CCN Daily News Brief – 11th March, 2021

Thursday 11th March, 2021. Today’s ‘must know stories from across the Central Coast, fresh from the CCN newsroom. Read by Charlea Tonnet.

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And here’s the latest news from Central Coast Newspapers:

A commercial and residential development at Toukley which had been met with strong community opposition, was refused by the Central Coast Local Planning Panel.

The Panel was unanimous in its decision that the development proposal was not suitable for the site at 139 Main Rd because of its height, mass and scale.

Among the reasons the Panel gave for refusal, they said it didn’t fit in with the streetscape and character of the area and that the building bulk and height results in an overbearing visual impact upon the adjoining residential zone.

Connections to the new sewer network at Wyee are on track to begin during March.

Connection points in the new system are currently being tested and the final work on pump stations in the main township are almost complete.

The second stage of the scheme will be the transfer main from Wyee to Morriset, which will transfer the sewage to the Dora Creek Wastewater Transfer Facility.

Works will commence on this pipeline mid-2021 with completion expected mid-2022.

There will be changed traffic conditions this weekend on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow as part of the ongoing upgrade.

Lane closures will be in place from Saturday, March 13 for the safety of all road users as bridge girders are moved on site and lifted into place for the new rail bridge across the main northern rail line.

Work will be carried out continuously from 5am on Saturday to 10pm on Monday, March 15.

Police dismantled a large-scale hydroponic setup on the Central Coast on Tuesday.

At about 11.30am, officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District executed a search warrant at a West Gosford home, with the assistance of Operation Utah Central Coast.

No one was home at the time and Police located a large sophisticated hydroponic setup within the home.

A crime scene was established and held overnight, with police processing the scene on Wednesday.

No arrests have been made.

An incredibly close match-up was seen at Avoca Beach on Sunday, March 7, for the final of the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro.

It was between two Central Coast contestants, Macy Callaghan from Avoca and Molly Picklum from Shelly Beach.

Coming from behind in the 35 minute final, it was Molly Picklum who, in the end, won by a two-wave scoreboard margin of 0.22.

For more on these stories and lots of other local news, pick up a copy of your free Central Coast Newspaper from one of hundreds of outlets around the Coast or read us online at coastcommunitynews.com.au.

I’m Charlea Tonnet for Central Coast Newspapers.

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