What is a Community Strategic Plan

    Our Community Strategic Plan is the blueprint for everything we do, prepared on behalf of and in consultation with the community. It reflects our community vision, outlines the strategies we’ll undertake to achieve it and the outcomes that will show us we have achieved our goals.

    Why is the Community Strategic Plan being reviewed?

    It’s been five years since we worked with our community to develop our current community vision and values.

    It’s time to check back in and make sure we are on the right track. We know the world looks very different now and there will be changes in our community in the years to come. We want to make sure our new plan captures our community’s priorities and reflects what you want for Lake Macquarie City in the future.

    It is also a requirement under the Local Government Act 1993 (s402) that every four years, following a Council election, Council must review the Community Strategic Plan. Any changes to the Community Strategic Plan must be endorsed by the Council by 30 June 2022.

    How can I have my say?

    Here is how to share your ideas;

    When will I get to see the revised Community Strategic Plan

    The draft updated revised plan will be on public exhibition during April-May 2022.

    Are there prizes for completing the online survey?

    Yes, we have purchased 20 gift vouchers from local tourism operators. These will be issued as incentive prizes to support local business and will be selected at random for people who complete the online survey via Shape Lake Mac. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions for further information.

    The business include:

    • Luxe Lakeside
    • Skydive Australia
    • Bread and Brewery
    • Joy Air
    • JettBuzz
    • Lake Macquarie Cruises
    • Lake Macquarie Sailing Tours
    • Women Soulful Surf
    • Dullboys
    • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium
    • Out and About Adventures