Lake Munmorah area so that it is not developed in an ad hoc way. “We are taking submissions and staff will review them on merit and report back to Councillors for consideration,” Cox said.

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Next came Animal Justice Both local Members of Parliament have retained Party’s Mr Patrick Murphy with their seats in Saturday’s 3.58 percent of the vote. The Sustainable Australia State election. Liberal Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch won an outright majority with almost 53 per cent of the primary vote, with more than half of the votes counted. Labor Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch was showing 58 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote, with one third of the preferences distributed. Ms Tesch had achieved 44.54 per cent of the primary vote by 9am Sunday morning, after the initial count which had tallied 46 per cent of the vote. Liberal candidate Ms Sue Dengate received 35.23 per cent of the vote, or 42 per cent after distribution of preferences. Greens candidate Ms Hillary Morris was next with 9.5 per cent. Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Mr Larry Freeman polled 4.87 per cent.

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Party’s Ms Judy Singer received 2.58 per cent of the primary vote. In Terrigal, Mr Crouch retained his seat with 52.93 per cent of the primary vote, and was showing 62.69 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote, based on 48 per cent of the preferences distributed, as of 8.30am Sunday. Labor’s Cr Jeff Sundstrom polled 25.54 per cent of the primary vote, and 37.31 per cent on a twocandidate preferred basis. The Greens’ candidate for Terrigal Mr Bob Doyle received 10.38 per cent of the vote. The other four candidates each received less than four per cent of the vote, with independent candidate Mr Gary Chestnut leading these with 3.56 per cent.

Tesch will be ‘getting on with the job’ Ms Tesch said the last two years want is to live a good life and be Ms Liesl Tesch says that, having retained the seat of has been a tremendous learning supported to that end.” Ms Tesch has thanked the Gosford, she will be “getting experience, one that she looked forward to continuing. community for re-electing her as on with the job”. This means “making sure that we get our fair share, that we don’t stay forgotten by government and that we push and agitate to make the Central Coast an even better place to live, work, and play,” Ms Tesch said. “I have absolutely loved every minute of this privileged role in our community, and I really appreciate the support given to me to continue to work for the seat of Gosford, and the whole Central Coast, over the next four years.”

“Thanks to all those conversations, pieces of advice, and challenges, I’ve learnt so much from so many along the way,” Ms Tesch said. “The most wonderful thing about this job is that I get to hear the personal stories and lived experiences of new people every day. “I hear about the good, and the not so good. “Each is unique, but all reflect the same basic principle that all we

the Member for Gosford and also thanked her fellow candidates for a respectful campaign. “We often only hear when campaigns get dirty, but we should also recognise when our democratic processes work at their very best,” Ms Tesch said. “Thank you to my fellow candidates for putting yourselves out there, representing your beliefs, and being part of this campaign.” SOURCE: Media release, 24 Mar 2019 Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford

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entral Coast commuters were the big winners this week with the announcement on March 27 of a $35m upgrade for car parking at Gosford and Woy Woy railway stations.

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said the funds, from the Federal Government’s Urban Congestion Fund, would see $30m invested in 600 additional car spaces at Gosford, and $5m funding 140 more spots for Woy Woy commuters. “This is an issue that has been consistently raised

with me since becoming the Member for Robertson in 2013, and I am so pleased that we’re able to deliver this funding for our hard-working commuters,” Wicks said. “I’ve heard from many commuters about the frustrations of not being able to find a park, from people who park at 5am and sleep for an hour before catching the train, to parents who desperately want to spend time with their kids in the morning, rather than leaving before the sun rises to guarantee a park. “We are backing our commuters by working with Central Coast Council to form a strong plan to provide this vital infrastructure for the more

than 30,000 locals travelling to Sydney or Newcastle for work.” Wicks said securing the funding had been a “hard fought fight”. “This hasn’t been an easy win, but I would like to thank the thousands of people who signed petitions on the matter,” she said. “A lot of decisions are made because of the voice of the people.” Wicks emphasised that the move was not an election commitment, but that funds were already included in the Federal Budget. Consultation would be done with Central Coast Council

on the delivery of the parking spaces, she said. Central Coast Council Mayor, Jane Smith, said the significant increase in car parking spaces would go a long way in addressing the commuter and transport needs on the Coast. “Car parking and commuting are critical issues on the Coast and so this recognition and funding by the Federal Government is very welcome news for our community,” Smith said. “Council’s own Car Parking Strategy identifies the need for innovative parking solutions to meet the needs of our growing population. “This funding will allow

Council to provide the necessary upgrades needed at both stations and make a significant difference to the lives of our residents who currently commute.” The project forms part of a $253.5m congestion-busting funding boost for NSW as part of the Federal Government’s $1b Urban Congestion Fund. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said the investment will make life easier for Coast commuters. “Our investment means people can spend more time with friends and family, and tradies can be earning more on site, rather than being stuck in traffic or looking for parking,” he said.

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we only had two levels of height as the limit. “Surely in this age of technology, designs of the highest standard can be achieved without going outside the parameters.” Mr McDougall said that the community needed to be fully consulted about planning provisions being applied to the Peninsula. He said the Council was currently not helping and the State Government was ignoring the problem. “It is time to bring all people to the table and work together for the benefit of the Peninsula.” He said State parliamentarians, councillors and planning staff should be involved and listen to the community, and not just “the everpresent developers”. SOURCE: Media Release, 3 April 2019 Harvey McDougall, Save Our Woy Woy

“This is a significant investment in tackling the congestion hotspots that are costing people precious time and losing businesses money. “People living on the Central Coast know better than anyone the very real impacts that road congestion has on people’s lives and we are doing something about the pinch points and bottlenecks that lie at the heart of the problem.”

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Source: Media release, Mar 27 Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks Interview, Mar 27 Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks Media release, Mar 27 Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith

Mr Barry O’Farrell and Mr Alan Hayes (centre) with four Liberal politicians promising to stop Wallarah 2 in 2011

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he Australian Coal Alliance (ACA) is considering its options after the Land and Environment Court ruled out its appeal against the Wallarah 2 coal mine. The community based group has fought for 20 years against the proposal by the South Korean governmentowned mining company, KORES, to put a longwall coal mine in the Central Coast’s major water catchment

of the Yarramalong and Dooralong valleys. A challenge to the validity of approval, on errors of law, was lodged with the Land and Environment Court in April, 2018, however, the court dismissed the challenge on March 22. ACA campaign Director, Alan Hayes, said: “Although we are disappointed with the decision, the ACA is still moving forward and currently considering the options available to us.” One of the campaign’s strongest supporters,

Wyong MP, David Harris, said it was one of his greatest disappointments that, after such a long campaign, it now looked like Wyong Coal (the Australian arm of KORES) could get its final approval and that the Liberal government did a backflip and changed its mind to allow the mine. “There’s still a few hoops to jump through and we will keep fighting,” he said, “because this will have quite a profound effect.” CFMEU NSW Mining and Northern Energy

District President, Peter Jordan, said the court decision should clear the way for the mine to proceed. “Now let’s get on with it,” he said. “Any further legal interventions to stop or delay this development are ideologically motivated and what our industry needs is fair rules that are consistently applied to give operators, investors and workers some certainty.” It is the security of the catchment and water supply to some

350,000 Central Coast people that the ACA is trying to protect from contamination from the mine. “If we lose our water supply from the water catchment, we do not have the luxury of another catchment area, and the distribution from the Mardi Dam to holding weirs and/or dams, and to Mangrove Dam, will be jeopardised,” ACA Director Alan Hayes said. “The new Mardi to Warnervale pipeline, like all other distribution pipelines from Mardi

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Dam, are dependent upon the Central Coast’s major water catchment not being compromised by mining.” Hayes said more than half the water in the dams supplying the Central Coast come from aquifers in the valleys where the mine will be located.

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Palm Beach ferry runs aground He announced: “The ferry The Palm Beach Ferry ran Cottage Point 31 relocated the aground in the Ettalong vessel,” said Marine Rescue that earlier ran aground at Half volunteer Mr Roger Palmer. Tide Rocks at the entrance to Channel on March 9. The ferry ran aground at Half Tide Rocks just before 5:30pm with three Marine Rescue NSW vessels and a team from NSW Police’s Marine Area Command attending. “Thirty-one ferry passengers were safely transferred off the vessel before NSW Police vessel WP 42 and Marine Rescue vessel

“Cottage Point 31 was able to secure a tow line to the ferry’s bow and, with all passengers removed and a solid three knot current, towed the large vessel to deeper water,” Mr Palmer said. The crews were able to get the ferry afloat again and on its way just after 6:30pm.

Brisbane Water is now safely on an emergency mooring and all Marine Rescue NSW vessels have been stood down.”

SOURCE: Social media, 9 Mar 2019 Roger Palmer, Marine Rescue Central Coast Technical failure blamed - Page 4

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Source: Interview Mar 27 Media statement Mar 31 Alan Hayes, ACA Interview Apr 1 Wyong MP David Harris Media release Mar 23 CFMEU Mining & Energy Journalist Sue Murray

Cr Mehrten said the AGL a renewable energy generation produced 7437.12 megawatts of After the staff response, Cr Local ward councillor Richard Mehrtens has plant was the only registered plant, operated under a long-term electricity which was equivalent Mehrtens said the council response to meeting electricity needs for indicated that it didn’t consider received a response from industrial facility listed in the 2256 contract. Gas generated from within the about 1191 average Central Coast the facility impacted on local air Central Coast Council to postcode area on the Australian Government’s National Pollutant landfill at the Woy Woy tip was homes. quality and, until he was provided questions he asked about air Inventory. captured and converted to energy. The report estimated the with evidence to the contrary, he pollution at Woy Woy tip. He said it was listed as emitting The report stated that the methane destroyed by the facility had no reason to doubt council’s

Cr Mehrtens said a constituent had raised concerns about air quality after reading a report that described the air pollution as medium. Cr Mehrtens asked if council staff were concerned about the pollution generated by the “gas abatement” facility operated by AGL at the Nagari Rd tip. Central Coast Council staff provided the report to the March 25 council meeting in answer to Cr Mehrtens’ questions.

a total of 102,180kg pollutants. The inventory included 61,000kg of carbon monoxide, 28,000kg of nitrogen oxides and 12,000kg of sulphur dioxide. and listed 11 other pollutants including arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, polychlorinated dioxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, as well as particulate matter. Council staff reported that the AGL facility at Woy Woy tip was

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Preparation of an Environmental Plan is next stage for controversial seismic testing

Three resident actions variances” should not exist in the groups concerned about planning controls. Designers should be able to development standards are likely to come together create properties that both fit within the planning controls and meet a to oppose non-compliant high standard of design, he said. development. “It used to happen before when

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Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, discusses the parking situation with a commuter at Gosford railway station car park

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A meeting is planned of the Residents for Responsible Ettalong Development, Save Woy Woy Waterfront and Save Our Woy Woy groups. This will “allow members to come together and create a strong group to oppose all non-compliant developments on the Peninsula”, according to Save Our Woy Woy founder Mr Harvey McDougall. Mr McDougall said the community had the right to expect that developments complied with planning controls. “Unfortunately, there are too many which are going through that are non compliant,” he said. Mr McDougall said the council had put itself in a difficult position. With so many non-compliant developments, it made it difficult to refuse others. “The precedent has been set. “What is Council going to do?” Mr McDougall said “allowable

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conversion of the methane enriched gas into electricity at this site was not considered to impact on local air quality. It said the landfill gas was predominately comprised of methane and was converted to electricity through the use of a generator. The resulting electricity was then sold into the grid. From the year to August 2018, the one megawatt generator

was equivalent to 38,197 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This would be equivalent to removing 11,234 cars from the road for one year, the report said. The report stated that the Australian Clean Energy Regulator recognised the greenhouse gas abatement and renewable energy activities undertaken at the tip and the site qualified for Australian Carbon Credit Units and Largescale Generation Certificates.

assessment of the safety. “At this time, I am satisfied with the response provided and have no intention to pursue this further,’’ he said. SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 5.7, 25 March 2019 Website, 4 Apr 2019 Woy Woy Landfill, NPI Media statement 5 April 2019 Richard Mehrtens, Central Coast Council

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sset Energy is definitely preparing to seek permission to conduct 3D seismic testing in waters off the Central Coast, with pre-planning for a mandatory Environmental Plan already underway, Director, Tobias Foster, has confirmed in an exclusive video interview with Central Coast Newspapers. If given the green light, the testing would be carried out over a 1,000sq km area, much of which is off our regional coastline. “We are at the stage where we are preparing an Environmental Plan,” Foster said. “We are determining how and when we wish to go about that at the moment. “As per federal regulations, we need to engage with the community and stakeholders and present an Environmental Plan to the national regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).” Foster said there was a definite need for the testing to be conducted off NSW waters. “The majority of the gas from Queensland is exported to Asian markets and gas for NSW has predominantly been from Victoria, but the reserves

the environmental regulator.” Foster defended the need for 3D testing, saying comparing it to 2D testing, was “a bit like colour TV compared to grainy black and white”. “It will improve our knowledge of the existence of hydro carbons and ensure development as efficiently and safely as possible,” he said. With drilling, the natural successor to seismic testing, Foster said an incident such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico was unlikely. “In terms of seismic survey, there is no risk of natural hyrdo carbon release,” he said. “As a consequence of Asset Energy Director, Tobias Foster drilling, of course, when we are are declining,” he said. “stretching back to the 80s” understand that noise as an penetrating geological strata, “What the discovery of and conducted as recently as energy source can disrupt we do need to ensure that that natural gas in NSW-would do 2018 off Norah Head, that the particular organisms in certain procedure is undertaken safely and effectively. is that, pending reserves and Sydney Basin contains hydro- contexts,” he said. engineering, we would be able bearing source materials which could yield “multi-

systems in place and that the industry continues to “evolve and improve technology, procedures and practices.” Following several incidents, including Deepwater, NOPSEMA had changed regulations to guard against such events, he said. “In terms of the drilling process, we will ensure all assets, nationally and locally, are in place and ready to act should the worst eventuate,” Foster said. He said the company was aware of, but undeterred by, thousands of vocal opponents to any seismic testing off Central Coast waters. “We undertook 2D testing in April, 2018, and we were certainly aware that local interest groups were concerned about our operations, and we anticipate that will continue into the future,” he said. “Australia must maintain energy security, it must maintain provision of raw materials for manufacturing and to ensure energy prices are kept as low as possible. “People must maintain that in the back of their minds when understanding what the petroleum industry provides “We have to understand each to offer a local source of gas trillion feet of gas”. of the risks, determine how we “We have to prepare an Oil for Australia.” to provide a cheaper energy “That’s a significant resource can mitigate against them, and Pollution Prevention Plan as See the full video interview at source. in anyone’s language,” he said. ensure that we have control part of any Environmental www.coastcommunitynews. “We need to secure an Foster said he did not agree measures during any activity Plan for our petroleum activity com.au/news/video-news/ energy supply for NSW for that any lasting damage would to ensure that any impact we (with) response mechanisms Source: decades to come.” be done to marine eco systems have on any marine organism to mitigate against any Video interview, Mar7 or eco system is managed potential spill.” Foster said it was obvious through seismic survey. Community News Partners Reporter: Terry Collins from 2D seismic work “What we have to do is effectively and acceptable to Foster said there were

He said the company was aware of, but undeterred by, thousands of vocal opponents to any seismic testing off Central Coast waters

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oongarrah, H a m l y n Terrace, Wadalba and Warnervale are forging ahead as the major growth areas on the Central Coast, and with developers investing billions of dollars on housing estates, it is expected that the commercial sector will follow. “Already, we’ve seen some confidence,” said Wyong MP David Harris, “with the massive expansion of Bunnings at Lake Haven, Tuggerah Lakes private hospital at Wyong, and the opening of HomeWorld at Warnervale. “The commercial sector is seeing the benefits and the opportunities that are being presented for this area and hopefully the State Government and the Council can work together to make sure the services that these new communities need are in place,” he said. Central Coast Council deals with a continual stream of development applications for new housing in the northern region, ranging from dual occupancies to single homes in small estates, to developments of 100 or more blocks. A milestone in the housing market is the start of the first residence to be built in Hilltop Park in the long-awaited Warnervale Town Centre. There are 10 blocks already sold in this 42-block section being developed by Blitz

