Wyong set for largest capital spend ever…

Wyong Council has outlined a $340 million budget in its draft strategic plan.

The plan is currently up for exhibition and outlines a total of $100 million in capital spending and $240 million for community services.

Wyong mayor Doug Eaton says it is a record breaking haul.

“100 million in our capital budget, 340 in our total budget, this is our largest capital spend ever,” he said.

“Most of that 100-million will go into roads, around 30-million for our roads.”

Other major sources of spending will be around $10 million for an art house, up to $7 million for the Lakehaven cinemas and around $2 million for the Norah Head boat ramp.

Councillor Eaton says the money has come from a number of sources including the additional rate rise approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

Luck for you if you are living in the Wyong Local Council..

Kyal and Kara: ‘Our reserve was too high’

The favourites to win The Block, Kyal and Kara Demmrich, have taken a swipe at the reserve set on their apartment before their unexpected defeat in the show’s finale.

The NSW Central Coast “Super Ks” were given the highest reserve of any apartment – $1.9 million – after a stellar series that saw them win more challenges and room reveals than any other couple.

With their mega budget and winning streak, Kyal and Kara were tipped as the hot favourites to take out the finale, but finished third behind Steve and Chantelle and Alisa and Lysandra.

“We got our reserves and we thought they were pretty high,” Kyal said after the final auction.

“But there was quite a big gap between them so we originally thought they might have been a bit tighter.”

The Super Ks’ initial reserve was reduced to $1,872,750, only below Steve and Chantelle’s ($1.759 million), after the deduction of $27,250 as a result of their competition win with Dale and Brad in the final week.

“They did go in a reasonable order to what we thought, ours being the highest, Steve and Chantelle’s second, third boys and fourth the girls,” Kyal said.

“But there was quite a big gap between them so we originally thought they might have been a bit tighter.”

Steve and Chantelle: Dreams can come true and this is the proof

Central Coast Mariners flight to Perth for A-League clash with Glory makes emergency landing.

A smoke warning alarm has sparked an air emergency in Adelaide. Authorities say the jet had been travelling from Sydney to Perth with 266 people on board, including the Mariners who face a vital clash in their bid to lock down second place on the A-League ladder. when it turned back. Breaking: Our team’s flight from Sydney to Perth has had to land in Adelaide due to smoke in the cabin.

Kariong Juvenile Correction Centre under review

The New South Wales Government has announced a review of the Kariong Juvenile Correction Centre on the Central Coast.

A proposal is due to be submitted to the Attorney-General by the end of April.

Mr Smith says the facility is half empty and he would like to see a more effective use of resources. He says staff and unions will be consulted and kept fully informed.