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SAFETY UPGRADES FOR DEADLY DOYALSON STRETCH

Safety works are set to begin next week on a dangerous stretch of the Pacific Highway at Doyalson North. The state government is committing more than $160,000 for upgrades just north of Ruttleys Road, where three accidents have occurred in the last five years, one fatal. A 40 kilometre an hour speed limit will be in place from Monday, as crews begin installing guardrails. (no audio)

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FIRST ‘FOR SALE’ VIDEO FOR OLD SYDNEY TOWN SURFACES

The Old Sydney Town site at Somersby has received the professional treatment, in a new video advertisement. Drone footage captures the former theme park from above, as part of a 1.2-million square-metre block now up for sale. It’s being described as an unprecedented real estate opportunity. The site hit the market over the weekend, nearly 15 years after the park gates closed. (audio in parts)

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DEMOLITION WORK SLATED FOR TOMORROW

Lake Munmorah residents are being told not to worry if they hear a loud blast tomorrow morning. Two boilers at the former Munmorah Power Station site will be demolished just before 9 o’clock. It’s one of the final steps in clearing the site, after the twin chimney stacks fell to the ground in March last year. (no audio)

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WITNESSES SOUGHT INTO CENTRAL COAST VEHICLE FATALITY

A man has died after his vehicle left the road and crashed into a ditch on the Central Coast yesterday. The incident happened on Wisemans Ferry Road in Gunderman, just before 6:30pm. The driver of the Mazda 3, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, died at the scene. Any witnesses to the crash or who saw the vehicle before the crash are being urged to come forward.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON TERRIGAL’S TRAFFIC UPGRADES

Terrigal residents can have their say on planned upgrades to the CBD, with Central Coast Council set to hold two community meetings later this month. More than $2-million has been set aside for intersection upgrades to ease congestion, as well as new pedestrian crossings and wider footpaths. Work is expected to begin in March. Information sessions will be held at the Surf Lifesaving Club on the 26th and 28th. (no audio)

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APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER CENTRAL COAST ROBBERY

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a tobacco store in Wyoming. Just before 7 o’clock last night, a man entered the CTC outlet in Wyoming Shopping Centre, with a serrated knife in hand. He threatened a staff member, stole cigarettes and cash and was last seen running through North Gosford. He’s described as around 40 years old, with blonde-brown hair, stubble and missing teeth.

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