Aerial view of Hilltop Park, the first housing development to start in Warnervale Town Centre Homes. Wyong MP, David Harris, was there on April 9 for the auspicious occasion of turning the sod of earth for the first building site and said: “I suppose today is the official launch and it is exciting because people have waited for over a decade and now they’re seeing the roads in place and houses being built. “It’s been a painfully long wait, but now we should see the commercial confidence grow and companies investing,” he said. Warnervale Town Centre has been in the spotlight since the 1990s

as the site for a new retail, commercial and community growth centre to be developed over 25 years. It is 119ha of developable land bounded by Hakone Rd to the north, Hiawatha Rd to the east, Sparks Rd to the south and straddles the main northern railway line to the west. About 15ha will be retail and commercial uses, 64ha for residential housing (about 420 homes) and the remainder open space, conservation and special activities including an 8ha nature reserve. The next cab off the

rank at the Town Centre is likely to be the first stage of a 106 lot residential subdivision at 200-222 Hakone Rd, Woongarrah, which was approved by Central Coast Council in February. An estimated value by the Allam Property Group of the three-stage development is $8.26m. The site area of 11.32ha is north of Mataram Rd, and north to Hakone Rd, with its southern boundary adjoining the school. It will be developed in three stages, 44 lots in the first, 48 in the second and 14 in the third. Another leap forward

was the opening on April 7 of HomeWorld’s first display village on the Central Coast, which is expected to stimulate home buyer interest. The village, on Virginia Rd, Warnervale, features 37 display homes from a range of 17 leading builders, including single and double storey homes, and one with a granny flat, showcasing the latest in design trends and innovative floor plans. HomeWorld CEO, Phil Jones, said: “The village is a $42m investment by the builders to the region, showing their commitment to the

growth of new housing and to generating local employment. Principal of McLachlan Partners real estate and independent Central Coast Councillor, Bruce McLachlan, said “the northern sector was seeing the results of the previous strong property market, with developers releasing new projects. “These usually have lead up times of two to five years from acquisition to development application approval and final release, so whilst current activity is strong, it is likely to ease back as the market stabilises,” he said. “New property replacement prices are often higher and drag values upwards of existing home prices, and generally improve values in an area, especially free standing homes. “It is usually medium density or high-rise units that suffer from oversupply and failed projects, with banks selling up developers, and Department of Housing making opportunity purchases, that cause price impacts. “The northern Central Coast is usually owneroccupier markets and more stable than investor orientated high rise markets,” he said. As the area grows, McLachlan said, “Council is recognising the need for more parks and as developer contributions are paid, Council is adding further playgrounds to existing parks. Continued P3

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“Council is also investigating a major adventure tourism precinct including the possibility of a wave/ water park theme and this is more likely to be located in the northern sector of the Coast, if viable,” he said. At its March 11 meeting, Council decided to negotiate with an East Wadalba landowner to purchase a parcel of land for the future purpose of constructing a sporting facility. A Council spokesperson said a sporting facility was identified as required for this area to meet the future needs of this community and this particular site was large enough to construct a multipurpose facility that had the equivalent of two fields or an oval. Design and construction timing has not yet been determined but will align with the

Homeworld CEO Phil Jones and Wyong MP David Harris needs of the growing Coast in general, is the for build to rent, new area. Labor policy of removal generation boarding of negative gearing for houses, Central Coast is McLachlan said the existing homes, affecting likely to be targeted for this North Connex tunnel resales, and $6.6b dollar style of development,” opening soon would have a positive impact pledge to affordable McLachlan said. on the Coast’s commuter housing incentives,” he The residential suburbs, and the said. housing development Warnervale release areas “With land prices applications currently would benefit. cheaper on the coast before Central Coast Sydney and Council in the northern “The big question in than the property market for offering Sydney-based area include: 12 Kooringal greenfield areas, and the developers higher yields Ave, Woongarrah – 8

lots, applicant Stannic Securities Pty Ltd, DA 138/2019; 97 Minnesota Rd, Hamlyn Terrace – 44 lot subdivision to be built in three stages and one residue lot, applicant Nu Stage Pty Ltd, DA 110/2019; 165 Louisiana Rd, Wadalba – 19 lots, one environmental lot and associated works, DA 1461/2017; 95-105 and 107-171 Virginia Rd and 15-35 Warnervale Rd, Warnervale – 210 lots, applicant AV Jennings Pty Ltd, DA 129/2019; 200-222 Hakone Rd, Woongarrah – 106 lots in three stages, applicant Allam Property Group, DA 363/2018 approved by Council in February 2019; 40-78 Hiawatha Rd, Woongarrah – 100 lots , applicant The Lateral Thinking Group Pty Ltd, DA 241/2019; 125-131 Warnervale Rd, Hamlyn Terrace – 21 lots, sediment basin, environmental and recreation lot, demolition works, roads, servicing

and associated works, applicant Stannic Securities P/L, DA 631/2018 approved March; and, 9-21 Albert Warner Dve, Warnervale – applicant Resico Estates Pty Ltd. Dual occupancy development applications have been submitted for: 44, 46 and 50 Voyager St Wadalba (DAs 733/2018, 735/2018 and 734/2018; 8 Dray Close, Wadalba, DA 841/2018; and, 5 Mitchell Terrace, Warnervale, DA 320/2019. Source: Media statement, Apr 9 Bruce MacLachlan, Principal McLachlan Partners RE and independent Central Coast Councillor (Views expressed are personal and do not represent Council); Website, Apr 9 Central Coast Council DA tracker; Interview, Apr 2 and 11 Lance Masters, Blitz Homes; Interview, Apr 12 David Harris, Wyong MP; Media release, Apr 15 HomeWorld Sue Murray Journalist


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Caravan Park upgrade has residents feeling insecure

omeland Caravan Park at Wadalba will get a major overhaul to the value of $750,000 and will provide affordable housing for 135 households. The park, at 195 Johns Rd, will be upgraded and expanded to include a new two-storey recreation centre, an additional internal road, a car park for 16 vehicles, landscaping, electricity and fibre optic internet connections to each of the new sites, as well as upgraded drainage, water and sewerage. An existing swimming pool will be retained and a new barbecue area will be built as part of the new recreation centre comprising a function room, offices, theatre, dining area, kitchen, lounge area, gym, craft room, indoor bowls and amenities. The new manufactured homes, each with private open space areas, will offer an alternative for smaller households and will be targeted at the older age group.

Site plan with overlay of the new proposal at Homeland Caravan Park, Wadalba Owners of the 4.047ha the upgrading of the park, the area and an internet “That’s why staff sought site, Orr Investment Group, there will no longer be search revealed only two to have a Transition have been working on the rental caravans as the one-bedroom properties Management Plan upgrade plan for the past redevelopment will be to rent in Wadalba at $360 and it forms part of the five years, culminating purchase only and none of and $405 a week. conditions of consent so in the current proposal us can afford to buy them”. In comparison to that development of the lodged with Council in Of the 126 residents, surrounding dwellings site can be done in open February, 2018, and since there are 109 renters and the Central Coast, communication with the then making amendments paying between $165 these new manufactured tenants and no one is to meet Council approval. to $225 a week and the homes are considered to displaced through the At present, the caravan cost of the new homes is be relatively affordable, development process,” Mr park is home to 126 long- estimated to cost between in line with Council’s Scott said. term residents, aged $320,000 and $390,000, draft Affordable Housing A comprehensive Social between 50 and 85, living with a weekly rent of $165. and Alternative Housing Impact Assessment in fixed caravans, annexes Strategy. was conducted and the Residents said they and moveable dwellings. Homeland owner has wanted to stay in the Council’s Director agreed to the terms of An 81-signature local area, close to their of Environment and a detailed Transition petition to Council said current homes, shops Planning, Scott Cox, said Plan Homeland residents were and doctors, as some “one of the major issues Management which outlines methods feeling insecure about had worsening health identified through the support existing being displaced and conditions. assessment process, to residents to find other not being able to afford However, a council and a very sensitive issue accommodation, including rental accommodation report says there is very as well, was to maintain with elsewhere and “we have limited low-cost housing accommodation for these co-ordination Outreach services, regular been informed that with of a similar nature in people in the future.

newsletters and meetings for open communication with residents, as well as rolling out the development over four stages to allow sufficient time for residents to relocate. Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said Council was aware that the current facility provided housing sites for low income families and there were concerns that with a quality upgrade, housing might be out of reach for some existing tenants. “Rather than see people displaced, Council is favouring a transitional upgrade over four years to give residents time to seek alternate arrangements and Council will assist in the process as much as possible,” she said. Once construction starts, it is expected the new 41 sites in northern bushland area, and the new recreation building, will be built within a year, and the redevelopment of the existing park in the following three years. Source: Central Coast Council meeting Apr 8 Agenda item 2.1

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Funding for waterways maintenance needs a strategical rethink maintenance on the Central Coast. “I am concerned with the ongoing issues around wrack in the lakes and dredging of channels in Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water,” Asquith said. “An alternative

arrangement for implementing Central Coast Council’s Estuary Management Plan (EMP) is needed. “The current system is expensive, slow and does not deliver or make the NSW Government accountable.” Asquith said the EMP

had been prepared according to NSW guidelines and has been approved by the State Government. “The State Government sets the rules and collects all the revenue from boat and fishing licences, and Council has to dredge in line with State

Government guidelines, with Waterways NSW taking no responsibility for keeping the channels open,” he said. “On top of all this, the State Government charges council a waste levy to dispose of the wrack at around $430,000 per annum. “To obtain funds from the government to help with dredging or wrack removal, Council needs to apply for a grant and usually contribute 50 percent. “This involves considerable expenditure of staff resources before getting any money and then Council has to jump through a range of hoops with government agencies. “If the required actions are known and identified and a cost estimated, why can’t the State Government fund the EMP on a three-year cycle?

“That way Council would know what money is available, what work is needed and when it needs to be done.” Asquith said it was “a bit rich” of the government to expect Council to contribute 50 percent of dredging costs, given it charges Council “staggering” waste fees for the wrack. “Council is ending up having no control (or levers) but cops all the blame from residents and the government,” he said. “People are not satisfied and we need a better answer. “The current arrangement is a ridiculous process where the government gets the money, owns the asset, makes the rules and blames the Council.” Source: Media release, Feb 17 John Asquith, Community Environment Network

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Ash dam Clean Up Notice has not yet been complied with

t has been six months since the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued a Clean Up Notice to Delta Electricity for contamination of the ash dam at the Vales Point power station, yet, the ash dam is still operational and receiving material while investigations are still continuing. The October, 2018, clean-up notice, and other notices to Delta and contractor Howard Recycling of Mannering Park, ordered both companies to cease causing or permitting the transportation of waste other than North Connex virgin excavated natural material (clean fill) to the ash dam area. An EPA compliance inspection of the ash dam in September, 2018, revealed “the presence of asbestos waste and other potential contaminants likely to cause degradation of the land resulting in potential human and environmental health risks”. This newspaper emailed a set of questions to the EPA on Monday, April 8, to update the progress of the clean-up at the Vales Point power station ash dam, and a response was promised by Friday, but it has not been received.

Vales Point power station and the ash dam in the background, between two water catchments However, a staff air testing, to ensure deliveries of any capping report to Central Coast there is no risk to our staff material.” Council’s meeting on or the community while Mr Gurney said April 8 said that the EPA the investigations are deliveries of this material had advised Council continuing.” will resume in the future that investigations were Mr Gurney said the ash once the EPA Clean-Up continuing and, other dam was operational and Notice is dealt with. than for testing purposes, continued to receive ash Vales Point power no contaminated material from the power station. station’s ash dam, and had been removed from “The area concerned the one at Eraring Power the ash dam. with the remediation Station, are the biggest Delta Electricity’s issue is a filled part of ash dams in the country. company secretary, the dam and the material Dr James Whelan of Steve Gurney, said the is capping material,” he the Environment Justice company was continuing said. Association (EJA) said to work with the EPA to “Delta is licenced to an application had been identify the location and receive virgin excavated submitted under the type of material illegally natural material, which Freedom of Information delivered to Delta’s ash is clean fill, to use as Act to obtain the reports dam. capping material. ordered by the EPA about “Once this is complete, “The material the illegally dumped a rehabilitation plan identified appears to asbestos at Vales Point will be developed and be some building and ash dam. approved by the EPA,” he construction waste and The EJA has also said. since identifying the applied for Origin Energy’s “Delta continues to problem and advising the engineering report about monitor the site, including EPA, Delta has ceased Eraring Power Station’s

ash dam which sparked the sudden closure of the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre. Lake Macquarie MP, Greg Piper, said: “The decision by NSW Office of Sport to suddenly and immediately close Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre was based on Origin Energy’s advice that a large earthquake could fracture its ash dam wall at Eraring Power Station, but only in the event of a 5.9 magnitude quake. “Geoscience Australia, the federal agency which measures that risk, says the chance of 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurring within 100km of Myuna Bay is one in 5,000 years or longer,” he said. “I had a meeting with representatives of Origin six months ago and was told that risk analysis review was being undertaken. “At that stage, Origin said that while the review was precautionary only, it would fund the relocation of facilities in low lying parts of the site if they were found to be a risk from a failure of the ash dam wall.” The sport and recreation centre is downhill from the ash dam. “Origin said it would carry out work to further strengthen the existing wall to provide greater surety in the event of a

catastrophe.” Origin is now developing detailed designs for works to strengthen foundations, buttresses and embankments around the ash dam. The earthquake “danger” hasn’t affected the ongoing operation of the power station, which Origin has said it plans to close by 2032. Piper said: “We should not be losing a valued community facility due to the operational needs of a power station which was built many years after the sport and recreation centre was built and has served the local community and NSW since 1944”. Already there are 7,000 signatures to a petition calling on the State Government to reopen the centre, investigate why the Office of Sport closed the centre without warning or any public consultation, and to require Origin Energy to take appropriate engineering action within their boundary to protect the recreation centre and other public assets. Source: Media statement, Apr 15 Delta Electricity, Company Secretary, Steve Gurney Website, Apr 15 Lake Macquarie MP, Greg Piper Interview, Apr 9 Environment Justice Assoc, James Whelan Central Coast Council meeting Apr 8 Agenda item 5.3 Sue Murray Journalist

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Council endorses six greenhouse gas emission reduction pledge actions C

entral Coast Council has endorsed six pledge actions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the national Cities Power P a r t n e r s h i p Program, despite some fiery debate in the chamber on March 25. The pledge actions include: installing renewable energy on Council buildings; identifying opportunities to turn waste to energy; improving landfill gas capture systems; looking into energy efficient street lighting; and, supporting local groups with their community energy initiatives. Not all councillors were happy with the move, with Cr, Troy Marquart, concerned that the area’s rooftops would be “saturated with solar panels” and wanting more details on possible costs associated with the moves. He found himself in the minority, despite some back up from Cr, Greg Best, who asked: “which would win, the solar panel or the tree which grew up and threw shadow?” Cr Doug Vincent said costs had come down so much that it was now economical to use solar power and the Council had a leadership role to fulfil. A Motion to endorse the actions was endorsed, with only Crs Marquart, Best and, Jilly Pilon, voting against it. Mayor, Jane Smith, said Council had committed to a future of renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and advocacy initiatives. “I am proud to see that we have selected the six pledges that were identified by the Climate Council as the most likely to have the highest impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Mayor

Smith said. “Some councillors are reluctant to take action on climate change, but it is critical that we show some leadership in this matter at community level. “There are some concerns around costs, but most of these initiatives will see longterm financial benefits.” Mayor Smith said Council had an opportunity to eventually save $2.2m a year by turning solid waste into energy at its sewage treatment plants, with an equivalent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 23 percent. Council’s Director of Water and Sewer, Bileen Nel, said gas capture was already being done at Buttonderry, Woy Woy and Kincumber landfills. “In 1915-16, we had enough energy produced to provide electricity to 1,900 homes and at Buttonderry, we have the highest amount of gas capture which provides enough, literally, for 2,300 homes,” Nel said. “We are looking to improve that capacity and negotiating with contractors to improve gas capture at Kincumber and Woy Woy landfills.” Another long-term saving could be made with a change in powering public lighting, Mayor Smith said. “Replacing all public lighting with LED would lead to another $2m per annum in savings. “We might need to invest a little bit to see long-term saving as it doesn’t happen overnight. “These actions will strengthen our ability to incorporate renewable energy and energy efficiency into future planning, while also having positive economic benefits by reducing council’s electricity costs and helping us move towards a circular economy model.

