development news

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.

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.

Expanded training program tackles skills shortage

A Lake Macquarie City Council training program addressing Australia’s skills shortage crisis is set to be expanded following four years of success.

Toronto Swim Centre refurb hits milestone

Lake Macquarie City Council’s $6.5 million refurbishment of Toronto Swim Centre has reached a new milestone, with the first stage of testing to begin this week on the site’s three pools.

Five-year plan outlines major changes for Lake Mac Libraries

Libraries across Lake Macquarie will be overhauled – and in some cases relocated – over the next five years to reflect the changing needs of the community.

Chimera to shine above Speers Point

A striking 12m-tall public art sculpture will soar above the Speers Point waterfront from next month to celebrate Lake Macquarie and its significance to the community.

Major improvements make foreshore shine

Millions of dollars’ worth of improvements have transformed three of Lake Macquarie’s most popular waterfront locations in time for Christmas.

Council shining a light on illegal dumping in Lake Mac

Lighting has been installed at an illegal dumping hot-spot in Lake Macquarie in the latest bid to crack down on the environmentally destructive practice.

Work begins on $1.4m Morisset playground and fitness zone

Work is underway on a $1.4 million Morisset playground upgrade to include children’s play equipment, outdoor fitness stations and new public barbecues.

Dino imposters exposed in new exhibition

They are lean, mean prehistoric killing machines … just don’t call them dinosaurs.