development news

Council meeting highlights – Monday 8 July 2019

Read the highlights from Council's Monday 8 July meeting.

Council meeting highlights – Monday 8 July 2019

Read the highlights from Council's Monday 8 July meeting.

$1.24bn worth of development approved in Lake Mac

Development continues to boom in Lake Macquarie despite a national downward trend, with a record $1.24 billion worth of development approvals in the past financial year.

Stunning new artwork shines over Lake Mac

A striking 12m-tall public art sculpture celebrating Lake Macquarie has been unveiled in Speers Point Park.

Green means go for $5m plant recycling plastic for roads

Plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner will be used in the construction of new Hunter roads thanks to a cutting-edge facility operating in Lake Macquarie.

Grants on offer to preserve City’s heritage

The search is on for heritage projects across Lake Macquarie that are eligible for Lake Macquarie City Council grants of up to $5000.

Let’s Talk sessions cover flooding, natural disasters in Lake Mac

Expert talks held in Lake Macquarie next month will help shed light on flooding and tidal inundation risks in Pelican, Blacksmiths and Swansea, and how residents can prepare for natural disasters.

Draft plan outlines consistent development contributions for Lake Mac businesses

Commercial and business development in Lake Macquarie will be levied differently under a draft Council contributions plan.

Pelican jetty to receive a makeover

Refurbishment works at Pelican jetty will begin next week to create a safer area for fishing and will involve shortening the jetty while maintaining its existing ‘L’ shape structure.

New docs set to guide Upper Cockle Creek floodplain management

Continuing with flood awareness programs, optimising flood emergency management and improving flood warning systems should be high priority actions for the Upper Cockle Creek Floodplain, according to a draft study on public exhibition.