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Chemical CleanOut

Detox your home for free at next week’s Chemical CleanOut

Clean out your garages, garden sheds and laundry cupboards and dispose of any unwanted household chemicals at the next household Chemical CleanOut at Belmont TAFE campus on Saturday 6 October from 9am-3.30pm.

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 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.

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.

New guide shines light on Mother Nature’s masters of disguise

They are masters of disguise and deception, stopping at nothing to lure unwitting males into their grasp.

Evening event offers feast for the senses

Fine dining without the fearsome price tag will be the order of the day at a new evening event kicking off this year’s Living Smart Festival.

$8m plant set to build on Lake Mac’s road to recycling

Lake Macquarie City Council’s approval of an $8 million asphalt plant in Teralba has paved the way for soft plastics and other recycled material to be used in local road construction.

Lake Mac Friday Five - 7 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.

Research reveals squirrel gliders loving life in Lake Mac

One of Australia’s most enchanting but elusive marsupials is thriving in Lake Macquarie, according to research partly funded by Council.