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Archive - February 2020

'Flavours by the Sea' - Taste the World on the Coast
29 Feb 2020
'Flavours by the Sea' - Taste the World on the Coast
The Central Coast's premiere multicultural event - Flavours by the Sea - returns to The Entrance this March to celebrate the diverse cultures of the Central Coast. 
Still a Fan of the Golden Tan? Tune in to Social Media and Tone Down Your Risk of Skin Cancer
29 Feb 2020
Still a Fan of the Golden Tan? Tune in to Social Media and Tone Down Your Risk of Skin Cancer
Social media smarts could make you less susceptible to skin cancer as new research shows that media literacy skills can help change people’s attitudes about what is believed to be the ‘tanned ideal’. 
Council Assures Community Water Remains Safe to Drink
28 Feb 2020
Council Assures Community Water Remains Safe to Drink
Central Coast Council is aware of an increased number of discoloured water incidents across the region. Although not appealing, the water remains safe to drink. 
Council Trials Innovative Recycling Process to Close the Loop on Mattress Waste
28 Feb 2020
Council Trials Innovative Recycling Process to Close the Loop on Mattress Waste
Central Coast Council, in partnership with Mattress Recycling Australia, is trialling a new process that recycles 100 percent of mattresses dropped off at Kincumber Waste Management Facility. 
Meals on Wheels Central Coast Ready to Generate Power
27 Feb 2020
Meals on Wheels Central Coast Ready to Generate Power
There is a welcome new addition to the team at the Meals on Wheels Central Coast Distribution Centre at Tuggerah. It’s big and powerful and will come in handy in times of power outages and storms. 
Mount Ettalong Masterplan on Agenda
27 Feb 2020
Mount Ettalong Masterplan on Agenda
Central Coast Council is asking residents to have their say about a proposed plan for Mount Ettalong Reserve. The proposed masterplan will be the basis for upgrades to the lookouts which provide spectacular views across Broken Bay and surrounding areas. 
Climate Action Planning Workshops Get Underway
26 Feb 2020
Climate Action Planning Workshops Get Underway
Following Central Coast Council's adoption of a Climate Change Policy last year, the community is encouraged to become actively involved in the program's next phase with a series of place-based community workshops kicking off. 
Local Emergency Doctor Helping to Personalise the Experience for Patients in Central Coast Hospitals
26 Feb 2020
Local Emergency Doctor Helping to Personalise the Experience for Patients in Central Coast Hospitals
#hellomynameis, it’s a simple phrase. But it is often forgotten, especially in what can be a busy hospital setting. A young and determined local emergency doctor, Dr Ash Bowden aka Doctor Do More is bringing to life the powerful campaign of using and displaying names to help improve and personalise the hospital experience for Central Coast patients. 
Meals on Wheels Central Coast Open Day
25 Feb 2020
Meals on Wheels Central Coast Open Day
Meals on Wheels Central Coast is ready to welcome guests to their Open Day this Thursday, 27 February. 
Mangrove Mountain Recovery Centre to Open
24 Feb 2020
Mangrove Mountain Recovery Centre to Open
Central Coast Council, The Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Welfare will visit Mangrove Mountain on Wednesday 26 February from 5-8pm for residents requiring assistance and support following the flood and storm event. 
Shakespeare Gets a Shake Up at The Art House in Henry V
23 Feb 2020
Shakespeare Gets a Shake Up at The Art House in Henry V
See Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before as 4 actors, 3 swords, 2 spray cans and a box perform the epic history Henry V at The Art House. Salt House Creative put a unique twist on the words of The Bard in this fast paced, engaging, and witty retelling of the battle at Agincourt. 
Mini Love Lanes Festival - Rescheduled Festival to Share the Love
22 Feb 2020
Mini Love Lanes Festival - Rescheduled Festival to Share the Love
Heavy rain forced the popular Love Lanes Festival to be cancelled but a rescheduled 'mini' version of the event on Friday 6 March promises to showcase the diverse and thriving Wyong Town Centre. 
Locally Bred Horse Running in the Country Championship Qualifier on Sunday
21 Feb 2020
Locally Bred Horse Running in the Country Championship Qualifier on Sunday
Locally bred mare Bedtime Stories gets her chance on Sunday 23rd February to possibly race in the $500,000 Country Championship Final at Royal Randwick on April 4th. 
Open Court Sessions: Why It's Tennis For Everyone
21 Feb 2020
Open Court Sessions: Why It's Tennis For Everyone
Tennis Australia has launched Open Court Sessions, a new social tennis experience designed to get more adults on the court. 
Storm Recovery Support for Central Coast Residents
18 Feb 2020
Storm Recovery Support for Central Coast Residents
Central Coast Council and the Central Coast NSW State Emergency Service (SES) held a press conference in Wyong last Friday to update the community on clean up and recovery efforts following the severe wet weather that has seen the region impacted with significant rainfall and king tides. 
Grants Give Community a $23,000 Boost
17 Feb 2020
Grants Give Community a $23,000 Boost
Council has voted to provide more than $23,000 to seven projects through its Community Support Grant Program. 
Budget Direct Launches Bushfire Recovery Fund to Assist Bushfire Affected Communities
16 Feb 2020
Budget Direct Launches Bushfire Recovery Fund to Assist Bushfire Affected Communities
Budget Direct launches Bushfire Recovery Fund with grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the long term recovery of communities affected by bushfires. 
Rebuild of EDSACC Amenities Rising from the Ashes
16 Feb 2020
Rebuild of EDSACC Amenities Rising from the Ashes
Construction work is now underway to rebuild the EDSACC South amenities building, Bateau Bay, to replace the previous facility destroyed by fire in 2015. 
Solutions for the Future of The Entrance Channel
15 Feb 2020
Solutions for the Future of The Entrance Channel
Council has heard loud and clear from its community that a long term solution is required for The Entrance channel. 
Local Schools Join Council to Keep Plastics Out of Landfill
15 Feb 2020
Local Schools Join Council to Keep Plastics Out of Landfill
In a first for the region, two schools have joined Central Coast Council's pilot program with Plastic Police® to create a localised circular waste stream to build roads out of soft plastics. 
Level 1 Restrictions Remain In Force to Further Secure the Water Supply
14 Feb 2020
Level 1 Restrictions Remain In Force to Further Secure the Water Supply
Level 1 water restrictions remain in force after Central Coast Council last night lifted the storage trigger required for a return to Water Wise Rules. 
Symphony Central Coast presents ‘One Land, Many Stories’
14 Feb 2020
Symphony Central Coast presents ‘One Land, Many Stories’
ONE LAND, MANY STORIES

