CCN Daily News Brief – 3rd March, 2021

Wednesday 3rd 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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Two police officers were injured during the arrest of a man in Gosford in the early hours of Wednesday.

About 2.20am, police were called to John Whiteway Dr after reports that an intoxicated man was acting aggressively towards members of the public.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District approached the 47-year-old man and attempted to arrest him.

However, he became violent and allegedly punched the officers to the face and head.

The man was placed under arrest by assisting police and was taken to Gosford Hospital for assessment.

Nine beachside sites on the Coast will share in $82,750 in funding provided by the State Government for dune stabilisation, restoration works and weed management.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said revegetating dunes is a simple but effective way of retaining sand on our beaches and reducing the impacts of coastal erosion.

The money has been granted to Council to carry out the works under the Coastal and Estuary Grant Program.

Council Administrator, Dick Persson, said the funding would help eradicate invasive weeds and replenish dunes at Wamberal Lagoon, The Ruins at Wamberal, Winney Bay, Forresters Beach, Hargraves Beach at Noraville, Shelly Beach, Putty Beach, Pearl Beach and Umina Beach.

An application for a telecommunications facility at Saratoga has been deferred by the Central Coast Local Planning Panel, which has requested updated information from the applicant.

The application for a Telstra tower at 138 and 140 Davistown Rd, was recommended for approval by Council, despite a petition and 58 submissions against the facility having been received.

Approval would see a 26.8m pole and associated infrastructure added to the site, 80 per cent above guidelines for development in the area.

The future of the former Broadwater Hotel site on Mann St, Gosford, hangs in the balance, with Council resolving to decline all tender submissions for demolition and continue to sell the site as it currently stands.

Council had planned to demolish the dilapidated site while considering the best option for its long-term future usage and was in the process of evaluating 12 tender submissions.

But in response to Council’s financial crisis and as part of its Business Recovery Plan, the site was included in Tranche 1 of Council properties to be offered for sale.

Living Choice has released new imagery in support of its request for a review of a Local Planning Panel decision to refuse its application for an over 55s Lifestyle Resort on the old Bangaloe Stud site at Kincumber.

The $19.7M project, comprising 202 houses and accompanying buildings, was rejected in August following a protest campaign spearheaded by the Kincumber and Picketts Valley Community Action Group.

Living Choice has released the new imagery in an attempt to address concerns raised by residents.

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

I’m Charlea Tonnet for Central Coast Newspapers.

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