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Community members protest animal exploitation at circus A

rally against a n i m a l exploitation was held on Friday, April 12, outside the Stardust Circus at Bateau Bay. Community members gathered outside the circus to show that they do not support the use of animals, particularly exotic animals, in circuses. Rally organiser, 19-yearold, Jasmine Shaw, said Stardust circus used African lions as well as monkeys, pigs and horses in their shows. “Concerned community members attended the event to be a voice for the animals, and the protest aims to educate the general public about the issues surrounding animals in circuses, as well as show Stardust that the community does not support animal exploitation,” she said. “Exotic animals in circuses are already banned in the ACT, as well as more than 40 councils across Australia”. Jasmine has also organised a petition to ban exotic animals on the Central Coast which has gained more than 4,000 signatures. She said that in a 2013 report, the RSPCA stated that they opposed exotic animals in circuses because of circus’ “inability to meet the social, behavioural and physiological needs of animals”. The use of animals in circuses is outdated and cruel, Jasmine said.

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Community members protesting against animal exploitation at the circus “Animals are confined Jasmine had also experts know a little more to spaces much smaller organised a protest rally about the welfare of our than that of a wild African in January, when the animals than a handful of Lion. circus was in Gosford, protesters. “They are consistently and at that time, Stardust “Our lions have been being transported around ringmaster and media born and bred by the the country and forced to spokesman, Adam St circus for more than perform purely for human James, said the circus 19 generations and we was being targeted by lead the way in care and entertainment. extremists”, welfare. “The lions currently “radical along with Sea World, used in Stardust circus “We have never had Dream World, Australian should be placed in a a conviction for animal Spectacular cruelty. sanctuary where they can Outback and other animal related peacefully and happily “Unfortunately, the attractions and programs. live out the remainder of RSPCA has changed “Our family has been since it signed off on our their lives. running this circus since Code of Practice, when it “There are plenty of 1893, and it is the largest was established.” successful circuses touring animal circus in without animals which St James said the Australia,” St James said. circus demonstrate that you still attracted “At every site we visit, “phenomenal don’t need animals for a crowds” inspectors from the and most performances successful circus. “I have done a lot of Department of Primary were 80-90 per cent full. research on the issue and Industries come out Source: there seems to be many and go right through Email, Mar 24 people in the community the circus, checking the Jasmine Shaw; Interview, Jan 14 who agree that animal animals, records and St James, ringmaster circuses are outdated enclosures, and we are Adamand media spokesman and unnecessary,” she always NSW Government for Stardust Circus and compliant. Burtons Circus said. Terry Collins Journalist “I would think those

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entral Coast T e l s t r a customers travelling to Sydney by train, can look forward to improved mobile coverage during their commute, thanks to a $13m investment by the communications company. Telstra is set to commence an initiative to improve mobile network coverage on the Coast, in co-operation with the NSW and Federal Governments. “We know increased mobile coverage is a priority for both consumers and businesses in regional Australia, and we know that everyone loves to be able to use their phones on their daily commute,” Telstra’s Commercial Engineering Executive, Sriharan Amirthalingam, said. “For commuters along the Central Coast, the challenging terrain means patchy mobile coverage in some sections leading to an inconsistent and

frustrating experience for those wanting to respond to emails, stream videos or post on social media.” Amirthalingam said the joint initiative would see new mobile infrastructure built along around 68km of train tracks between Hornsby and Wyong, as well as the delivery of WiFi at train stations along the rail corridor. “The landscape between Hornsby and Wyong stations is some of the most rugged along the NSW rail network, and the tunnels, mountains and national parks in the surrounding area make building mobile infrastructure in the area particularly complex,” he said. Construction activities have commenced with mobile coverage improvements and WiFi connectivity to be progressively delivered over the coming months. “Our investment in this initiative will see us delivering connectivity to over 90% of this rail corridor.” Source: Media release, Apr 5 Telstra

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Seismic testing process is moving to the next phase A

SSET Energy is d e fi n i t e l y preparing to seek permission to conduct 3D seismic testing in waters off the Central Coast, with pre-planning for a mandatory Environmental Plan already underway, Director, Tobias Foster, has confirmed in an exclusive video interview with Central Coast Newspapers. If given the green light, the testing would be carried out over a 1,000sq km area, much of which is off our regional coastline. “We are at the stage where we are preparing an Environmental Plan,” Foster said. “We are determining how and when we wish to go about that at the moment. “As per federal regulations, we need to engage with the community and stakeholders and present an Environmental Plan to the national regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).” Foster said there was a definite need for the testing to be conducted off NSW waters. “The majority of the

Asset Energy Director, Tobias Foster gas from Queensland is exported to Asian markets and gas for NSW has predominantly been from Victoria, but the reserves are declining,” he said. “What the discovery of natural gas in NSWwould do is that, pending reserves and engineering, we would be able offer a local source of gas to provide a cheaper energy source. “We need to secure an energy supply for NSW for decades to come.”

Foster said it was obvious from 2D seismic work “stretching back to the 80s” and conducted as recently as 2018 off Norah Head, that the Sydney Basin contains hydro-bearing source materials which could yield “multi-trillion feet of gas”. “That’s a significant resource in anyone’s language,” he said. Foster said he did not agree that any lasting damage would be done to marine eco systems

through seismic survey. “What we have to do is understand that noise as an energy source that can disrupt particular organisms in certain contexts,” he said. “We have to understand each of the risks, determine how we can mitigate against them, and ensure that we have control measures during any activity to ensure that any impact we have on any marine organism or eco system is managed effectively

and is acceptable to the environmental regulator.” Foster defended the need for 3D testing, saying comparing it to 2D testing, was “a bit like colour TV compared to grainy black and white”. “It will improve our knowledge of the existence of hydro carbons and ensure development as efficiently and safely as possible,” he said. With drilling the natural successor to seismic testing, Foster said an incident such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico was unlikely. “In terms of seismic survey, there is no risk of natural hyrdo carbon release,” he said. “As a consequence of drilling, of course, when we are penetrating geological strata, we do need to ensure that that procedure is undertaken safely and effectively. “We have to prepare an Oil Pollution Prevention Plan as part of any Environmental Plan for our petroleum activity (with) response mechanisms to mitigate against any potential spill.” Foster said there were systems in place, including the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies, and that

the industry continues to “evolve and improve technology, procedures and practices.” Following several incidents, including Deepwater, NOPSEMA had changed regulations to guard against such events, he said. “In terms of the drilling process, we will ensure all assets, nationally and locally, are in place and ready to act should the worst eventuate,” Foster said. He said the company was aware of, but undeterred by, thousands of vocal opponents to any seismic testing off Central Coast waters. “We undertook 2D testing in April, 2018, and we were certainly aware that local interest groups were concerned about our operations and we anticipate that will continue into the future,” he said. “Australia must maintain energy security, it must maintain provision of raw materials for manufacturing and to ensure energy prices are kept as low as possible. “People must maintain that in the back of their minds when understanding what the petroleum industry provides for Australia.” Source: Video interview, Community News Partners

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News in Brief – Central Coast Council Seven groups get funding Central Coast Council will provide almost $27,000 to seven projects through its Community Support Grant Program. The program provides support for community groups to deliver activities which require less than $5,000 of funding and/or in-kind support. Mayor, Jane Smith, said: “Often a not-forprofit organisation only needs a small injection of funds or support to deliver a project which makes a significant difference for members of that community.” Council will allocate $26,980.92 to the following successful recipients in the January round: Mannering Park Mens’ Shed fume extraction system, $4,796; Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, Carnevale 2019, $4,746.92; North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club, COAST LIFE: Contributing to life near, on or in the water, $5,000; Central Coast for Social Justice, Welcome to Refugees Picnic, $4,298; Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club, 50th anniversary celebration and Sailability jetty opening, $5,000; Aboriginal Men’s Health and Wellness Group Support meetings, $2840; Central Coast Kids in Need, extra waste disposal bins, $300.

Some of the Mannering Park Men’s Shed group which will share in the Council funding of almost $27,000 now on public exhibition. recycled materials”. “This is a very real Affordable housing Council gets $73m opportunity for us to delay funding show some leadership in the long-term effort The draft Affordable Council has received to ban all single-use and Alternative Housing was again almost $73m in state plastics,” Mayor, Jane Strategy deferred at the April 8 and federal funding Smith, said. “It’s obvious there is meeting to allow more from December 2017 to wide community support time for councillors February 2019, across 60 for this initiative which to further discuss the projects. It has an additional complements our interim strategy prior to finalising Event an approach to affordable 26 projects under Sustainable Management Policy and housing on the Coast. consideration for external reinforces the importance Mayor Jane Smith said funding with a total value of the education this was an important of more than $44.33m. to address About 150 priority programs on offer to strategy involve the community more housing choice for projects suitable for on ways forward to seek households earning less external funding have been identified and can alternatives of single use than $100,000 a year. It will be considered be viewed on Council’s plastics,” Mayor Smith said. again at Council’s April website. “It also further 29 meeting. strengthens Council’s Plastic Wise commitment to lead Projects on track Program by example through purchasing practices and A 2018-19 Capital Council plans to lead identifying opportunities to incorporate reusable Works Project Status by example with its draft products made of report has identified that Single Use Plastic Policy,

85 percent of Council’s projects are on track and most are on schedule for completion as forecasted before the end of the financial year. As at February 28, Council had delivered more than 330 projects and started more than 270 projects. Mayor Jane Smith said it was pleasing to see Council’s capital works program tracking well. “Our capital works program together with all the services are at the heart of what we deliver for our community,” Mayor Smith said.

event, $800; Summerland Point Progress Association, purchase of tools, $2,924.50; Alison Homestead, community support and education in conjunction with Alison Homestead, Wyong and Central Coast Harvest Festival, $3,770; Toukley and Districts Art Society, Toukley Arts and Craft Fair by the Lake, $1,980; Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW, Digital Projector System, $2,018; and, We Care Connect Limited, Charity Promotion Change Strategy, $4,820. Council’s Community Support Grant Program is open throughout the year.

$30,000 for community Nine community projects have received almost $30,000 under Council’s February round of the Community Support Grant program which provides support for community groups to deliver activities which require less than $5,000 of funding and/or in-kind support. Successful recipients are: Central Coast Cycling Club, Cyclocross NSW State Series Round 5,- $4,717; Copacabana Surf Life Saving Club, auditorium upgrade, $4,997; Lions Club of Green Point Avoca, awning over barbecue at Lions Park Avoca Beach, $3,407; Rotary Club of Gosford City, 2019 Central Coast MUNA

Gwandalan roadworks Road safety improvements are planned in the vicinity of Gwandalan Public School. The proposed project will include an intersection upgrade at Orana Rd and Kanangra Dve, a roundabout at the intersection of Fairwater Dve and Kanangra Dve, and, raised pedestrian crossing, increased parking spaces, and kerb ramps with shared path and footpath links to the existing paths. Minor stormwater drainage upgrades will also be done. Source: Central Coast Council Ordinary meetings and Media Releases

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o m m u n i t y advocate, Gary Blaschke, of Lake Munmorah, says Council is putting forward to the community in the draft Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan, only half of what is proposed. “The maps in the draft only show the suburbs around Lake Munmorah, yet name Frazer Park, Freemans and Wybung in the Conservation area, most probably mineral extractions, and also Point Wolstoncroft,

Blue Haven, Budgewoi, Budgewoi Peninsula, Buff Point, Halekulani, San Remo, Canton Beach, Noraville, Toukley and Norah Head, which has its own Master Plan, none of which are shown in the Greater Lake Munmorah Draft Structure Plan. “The whole plan is based on the North Wyong Structure Plan, which is nearly 10 years old, and fails to announce the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036, which effectively introduces 40,500 new dwellings in the same area, not the few thousand in this plan,”

Blaschke said. “Nothing is spoken about further infrastructure to handle the load of over 101,000 new residents. “I attended the first of the public sessions and many walked out through frustration. “Council insists on the divide and conquer process, not an open debate, and I think we need an independent meeting to express what exactly is happening, instead of smoke and mirrors,” Blaschke said. Media release, Apr 4 Gary Blaschke OAM

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The location of proposed works (outlined in red) at the cinema complex to the rear of Westfield, Tuggerah The existing kiss and he cinema large, there will only be an extra 58 seats. ride area adjacent the complex at child care centre will be The existing Gold Westfield Tuggerah retained. will be modernised Class cinema will be Central Coast Council and expanded at an reconfigured into two smaller cinemas. approved the proposal, estimated cost of Delegated Work will also include under almost $8.7m. the relocation and Authority, in February, Scentre Group, realignment of the and the fitout of the owner and operator existing access road, cinema will be subject to of Westfield, plans an Tuggerah Rd, at the rear a separate development extension to the rear of of the cinema complex, application, yet to be the shopping centre with the provision of 22 extra submitted. the construction of a parking Scentre Group was spaces, the new large-screen Vmax relocation of the existing contacted for more cinema, with adjoining coach layover and information but declined Gold Class and Vmax minor changes to the to comment at this time. lounge area, kitchen and southern bus stop at the Source: amenities. interchange, east of the Central Coast Council DA While the footprint of cinemas. Tracker DA 1076/2018 the new Vmax cinema is

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Vales Point Power Station shortlisted for federal government funding V

ales Point Power Station has been shortlisted for federal government funding with a $2 billion proposal to upgrade the ageing plant and extend its life to 2030. Delta Electricity company secretary, Steve Gurney, said the proposal was to upgrade two components of the Unit 5 turbine, the high pressure blades and intermediate pressure blades, not complete turbines. “The resultant improvement in efficiency results in generating the same amount of electricity but with less fuel,” he said. “The reduction in CO2 emissions is 100,000 tonnes per year.” Gurney said the upgrade would improve the age related reductions in efficiency, and mean that the units could be run more efficiently to 660MW. “The output of Unit 5 is 660MW, but the units run best at about 620MW to 630MW, and above this level, the units incur more maintenance, but are capable of 660MW when demand requires,” he said. “The upgrade will not result in an increase in

An upgrade at Vales Point power station has the potential to extend its life into its 51st year of operation electricity generation, rather a 30-40MW uplift, which relates to age related reductions in efficiency, as the Vales Point units are currently 40 years old.” An “uplift” of 40MW equates to electricity supply to about 15,000 households, Gurney said. “Vales Point continues to be a significant contributor to the national grid in supplying reliable, dispatchable base load power which ensures that the lights remain on and that the system is capable of receiving the intermittent power from renewables such as solar and wind,” he said.

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Delta applied for government funding for the upgrade under the Underwriting New Generation Investments program, through the Department of Environment and Energy. The program is a direct response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry, which found competition in the wholesale market was not working as well as it could and it was detrimentally affecting electricity affordability. The aim is to support targeted investment that will lower prices, increase competition and increase reliability in the system. Of the 66 proposals submitted, 12 have been shortlisted, with Vales Point Power Station being the only coal-based project, and the others being six renewable pumped hydro projects and five gas projects. Gurney said Delta was continuing to work towards project targets and “the direct benefit is to the environment, being a significant reduction in

CO2 emissions, hence why Delta believes that it is an ideal project for the government’s Emissions Reduction Funding. However, Environment Justice Association (EJA) spokesman, Dr James Whelan, said “despite being touted as low emissions, new coal plants emit almost as much toxic air pollution as old ones, and this technology causes only marginally lower carbon emissions, burning 14 percent less coal per unit of energy generated, and can, in fact, emit more toxic pollution than the existing power station.” Dr Whelan said the upgrade would likely require massive government subsidies and any money to be spent on this ageing power station should be on fixing the pollution from its existing plant rather than upgrading output and multiplying the amount of pollution. “That particular power station already has a troubling record when it comes to compliance with its (pollution) licence,” he said.