FOCUS ON AUSTRALIAN MUSIC 
Free Pet Microchipping Day for Central Coast Residents
13 Feb 2020
Free Pet Microchipping Day for Central Coast Residents
Central Coast Council is inviting dog and cat owners to take advantage of a free microchipping day on 15 February. 
Information About Wet Weather Clean-Up
13 Feb 2020
Information About Wet Weather Clean-Up
Central Coast Council is working with the SES, Ausgrid and other services to assist residents following the weekend's severe weather event. 
NSW Government Changes Caravan Law
13 Feb 2020
NSW Government Changes Caravan Law
Fire victims have received some comforting news, with the NSW Government releasing an amendment to the legislation that prohibits caravans being used to house bushfire victims. 
Teeth N Smiles becomes official partner of NSW Primary Principals Association
12 Feb 2020
Teeth N Smiles becomes official partner of NSW Primary Principals Association
Teeth N Smiles is taking it one smile at a time in their commitment to improving the oral health of school kids through their premium mobile dental services and is thrilled to announce that they have become an official business partner of the established and esteemed NSW Primary Principals Association (NSWPPA). 
Central Coast Locals Win Multiple International Film Festivals
11 Feb 2020
Central Coast Locals Win Multiple International Film Festivals
Best Feature Film
CKF International Film Festival

