Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track - FAST

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. Read the engagement summary to view high level results and themes from the feedback received. The project team are continuing to investigate details and opportunities to progress the best design for FAST and will include the community in further consultation on design concepts.

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.

View the interactive map and discussion boards to see what the community is saying about FAST.

This round of 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. Read the engagement summary to view high level results and themes from the feedback received. The project team are continuing to investigate details and opportunities to progress the best design for FAST and will include the community in further consultation on design concepts.

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.

View the interactive map and discussion boards to see what the community is saying about FAST.

This round of 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

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    4 months 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.