Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track - FAST

Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. The project team are currently reviewing all feedback recieved and will report back shortly.

We're progressing with design of the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST), a 3.5km shared pathway linking the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont with Blacksmiths Beach.

The project will create a 27km continuous walking and cycling route from Murrays Beach to Adamstown, improving lifestyle and fitness in the community, showcasing Lake Macquarie’s natural assets and increasing active transport options.

We’re seeking feedback on the proposed route, its design and other project elements. To provide comments on FAST, click on the interactive map below and share what you would like to see, where you would like to see it and areas of concern. Alternatively join in the forum on the three questions posed below the interactive map.

This consultation closed 3 April. Further consultation will take place once the proposed route near Belmont Golf Club is determined.





Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. The project team are currently reviewing all feedback recieved and will report back shortly.

We're progressing with design of the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST), a 3.5km shared pathway linking the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont with Blacksmiths Beach.

The project will create a 27km continuous walking and cycling route from Murrays Beach to Adamstown, improving lifestyle and fitness in the community, showcasing Lake Macquarie’s natural assets and increasing active transport options.

We’re seeking feedback on the proposed route, its design and other project elements. To provide comments on FAST, click on the interactive map below and share what you would like to see, where you would like to see it and areas of concern. Alternatively join in the forum on the three questions posed below the interactive map.

This consultation closed 3 April. Further consultation will take place once the proposed route near Belmont Golf Club is determined.





  • Feedback sought on Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track

    about 1 month ago

    Lake Macquarie City Council has launched an online feedback portal for community input into the new Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track.

    Council won almost $7.5 million in NSW Government funding last month to build the 3.5km shared pathway connecting the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont to Blacksmiths.

    Project Manager Dayne Harris said Council was seeking feedback on the proposed route, its design and other project elements.

    “The project will cater for the entire community, so it’s important we listen to what people have to say about it,” Mr Harris said.

    Local MPs, the RMS, NRMA, Hunter Business Chamber, Bahtabah...

    Lake Macquarie City Council has launched an online feedback portal for community input into the new Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track.

    Council won almost $7.5 million in NSW Government funding last month to build the 3.5km shared pathway connecting the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont to Blacksmiths.

    Project Manager Dayne Harris said Council was seeking feedback on the proposed route, its design and other project elements.

    “The project will cater for the entire community, so it’s important we listen to what people have to say about it,” Mr Harris said.

    Local MPs, the RMS, NRMA, Hunter Business Chamber, Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council, Newcastle Cycleways Movement, the Heart Foundation and other peak business and sporting groups have already thrown their support behind the FAST project.

    The new feedback portal at shape.lakemac.com.au/fast includes an interactive map where visitors can pinpoint what they like, features they want to see and any areas of concern.

    A discussion board is also available for people to add their comments and ideas.

    Council will also host two drop-in information sessions on the project this week in Belmont, from 4-6pm at Brandt Cl on Tuesday 3 March and from 4-6pm on the corner of Beach Street and Ocean Park Road on Wednesday 4 March.