The Toronto and surrounds features a diverse range of businesses, medical, personal services, creative enterprises, government and community services all with close access to Lake Macquarie foreshore. The area includes the Toronto West Industrial area which is expected to experience an increase and diversification in jobs.
Fassifern Rail Station is also located nearby and is a high use station for residents living in and around the immediate area. It offers connection into Newcastle and south to Sydney.
Rathmines is also an important historic site for Lake Macquarie, which was home to the RAAF Catalina Base during World War II. The are includes a retail shopping precinct with future opportunities that will see an increase in the arts and creative industries with the redevelopment of Rathmines Theatre.
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