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COMMITTEE TO HELP COUNCIL ADMINISTRATOR

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Central Coast Council’s new representative committee has been formed,with 18 of the 19 former councillors from Wyong and Gosford putting up their hand. The group will assist the council administrator in making decisions affecting the region and follows a recommendation made by the State Government. Due to huge interest, the body will be split into three sub groups focusing on environment, economy and the community. “I think the community had an expectation that they would have a voice through the amalgamation and although not a perfect option this is the way the community can still have a voice, ” Gabby Bowles said. The committee will meet for the first time next month.  

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SNAPPER POINT MURDER ACCUSED FACING EXTRA CHARGES

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An additional 27 charges have been laid against a man, accused of murdering his wife’s neice and dumping her body in a blowhole at Snapper Point. Police allege Derek Barrett stabbed Chinese university student Mengmei Leng to death at Campsie on the ANZAC Day long weekend, while his wife was away. The 25-year-old’s naked body was found floating inside a blowhole at Snapper Point on Sunday the 24th of April. Today detectives investigating her death laid extra charges against the former IT worker, including five counts of committing an act of indecency and acts of filming a person’s private parts without consent. Barrett is behind bars on remand, with his case due to return to court in August.

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