recreation news

Lake Mac's top 4 off-road bike spots

NSW Bike Week is September 22-30, and to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of Lake Mac’s top spots for our off-roading, MTB friends.

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 Friday Five - 21 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.

More space to play these school holidays

Schools across Lake Macquarie will once again open their gates these school holidays, giving the community the opportunity to enjoy more playgrounds, ovals and sports facilities.

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.

Lake Mac’s aquatic playground

The temperature is rising and there is no better way to cool off than around our beautiful lake. We are sharing some of our top things to do on the Lake to help you stay cool and safe this spring.

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.

Lifeguard skills put to the test in annual challenge

Lake Macquarie City Council’s professional lifeguards put their skills to the test in the third annual pre-season challenge at Swansea Swim Centre today, Tuesday 18 September.