Best Fiction
American Golden Picture International Film Awards

Best Director
Florence Film Awards

Best Original Screen Play
New York Movie Awards

One Preview Screening Available on the Central Coast
Cinema Paradiso, Friday Feb 28th 7pmtra 
The Central Coast Region Encouraged to Embrace Innovation
10 Feb 2020
The Central Coast Region Encouraged to Embrace Innovation
Central Coast Council to host a free innovation event series 
Council seeking Coast's next Ultimate Gamer
10 Feb 2020
Council seeking Coast's next Ultimate Gamer
Central Coast Council is inviting young gamers to take part in the Ultimate Gamer Tournament. 
Coastal Twist Festival Takes Centre Stage at Sydney Mardi Gras this February
9 Feb 2020
Coastal Twist Festival Takes Centre Stage at Sydney Mardi Gras this February
2020 Sydney MARDI Gras will this year feature a combined Coastal Twist Festival community float featuring local residents from across the coast from 4 to 75 years of age with couples, families, all abilities, aboriginal peoples working, walking and dancing alongside local community and business leaders, retirees and professionals all representing the upcoming 2020 Coastal Twist Festival theme of “BE THE CHANGE” also aligning with this year’s Mardi Gras theme of “What Matters”. 
Tommy Little Adds New Shows to His Biggest Tour Across Australia - I’ll See Myself Out
9 Feb 2020
Tommy Little Adds New Shows to His Biggest Tour Across Australia - I’ll See Myself Out
You’ve seen him on The Project, now the Central Coast has the chance to see Tommy Little live as the latest stand-up comic to take the stage at The Art House. 
One of the World's Largest Scientific Weight Loss Studies Reveals the Key to Three Times More Weight Loss
9 Feb 2020
One of the World's Largest Scientific Weight Loss Studies Reveals the Key to Three Times More Weight Loss
One of the world’s largest weight loss studies by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has found that following a scientifically backed ‘digital diet’ for as little as 12 weeks resulted in clinically significant weight loss. 
Water Restrictions to Further Secure Coast's Supply
8 Feb 2020
Water Restrictions to Further Secure Coast's Supply
Level 1 water restrictions will apply across the Central Coast from Monday 10 February, as Central Coast Council moves to further secure the region's water supply. 
Chemical CleanOut Events to Accept Increased Paint Quantities
8 Feb 2020
Chemical CleanOut Events to Accept Increased Paint Quantities
Central Coast Council is once again encouraging residents to clear any unwanted hazardous chemicals in homes, garages and sheds to be correctly disposed of at the next bi-annual Chemical CleanOut events. 
POSTPONED - Magic Milestone as Central Coast Stadium Celebrates 20 Years
7 Feb 2020
POSTPONED - Magic Milestone as Central Coast Stadium Celebrates 20 Years
THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED.

With heavy rain forecast this weekend, Central Coast Stadium has made the difficult decision to postpone its 20th Birthday celebrations scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 8 February.

The conditions forecast for Saturday will make it unsuitable to move forward with the outdoor event.

The Stadium will announce the rescheduled event date next week.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by postponing the event. 
Waterfront Plaza to Become Giant Chalk Art Canvas
7 Feb 2020
Waterfront Plaza to Become Giant Chalk Art Canvas
Central Coast Council's 'Chalk the Walk' will see the pathways and open spaces at Waterfront Plaza at The Entrance transformed with an explosion of chalk art. 
Loves Lanes Festival Cancelled Due to Forecasted Heavy Rain
6 Feb 2020
Loves Lanes Festival Cancelled Due to Forecasted Heavy Rain
Central Coast Council has made the difficult decision to cancel Love Lanes Festival scheduled for this Saturday 8 February due to the heavy rain forecast across the weekend. 
Make Your Own Bouquet This Valentine’s Day
6 Feb 2020
Make Your Own Bouquet This Valentine’s Day
Considering Australians spent almost $3.2 million on flowers for Valentine's Day last year, A TAFE NSW floristry expert is giving up his top tips to create a hand-made bouquet in under 15 minutes, without breaking the bank. 
Phoenix Collective 2020 season opener for Central Coast
5 Feb 2020
Phoenix Collective 2020 season opener for Central Coast
‘INTRICATE MACHINES’ in 2020 Tour Launch for Brilliant Quartet 
Council Calls for Submissions for a Review of Decisions Relating to Central Coast Airport
5 Feb 2020
Council Calls for Submissions for a Review of Decisions Relating to Central Coast Airport
Central Coast Council has engaged an independent consultant to undertake an audit of the key decisions made regarding the development of Central Coast Airport. 
Developing Tomorrow's Workforce
4 Feb 2020
Developing Tomorrow's Workforce
Central Coast Council welcomed 28 young people to its staff last week as part of its popular Early Career Pathways Program. 
Expo Connecting Seniors with Local Services
1 Feb 2020
Expo Connecting Seniors with Local Services
Central Coast Council will shine the spotlight on a range of services and resources available to seniors by bringing them together under one roof for the Seniors Expo on 13 February 2020. 
Construction Begins  on New Wadalba Playspace
1 Feb 2020
Construction Begins on New Wadalba Playspace
The local community of Wadalba will see their ideas come to life with the construction of a new playspace and recreational area at Voyager Street Reserve. 
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