Council meeting highlights: Standing Committee - Tuesday 15 June 2021

Published on 15 June 2021

Please see below for highlights of the final determinations made at tonight’s Standing Committee Meeting of Lake Macquarie City Council. The full agenda and reports are available at meeting agendas and minutes. The stream of tonight’s meeting will be available online at lakemac.com.au within 48 hours.

Warners Bay – Seniors housing and subdivision at 270 Hillsborough Road

Council approved a development application for a one into two lot subdivision and a seniors housing development comprising of 66 serviced self-care dwellings and eight residential care facility beds at 270 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay.

Innovator Support Program Grant 2021

Council approved funding for three applications, totalling $14,470, as part of the Innovator Support Program Grant 2021. The three applications recommended for funding include a plastic recycling system, creative ageing roving gallery and a fishing waste initiative.  

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said, “We have an ambitious vision to be renowned as a hotspot for innovation and for Lake Macquarie to be recognised in the top 10 liveable cities in Australia. Attracting and investing in innovators and creatives is an essential part of reaching our vision and I’m pleased to see support for some exciting projects that have not only incredible circular economy benefits, but also have the potential to achieve fantastic community outcomes.”

Please see below for highlights of recommendations made at tonight’s Standing Committee Meeting to be considered at the Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 28 June 2021.

Naming of Fay Underwood Clubhouse at West Wallsend Tennis

Council endorsed the naming of the West Wallsend Tennis Club clubhouse as the Fay Underwood Clubhouse, paying homage to Fay Underwood’s 49-year commitment to the club.

Adoption of Culturally Diverse Lake Mac Plan 2021-2024

Council adopted the updated draft Culturally Diverse Lake Mac Plan 2021-2024. The Plan provides a three-year strategic direction to ensure Lake Macquarie is a welcoming inclusive and diverse City, supporting residents from a multicultural background.   

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said, “I am so pleased to read through this Culturally Diverse Lake Mac Plan and see many initiatives designed to help and support inclusion of new residents of our City. I look forward to seeing our City’s diversity and multicultural community continue to grow.”

Exhibition of the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025

Council endorsed the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025 for public exhibition. The Plan provides a four-year strategic direction to reflect the rights of people with disability in Lake Macquarie to have equal access to opportunities, programs and facilities within the City.  

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said, “Council is committed to making Lake Macquarie City truly inclusive and welcoming. I am very proud of our continued effort through this Disability Inclusion Action Plan to make it even easier for people to move around our City and participate in community life.”

Round One 2021 Community and Sponsorship Funding

Council approved funding for 17 applications, totalling $82,695, as part of the Event Funding Program Round One 2021-2022. Some of the 17 applications approved for funding include:

  • Emergency Services Regatta at Toronto
  • Pound Paws Dog Day at Speers Point Park
  • Lake Macquarie Twilight Markets at Warners Bay
  • Fernleigh 15 fun run on the Fernleigh Track
  • Kracka Iron Person Challenge at Blacksmiths Beach
  • Bradman Cup Cricket Carnival at various cricket grounds in Lake Macquarie and
  • Various Christmas and carols events around the lake