Shaping the future of Charlestown and Gateshead

Published on 18 November 2020

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Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking feedback from the community on how to manage and improve development in Charlestown and Gateshead in the coming years.

Council will be exploring ways to enhance both centres for the local community, with the aim of making them more productive, adaptable, sustainable and liveable. Community feedback will shape a review of the planning framework for the Charlestown Strategic Economic Centre and Gateshead Local Centre.

Manager Integrated Planning Wesley Hain said it was essential Council worked with the community to make Charlestown and Gateshead better places to live, visit, work and invest in.

“We want to ensure that Charlestown and Gateshead are highly liveable places where people have access to the services, facilities, homes and jobs they need,” Mr Hain said.

“Both suburbs have a combined population of over 15,000 which is expected to increase over coming years. Feedback from residents, visitors and businesses will help to inform planning and guide how these centres grow and change over time.”

Feedback can be provided by contributing to an interactive map at The map provides opportunity to list positive and negative aspects of each area as well as opportunities for change. 

This is the first round of community and stakeholder consultation and there will be more opportunities for input in the coming months.

Consultation closes 15 December 2020.