CCN Daily News Brief – 30th March, 2021

Tuesday 30th 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 clean-up after the floods is still going on and last weekend, Central Coast Council crews collected more than 615 tonnes of seaweed from Terrigal Haven Beach and 87 tonnes of dry seagrass wrack from around 1.6kms of Tuggerah Lakes foreshore.

Residents can place seagrass and vegetation debris in a safe location next to access roads or pathways within foreshore reserves or the kerbside outside of their property and Council crews will come and collect it.

There has been a lot of debris washed up on beaches across the Coast and swimming is not recommended on local beaches, ocean baths and estuarine swimming sites.

Beaches are still closed until at least Wednesday as Council continues to monitor water quality after such a significant rainfall event.

The Marine Rescue base at Norah Head has been closed following a landslip along the foreshore of Cabbage Tree Bay.

Severe weather conditions over the past week caused about 4m of land to erode.

A geotechnical engineer is assessing the site for a solution to stabilise the bank and in the meantime the Marine Rescue’s normal rescue vessel operations are currently being staged from its boat shed on the waterfront.

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie is currently monitoring marine radio calls to Norah Head unit through the Marine Rescue NSW communications network.

A Central Coast mum says a last-minute decision to play Saturday Lotto for the first time in years has turned into an incredible life changing event.

The woman, who rarely buys a ticket, bought one from Wadalba Newsagency in the Lotto draw for last Saturday and won almost $1.5M.

She was one of four division one winning entries, with each of them pocketing $1,487,555.59.

She said she would use her prize to relax and pay off her mortgage.

Commuters are to benefit from a new digital system set to make tracing items lost on public transport a lot easier.

Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said the Lost Property System will bring all transport modes onto one platform, making it easier for customers to submit lost enquiries.

Customers can lodge a lost property enquiry online 24/7 and receive email notifications advising of the status until the item is found or for up to one month if the item is not found.

They can also upload images when lodging their enquiry and make edits or remove their request after it has been submitted.

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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