History and heritage programs

Council provides a number of Heritage Services from Lake Macquarie Library Community History and resources, family history researchers, management of sites and heritage services under the Heritage Strategy and coordinate Heritage Network opportunities and programs


Lake Mac Heritage Symposium 2019

The first annual ‘Lake Mac Heritage Symposium’ was held on Monday 4th March 2019. The Symposium was designed to support the continuing work of local societies in caring for collections. View the program.


Maritime Heritage Project

The significant maritime heritage of Lake Macquarie will be documented through the construction and placement of interpretative signage at key locations throughout the City. This will represent the first stage in an annual roll out of contemporary heritage interpretation in association with foreshore revitalisation works. Starting in January 2018.

The Maritime Museums of Australia Support Scheme is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Department of Communications and the Arts.


Repackaging the Past: A Lake Macquarie story

Funded through the Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream, a professional network of Lake Macquarie historical societies, heritage volunteer groups and cultural heritage custodians is being developed to implement a meaningful and active heritage interpretation program, to raise the profile and engagement of the regions unique heritage.

Through the BBR funding, Council has installed and launched the first round of heritage interpretation panels for the city at Redhead, Swansea and Toronto. Explore further the heritage of the city by visiting visitlakemac.com.au/culturaltrails

The city has also hosted in June a series of Heritage management and conservation workshops for our heritage network with renowned Heritage Professionals Dr Roslyn Russell and Tegan Anthes.

Page last updated: 29 May 2019