Dr Whelan said this year’s National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) report, Australia’s most comprehensive source of air pollution data, published annually by the Federal Government, revealed that there was currently no air pollution monitoring close to Vales Point. “So these communities do not know what they are breathing,” he said. “Installing proper pollution controls could improve health outcomes, and the State Premier could, at the stroke of a pen, reduce this toxic air pollution by 95 percent or more by requiring coal burning generators to install best available technology to control fine particle pollution, mercury, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide,” Dr Whelan said. “Yet, the Berejiklian Government recently reviewed the pollution licence for Vales Point and it was re-issued with no requirement for new or additional pollution controls.” Community health advocates said the

expansion of Vales Point power station would significantly exacerbate the health impacts from toxic air pollution. Epidemiologist and Doctors for the Environment spokesman, Ben Ewald, cited health concerns such as low birth weights, Type 2 diabetes, asthma, reduced lung function and premature deaths. “ A u s t r a l i a n governments should reject all proposals for new or expanded power stations unless they include modern pollution control technologies,” he said. The EJA is pushing for long term remediation strategies for the power station, and its ash dam, and Dr Whelan said local government should step up for their communities and take a bigger role because they “may not be as active as they could be”. He said both Central Coast Council and Lake Macquarie Council, which takes in half of the Vales Point power station, “should be at the negotiation table with the state government and the power station operator to ensure best practice methods and to ensure adequate bonds are set for the remediation of Vales Point”. He said he was concerned that Central Coast Council was planning a major urban growth plan in the Lake Munmorah region which “will continue to put people at risk”. “They need to resolve the pollution problem and put remediation plans in place before then,” he said. “The power companies have a social contract to the communities where they are operating, and we expect them to honour that.” Source: Media statement, Apr 15 Delta Electricity Company Secretary, Steve Gurney; Interview and Media statement, Apr 9 James Whelan, Environment Justice Association; Website, Apr 9 Department Environment and Energy. Sue Murray Journalist


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Lake Munmorah plan raised many objections T

he Lake M u n m o r a h Progress Association says the “controversial” Greater Lake Munmorah Draft Strategy Plan is c a u s i n g “unnecessary angst” among the community. Progress Association Secretary and Publicity Officer, Stuart Durie, said areas of concern included flood mapping, traffic proposals, bushfire hazards, lack of prior consultation with stakeholders about proposed green (biodiversity) corridors, and effects of electricity easements. “A large part of the area has been identified by Council as potentially subject to Probable Maximum Flood,” he said. “The flood mapping is now in the public domain and residents in low lying areas are very concerned,

as this is impacting on their insurance premiums and coverage. “Residents are reporting that they can no longer afford flood coverage and in some cases the premiums have doubled. “There are also examples where banks have refused to lend on homes around the lake, and notations will also be made as part of the usual searches for a property placed on the market. “A proposal to resume some strategically located waterfront properties to improve the visual connection to the foreshore and increase public amenity has been met with total alarm.” Durie said parents pushing for a solution to the morning and afternoon traffic bottleneck at the schools in Carters Rd were disappointed to learn that proposed link roads would have to be funded by developers. “There is also strong

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resistance to a proposal to reduce the speed limit on the Pacific Hwy to 60km/h,” he said. “Property owners affected by electricity transmission line easements are disappointed to learn that possible residential development has been removed, without any consultation. “This is despite the fact that Ausgrid has advised that the major part of the relevant easement is no longer needed and could be extinguished. “In regard to the “green belt”, Council has abruptly imposed green corridors on private property despite previous policy positions and unanimous resolutions passed by the former Wyong Shire Council.” In March, 2015, the Wyong Regional Chronicle reported on a submission by the then Council to the State Government, advising that the east-west green corridor was no longer feasible.

Central Coast Council’s Draft Operational Plan 2019-20

Durie said that this was in part due to fragmented ownership and the requirement for extensive rehabilitation. “The current regime has completely ignored written undertakings given by former Central Coast Council CEO, Rob Noble, when under administration, that all relevant information, including historical policies of the former Wyong Council, would be taken into account. “He went on to say that where a concern is raised in relation to a private property, each case will be reviewed individually in consultation with affected owners. “This has not happened, and in one case, owners were recently told by a developer that a portion of their property is in a green corridor,” he said. Durie said the plan was also inconsistent with the Local Environmental Plan (LEP), where senior Council Planners have consistently guaranteed that the LEP would not

invoke green corridors on private property. “Affected property owners are currently co-operating with the Department of Planning while they are undertaking environmental studies to identify important native plants and animals and areas suitable for development. “Department officials recently advised that these studies will take a couple of years and have not been used to influence the plan, but this has left property owners upset that Council has preempted the department’s studies and is attempting to make a final decision without letting the ongoing studies run their course. “Some residents are in disbelief that the plan would encourage wildlife to head towards the highway to enable access to bush on the lake side, which in any case, poses a bush fire threat to nearby houses. “This area was originally earmarked by the former

Council for a Regional Skate Park.” Durie said objections have also been raised to a proposal to approach the RMS to grow trees on the medium strip of the highway to cater for wildlife. “The Plan shows a proposed residential development for the three lots north of Woolworths and the Progress Association has reviewed detailed concept plans of the proposal, and no objections have been raised.” The Lake Munmorah Progress Association is encouraging feedback from the community and meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Senior Citizens’ Hall, Acacia Ave, Lake Munmorah. The plan is on public exhibition until Sunday, May 26. Source: Media statement, Apr 12 Lake Munmorah Progress Association;

ANZAC Day road closures In commemoration of ANZAC Day on 25 April, we are supporting events being held at a number of venues across the Central Coast. To carry out the Dawn Services, Main Marches and Main Services safely, there will be a number of road closures in place to accommodate the crowd numbers for this significant celebration. Davistown 5.30am - RSL car park will be closed. Empire Bay 10.45am - Sorrento Rd from the boat ramp entry to the intersection of Shelly Beach Rd and Kendall Rd.

Now is your chance to have your say on services, programs and projects planned for the Central Coast for the 2019-20 financial year. The Draft Operational Plan 2019-20 forms the second year of Council's Delivery Program 2018-21 and outlines an investment of $567.8M in essential services and $223.2M in capital works in the priority areas outlined in the Community Strategic Plan - improving our roads, water and sewerage networks, the environment, community facilities and open space and recreation.

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Gosford 5.30am - Mann St between Georgia Tce to Vaughan Ave. 9.45am - Mann St and Donnison St with no access into Georgia Terrace and Vaughan Ave. No Access via Vaughan Ave to Mann St from Central Coast Hwy until 2pm. Ourimbah 1.15pm - Pacific Hwy from intersection of Yates and Ourimbah Creek Rd to the intersection of Chittaway Rd and Pacific Hwy. Dog Trap Rd will be under a full closure. Terrigal 5am - Terrigal Esplanade will be closed. Campbell Cres and Church St and Kurrawyba Ave will also be closed. Access into Terrigal CBD will be closed at the intersection of Terrigal Dr and Barnhill Rd. The Entrance 5am - Marine Pde from Coral St to Beach St. 10.45am - The Entrance Rd from Dening St to Marine Pde. Marine Pde from Coral St to Beach St. Toukley 5am - Main Rd between Victoria Ave and Fravent St. Several side street accesses will also be closed including Holmes St, Norman St, Glenavon St and Athol St. 9.15am - Main Rd between Fravent St and Peel St. Several side street will also be closed including Lake View St, Victoria Ave, Holmes St, Norman St and Athol St. Woy Woy 5am - Brisbane Waters Dr from Blackwall Rd and Brick Wharf Rd. 9.45am - Road closures from Blackwall Rd and Victoria Rd roundabout, along Blackwall Rd into Oval Ave and Chambers Ave. Road closures will continue from The Boulevard onto Brick Wharf Rd, past Memorial Park until the carpark entry. Wyong 10am - Rankens Crt, Hely St , Anzac Ave and Margaret St will be closed with the March concluding at Wyong RSL carpark. For a full list of local services and road closures, visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/anzacday

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CCTV cameras installed at San Remo BMX facility

Other Regional News - In brief

Wyong Regional Chronicle focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262, & 2263. Given the arrival of new Central Coast Council, following is a summary of news articles published in

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Edition 467

8 April 2019

Peninsula News focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2256 & 2257.

Development action Development action groups to Palm Beach ferry runs aground groups to consider consider joining forces joining forces Three resident actions groups The Palm Beach Ferry ran

Mehrtens questions generator pollution at Woy Woy tip

Local ward councillor Richard concerned about development aground in the Ettalong Channel Mehrtens has received a response variances” should not exist in the Three resident actions groups concerned about planning controls. standards are standards likely to come March 9. from Central Coast Council to Designers should on be able to development are likely to come together create properties that both fit within the planning controls and meet a together to oppose non-compliant questions he asked about air to oppose non-compliant high standard of design, he said. development. “It used to happen before when development. pollution at Woy Woy tip. A meeting is planned of the we only had two levels of height as Residents for Responsible Ettalong Development, Save Woy Woy Waterfront and Save Our Woy Woy groups. This will “allow members to come together and create a strong group to oppose all non-compliant developments on the Peninsula”, according to Save Our Woy Woy founder Mr Harvey McDougall. Mr McDougall said the community had the right to expect that developments complied with planning controls. “Unfortunately, there are too many which are going through that are non compliant,” he said. Mr McDougall said the council had put itself in a difficult position. With so many non-compliant developments, it made it difficult to refuse others. “The precedent has been set. “What is Council going to do?” Mr McDougall said “allowable

the limit. “Surely in this age of technology, designs of the highest standard can be achieved without going outside the parameters.” Mr McDougall said that the community needed to be fully consulted about planning provisions being applied to the Peninsula. He said the Council was currently not helping and the State Government was ignoring the problem. “It is time to bring all people to the table and work together for the benefit of the Peninsula.” He said State parliamentarians, councillors and planning staff should be involved and listen to the community, and not just “the everpresent developers”.

Nursing home approved for sensitive bushland

Technical failure blamed for Palm ferry grounding

A 160-bed aged care nursing home will go ahead in sensitive bushland at 45 Hiillview St, Woy Woy, after gaining approval from the Joint Regional Planning Panel on March 28.

Recreation precinct to have

Beach ferry $8.25M transformation hasruns been aground The Peninsula Recreation Precinct

A technical failure Cottage relocated the He announced: “The ferry Ferry ran of blamed The for Palm theBeach disruption thePointis 31set to undergo a multi-millionaground in the Ettalong vessel,” said Marine Rescue that earlier ran aground at Half volunteer Mr Roger Palmer. Tide Rocks at the entrance to Channel onFerry March 9. service Palm Beach on dollar transformation after Federal “Cottage Point 31 was able to Brisbane Water is now safely on an The ferry ran aground at Half Rocks just before 5:30pm with secure a tow line to the ferry’s bow emergency mooring and all Marine March 9Tide which saw the Ettalong- Member for Robertson Ms Lucy three Marine Rescue NSW vessels and, with all passengers removed Rescue NSW vessels have been and a team from NSW Police’s and a solid three knot current, stood down.” towed the large vessel to secured deeper bound ferry Wicks $8.25 million to Marinegrounded. Area Command attending. “Thirty-one ferry passengers water,” Mr Palmer said. The crewsupgrade were able to get the sporting facilities. were safely transferred off the ferry afloat again and on its way

SOURCE: Media Release, 3 April 2019 Harvey McDougall, Save Our Woy Woy

vessel before NSW Police vessel WP 42 and Marine Rescue vessel

SOURCE: Social media, 9 Mar 2019 Roger Palmer, Marine Rescue Central Coast

just after 6:30pm.

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ACF branch to raise Hillview St Crouch appointed Government Tesch calls for community objections with Ministers Whip pollution at control of local planning Mehrtens questions generator Woy Woy tip Cr Mehrten of said Member the AGL a renewable energy generation produced 7437.12 megawatts of the staff response, Cr Local ward councillorBranch Central Coast for Terrigal Mr Adam Member for After Gosford Ms Liesl Richard Mehrtens has plant was the only registered plant, operated under a long-term electricity which was equivalent Mehrtens said the council response industrial facility listed in the 2256 contract. to meeting electricity needs for indicated that it didn’t consider a response fromConservation thereceived Australian Crouch has been appointed Tesch has come out in support of Gas generated from within the about 1191 average Central Coast the facility impacted on local air Central Coast Council to postcode area on the Australian Government’s National Pollutant landfill at the Woy Woy tip was homes. quality and, until he was provided questions he asked about air Foundation will raise objections Government calls to retain control Inventory. capturedWhip. and converted to energy. The report estimated the withcommunity evidence to the contrary, he pollution at Woy Woy tip. He said it was listed as emitting The report stated that the methane destroyed by the facility had no reason to doubt council’s Cr Mehrtens said a constituent a total of 102,180kg pollutants. conversion of the methane was equivalent of assessment of the safety. about the way the Thedecision ofto 38,197 localtonnes planning. had raised concerns about air “At this time, I am satisfied with inventory included enriched gas into electricity at this carbon dioxide. after reading a report that 61,000kg of carbon monoxide, site was not considered to impact This would be equivalent to the response provided and have to quality permit nursing homeof nitrogen in oxides and on local air quality. described the a air pollution as 28,000kg removing 11,234 cars from the no intention to pursue this further,’’ medium. he said. 12,000kg of sulphur dioxide. and It said the landfill gas was road for one year, the report said. endangered bushland in Hillview Cr Mehrtens asked if council listed 11 other pollutants including predominately comprised of The report stated that the staff were concerned about the pollution generated by the “gas abatement” facility operated by AGL at the Nagari Rd tip. Central Coast Council staff provided the report to the March 25 council meeting in answer to Cr Mehrtens’ questions.

arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, polychlorinated dioxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, as well as particulate matter. Council staff reported that the AGL facility at Woy Woy tip was

methane and was converted to electricity through the use of a generator. The resulting electricity was then sold into the grid. From the year to August 2018, the one megawatt generator

Australian Clean Energy Regulator recognised the greenhouse gas abatement and renewable energy activities undertaken at the tip and the site qualified for Australian Carbon Credit Units and Largescale Generation Certificates.

SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 5.7, 25 March 2019 Website, 4 Apr 2019 Woy Woy Landfill, NPI Media statement 5 April 2019 Richard Mehrtens, Central Coast Council

The full articles and more can be seen on line on our website www.centralcoastnews.Net They can also be seen on www.PeninsulaNews.info

Action at San Remo BMX track

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our CCTV cameras have been installed at San Remo BMX facility as part of a Central Coast Council push to reduce crime and a n t i - s o c i a l behaviour. The cameras are among 21 installed region-wide thanks to a $47,000 grant from the Federal Government under the Safer Communities Fund. Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said the project was part of an overall strategy to improve the amenity of

public spaces. “The installation of new CCTV cameras is aimed to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, providing assurance to the community in the use of public spaces,” Mayor Smith said. Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said she was delighted to see the Government’s commitment to keeping the community safe on the Central Coast. “The installation of an extra 21 CCTV cameras from San Remo to Umina

will give residents using these facilities greater piece of mind,” Wicks said. “I look forward to continuing our investment in doing all we can to help keep our community safe.” There are more than 800 CCTV cameras covering the Central Coast, which have been funded through a combination of grants received from the Federal Government and Council’s operating budget. Source: Media release, April 4 Central Coast Council

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Preparation of an Environmental Plan is next stage for controversial seismic testing

Coast Community News focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2250, 2251 & 2260

Preparation of an Environmental Plan is next stage for controversial seismic testing Asset Energy is definitely preparing to seek permission to conduct 3D seismic testing in waters off the Central Coast, with pre-planning for a mandatory sset Energy Plan Environmental already

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$18m in Federal funding allocated for stage one of Gosford University campus The row over staff parking fees A multi campus university for at the new multi-storey Gosford Gosford came a step closer to Hospital car park continues, with becoming a reality on April 3, with workers demanding a continuation an injection of $18m in Federal of the free shuttle bus service to funding for stage one of the environmental regulator.” systems in place and that the Showground Road so that they theproject. Hospital car parking fees dispute remains unresolved

industry continues to “evolve and improve technology, procedures and practices.” Following several incidents, including Deepwater, NOPSEMA had changed regulations to guard against such events, he said. “In terms of the drilling process, we will ensure all assets, nationally and locally, are in place and ready to act should the worst eventuate,” Foster said. He said the company was aware of, but undeterred by, If given the green light, the thousands of vocal opponents testing would be carried out to any seismic testing off over a 1,000sq km area, much Central Coast waters. of which is off our regional “We undertook 2D coastline. testing in April, 2018, and Asset Energy Director, Tobias Foster “We are at the stage are declining,” he said. we were certainly aware “stretching back to the 80s” understand that noise as an where we are preparing an that local interest groups “What the discovery of and conducted as recently as energy source can disrupt Environmental Plan,” Foster were concerned about our natural gas in NSW-would do 2018 off Norah Head, that the particular organisms in certain said. operations, and we anticipate is that, pending reserves and Sydney Basin contains hydro- contexts,” he said. “We are determining how engineering, we would be able bearing source materials that will continue into the and when we wish to go about future,” he said. which could yield “multithat at the moment. “Australia must maintain “As per federal regulations, energy security, it must we need to engage with the maintain provision of raw community and stakeholders materials for manufacturing and present an Environmental and to ensure energy prices Plan to the national regulator, are kept as low as possible. the National Offshore “People must maintain that Petroleum Safety and in the back of their minds Environmental Management when understanding what the TheAuthority full (NOPSEMA).” articles and more can be seen on line on our website www.centralcoastnews.net Coastpetroleum Community News industry provides “We have to understand each Foster said there was a specifically feet of gas”. for Australia.” to offer a local source of gas trillion “We havearticles to prepare ancan Oil also risks, determine how2260 we focusses on news related to post code areasof the 2250, 2251, and be read and definite need for the testing to to provide a cheaper energy “That’s a significant resource can mitigate against them, and Pollution Prevention Plan as See the full video interview at shared phone by going www.coastcommunitynews.com.au. be conducted off NSW waters. source. on your mobile in anyone’s language,” he said. to ensure that we have control part of any Environmental www.coastcommunitynews. “The majority of the gas “We need to secure an Foster said he did not agree measures during any activity Plan for our petroleum activity com.au/news/video-news/ from Queensland is exported energy supply for NSW for that any lasting damage would to ensure that any impact we (with) response mechanisms Source: to Asian markets and gas for decades to come.” be done to marine eco systems have on any marine organism to mitigate against any Video interview, Mar7 NSW has predominantly been or eco system is managed potential spill.” Foster said it was obvious through seismic survey. Community News Partners from Victoria, but the reserves from 2D seismic work Reporter: Terry Collins Foster said there were “What we have to do is effectively and acceptable to

is definitely preparing to seek permission to conduct 3D seismic testing in waters off the Central Coast, with pre-planning for a mandatory Environmental Plan already underway, Director, Tobias Foster, has confirmed in an exclusive video interview with Central Coast Newspapers.

