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Landcare volunteeers are Lake Mac's green army

There are more than 200 Landcare groups in Lake Macquarie who maintain and restore the natural environment through planting, weeding, rubbish clearing and many other activities.

Make a clean start to the year

This year’s Clean Up Australia Day will have a strong focus on reducing the amount of plastics and rubbish that enter the waterways each year.

The people who make Lake Mac special

Australia Day is a good time to reflect on the things that make our community strong and the City of Lake Macquarie a great place to live.

Summer sport in Lake Mac this weekend

Surfest, the region’s annual celebration of surfing, gets under way this weekend, with the Lake Mac Festival of Surfing at Redhead on Saturday and Sunday as the launch event.

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to my first Mayor’s Message for 2018. It’s back to work for me this week, but I imagine many of you will still be enjoying the summer break, making the most of quality time with family and friends.

Busy year draws to a close

As we head into the week before Christmas, I am reflecting on what has been a busy, fun and productive year.

Crime prevention starts at home

A dark, unlocked house really is an open invitation to a thief, but there are easy ways to keep burglars at bay.

Access all areas at Grannies Pool

The Grannies Pool upgrade will allow more people in our community to enjoy this special sheltered swimming spot.

Smart reinvention of Charlestown's mall

Lake Macquarie City Council is revitalising Charlestown's Pearson Street Mall and will transform it into dynamic community space and 'smart' hub.

Sharing the joy of Christmas

Donating to the Mayor's Christmas Appeal is one way you can help make life a little easier for those in our community who face financial challenges at this time of year.