community news

Share your ideas to create a vibrant nightlife in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie City Council is in the process of developing a night-time economy strategy, focusing on creating a vibrant, safe and sustainable economy at night.

Labour Day public holiday operating arrangements for Council facilities and services

On Monday 1 October 2018, there will be some changes to operating arrangements for Council facilities and services due to the Labour Day public holiday.

Draft targets aim for a greener Lake Mac future

Maintaining a green canopy covering more than half of Lake Macquarie and diverting more than 75 per cent of household waste from landfill are among the 10-year targets proposed for a new draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Lake Mac Friday Five - 21 September

Each week we’re giving you a heads-up on City news, Council projects, big events and hidden gems in our Friday five video.

More space to play these school holidays

Schools across Lake Macquarie will once again open their gates these school holidays, giving the community the opportunity to enjoy more playgrounds, ovals and sports facilities.

Lake Mac set to go green with Living Smart Festival

A young eco-warrior, one of Australia’s best-known faces in the war against waste, and a Masterchef finalist spruiking the joys of organic food are among the stars to feature at this year’s Living Smart Festival.

Be part of Council’s 2019 child development program

Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest in a pioneering program that has already helped more than 2000 local families tackle the challenges of parenting and child development.

Proposed $9.6m pathway to create iconic walking and cycling route

A proposed 3.5km shared pathway linking the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont with Blacksmiths Beach will create a 27km continuous walking and cycling route from Murrays Beach to Adamstown.

Notification of fireworks

Council wishes to notify residents of an upcoming fire display at Barnsley this weekend.

Kiosk facelift under way at popular surf club

Works have started today, Monday 17 September, to repair and upgrade the kiosk at Redhead Surf Life Saving Club, which sustained extensive damage following a fire in May 2017.