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World-first smart beaches platform wins $910,000 Federal grant

Lake Macquarie City Council will develop a world-first smart beaches platform to make beaches safer, reduce the risk of coastal drownings and improve public amenities.

Over $900,000 for Lake Macquarie City Council Smart City Project

Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Arthur Sinodinos welcomed the announcement that the Coalition Government has announced successful projects under Round Two of the smart cities and suburbs program. The Lake Macquarie City Council has received $910,185 for their Smart Beaches Project.

Safety trial sets Fernleigh Track aglow

Hundreds of glow in the dark strips that mark the way for pedestrians and cyclists have been installed on the Fernleigh Track in a trial to improve public safety.

Local innovations set to make Lake Mac smarter

Devices that count visitors to city parks, monitor noise levels in our streets or even log the number of times public toilets flush each day could soon help Lake Macquarie be a better place to live.

Lighting partnership to deliver sustainable savings for Lake Macquarie

Ausgrid and Lake Macquarie City Council have partnered in a joint project to upgrade more than five thousand streetlights to more efficient LED lamps.

Smart bench delivering power to the people

A solar-powered smart bench on the Warners Bay foreshore features wireless recharging for compatible phones, multiple USB ports and the future capacity to act as a WiFi hotspot.

Crowdsourcing concept to track Blacksmiths shifting sands

An innovative new concept is set to harness the power of crowdsourcing to track the ever-changing shoreline of Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie.

Switching on to the future

The launch of a citywide LoRaWAN network is a significant step in our City’s digital transformation.

Lake Macquarie leads digital transformation

Lake Macquarie is switching on to the future with the launch of a large-scale LoRaWAN network that will create new opportunities for business and start-ups.

New app to help monitor pollution in local waterways, on our beaches and out to sea

Do you ever pick up rubbish on your walk along the beach, take part in community clean-ups, or run litter monitoring programs?

Portal opens to lodge Complying Development Certificates online

Lake Macquarie residents can now lodge Complying Development Certificates online as part of a NSW Government trial aimed at streamlining the building approval process.

Lake Mac achieves its renewable energy target five years ahead of schedule

Lake Macquarie City Council has marked World Environment Day, 5 June, by announcing it has achieved its 2023 renewable energy target.

Lake Mac Digital Economy Strategy in the media

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