CCN Daily News Brief – 17th March, 2021

Wednesday 17th 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:

Almost 500 women marched along the Gosford waterfront on Monday to call for an end to gender-based violence.

They were joining thousands of women nationwide in a March4Justice, after tales of sexual harassment and violence engulfed Federal Parliament recently.

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, was among the women who gathered at Brian McGowan Bridge to protest sexism, misogyny and experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Tesch said she was “really proud” to host the event.

Speakers included event organiser, Kel Butler, 16-year-old representative of Central Coast Youth Parliament, Phoebe Sheridan, and Aunty Robyn Reid, a local Aboriginal elder and representative of Mingaletta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation.

Tim Lumby has received a citation from Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes for his role in the rescue of a mother and son from a capsized boat.

He was presented with the Unit Commander’s Commendation from Marine Rescue NSW for outstanding contribution to public safety.

On October 4, while boating on Tuggerah Lakes near the entrance to Wyong River, Tim Lumby went to the aid of an elderly woman and her son who were suffering slight shock and hypothermia from being in cold water after falling from a capsized boat.

His quick thinking and bravery in dangerous weather conditions saw the mother and son’s safe return to land and prevented it escalating into a very serious incident.

Tuggerah Lakes Police are calling for community assistance in relation to a recent child approach incident at Lake Munmorah.

The incident occurred outside the Lake Munmorah Primary School in Carters Rd, near the intersection of the Pacific Highway between 7.40am and 8.15am on Tuesday, March 9.

Twenty public schools on the Central Coast are to receive new and improved facilities, with projects announced in tranche two of the NSW Government’s Regional Renewal Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said more than $3.335M would go towards playground upgrades, new toilet blocks and improved classrooms in the region.

Delivery of each project will occur within the next 18 months and wherever possible, schools will use local construction companies, suppliers and workers as a targeted way of bouncing back from COVID-19, Crouch said.

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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