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Rate rise on the cards

Central Coast Council held a special meeting on November 26 to give itself permission to apply for a rate rise, even though the Council hasn’t decided as yet if it…


Level 1 water restrictions to be eased

As the La Nina weather pattern brings a summer of higher than average rainfall, Central Coast Council will ease Level 1 water restrictions from December 7 and Water Wise Rules…




New speed limit for Ettalong channel

A new speed 20 knot speed limit is to be introduced for the Ettalong channel from November 21. Boaters are advised to slow down on the Brisbane Water at Ettalong…


Mixed reactions to State Budget

The 2020 State Budget, handed down on November 17, has met a mixed reaction on the Central Coast. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, says it includes millions…


Weekly News 5@5

November 20, 2020. This week’s big news stories from across the Central Coast: NSW Budget details, Council Administrator tours the Coast, upgraded train stations, new Renewable Energy Zone, Surfing star,…


REZ announced for Central Coast and Hunter

The state’s fourth Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) is to be established in the Central Coast/Hunter region following legislation passed by State Parliament on November 17. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central…


Animal rehab centre to open at Somersby

The RSPCA’s Central Coast Shelter at Somersby closed to the public on November 7 to make way for a dedicated rehabilitation centre for animals who suffer from anxiety and behavioural…


40 year tribute to HMAS Adelaide II

With November 15 marking the 40th anniversary of the commissioning of HMAS Adelaide, Central Coast Artificial Reef Project (CCARP) has paid tribute to the crew of the former wartime vessel,…



Now that’s a community bus stop

The Wagstaffe bus stop has a whole new look, thanks to a determined community. Around 50 residents gathered at the bus stop on November 12 to celebrate the refurbishment. Virginia…