Bright future planned for Toronto Foreshore

Published on 22 February 2021

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Play, eat, walk, cycle, relax and splash – Lake Macquarie City Council’s draft master plan to create a more vibrant foreshore space at Toronto covers it all.

Council is set to deliver an expanded playground, improved connections, new facilities and better pathways under our draft Toronto Foreshore Master Plan and we want to hear the community’s feedback until Monday 22 March.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said the draft Master Plan was developed in consultation with the community to deliver the best long-term outcomes.

“The foreshore at Toronto is a really popular spot for residents and visitors to meet, connect and play,” Cr Fraser said.

“The foreshore improvement works will be a wonderful addition to the western side of the lake. Connecting the main streets of Toronto to the lake’s foreshore and getting people outdoors to enjoy an active lifestyle is a key priority for Council.”

Council’s Asset Manager Brendan Callander said the delivery of the multi-million Master Plan would transform the lakeside precinct into a vibrant recreational space for the community to enjoy for years to come.

“The draft Master Plan aims to reinvigorate this popular community precinct by enhancing and improving the existing foreshore space,” Mr Callander said.

Some of the improvements featured in the plan include:

  • an expansion of the existing playground including water play and learning features
  • ·new pathway along the lake’s edge and improved pedestrian connections
  • an expanded cafe area with shaded pavilion
  • a new town green area with a pavilion, terraces and open foreshore space
  • flexibility to host major cultural events and smaller event site activations
  • ·new barbecue and picnic facilities
  • moveable stairs along the existing railway tracks.

A drop-in session will be held at Toronto Foreshore, near the rotunda, on Thursday 11 March between 3-6pm.

The community is encouraged to view the plans and submit feedback at shape.lakemac.com.au before Monday 22 March 2021.

Pending adoption of the draft Toronto Foreshore Master Plan, works are expected to start on-site in the second half of 2021.

The Toronto Foreshore was identified as a priority for improvement in the Toronto Development Contributions Plan.