Prime Minister praises Liberal candidates

Current dredging arrangement is a ridiculous process

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on the Coast on April 9, discussing the Government’s support for small and family businesses at Central Coast Motor Group, North Gosford, and lending his support

Community Environment Network Chair, John Asquith, has called on the newly re-elected Coalition State Government to “strategically rethink” funding for waterways maintenance on the Central Coast.

Foster defended the need for 3D testing, saying comparing it to 2D testing, was “a bit like colour TV compared to grainy black and white”. “It will improve our knowledge of the existence of hydro carbons and ensure development as efficiently and safely as possible,” he said. With drilling, the natural successor to seismic testing, Foster said an incident such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico was unlikely. “In terms of seismic survey, there is no risk of natural hyrdo carbon release,” he said. “As a consequence of drilling, of course, when we are penetrating geological strata, we do need to ensure that that procedure is undertaken safely and effectively.

Rod Bower will run for the Senate

Human Rights activist, Rod Bower, will run for the Senate at the forthcoming Federal Election, alongside other climate-focused candidates, with Independents for Climate Action Now (ICAN).

$350,000 allocated to local Records tumble at classic car Avoca Beach Picture Theatre infrastructure upgrades at auction minor modifications approved Forresters Beach Member for Terrigal, Adam A 1964 Aston Martin selling for Minor modifications to the Crouch, has announced more than $1.55m and a 1997 Aussie Invader redevelopment of the Avoca $455,000,was topped the of, Beach $350,000 in local infrastructure He saidfetching the company aware but Picture Theatre have upgrades at Forresters Beach. sales at the auction of the entire been approved by Central Coast undeterredstock by, thousands of vocal to efforts by, Cr Jeff of Gosford Classic Cars opponents on Council, despite April 6 and 7. Sundstrom, any seismic testing off Central Coast waters at the meeting on April

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he NSW Police Force has advised that strict penalties will be enforced across the state over the Easter long weekend. Operation Tortoise is an annual State-Wide traffic enforcement operation to be conducted from

12am, Thursday, April 18 to 11:59pm on Monday, April 22, inclusive. This Operation is aimed at conducting a high profile general road safety enforcement activity during the Easter long weekend, specifically targeting excessive or

inappropriate speed, alcohol and drug driving, fatigue, non-wearing of occupant restraints and helmets, and distractions (mobile phones etc.). Double demerit points will be in effect during the above time period. Source: Website, Apr 15 NSW Police Force


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Man arrested twice on the same day for DUI A

56-year-old Wyong man who was caught driving under the influence of alcohol at multiple Random Breath Testing sites around the former Wyong Shire will face Wyong Local Court in May. At about 4:45pm on Saturday, April 13, police attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command at Wyong were conducting high visibility patrols on the Pacific Hwy, between Wyong and Ourimbah where they stopped the man for Random Breath Testing at Tuggerah, where the man provided a positive sample and was arrested and taken

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to Wyong Police Station. The man submitted to a Breath Analysis and returned a mid-range reading of 0.095. The man was charged with Mid-Range PCA and issued with an immediate Confiscation and Suspension of Driver Licence. At about 6:15pm the

same night, the same man was detected driving on the Pacific Hwy, Tuggerah. He was again stopped and Breath Tested with a positive result. The male was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station where he returned a Low Range reading of 0.076. The man was charged with Low-Range PCA and Drive While Suspended. Police confiscated the man’s car keys for 24 hours in accordance with the provisions of the Act. The man is to appear before Wyong Local Court on May 13. Source: Website, Apr 14 Traffic and Highway Patrol Command NSW

Harriet Wran charged with drug related offences A

woman charged with drug related offences following a vehicle stop in North Wyong has been revealed as, Harriet Wran, the embattled daughter of former NSW Premier, Neville Wran. Just after 1:30am on Wednesday, March 27, police from Tuggerah Lakes Police District stopped a Holden Colorado in the car park of a service station on the

Pacific Hwy. When officers approached the vehicle, a male passenger ran from the car. Police spoke with the driver, Wran, before conducting a search of her and the vehicle. Officers located and seized a number of laptops, mobile phones and credit cards, along with a large amount of mail.

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The items are alleged to have been stolen. Police also located drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of crystal substance, believed to be prohibited drugs. Wran was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station, where she was charged with possess prohibited drug, goods in custody (relating to 32 items), and not display P-plates. Wran was given conditional bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on April 3. The male passenger has not been located and inquiries are continuing. Source: Media release, Mar 27 NSW Police Media

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Three people charged over Wyong stabbing

Three people have been charged over the stabbing of a Wyong small business owner

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hree people have been charged following the stabbing of a Wyong shop owner. Emergency services were called to a store on Warner Ave and Levitt St, Wyong, at about 9:25am Tuesday, April 2, and found a 41-year-old man suffering multiple stab wounds. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he underwent surgery that night and he is now reported to be in a stable condition. Following inquiries by detectives from Tuggerah

Lakes Police District, an 18-year-old man was arrested at a home in Green Point that night. He has been charged with ‘robbery armed with offensive weapon cause wounding/grievous bodily harm’. He was refused police bail and appeared in Wyong Local Court where he was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday, May 31. Following further inquiries, police attended a home in Wyong on Wednesday, April 3, and arrested a 17-year-old girl, taking her to Wyong

Police Station where she has also been charged with the same charge. She has been refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court. At about 4:30pm on Thursday, April 4, investigators attended a home on Watanobbi Rd, Watanobbi, and arrested another 18-year-old man. The man was taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon cause wounding/GBH, and shoplifting. He was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court. Source: Media release, Apr 5 NSW Police Media

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wo offenders have been arrested and charged over the break-in of a Kanwal veterinary clinic which occurred on March 27. Tuggerah Lakes Police District (TLPD) confirmed, via its official Facebook page, that two people

had been successfully arrested and would face charges over the offence, which included the theft of a safe containing a large quantity of drugs used to treat sick and injured animals at the hospital.

Following the breakin, TLPD issued a public warning regarding the stolen drugs which could cause significant harm or even death if ingested by a person. Source: Website, Mar 28 Tuggerah Lakes Police District Official Facebook page

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Hoorah for the Wallarah 2 Coal Project

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s voters at all levels of government, residents would hope and think that those who we elect u n d e r s t a n d , comprehend and respond to our concerns in our local communities, yet very few of us know most of the candidates and what they personally stand for. We don’t know their backgrounds or if they are merely making up the numbers. Most stand behind their political party banner and rarely speak on their own behalf. Recent legislation introduced to the NSW Electoral Commission allows any individual wanting to stand for your region at any level, no matter what party, not

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FORUM to have to divulge their contact details, therefore becoming a stealth candidate that cannot be contacted or questioned. Surprisingly, Federal MP’s are increasing in the ethical and honesty ratings and now sit at a massive 17 per cent approval rating by voters. Obviously, there is no surprise that bank managers and religious groups are down on percentages. A Roy Morgan research poll (2016-2017) found nurses on the top of the

list for ethics and honesty. Pharmacists came in second with bank managers hitting the heights of 16th on the list of 30 professions in the survey, way before the Royal Commissions. Federal MP’s ranked 23rd with State MP’s coming in just behind at 24th, slightly ahead of stock brokers, real estate agents and car salesmen. Who are these predominately faceless people that wish to represent your views for the next few years, at all levels of government? Do they have the credentials? Have they got their finger on the local pulse and will they effectively and honestly represent your views? Why not ask now, before it is too late? Email, Mar 13 Gary Blaschke, Lake Munmorah

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oorah for the Wallarah 2 Coal Project and the Land and Environment Court dismissing the last appeal by the Australian Coal Alliance (ACA) against the Wallarah 2 Coal Project. The ACA is a small but noisy group of people who have managed to influence politicians of all colours over the years. They even got $20,000 of residents’ money from this Council that went to lawyers. It could have gone to fixing the main road

FORUM Regional Chronicle. I am pleased to enclose a photo of Club President, Gaye Jolly, cutting the anniversary cake with Inner Wheel Australia

through Charmhaven where turning right northbound is a hazard. I reckon the whole shire will benefit from the Wallarah 2 Coal Project. The economy will get a boost from 300 hundred miner jobs and hundreds of flow on jobs and apprenticeships for our young people, which are badly needed. People will raise their families here. Homes will be bought and sold. Council will have more money to do the jobs that Council should be doing.

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fter learning that Central Coast Councillor for The Entrance Ward, Jilly Pilon, is now running for the Federal seat President, June Muller. We hope you can find of Dobell, I’m curious space for this in a future if she’ll resign from edition as a photographic Council, as during memory of the occasion. the next two months or so, she will be Thank you. concentrating on the Email, Apr 13 Margaret Unwin, Inner Federal election not Wheel Club of Wyong Inc. council duties, which should take precedence over the election.

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Maybe after all, we should thank the ACA for forcing the various government departments to really focus a big microscope on the application for the Wallarah 2 Coal Project, and have it passed with flying colours and it will be environmentally responsible. It’s time the ACA pulled their heads in and turn their energies towards something more important like the homeless and affordable housing for the less fortunate of our society.

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when Councillor, Jeff Sundstrom, ran for the state seat of Terrigal, if our Council representatives want to run for higher government positions, they should stand on their own without having the backup of being a Councillor if they are unsuccessful in their effort to further their political ambitions just to satisfy their egos. If Jilly is serious about being the Federal representative for Dobell,

then stand up and be counted and resign from Council. The people will see you are there for the right reasons, for them, not just to see if you can win and further your political ambitions; or will she do as, Jeff Sundstrom, did, hedge her bets, run for the seat, and if unsuccessful, stay where she is? Come-on. Stand up and be counted if you are serious about being the Federal representative. Email, Apr 4 Carl Veugen, Umina

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n the Liberal Party there is a group of traitors who brought down the Turnbull Liberal Government. These traitors would

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$9 million allocated to make The Glen for indigenous women a reality

drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation program specifically for women and run by the people behind one of Australia’s most successful aboriginal service providers is set to become a reality. The Liberal National Government has announced that The Glen at Chittaway will receive $9m in funding, including $4.5m to build the new facility and $1.5m a year for three years to cover operational costs. The Glen services the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and the Greater Sydney region, and with more than 20 years’ experience in the rehabilitation field, it has a history of providing high quality drug and alcohol treatment services. NSW Health Minister, Greg Hunt, said the government was committed to supporting

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, making the $9 million announcement at The Glen Australian communities for aboriginal women Member for Robertson, in their fight against had been growing Lucy Wicks, said: “I am substance abuse. consistently. beyond excited to be “I am delighted A feasibility study able to announce this that as a result of our was supported by a incredible funding which strong economy, the consultation process will go such a long way Government will build involving more than towards helping women a rehabilitation centre 400 women, including who might otherwise end specific to the needs indigenous elders, up in prison or worse”. of indigenous women, and more than 40 “Over the past 12 and one that is culturally organisations from months, I have worked appropriate,” he said. community groups, peak closely with The Glen to Minister Hunt said data bodies, research and ensure this project would become a reality,” she showed that over the service providers. past two decades, drug Strong advocate for said. and alcohol problems the new service, Federal “I am proud to be part

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of a government that recognises this funding is an investment, not an expense. “It was long overdue. “I have visited the Glen many times and I am absolutely confident that a holistic service specifically for women will deliver the same successful outcomes as achieved currently by the male service,” Wicks said. Chairman of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Cr Roy Ah-See, said the new women’s centre would complement the successful work The Glen had carried out with men for the past 25 years. He said the need was acute, considering the steep increase in aboriginal women being incarcerated in NSW. According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics Research, the number of aboriginal women in prison has increased by 75 percent between 2011 and 2017. “There are direct

links between alcohol and drug misuse, poor health outcomes and incarceration,” Cr Ah-See said. He said the new centre was the culmination of hard work by many people including the Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation, the Central Coast Aboriginal community, and Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks. “This new centre will undoubtedly save lives and congratulations to all those people who worked hard to secure the funding to establish it.” The Glen’s men’s centre is well established at Chittaway and a site for the women’s centre is yet to be determined. Source: Media release, Apr 8 NSW Health Minister Greg Hunt, Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, Liberal candidate for Dobell, Jilly Pilon Media release, Apr 9 NSW Aboriginal Land Council

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Measles alert issued for Wyong train commuters

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Measles alert has been issued by NSW Health which effects Wyong Train Station commuters. Students, train passengers and shoppers in Sydney and Maitland are being advised to watch out for symptoms of measles after a young woman was diagnosed with the highly-contagious disease. The university student, who is in her 20s, brings NSW’s measles

notifications to 35 since Christmas. According to NSW Health, the woman caught a train from Wyong Train Station while she was unknowingly infectious, on Friday, April 5. The train departed from Wyong at 5:12pm heading towards Central Station. NSW Health Director of Communicable Diseases, Vicky Sheppeard, said people who were at the station at the time, especially those that caught the same train,

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particularly if you’re heading overseas,” she added. Symptoms include fever, sore eyes and a cough, followed three or four days later by a red, spotty rash that spreads from the head to the rest of the body. If infected, people should call ahead to their GP or hospital to ensure they don’t expose people in the waiting room. Dr Sheppeard said preventive injections can also be given to highlysusceptible people up to six days after exposure to measles. People can contact their local public health unit for advice on 1300 066 055. Source: Media release, Apr 3 NSW Health Media

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New private hospital to open in May

Located in the fastgrowing area of Kanwal, directly opposite Wyong Public Hospital, the private hospital occupies a prime location on the corner of the Pacific Hwy and Craigie Ave. Part of the Healthe

Care Australia Group, the hospital will complement the range of private surgical, medical, mental health and rehabilitation services currently on offer elsewhere on the Central Coast. “We are so excited to be opening the doors of our state-of-the-art facility,” said Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital CEO, Laura Barnett. The new hospital will create up to 50 jobs and include three operating theatres, day and inpatient beds, specialist consulting rooms,

The new Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital will open in May pathology and radiology services, and an onsite café. The hospital is also set to attract high quality specialists and surgeons from across the Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. It will cater for multiple specialties, including orthopaedics, ear, nose and throat, he Central Coast gastroenterology, general D e m e n t i a surgery, colorectal, (CCDA) gynaecology, urology, Alliance plastic surgery, vascular S t e e r i n g surgery and dental. Committee’s

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“This recognition means the Central Coast community has earned the status of ‘working towards dementia-friendly’,” CCDA Chairperson, Jodi Livesley, said. “It is a great milestone for the Alliance, particularly given (that) the Dementia Alliance Group responsible for assessing applications from community groups is made up of people living with dementia.” Dementia Australia will include the Central Coast on its community map of dementia-friendly communities. Alliance member, Westfield Tuggerah, has also lodged its own Community Action Plan with Dementia Australia.

