CCN Daily News Brief – 25th March, 2021

Thursday 25th 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:

The Entrance MP, David Mehan, has welcomed the news that The Entrance Police Station is to get a much-needed upgrade.

He said that during a recent Budget Estimates hearing in State Parliament, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliot, was forced to admit that the dilapidated station will be upgraded.

Mehan said the upgrade was long overdue and he’d keep the pressure on the government until the police station was improved.

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on Old Tuggerah Road at Kangy Angy to carry out maintenance on the culvert under the M1.

The work will be carried out from Monday and will include pressure cleaning, abrasive blasting, painting and installing height clearance signs.

It will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Thursday and will take about six weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Central Coast Council is set to look for an external business to partner with in developing and delivering a visitor based paid parking scheme at no cost to Council for various beaches as well as lakeside and other foreshore areas in the region.

Administrator, Dick Persson, said ratepayers would get passes for free parking and there would also be the opportunity to buy passes from Council.

He said people renting could buy the passes or get them free from their landlords.

Construction is complete and the fit-out is well underway at the new six-storey, $72.5M Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute in Gosford.

The Clinical School will be ready for students studying medicine and nursing from July.

Student training will be undertaken in direct partnership with highly skilled practitioners in Gosford Hospital and the researchers in the Central Coast Research Institute.

Central Coast Mariners will meet Melbourne Victory at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday.

The Mariners, who haven’t finished a game without a goal since January,  will have to recompose themselves after a disappointing result in their last game, or they will face losing their now unstable lead on the A-League table.

In the wake of flooding over the past week, caused by 400mm of rainfall since last Thursday, an evacuation reception centre has been set up by Disaster Welfare Services, Resilience NSW.

It is an assistance centre for residents affected by flooding and located at the Diggers Club at 315 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty.

Impacted residents can also contact Disaster Welfare Assistance on 1800 018 444.

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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