Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track - FAST

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Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the last round of consultation. You can view the engagement summary here.

Council is in the design phase for the northern section of the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST), a shared pathway linking the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont with Blacksmiths Beach.

The northern section stretches from the existing Fernleigh Track to Hilda Street near Belmont Golf Club.

We are considering various options in terms of the route the track will take, the design of the track and optional extras such as architectural features, wider paths to separate cyclists and pedestrians and an extended boardwalk at Belmont Lagoon.

We’re seeking community feedback to help guide our priorities during this process, keeping in mind budget limitations and the requirements of a NSW Government grant providing $7.4 million of the $12 million total project cost.

It is important to note that while all facets of the project will comply with industry standards as a minimum, extra spending in one area may require trade-offs elsewhere.

Further general information about the FAST project is available at lakemac.com.au/Projects/Fernleigh-Awabakal-Shared-Track-FAST.






Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the last round of consultation. You can view the engagement summary here.

Council is in the design phase for the northern section of the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST), a shared pathway linking the end of the Fernleigh Track at Belmont with Blacksmiths Beach.

The northern section stretches from the existing Fernleigh Track to Hilda Street near Belmont Golf Club.

We are considering various options in terms of the route the track will take, the design of the track and optional extras such as architectural features, wider paths to separate cyclists and pedestrians and an extended boardwalk at Belmont Lagoon.

We’re seeking community feedback to help guide our priorities during this process, keeping in mind budget limitations and the requirements of a NSW Government grant providing $7.4 million of the $12 million total project cost.

It is important to note that while all facets of the project will comply with industry standards as a minimum, extra spending in one area may require trade-offs elsewhere.

Further general information about the FAST project is available at lakemac.com.au/Projects/Fernleigh-Awabakal-Shared-Track-FAST.






  • Feedback sought on Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track

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    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.