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Flood Warnings Issued for NSW East Coast Due to Expected Heavy Rain

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Flood Warnings Issued for NSW East Coast Due to Expected Heavy Rain

 

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has alerted residents along the east coast to the potential of flash and riverine flood warnings NSW have been issued in response to the forecast of significant rainfall. Authorities have strategically placed flood rescue personnel, aviation assets, and vehicles to respond to the adverse weather conditions.

The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated that areas along the Hawkesbury Nepean River could experience varying degrees of flooding, ranging from minor to major, starting late Friday.

Similar forecasts predict minor to moderate flooding in regions including the Mid North Coast, Greater Sydney Region, South Coast, and North West, with a considerable risk of flash flooding due to the expected heavy rains.

On Thursday, April 4, forecasts suggest widespread showers with rainfall amounts between 30 to 50 mm, and in some places, reaching up to 70 to 100 mm, especially in the northern districts including New England, Northern Rivers, and the Mid North Coast regions.

By Friday, the weather is expected to worsen with heavy rainfall, flash floods, strong winds along the coast, and hazardous surf conditions affecting areas such as the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Sydney Metro, Blue Mountains, and Illawarra.

Rainfall could exceed 100mm over extensive areas, with isolated spots potentially receiving up to 200mm depending on the weather system’s actual strength and location.

The situation on Saturday is predicted to shift towards Illawarra and the South Coast, where heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds, and dangerous surf conditions with large, powerful waves are anticipated to continue posing risks.

NSW SES Assistant Commissioner Sean Kearns has called on the public to stay informed about local conditions by downloading the Hazards Near Me app and setting up watch zones for their neighbourhoods or places they plan to visit.

Kearns emphasised the importance of preparing for the weather by securing loose items, parking vehicles away from trees, cleaning gutters, trimming tree branches, and understanding local flood risks. He strongly advised against crossing flooded roads, urging people to find alternative routes instead.

Catchments expected to be impacted include areas with forecasts of minor to major flooding across various rivers and regions:

  • Bellinger and Kalang Rivers minor flooding
  • Nambucca River minor flooding
  • Wollombi Brook and Lower Hunter River minor to moderate flooding
  • Upper Nepean River minor flooding
  • Hawkesbury and Lower Nepean Rivers minor to major flooding
  • Upper Coxs River 
  • Colo River minor to moderate flooding
  • Macdonald River 
  • Northern Sydney 
  • Southern Sydney 
  • Parramatta River
  • Cooks River minor flooding
  • Georges and Woronora Rivers minor flooding
  • Illawarra Coast
  • Shoalhaven River minor flooding
  • St Georges Basin minor flooding
  • Clyde River
  • Moruya and Deua Rivers minor flooding
  • Tuross River
  • Bega River minor flooding
  • Gwydir River minor flooding

For assistance from the NSW SES, the public is advised to call 132 500, and in life-threatening situations, to dial Triple Zero. For the latest updates on flood and weather warnings, residents are encouraged to visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s website at here.

 

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

 

Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd are taking steps to add a collection of modern retirement residences and amenities to their village in High Street. They are in the early phase of planning a new development to be called Callisto Coastal Retirement.

Sasha Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd is excited about the plans. “We are very proud to be adding Callisto Coastal Retirement to our community.” Ms Andrews said. “We are part of a great community in a fantastic location and aim to set the benchmark for premium retirement living in Woolgoolga.”

At this early stage, they are keen to get input from the local community of future residents to help create the perfect coastal retirement. A Feedback Forum is being offered to eligible potential residents aged 55+, providing an opportunity to learn more, convey their thoughts, ideas and insights around design and services, features, amenities and priorities.

The new development has the support of the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, community owned organisation. Chairperson, Ian Wade said “Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village has played an important role in the community for many years and we want to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our seniors for years to come. We have a great opportunity to provide quality retirement living, built with future residents in mind.”

A community Feedback Forum is planned for Tuesday 7 May. For details and to register to attend, go to the website here. For more on the Woolgoolga Retirement Village, visit here.

 

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

Albert Park Baseball Grounds

Keen Street Lismore
8am Sunday 19th May 2024

Join a fun community activity to fundraise and raise dementia awareness. Last year, more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran in cities and towns across Australia for people impacted by dementia. Dementia awareness

Lismore events include a 10km run, a 5km jog/walk or a 1km walk so that the day is inclusive of all levels of physical ability.

There will be information stalls providing details of supports, local resources and services to help those impacted by dementia, as well as food and drinks.

Form a team from your workplace, local club, friends or family (dress up to make it fun!) and enter the 1km walk, 5km jog/walk or a 10km run. Get lots of sponsors!

To register a team or take part as an individual go to:
www.memorywalk.com.au/event/lismore-myway

Dementia awareness

Dementia awareness

Currently, dementia is the leading cause of death in women and overall, it is the second leading cause of death for all Australians. In 2024, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.

Dr Jones says ‘The ageing population in the Northern Rivers is growing at an exponential rate. Our region is one of the highest ageing communities in NSW and this comes with increasing rates of those impacted by dementia in our community. I’m quite keen to see that we adopt more preventable approaches against dementia in our region’. Dementia awareness

Dr Jones says ‘There are many things we can do to prevent dementia or delay your risk of developing dementia. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits, in particular regular exercise can make a significant difference’.

“We encourage the whole community to come together, not only to raise money for
Dementia Australia, but also to exercise together and to fight this disease” says Dr Jones.

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

 

A man will face court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024) charged over an alleged stabbing in Campsie in Sydney’s southwest yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2024).

About 8:45pm yesterday, emergency services were called to a unit at Ninth Avenue, Campsie, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attached to Campsie Police Area Command attended and found a 53-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Both were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, with the woman taken to St George Hospital with stab wounds to the thigh.

The man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds to his face, arm and chest.

A short time later a 25-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Concord Hospital.

Police established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following the 25-year-old man’s release from hospital, he was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and break and enter dwelling and assault with intent to murder.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024).

 

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