“Westfield Tuggerah’s support for the Alliance and the initiatives it has taken to make the Centre dementia-friendly are more good news for the Central Coast,” Livesley said. “In fact, Westfield Tuggerah has trialed a Quiet Hour in the Centre, including dimmed lights, music and carpark attendants, to make the centre more dementiafriendly. “Westfield has informed the Alliance that the trial has so far been a great success and received excellent feedback from shoppers.” Source: Media release, Apr 5 Jodi Livesley, Chairperson, Central Coast Dementia Alliance Steering Committee

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Homelessness awareness program

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Wyong High School students at the AVID program As part of the program, “Students were actively tudents from Wyong High students took part in involved and showed School participating a series of workshops excellent collaborative in the 2019 AVID designed to improve skills. their understanding of “All food purchased program, visited the how people become throughout the challenge Wesley Mission base homeless and how to will be distributed to of operations in raise awareness of the the Sydney community Sydney, on March 18, issue. e x p e r i e n c i n g to take part in a new Students also took homelessness,” said program creating part in the $5 Challenge Principal, Rodney Hill. awareness of people exercise, which Source: e x p e r i e n c i n g challenged them to Website, Mar 21 stretch $5 into three days’ Rodney Hill, Wyong High homelessness. School worth of meals.

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Easter raffle raises funds for the needy

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AFE NSW student and Blue Haven resident, Jeffrey Amatto, has been recognised for his a c a d e m i c achievement and positive work ethic at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards.

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t Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Toukley, has raised over $1,000 through its annual Easter raffle. “There were a whopping

St Mary’s students with the school’s Easter Raffle Prizes 116 prizes handed out to in our own school the winners. community during times “Even more impressive, of need. $1,112 was raised in our “Thank you to Mrs raffle. Walker and our Mini “This money goes into Vinnies students for all a fund that helps families of your organization, and of course thank you to

our families who donated eggs to be used as prizes. “Happy Easter,” said Principal, Kevin Williams. Source: Website, Apr 10 Kevin Williams, St Mary’s Catholic School

Volunteers sought to become mentors

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outh Frontiers Central Coast, a State Government supported youth mentoring program, is seeking local volunteers to become mentors for Central Coast high school students. Youth Frontiers runs

from May to October, and Central Coast Program Coordinator, Rhiannon Anderson, encouraged locals with leadership experience and an interest in giving back to their community, to get in touch. “Youth Frontiers is a mentoring program aimed to guide young people into a leadership

role. “Young people will learn new skills, uncover their hidden potential, and make a positive impact on their local communities over the six month duration of the program,” she said. Every year, more than 1,200 young people across NSW have the opportunity to participate

in Youth Frontiers. Mentors lead small groups or can be matched one on one for 20 weekly mentoring sessions. Throughout the program mentors will offer advice and insight into a community project spearheaded by their group or solo student. At the conclusion of the program, participating students will have the chance to present their projects during a stakeholders showcase and reflect on what they learned throughout the program. Interested mentors can contact Rhiannon Anderson at YWCA Australia. Source: Media release, Feb 28 Rhiannon Anderson, YWCA Australia

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Amatto, who completed Certificate IV in Community Services at TAFE NSW Campbelltown in 2018, was announced as the winner of two prestigious awards, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate of the Year and Industry Achievement Award (Health, Wellbeing and Community Services), at a gala awards ceremony at TAFE NSW Kingswood. Amatto grew up on the Nanima Mission in Wellington, a small town in Western NSW, before developing an alcohol and illicit substance dependence in his adolescence. He then became caught in a cycle of participating in antisocial activities and found himself incarcerated on numerous occasions. Amatto turned his life around after attending a rehabilitation centre on the Central Coast, where he now lives and has now been sober for nine years. Amatto is the founder of Brothers Recovery, a drug, alcohol and mental health charity which delivers awareness forums to communities, schools, jails and juvenile justice centers around the country. Amatto said the time he spent at TAFE NSW has

been a part of the process of bettering himself. “I survived some of the darkest chapters in my life and turned the page to commence one of the best chapters in my life and that is recovery. “Studying at TAFE NSW has given me the right tools to use in the workforce and an understanding of how to communicate effectively with businesses and professional stakeholders. “I lived a dark life of addiction, being in and out of hospital and jail. “I was expelled from school half way through Year 8, so to be recognised for an award like this is huge,” he said. TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Susie George, commended Amatto for his commitment and the dedication which he has shown to his studies. “These awards recognise our most passionate, industrious and skillful students, and the fact that teachers are the ones who nominate the students, makes it even more special. “It’s very gratifying for TAFE NSW teachers to watch students like Jeffrey grow and transform their lives through education,” George said. Amatto was also one of only two regional student to have won an award at the Sydney ceremony, with, Tylah Field, of Mardi, being the other. Source: Media release, Apr 5 Sarah Liveore, TAFE NSW

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ANZAC Day services across the former Wyong Shire

n commemoration of ANZAC Day, Central Coast Council is supporting events being held at a number of venues across the Coast. The following services will be held across the former Wyong Shire, rain, hail or shine, on Thursday, April 25. The Entrance-Long Jetty RSL Sub Branch will hold a Dawn Service at The Entrance Cenotaph in Memorial Park, from 5:30am, and this will be followed by a breakfast for service attendees at Diggers at The Entrance, from 6 to 8am. The Sub-Branch’s Field of Remembrance Service will commence from 11am, also at The Entrance Cenotaph, and will be followed by the ANZAC Day March. The March will begin from 11:30am, starting at Denning St (outside of The Entrance Police Station) and then marching down The Entrance Rd to the Cenotaph.

A Memorial Service will then take place at the Cenotaph from 11:45am. Council advises the following road closures will be in effect around The Entrance on ANZAC Day: Marine Pde, from Coral St to Beach St, will be closed from 5am; and, The Entrance Rd, from Denning St to Marine Pde, will also be closed from 10:45am. Wyong RSL SubBranch will hold a Dawn Service at the Wyong RSL Club’s War Memorial from 5:30am. The Sub-Branch will then hold a main service at the Wyong Cenotaph,

in Wyong Town Park, at 9am. The Sub-Branch will also conduct an ANZAC Day March through Wyong Town Centre from 10:30am. Marchers will gather at Wyong Town Park before marching down Hely St, left into Anzac Ave, left into Margaret St and left into the RSL Club’s forecourt. In the event of inclement weather, the Sub-Branch has advised that its services will be moved inside the club. Council has advised that from 10am Rankens

Ct, Hely St, Anzac Ave and Margaret St will be closed for the march. Toukley RSL Club will hold a Dawn Service and ANZAC Day March at the Toukley Cenotaph. Marchers are asked to gather at the Athol St car park by 5:10am for the march, with the Dawn Service set to take place at 5:20am. From 6am, the club will hold a free breakfast for service attendees. The club’s main ANZAC Day March will commence at 9:45am, with marchers asked to arrive at the marshalling

area on Canton Beach Rd by 9:15am. Following the march, the main service will take place at the Cenotaph from 10:30am. Council advises that Main Rd Toukley, between Victoria Ave and Fravent St, and side street access to Holmes, Norman, Glenavon and Athol Streets will be closed from 5am. Main Rd between Fravent Peel Sts, with side street access from Lake View St, Victoria Ave, and Holmest, Norman and Athol Sts will also close from 9:45am. Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club will hold a Dawn Service from 5am at the club’s Cenotaph. An ANZAC Day March will commence at the club from 8:30am, starting at the Raw Challenge obstacle course situated next to the Pacific Hwy, with marchers making their way south along the highway, before turning left into Wentworth Ave and then left into the RSL Club grounds and onto

the Cenotaph for the 9am main service. Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Club will hold a Dawn Service at the club’s War Memorial from 5:30am. The club’s ANZAC Day March will commence from 2:30pm with marchers gathering on Yates Rd and then marching south along the Pacific Hwy, into Dog Trap Rd and into the grounds of Ourimbah Public School for the club’s main service at 3pm. Council advises that the Pacific Hwy intersection from Yates Rd and Ourimbah Creek Rd to the intersection of Chittaway Rd and the Hwy will be closed from 1:15pm. Dog Trap Rd will also be under a full closure with no vehicle access at the roundabout until the march concludes. Source: Media release, Apr 5 Central Coast Council Media Website, Apr 11 Deb Laylor, What’s on Central Coast Anzac Day Services 2019

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he first ever Coast Think event was a huge success, according to event organiser and founder of Out of the Blue Productions, Monique Hartman. Coast Life was the first in what Hartman hopes will become a series of community driven cultural, arts, education and ideas events (Coast Think) tailored to the Central Coast, encompassing everything from grassroots philanthropy, to pinpointing the community’s hopes for the future of the region. The inaugural event, Coast Life: appreciating life on and in the water, featured keynote speakers and a panel discussion focusing on the community’s relationship with the water and was held at North Entrance Surf Club on March 31.

Major topics of the event included marine conservation, surf lifesaving and the relationship between Indigenous peoples’ and the ocean.

The first Coast Life event was a huge success The event also doubled on the day. as a fundraiser for North “Thank you to everyone Entrance Surf Club. who supported, donated, “I am very happy to and attended and helped report that we exceeded us achieve this,” Hartman our fundraising goal of said. $4,000 for the surf club According to Hartman, she is now in the process of expanding the event series and is currently assessing how to best go about raising the capital to get the project up and running. “The Central Coast region is growing, and with that, more sophisticated cultural activities will soon be in

demand. “I am a passionate advocate for arts and culture and want to use my projects to positively contribute to the community and raise the standard of the region’s cultural profile. “The inaugural Coast Life contributed over $20,000 to the local economy by way of engaging suppliers from a vast array of industries, created exposure and paid opportunities for local creatives including musicians, artists,

photographers and more, provided empowering education on how to better protect our waters, provided access to Aboriginal culture for the non-Indigenous attending audience, and engaged the local community with its surf lifesaving club, many for the first time,” Hartman said. “Many people have anecdotally reported a new state of ‘inspiration’ and ‘enlightenment’ as a result of the education component of the event, facilitated by educators, surfers, and conservationists on how to better protect our local waters as a community. “We have strong interest from the community to make this a regular event. “It has the potential to grow into a larger, annual festival,” Hartman said. Hartman is now applying for government grants to help support the project and hopes individuals, groups and businesses involved in Coast Life will show their support by supplying letters of support for the event that she can utilise in funding applications. Source: Media release, Apr 12 Monqiue Hartman, Out of the Blue Productions

Three Council Pop Up sessions to be held

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entral Coast Council will hold a series of Pop Up sessions at shopping centres around the former Wyong LGA over the next seven months. The sessions will connect residents

with Council staff and Leadership team members to discuss what matters to residents and their local community. The first session will be held at Westfield Tuggerah from 10am to 12pm on April 24. This will be followed by a session at Wyong

Village Cental from 10am to 12pm on July 25 and conclude with a session at Lake Haven Shopping Centre from 10am to 12pm on August 29. Source: Website, Apr 15 Central Coast Council Media

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22nd Filipino-Australian Fiesta held

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he Central Coast Ugnay Kabayan (Filipino and Australian People’s Link) Inc. held its 22nd annual FilipinoAustralian Fiesta at Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi, on March 16. The festival is held

every year to showcase the region’s strong Philippine community and culture and celebrate cultural diversity and Australian friendship. This year’s event was held in the Legends Outdoor Grounds at the club and featured an array of cultural displays and entertainment, foods

and craft experiences, as well as amusement rides and other games and activities for guests to enjoy. This year’s festival was officially opened by Member for The Entrance, David Mehan. Source: Website, Mar 17 Central Coast Ugnay Kabayan

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Compass Housing hosts Harmony Week celebratory luncheon

Compass tenants, Ian Hendrikse and Charlie Bartolo at the Harmony Week luncheon

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round 50 people a t t e n d e d Compass Housing Central Coast’s Harmony Week celebratory luncheon on March 20. The event was held at The Meeting Place, Tumbi Umbi, and was organised by Compass Housing’s Tenancy Relations Officer, Maureen Hunter. Hunter said guests were treated to an array

of international cuisine to reflect on the meaning of Harmony Week and to celebrate the Coast’s cultural diversity. Hunter said weekly tenant lunches are part of Compass’ community development program at The Meeting Place. Between 20 and 30 people attend the lunches each week, where volunteers and tenants get involved in preparing the lunches.

“The theme of our lunches mirrors the theme of Harmony Week, it’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone,” Hunter said. “Members of the public from any background are always welcome to join us at our lunches,” she added. Source: Media release, Mar 19 Craig Eardley, Public Relations Consultant

Free hip hop dance classes

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usicians Making a Difference (MMAD) are launching free hip hop dance classes for young people aged 7-18 across Wyong, Bateau Bay

and Gosford. The classes are a part of MMAD’s Street Dreams initiative, which provides dance and mentoring resources to young people across NSW, QLD, VIC and SA.

Street Dreams will run at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre and Bateau Bay PCYC. Source: Media release, Apr 10 Angela Thomas, MMAD

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A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF EVENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ON THE CENTRAL COAST WEDNESDAY, APR 17 Mood Food, The Erina Centre Erina Library, Ticketed, 6pm - 8pm

Three Ways of Seeing Exhibition, The Art House Wyong, 15/04 - 17/05 26/04 Opening Reception - 6 - 8pm 4335 1485 THURSDAY, MAY 18 Childrens Dot Art Workshops, Federation Art Gallery, Ticketed - Booking’s essential, 9am - 1pm

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Raceday, The Entertainment Grounds Gosford, Ticketed, 11am

Free Community Sausage Club Wyong RSL Grounds Sizzle, TUESDAY, APR 30 5:45am, Ourimbah Primary Hardys Bay Community School - 1:30pm Club on the waterfront, The Five Strings 12pm 104th Anzac Day Service at Collaborative & Shorethyme Present - Eclectic, Gosford Cenotaph, Shorethyme Restaurant TUESDAY, APR 23 Dawn Service - 6am, Norah Head, Ticketed, Parade at Gosford Library 30/04 - 11/05, 6pm 10:15am Nickelodeon’s Dora’s

Singalong Adventure Show, Memorial Park Stage, 23, 24, 26/04 More details online at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/

Toni Childs: Retrospective, The Art House Wyong, Ticketed, 7:30pm - 10pm

4 - Home School Science Day - Microwave Dissection, Easter Art Exhibition & Sale, 33 Wycombe Rd Terrigal, Ticketed, 9am - 3pm Hardys Bay Community Church hall, Free Entry, 19/04 - 22/04, 10am - 5pm WEDNESDAY, APR 24

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International Guide Dogs Day Fundraising Stall, Imperial Shopping Centre Gosford, Tuggerah Centre, 9am - 2pm

Marketing and Media Workshop, The Hub Erina Fair, Free, 9:30am

Anzac Day Ceremony, Gosford Masonic Centre, Open to public, 7pm Council Pop Up, Westfiel Tuggerah, 10am - 12pm yourvoiceourcoast.com

THURSDAY, APR 25

Bouddi Kids Create Easter Market, Killcare Surf Life Saving Club, 12pm - 3pm Pearl Beach Easter Saturday Monster Book Fair, Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9am - 5pm

1950s Retro High Tea, Mingara Recreation Club, Ticketed, 10am - 12pm Birth and Beyond - New Parent Course, Gosford Private Hospital, Ticketed, 8:30am - 4pm

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Trash & Treasure, Wagstaffe Hall, 9am - 1pm

The Oz Icon’s Showband - Ft Mike Whitney & Wayne Pearce, Ettalong Diggers, Ticketed, 8:30pm

