Council facility given a new lease on life

Published on 08 July 2024

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A Morisset facility is being used to help aid independent living in Lake Macquarie with Councillors recommending NovaCare Community Services lease the Morisset Multi-Purpose Centre for a five-year term.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said it was great to see Council supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life for residents.

“NovaCare is a well-established aged care and community support provider and their involvement will ensure our facility continues to serve our community effectively,” she said.

The new lease comes after the previous lessee was terminated on 11 January 2024 following notification of their liquidation.

NovaCare Community Services has managed the centre in the interim while Council undertook an expression of interest process for a community organisation to lease the facility.

In addition, Councillors also recommended granting a five-year lease of the Lake Macquarie Croquet Centre at Glendale to the Toronto Croquet Club.

The facility officially opened in April 2024 and has since been run by the Toronto Croquet Club under an interim management arrangement.

Wyee’s town centre could see a boom in economic growth, with Councillors proceeding with a planning proposal to rezone 106 Wyee Road and 1496 Hue Hue Road Wyee to allow for future commercial development.

The plan will now go on public exhibition for 28 days.

And Councillors recommended approving the purchase of a 4350m2 parcel of land at 46 Fairfax Road in Warners Bay.

The land forms part of an environmental corridor which contains an endangered ecological community. If approved, the purchase will allow for better management of the site.

Councillors also recommended approving the purchase of 9A Clarence Street at Wyee Point which is located within a paper subdivision known as Ramsgate Estate.

The purchase aims to improve environmental outcomes and prevent conflicts arising from privately-owned land within environmental conservation areas.

Meanwhile, Councillors approved an application to place a telecommunications facility within an existing electrical substation at 39-47 Wommara Avenue in Belmont North.

The facility aims to provide critical infrastructure to the area, giving the community and businesses improved and more reliable mobile coverage. 

The full agenda and reports are available at meeting agendas and minutes.

The stream of tonight’s meeting will be available online at within 48 hours.