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Cruising to tourism success

I had the pleasure earlier this week to step aboard the newly christened MV Lady Mac and launch the first regular scheduled cruise service in Lake Macquarie in more than four years.

Embracing the Christmas spirit

It is less than a month until the jolly man in the bright red suit brings smiles and joy to families across Lake Macquarie on Christmas morning.

Architecture or art?

As a Council and as a City, we are committed to creating opportunities for young people; to nurturing their talent and to preventing the brain drain to Sydney and other capital cities. In the last few days, we’ve been able to celebrate these opportunities.

CityServe makes a difference

Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of volunteer labour has helped bring a shine to community facilities across Lake Macquarie as part of this year’s CityServe initiative.

War memorials focus of commemorations

November 11 marks Remembrance Day – a time when Lake Macquarie’s 20-plus war memorials and monuments become a focal point for our community.

Lake Macquarie: the lifestyle city

Improving recreational and cultural facilities is an important aspect of Council’s agenda to enhance Lake Macquarie’s reputation as a liveable city and encourage residents to lead healthy lifestyles.

Searching for our next Citizen of the Year

Each year, our country celebrates the achievements of outstanding community members through the Australian of the Year Awards, which are conferred at national and state level.

Creating #Latemac experiences

What weekend we had in Lake Mac. The fastest boats to ever race in Australian waters thundered across Lake Macquarie, with thousands of speed-hungry spectators lining the foreshore for our third Lake Mac Big Weekend. With 12 events over two days, the Lake Mac Big Weekend continues to be one of the Hunter region’s flagship annual fixtures.

Making a splash at the Lake Mac Big Weekend

Lake Macquarie will become a hot spot of action and adrenalin on the weekend of 13-14 October as we welcome the Australian Offshore Superboats to our City for the third successive year.

Getting ready for a bumper Lake Mac summer

The mercury is rising here in Lake Macquarie and throngs of residents are getting ready to head down to our beaches for some fun in the sun.