Anzac Day Luncheon Show, Ettalong Diggers, Ticketed, 11:30am 4343 0111

SUNDAY, APR 21

Anzac day Service, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital, Open to community, 8:30am

Umina Beach Markets,

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Central Coast Chorale & Sydney Male Choir present - Together in Song, Wyong Christian Community School, Ticketed, 2:30pm 4307 9355

Rose Tatttoo & The Hard Ons - Still Never Too Loud Tour, Ettalong Diggers, Ticketed, 9pm 4343 0111 Stars of the Central Coast, Laycock Street Theatre, Ticketed, 8pm Shakespeare on the Coast The Tempest, Wyong Grove Theatre, Ticketed, 3/05 - 11/05, Multiple Screenings

Mark Wilkinson - The Blue Eyed Girls Tour, The Rhythm Hut, Ticketed, 6:30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Ticketed, 7pm - 10pm

SATURDAY, MAY 18

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Solar Plate & Viscosity Printing, The Makers Studio, Ticketed, 18 - 19/05

Wamberal, Ticketed, 6 - 10pm

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Mad About Dirt, Narara High School 10am to 1pm, Narara Ecovillage 1pm - 4pm, 0478 636 033

The Shipbuilders Heritage Walk, Kincumber Waterfront, Ticketed, 9am - 1:30pm shipbuildersheritagewalk. com.au

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Marina Prior & David Hobs On Caring, on ‘The 2 of us’ Terrigal Uniting Church, Ettalong Diggers, Registrations required, Ticketed, 3pm

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Multicultral Showcase, The Art House Wyong, Ticketed, 2:30pm

Roving Easter Bunny, Waterfront Plaza/ Memorial Park

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Frankie Valli & The Beach NSW Seniors Card Boys Show, MONDAY, APR 22 Anzac Day Service, 2019 short story The Laycock Street Theatre, Pearl Beach Memorial hall, writing competition Ticketed, 8pm Ettalong Beach Holiday Art 10am Theme Love your life, Show and Sale, Gosford Hotel, Free, Zonta Women of Ettalong Uniting Church Anzac Day Dawn Service, Achievement Dinner, to book contact Hall, 9am - 4pm The Entrance Memorial Breakers Country Club 0417 403 720 Park - 5:30am,

Live Entertainment for the kids! Waterfront Plaza, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28/04 Make Science Fun - Stage

SATURDAY, APR 20

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NSW State Archives 1828 Census Tour Information session, Tuggerah Library, Free, 11am

Where Song Began, Greenway Chapel, Ticketed, 7pm

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THURSDAY, MAY 9

70’s Unplugged, Ettalong Diggers, Ticketed, 8:30pm

Vivien Sale Presents A Walk Through Time, The Art House Wyong, 7:30pm

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 Free Aboriginal Art Class, Kariong Neighbourhood Centre, Bookings required, 6:30pm

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Central Coast Regional Show, Gosford Showground, The 2019 Wedding Fair, 4 - 5/05, Ticketed, The Entertainment Grounds,

Canton Mixed Bowlers - A 3 Part Financial Literacy Breakaway Mixed Triples Program, Charity Day, Old Primary School Wyong, Canton Beach Sports Club, Building 1, 12pm - 3pm Ticketed, 9:30am

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Mother’s Day Luncheon, Entertainment grounds, Ticketed, 3pm

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Day on the Farm, 993 George Downes Dr, Free event, 10am - 4pm Ladies Night, Ettalong Diggers, Ticketed, 8pm

SUNDAY, JUN 16 Lions Club of Wyoming-East Gosford Centennial - Getting Hitched Twilight Expo, Mingara Recreation Club 10am - 3pm

SATURDAY, JUN 22 Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc - Trivia Night, Wyong Rugby Leagues Club, Ticketed, 6pm - 10pm The Sapphires, Laycock Street Community Theatre, Ticketed, 22/06 - 7:30pm, 23/06 - 2pm

Council Pop Up, Erina Fair, 5pm - 7pm

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SUNDAY, JUN 30 Symphony Central CoastConcert 2 From Russia with Love, Performing Arts Centre CCGS, 2:30pm

THURSDAY, JUL 25 Council Pop Up, Wyong Village Central, 10am - 12pm yourvoiceourcoast.com

Central Coast Dementia Alliance Clinical Education Forum, Free Aboriginal Art Class, The Entertainment Grounds Alliance Française Gosford, Ticketed, Kariong Neighbourhood Conversation Group - Come Le Freak: Forbidden 8:30am - 4pm Centre, Bookings required, and practice your French Fruit, 9:30am at any level, Erina Leagues Dan Sultan - Aviary Takes The Art House Wyong, Club, First attendance is Tour, 24 25/05, Ticketed, Aussie Nightmarkets, free, 2pm & 7:30pm The Entertainment Grounds, Laycock Street Community 10am – 12pm Theatre, Ticketed, 4335 1485 5pm - 10pm 8pm MONDAY, MAY 13 www.thearthousewyong.

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Halekulani View Club supports the Smith Family Council Pop Up, Meeting & Guest Speaker, Deepwater Plaza Woy Halekulani Bowling Club, Woy, 10am - 12pm 11am

SATURDAY, JUL 27 Central Coast Asthma & Respiratory Management, Erina Leagues Club, Free, 9am - 4:30pm

WEDNESDAY, AUG 14 Stepping Out - the tap-dancing comedy with two left feet, Laycock Street Theatre Auditorium Gosford, Ticketed, 14 - 16/08, 8pm

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Nominations sought for youth hall of fame

Air League Squadron receives many awards

RYSS BUS Crew (Liam Murphy, Lani Pomare, Brittany Cahill) are seeking out YOP Hall of Fame nominations for local young achievers

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The Doyalson Girls Air League Squadron

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he dedication and hard work of Cadets of Doyalson Girls Air League Squadron has been recognised with prestigious Air League and Community Awards for their outstanding contribution to their Squadron, the NSW Girls’ Group of the Australian Air League, and their community. Corporal, Caitlyn Edwards, received the

State award of Best Senior Cadet, and the National award of Runner Up Best Female Cadet. Corporal, Lara Wilbow, was awarded Shortland Electorate’s Junior Volunteer of the Year award and Air League’s State award of Best Cadet of the Year. Junior Cadet, Mieka Hundt, received the State award of Junior Cadet of the Year and was named Best Junior Cadet of the Year for Doyalson Squadron. Leading Cadet, Brya Davis, was awarded

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Quiet Achiever of the Year for NSW, Best Cadet of the Year for Doyalson Squadron, and runner up in Doyalson-Wyee Sub Branch Youth Club’s Youth of the Year. At the recent annual Air League State competitions, the Squadron also brought home eight first placings, among which was the trophy for Service to the Community. Source: Media release, Mar 26 Pam Price, Doyalson Girls’ Air League Squadron

egional Youth Support Services (RYSS), in partnership with the Department of Families and Community Services Youth Opportunities, have launched the YOP Pop UP’s Hall Of Fame, an online gallery of Central Coast young people whose achievements deserve to be recognised and celebrated. “We need your help in finding these unsung young heroes and heroines of Aboriginal cultural, sport, art,

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industry, volunteering, music and magnificence, including true battlers who have faced the odds and come out swinging,” said RYSS CEO, Kim McLoughry. “This is the good news story that will keep on giving; peer to peer mentoring, young achievers inspiring other young people to realise their potential, explore alternative routes to employment, training and success. “This is a project to celebrate and salute what our local young people achieve every day. “Their sacrifices, commitment, hard work

and motivation. “Who better to inspire and inform their peers?” McLoughry said. Nominations can be made in person at the RYSS Bus or through the RYSS Bus website. “So, if you know of a young Coastie, aged 1225, who has achieved wonders worthy of the YOP Pop Ups Hall of Fame, who deserves a platform to be celebrated, let RYSS BUS know. “Nominate now and let’s shine a light on our amazing young people,” McLoughry said. Source: Media release, Apr 19 Vivienne Walshaw, RYSS

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ARTS & CULTURE Wyong Writers Local writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. 4th Sat each month 1.15 for a 1.30 start No meeting in December. Woodbury Park Community Centre

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The Lions Club of The Entrance Inc Serve your community make friends, join Lions. 1st and 3rd Wed, North Entrance Surf Club. Runs The Entrance Markets Sunday Mornings Behind The Entrance Cinema.

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SPECIAL INTEREST Biz Plus Networking Association Grow your business and in the process build worthwhile relationships. Biz Networking breakfasts Every Thur 7:15- 9am Erina Leagues Club Geoff Neilson network@bizplus.com.au

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Freemasons Cancer Support Group Information, Child & Adult Groups Annual event 4th Thurs in May (Wyong) & Services, Youth Worker, Free 0409 487 095 each year. Regular event 4th Thurs Meet last Friday Month Counselling, Energy Account centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au monthly from 10am Central Coast Tenants’ Terrigal Uniting Church centralcoastgreens@gmail.com assistance (EAPA), Food Toukley Neighbourhood Ladies are invited Advice and Advocacy 380 Terrigal Dre, Terrigal Assistance (incl. Food Store), Centre Morisset Masonic Centre Service 9.30am to 12 noon NSW Labor Party Op Shop, Computer Lessons, Free telephone advice and The Entrance Day Branch 4367 9600 Equipment (PCs, Laundry Facilities Westlake Daylight Masonic Lodge ILakes Food Care, Energy Account Assistance (EAPA), No interest 5 Yambo Street Morisset www.pcfa.org.au advocacy for all tenants as well as Monthly meetings to discuss & Lawnmower),Community Events. Loan Scheme (NILS) & Free Jack Harris 4392 1231 residents in residential parks and debate policy as well as 4332 7450 Counselling. Children Youth & Adult admin@bbnc.org.au Food Addicts in 4353 5515 campaign for local labor candidates https://bbnc.org.au/ Activities. Laundry & Hot Showers. Freemasons cctaas@hotmail.com recovery anonymous and Members of Parliament. Hall & Meeting space for Hire. Lodge Toukley 933 Having trouble controlling the way 2nd Mon 2pm The Entrance Meets 1st Wednesday each month 4396 1555 Berkeley Vale you eat? Central Coast Leagues Club www.tnc.org.au - Toukley Memorial Hall Pearce Neighbourhood Centre Over weight, under weight, Soaring Club Inc 4332 2907 Street Toukley Information & Referral, Talks & obsessed with food, weight or diet? Gliding Club, Learn to fly, Toukley Presbyterian John Jenkins 4392 1631 Information Sessions. Energy Wednesdays 6:30pm Instruction FREE Warnervale Branch Church Account Assistance (EAPA), Sanremo Neighbourhood Centre to members. - NSW Labor Party Hargraves St & Victoria Ave Counselling (concession available), Friendly Travellers 0404 044 610 14 Y/O and up for Training To support and promote NSW Family Service (Sunday School Food Help, & Access to PCs, Caravan Club Thur, Sat, Sun 0419 201 056 Labor within the Warnervale area. 9.30am) Cafe Church - informal (in Internet & Printing. 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Jong - Toukley - Creative Writing 3rd Sun Monthly Training for volunteers and exercise, pilates, yoga, craft, Berkley Vale - Music appreciation Woodbury Park Community Hall, Visitors - New Members welcome, managers of volunteers carpet bowls and Tai Chi. - Chittaway Bay - Movies Mardi Trips Away, Social Outings, Information Sessions held Museum & Historical 4358 8390 4390 2451 4351 0450 friendship with like minded senior regularly across the Coast Society Wyong District www.tugglakesu3a.info folk - Details from Geoff 4329 7122 Groups/Schools Welcome Long Jetty Senior Probus Club 0447 882 150 recruit@volcc.org.au Morning tea/lunch for group Citizens Club of Wyong Inc bookings, wheelchair friendly, Computer classes, line dancing, meet at wyong golf club Central Coast KI-DO Mingara Judo Wyong Neighbourhood Alison Homestead tai chi and zumba gold 4th Mon, Morning Tea, Guest Community Legal Centre Academy Centre 1 Cape Rd Wyong M-F, 9am to 3pm Speakers, regular monthly outings Not for profit service providing free Junior boys and girls Supporting disadvantaged Open Sun-Thur 10am-2pm for full list of activities 4352 3692 legal advice. 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Christmas Under the Stars raises over $22,000 for two charities M

i n g a r a Recreation Club has announced it will donate $11,000 to both The Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre Wyong and Books in Homes Killarney Vale charities. The announcement comes after the Club released the fundraising figure from its 2018 Christmas Under the Stars event. According to Mingara’s

Sports and Community Manager, Sarah Ferman, over $22,000 was raised from the event through ticket and candle sales. Ferman said she was thrilled with the funds generated from the event, which has been running annually for almost 20 years and has grown into an iconic community night-out for families of all ages across the Coast. “Both the Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre and Books in Homes are two charities that

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fill a significant gap for vulnerable youth in our community,” Ferman said. “This financial contribution will help the Salvation Army continue its work through the Oasis Youth Centre to combat youth homelessness on the Central Coast for those who find themselves temporarily or permanently without shelter. “Books in Homes will be able to provide more books-of-choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, to ensure crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement,” she said. Greater Bank has been the major sponsor of the Christmas under the Stars event for the past seven years as part of its connection to the Central Coast and mission to support the communities that support its operation. Greater Bank’s The Entrance Branch Manager, Vicki McBeath, said the Greater was delighted to be able to support the community through Christmas Under the Stars. “At Greater Bank, giving back to the communities we call home is a big part of who we are. “It’s something we have stayed true to for 50 years now on the Central Coast. “We look forward to seeing both the Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre and Books in Homes put the funds raised to good use to provide much needed support to young people in our community who face challenging issues that are way beyond their years,” McBeath said. Source: Media release, Mar 29 Glen Hawke, Karris Communications

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Pain and Aspropotamitis to move to new A-League club

he Central Coast Mariners have confirmed that, Connor Pain and J o n a t h a n Aspropotamitis, will depart the club at season’s end to join new Hyundai A-League outfit, Western United. Pain arrived at the Central Coast Mariners in the lead up to the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season and has since made 73 Hyundai A-League appearances for the Mariners. Aspropotamitis joined the Central Coast Mariners from the Western Sydney Wanderers this season, where he continued his rehabilitation from a major ACL injury. After making his return to the Hyundai A-League, he made 13 appearances this season. Pain thanked everyone at the Central Coast Mariners for their support

Connor Pain over the past three years. “It was my first time moving away from home “This is definitely a when I came here three bittersweet feeling,” Pain seasons ago. said. “I’ve had the pleasure “The Central Coast has become a second home of meeting so many for me over the past three great people and some seasons, but the time has of my teammates, both come for me to explore past and present, will be another avenue and it’s lifelong friends. certainly a difficult place “The Mariners offered to leave, I have so many me a big opportunity to fond memories of my come up here and play time here both on and off more regular football, and the pitch. at the time, being young, “I’ve thoroughly it was the most important enjoyed my time with the thing. Mariners. “For that reason, and so many more, I’ll be

Jonathan Aspropotamitis eternally grateful,” Pain “It’s no secret that the said. season hasn’t panned Aspropotamitis echoed out the way that we all Pain’s sentiments about thought, and it’s been a the Mariners and their very frustrating year on the pitch for everyone at supporters. “Coming to the Mariners the club. “Whilst the results presented some new and exciting challenges for have been frustrating, it me, moving out of home doesn’t take away from for the first time, coming the fact that it has been to a new team, but I think an honour to represent the most exciting part a proud club like the was coming to a club Mariners. that had such a history of “I came to the Mariners success and was looking part way through my ACL to rebuild after a few lean recovery, and I’ll be forever years,” Aspropotamitis grateful and appreciative said. of the support I got from

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everyone here, firstly for giving me the opportunity to come here and secondly for the support I received right through my recovery. “I don’t want to compare fans from different clubs, but what was evident to me in the time I was here was, being involved in the various community events with the Mariners, walking around our stadium after matches and shaking hands with our fans, was that, even in a season like we had, our fans are some of the most supportive and loyal in the league. “I think in the last few weeks you’ve seen the beginning of a change in mindset at the club, and I hope it’s something that continues into next season. “It’s what our fans deserve,” Aspropotamitis said. Source: Website, Apr 15 Tyson Scott, Central Coast Mariners Media

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Northern surf clubs excelled at the 2019 Aussies

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urf lifesavers from surf clubs across the former Wyong Shire have dominated during Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2019 Aussies Competition.

