Central Coast News

WALLARAH 2 COURT DATE SET

A court date has been set for the case against the Wallarah-two coal mine. The Planning Assessment Commission gave the controversial mine the green light in January. The Australian Coal Alliance launched another legal challenge, fearing it will put the Central Coast’s drinking water at risk. The case will be heard in the Land and Environment Court on November 12. (no audio)

Read More »

ALLEGED TRAIN GROPER ARRESTED

A man has been charged with assault after allegedly groping two women in their twenties earlier this year. Police say the 34-year-old sat next to a woman and touched her inappropriately at Tuggerah Station in May. Earlier this month, he allegedly touched the leg of another woman after getting on a train at Macquarie Park. He was granted bail and will face court next month in Sydney. (no audio)

Read More »

MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR CENTRAL COAST PAIR

Two people have been charged with a number of offences, following two alleged incidents on the Central Coast in April this year. Police allege that around 2.45am on Saturday April 21, a 31-year-old man broke into a house on Kincumber Street, Kincumber and assaulted and stabbed a man inside, before stealing a vehicle on the property. On Monday April 23, two men, aged 31 and 34, and a 27-year-old woman allegedly threatened a woman with a knife, and tried to force her to sign over the registration of a vehicle. She refused, and the 34-year-old allegedly stole the vehicle’s keys and a mobile phone, also slashing the car’s tyres. The 31-year-old man allegedly stole the woman’s 10-week-old dog. Around 8am yesterday, a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with a string of offences, including aggravated break and enter commit serious …

Read More »

19 COAST IDENTITIES RECOGNISED IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

On the Central Coast, generosity was the common thread among the 19 local identities honoured as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations. The Marine Discovery Centre’s John Asquith has been recognised for 50 years of dedicated service to the environment. Other recipients include: Jack Anastas – OAM – recognised for service to the welfare of veterans and to the community Morry Breen – OAM – recognised for service to the game of rugby league and to industrial relations James Castley – OAM – recognised for service to the community through a range of roles Julie Dolan – OAM – recognised for significant service to football, including her pioneering role as a former captain of the Matildas Margaret Hardy – OAM – recognised for service to the arts through a range of roles Merril Jackson – OAM – recognised for service …

Read More »