Articles by Central Coast Newspapers

Firefighters rescue trapped ducklings

Firefighters from the Umina unit of Fire and Rescue NSW have responded to reports of a family of ducks trapped in a drain in Ettalong. The firefighters arrived to find a distressed mother duck circling…


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Woy Woy designated as town centre like Gosford

Woy Woy has been designated a “principal town centre” in a review conducted for Central Coast Council which was adopted at the December 10 council meeting. The staff review has recommended a hierarchy for town…


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New planning controls to increase residential density

Development controls included in a draft new planning scheme would permit higher density development in residential areas around Woy Woy. The proposed change is directly at odds with the position of local community groups like…



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No Woy Woy masterplan before 2020, councillors told

A new masterplan and strategic planning statement for Woy Woy town centre will not be finalised until 2020. Councillors were told at last week’s council meeting that council staff would review the existing town centre…


Consultation about skate park upgrade

Central Coast Council, along with Umina Community Group and a skate park building company, have held consultations at Umina Oval between December 7 and 9 about a proposed upgrade to the Umina skate park. Community…



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Umina CWA supports Coast Shelter

The Umina Beach branch of the Country Women’s Association has decided to support Coast Shelter this Christmas. “The major focus of the association is to support women and children. “This year, we at the Umina…


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Campaign attracts 48 submissions against proposal

The Save Our Woy Woy community group’s campaign against a proposed development at 170 to 176 Blackwall Rd has succeeded in encouraging 48 residents to make submissions on the latest amendments to the proposal. Group…


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Accidents continue at railway crossing, says Tesch

Car accidents continue to be a regular occurrence on the intersection of Railway St and Rawson Rd, according to the Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch. The latest accident, witnessed by Ms Tesch, occurred around…