The Aussies are the largest surf lifesaving event in Australia and act as the country’s national championships, with the best of the best from each state and territory surf lifesaving club donning their club caps and colours to contest national titles across the Youth, Open and Masters’ divisions. The event kicked off on March 30 on Queensland’s Gold Coast with the Youth Championships, with the Open and Masters’ Championships held in the days following, wrapping up on April 7. The Lakes, Soldiers Beach, North Entrance, Toowoon Bay and Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC) all had lifesavers’ contest events across the competition. In the Opens, Shelly Beach’s, James Koch, opened the scoreboard for the club with a bronze in the Open Male Ocean Swim, and quickly added another bronze to the mix when he, along with, Thomas Simpson, Alex Chaffer, Adam Smith and

Shelly Beach’s Open Male Surf Belt team Brian Walters, took out 35-39 Female Single Ski. with a silver in the 200 third place in the Open Brett Reid added the Years Female Beach Male Surf Belt. club’s final bronze of the Relay by the team of Koch also narrowly carnival through the 50- Hallinan, Sue Hale, Kaye Norris and Susan Taylor. missed out on nabbing 54 Male Beach Sprint. his third bronze of the Hallinan also brought Goldie with, Leeanne carnival with a fourth Langford, also brought home the club’s third place finish in the Open home the club’s first silver medal of the Masters, Male Surf Race. of the carnival in the 35- with a bronze in the 50-54 Female Beach Flags. The Masters was where 99 Female Ironwoman. local competitors truly Norris wrapped up The team of, Frederick shined, with 12 medals Middleton and Gary Toowoon Bay’s medal awarded across the Smith, brought home a haul with a gold in the 50various clubs. silver for North Entrance 54 Female Beach Flags. The Lakes’ SLSCs SLSC in the 65-69 Male Daniel Kingsley secured proved a force to be Double Ski. Shelly Beach SLSC’s first reckoned with, bringing Toowoon Bay proved Masters’ medal with a home five medals. to be another local bronze in the 40-44 Male Gary Mitchell opened threat bringing home Surf Rescue, with, Phillip the scoreboard for The four medals from the Keenan and Matthew Lakes with bronze in the Masters, with, Siobhan Zalbergs, adding another 60-64 Male Ironman, Hallinan, claiming their bronze to the total with, Lauren Goldie, first Masters’ medal with through the 35-99 Male adding two more bronze a bronze in the 50-54 Board Rescue. medals to the mix with Female Beach Sprint. None of the clubs her results in the 35-39 fielded any competitors This was backed up Female Ironwoman and in the Youth carnival.

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Central Coast is a stronghold for Women’s Rugby 7s

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entral Coast Rugby Union (CCRU) Women’s Representative Team sent a clear message to NSW Country at the recent 2019 UNE Women’s 7s Country Championships, that the Central Coast is a stronghold for Women’s 7s. On March 23-24, the team battled it out against six other NSW Country Rugby zones from across the state for the chance to be named 2019 Country Rugby 7s Champions. In a testament to the strength of the seasonlong CCRU Women’s Rugby 7s competition, coming into its second year, the Central Coast went undefeated across their pool and semi-final games to make it to the grand final against the defending champions, Newcastle Hunter. Trailing at half-time 127, CCRU launched an impressive comeback to level the scores in the second half, but were eventually pipped at the post to go down 24-12. While the grand final result didn’t go the way of CCRU, it demonstrated to both spectators and the CCRU players that they are building some strong foundations for Women’s Rugby on the Coast. The team went through their pool games undefeated in match ups against Mid North Coast, Central North and Western Plains. A dominant defensive effort across the board meant CCRU only conceded 17 points

across their three pool games, setting them up for a strong finals campaign. Led from the front by Captain, Renee Staben, the team’s ball carriers consistently took the team forward in attack, making powerful runs up the middle and hitting hard running lines. Forwards, Hannah Stewart and Meg Carraro, worked hard to gain their team precious metres and draw in opposition defenders. This meant the team’s speedsters, led by, Elise Connolly, Shenay Ball and Taylah Welsh, could break their way down the wings to cross for the ever-valuable five pointers. Of particular note, CCRU Women’s Representative and Terrigal Rugby Union Women’s Player, Ball made an impression on tournament organisers with her aggressive attack and sharp defence. Ball was one of seven players across the competition’s participants named in the 2019 Country Rugby Dream Team. With UNE 7s selectors watching on the day, it is unlikely that this is the last you will hear about Ball in 2019. The CCRU Women’s Representative team now turn their focus to the NSW Country Rugby Women’s XVs Championships being held in Tamworth on the June long weekend. Source: Media release, Mar 26 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union


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he Central Coast happening around the Mariners have club and we get to play at advised that, Jack my favourite stadium in Clisby, has signed a the league (Central Coast Stadium) almost every two-year-contractsecond week. extension that will “To be here for another see him remain in two years is fantastic and Yellow and Navy until I just really want to grow at least the end of as a player. the Hyundai “The fans have been A-League 2020/21 great since I’veand arrived. the losing rink team. Woy Woy Bowling Club held A meat season. its inaugural Tuesday “It’s Mixed easy for them to raffle was also held.

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on you when timesas a weekly event, with continue Clisby arrived at theat turn Play commenced 1pm with tudents from all bowlers tough, but week are welcome. 40 bowlers outMariners playing aare game of Central Coast Media release, 29 Jul 2015 triples. Tuggerah based in week out, they still Gaye Scarfe, Woy Woy ahead of end the of Hyundai At the play, prizes were Women’s Bowling Club Kido Judo Academy us, no matter awarded for the2018/19 winning support rink team A-League have returned from season and has appeared what. “After every game, win, the NSW State Titles 19 times for the Mariners, adding to his grand total lose or draw they are with three medals. of 116 appearances in there after every game The Academy sent to shake our hands as Australia’s top flight. a strong contingent of Deployed mostly as we walk around the juniors to the Titles, all a left back this season, stadium, they’ve been vying for a spot on the Clisby also offers an very welcoming to me. NSW Squad. “Over the next two outlet in attack with his With the Academy’s overlapping runs and set years I want to improve seniors all competing in as a player, I didn’t quite pieces. various events overseas, The 27-year-old fired excel like I’d hoped this the juniors received an home a goal of the season season, so I want to really unprecedented level of contender in round push forward and help preparation for the Titles, 21 against Wellington push this club higher up which saw excellent Phoenix, his first goal for the ladder. results. “I really enjoy playing the club. “Casey Clarke was Upon signing his under Alen [Stajcic] who outstanding with a gutsy contract extension at the has brought in a lot of performance that saw him Central Coast Mariners good ideas, structure, sail through his division in the inaugural Woy and tactics andWoy I feelmixed like I bowls competition Centre Competitors of Excellence, to claim the gold medal Clisby spoke about his work well with him. and the NSW Title,” said “My partner and I are Academy Head Coach, goals for the next two expecting our first child Peter Acciari. years. “I’m buzzing to be here in August, during pre“Not to be outdone, on the Central Coast for season, so now we’re Gabe Beckett, performed the next two seasons,” looking to move into a some strong throws Central Coast 22. Marine Rescue hasbigger towed home,aboard we love Clisby said. The rescue boat then followed with was good solid a six-metre half-cabin it up here it’s the to locate and secure two assigned runabout on and “I love it upwith here, two I love people groundwork. place large for uslogs to deemed hazards to safe board from south ofperfect the Rip the club and it’s moving in navigation seen around the Rip “In the final he managed Bridge to Davistown.raise a newborn,” Clisby Bridge area. the The rightmotor direction after a had failed on Sunday, to throw his opponent for The logs were located. One was said. and June season, 7, at around 9:15am, tough the future described as “huge”. a winning score. they required help to get back to They were placed ashore for is looking bright. the ramp adjacent to Davistown Source: “Unfortunately, it was removal by Council. Public Wharf. Website, Apr 12Media release, 8 June 2015 “The area itself is ruled on the bell and The tow was completed by Central Coast Ron Cole, Tyson Scott, Marine Rescue fantastic, there Mr are Karl a Liepa, Mr Al Howes, Mr Mariners Media disallowed, with Beckett NSW Central Coast Unit Paul Oliver and Mr Bruce Larking lot of positive things

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Kido Judo Academy students at the NSW State Titles claiming the silver Alex Beckett and Levy on the NSW Team for medal,” Acciari said. Lipman also had a solid the 2019 Nationals in Maddy Clarke also run through the Titles, Queensland. managed to medal, narrowly missing out on “The coaches are the bronze medals in their extremely happy with all snagging a bronze. their performances which “On this occasion divisions. “They both showed will allow us to try out Maddy misread her opponents and relied some very good skilled some new applications of too heavily on her normal throws at this event, with skills,” said Acciari. grips instead of resorting all our Academy players Source: to her arsenal of throws,” well on track to secure Media release, Apr 14 From lefttheir Glen Simington, Dale Phillips and Dick Nowland with Scott Wil spot and be selected Peter Acciari, Kido Judo Acciari said.

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Central Coast lifeguards win the inaugural Surfing NSW Lifeguard Surfers Cup

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team of Central Coast lifeguards has taken out the inaugural Surfing NSW Lifeguard Surfers Cup. Sydney’s Maroubra Beach set the scene on April 12, where after a day of tricky surf conditions,

the team of Central Coast lifeguards, made up of lifeguards from various surf clubs around the region, edged out the team from Wollongong to be declared the inaugural winners. The Central Coast team consisting of, Wade Clemens, Riley Laing,

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Saxon Lumsden, Nathan Foster, Toby Cracknell, Robert Coote and Harry Carpenter, dominated on the day, consistently posting high scores over all of their tag-team heats. The one-day event saw seven teams of five lifeguards competing. Teams had as many reserves as they liked and were allowed to rotate their surfers in and out of the team throughout the day. The event incorporated a tag-based format where surfers needed to start on the beach and tag their teammate and paddle out, with one wave from each of the five surfers going into the team’s overall tally. The Coast’s, Saxon Lumsden, set a high standard in the final, dropping an impressive 7.83 wave score, out of a possible 10 points, to allow the Central Coast team to gain the upper hand against the other finalists.

A contingent of Central Coast lifeguards has claimed the inaugural Lifeguard Surfers Cup

Photo: Glenn Duffus Surfing NSW

“All the guys in the Central Coast team have a fair bit of experience in the tag-team format, whether it be locally or on a solid stage, so I think that definitely helped us a lot,” said Lumsden. “To take this inaugural win over a massively stacked field is an awesome feeling,” he

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added. As the winning team, Central Coast Council took home a brand new Jet Ski Rescue sled, courtesy of event partner, Pro Guarding, while Accidental Education and Wollongong First Aid, offered funds towards the post-event function.

The event was the brainchild of Randwick City Council Lifeguards and Surfing NSW, who noticed the depth of talent that exists amongst lifeguard contingents in the state. Source: Media release, Apr 13 Ethan Smith, Surfing NSW

Liam Coles is a four times National Champion

a d a l b a Community School student, Liam Coles, has returned from the 2019 Australian Track and Field Championships with five medals and a slew of national

titles under his belt.

Coles had an amazing run during the seven day event, taking out gold medals in the Under 14 Boys Hurdles, Triple Jump, 100m Sprint and 200m Sprint events and the national title for each

of these events. Coles also took out the silver medal in the 4x100m Relay. Source: Website, Apr 7 Athletics Australia, 2019 Track and Field Championships Results page


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Mariners narrowly defeated by Rugby season continued one of the top A-League teams with some exciting

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he Central Coast Mariners were defeated by Melbourne Victory, 2-1, during their April 14 clash at AAMI Park. Goals to Melbourne Victory’s, Ola Toivonen and Georg Niedermeier, cancelled out, Matt Simon’s, second half penalty, which saw the Victory narrowly edge the Mariners 2-1 at AAMI Park. In an action-packed opening 45 minutes, goalkeeper, Ben Kennedy, was the hero for the Mariners. His first serious intervention was in the 13th minute of play, when he went down to his right to save a stinging effort from, Keisuke Honda, before making another timely save in the 41st minute to deny, James Troisi. The first half saw both teams trade blow for blow, but it was the Victory who strung together a number of passes to cut through the Mariners’ defence and open the scoring through Toivonen. For the away side, it was, Matt Millar, on the right, who was causing problems for the Victory defence, whilst, Andrew Hoole, Connor Pain and Matt Simon, were also asking questions of their own. The Mariners went into the break with a onegoal deficit, but came out firing in the second half, determined to make up the ledger. It was Captain, Matt Simon, who provided

the equaliser, when he was fouled in the box by, Thomas Deng, and converted his own penalty. The second half was a much more open one, with both teams creating multiple chances, but it was the Victory who doubled their lead with 10 minutes to go, through Niedermeier. Alen Stajcic’s Mariners fought valiantly until the final whistle and went agonisingly close to equalising in the 87th minute. Substitute, Stephen Mallon, cut in from the left and fired a rocket from distance, but an acrobatic, Matt Acton, somehow managed to tip his effort over the crossbar. Fronting the press gallery post-game, Stajcic said a disappointing first half sealed the Mariners’ fate. “There was a lot more endeavour there in the second half and the boys followed instructions a bit more,” Stajcic said. “I thought our first half was pretty poor and we didn’t follow the game plan, so I was disappointed with that aspect of the game, but in the second half we were a lot better with and without the ball. “We made it hard for them, we came back into the game well, we had a couple of injuries during the game as well, which hampered us a bit. “We need a lot better tactical discipline if we’re going to compete with a good side like that,” Stajcic said.

Stajcic also told media he would not be shying away from the challenge of getting the Mariners back on track. “I’ve loved it (Coaching the Mariners). “It’s been a great challenge. “I don’t enjoy losing, as you can probably tell. “I’ve been relishing the challenge, to be able to get up and come to work every day and be challenged is definitely something that I look forward to. “It’s been rewarding, it’s been tough, it’s been a massive learning curve, but I’ve loved every minute of it. “The club really wants to pick itself up. “We want to provide a foundation for the club to grow on for next season, the season was gone from a finals perspective when I arrived. “We’ve seen some good moments, some good team spirit, there are some quality players there but for us now we’ve got two matches left where we are playing for our lives and improvement for the team and the club. “Whether I’m the coach or not we want to set a platform for next year. “This week we signed, Jack Clisby, so whether I’m coaching or not, there needs to be a good strong base of players that can take the club forward and be more competitive,” Stajcic said. Source: Website, Apr 14 Tyson Scott, Central Coast Mariners Media

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Warnervale emerged victorious over The Entrance in Round 2 of the President’s Cup

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ound 2 of the 2019 Central Coast Rugby season continued with some exciting matches on April 13, with wins to Ourimbah and Warnervale. Ourimbah did enough to defeat Hornsby at Ourimbah Rugby Park by 33 points to 10. The first half saw a far better effort by Hornsby, and Ourimbah only led at the break by 14 points to 3. Ourimbah were always in control in this match, but Hornsby did not make things easy for them. Ourimbah did score five tries to one and that was a fairly good indication of the flow of the match, but Hornsby should be pleased with their effort against last year’s Premiers,

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particularly after Round 1’s disappointing result. Best players for Ourimbah were No.8 Ross McKean, winger, Daniel Ford, and lock, Josefa Biu, who crossed for another two tries in the match. In their Round 2 clash, The Lakes had an intense game against Gosford, at Woongarrah Oval, narrowly missing out on the win with a 22 to 18 score line. Gosford got away to the better start and at the halfway break had cemented a 17 points to 5 lead. This seemed almost enough to get them the win, but the second half was to prove a real nail biter. Whereas Gosford controlled much of the first half, it was The Lakes who stormed back into

the match for most of the second half. The Lakes actually worked themselves back into the lead within the first 10 minutes to bring the score line to 18 points to 17. The match was certainly up for grabs, however, it was Gosford who secured the match with less than minutes to go, when, Jackson Steinbeck, crossed for the vital try. The Lakes were best served by, Paul Wilson, lock, Peni Raulini, and, Blake Dinham, who crossed for a try. It was an all northern affair in the President’s Cup, with Warnervale holding The Entrance at bay long enough to claim the round 13 points to 10. Source: Media release, Apr 15 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

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