Have Your Say on What Lake Mac Will Look Like in the Next 10 Years & Win a Local Experience

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Have your say on what Lake Macquarie will look like in the next 10 years for your chance to win one of 20 local Lake Mac experiences including a JoyAir joyflight, a Skydive Australia tandem skydive and a JetBuzz thrill ride on the lake.

Lake Macquarie City Council wants to know what you love about living in Lake Mac, what you would like to see and what would make it an even better city.

Lake Macquarie City Council is reviewing its 10-year Community Strategic Plan to guide the city on its journey to be thriving, dynamic and vibrant. It’s an opportunity for everyone in the community to help create Lake Mac 2032.

This community input will help shape the city’s priorities for the next 10 years. The Community Strategic Plan 2022-2032 will be based on feedback collected from residents, workers and visitors over the next two months about what they value most about Lake Macquarie, and how to make it even better.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said it was a plan for the community, by the community.

“We want to check in with the community to ensure we’re on the right path to growing our city, while maintaining the amenities and lifestyle people love,” Cr Fraser said. “This is about shaping Lake Mac together and creating a city for the future.”

The plan is reviewed around the start of each new Council term to ensure it reflects community perspectives and priorities.

“The past 18 months have seen a huge change in many people’s daily lives, and while most of those changes will be temporary, it’s likely to have prompted a lot of us to see things through a different lens,” Cr Fraser said. “We’d love to know if that has changed how people prioritise the things we do as a Council and as a community.”

Community engagement will gauge whether priorities have shifted among seven key focus areas outlined in the current Community Strategic Plan:

  • Unique landscape
  • Lifestyle and wellbeing 
  • Mobility and accessibility 
  • Diverse economy 
  • Connected communities 
  • Creativity
  • Shared decision-making 

An online survey at shape.lakemac.com.au will collect feedback on key parts of the plan. The page also includes an online discussion board where people can share ideas and comment on those of others.

Complete the survey for a chance to win one of 20 local experiences. Lake Macquarie City Council is supporting local businesses that have been affected by the pandemic. Prizes range from a picnic, sailing tour, surfing, abseiling, lunch cruise, tastings, Dullboys voucher as well as a JoyAir joyflight, a Skydive Australia tandem skydive and a JetBuzz thrill ride on the lake. (This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete).

There are also plans to have pop-up information sessions in November in Cameron Park, Caves Beach, Charlestown, Toronto Foreshore, Windale and Morisset pending COVID-19 restrictions. This is your opportunity to come and chat to staff and provide your feedback.

Lake Mac Council also wants to hear from kids and youth. As well as a kids’ colouring contest, Lake Mac City Council also wants to connect with younger people in the community by encouraging social media conversation via the #lakemac2032 hashtag.

Community consultation continues until 26 November. Go to shape.lakemac.com.au/lakemac2032 for more information.

Lake Mac Community Strategic Plan

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