Draft Operational Plan 2018-2019

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this consultation. On Monday 25 June Council adopted the revised Delivery Program 2017-2021, Operational Plan and Budget 2018-2019, and Fees and Charges 2018-2019.

The 2018-19 Operational Plan boasts Council’s biggest ever spend of $280 million. Construction of Belmont Baths, Pelican Boat Ramp, Charlestown Skate Park, and completion of the Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park are among the more than $100 million worth of capital works projects planned for the next 12 months.

View the engagement summary for this project.

Snapshot of capital works for 2018-2019 include:

  • $31 million on road surfacing and upgrades
  • $4 million on our parks and playgrounds
  • $3 million on our footpaths and cycleways
  • $5 million on construction and upgrade of local sporting facilities
  • $9 million on traffic and transport improvements such as speed humps, school crossings and streetscape works
  • $15 million on community building upgrades
  • $35 million on maintaining our city

Click on the map to see what's planned for your local area in 2018-2019

Works around the City



Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this consultation. On Monday 25 June Council adopted the revised Delivery Program 2017-2021, Operational Plan and Budget 2018-2019, and Fees and Charges 2018-2019.

The 2018-19 Operational Plan boasts Council’s biggest ever spend of $280 million. Construction of Belmont Baths, Pelican Boat Ramp, Charlestown Skate Park, and completion of the Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park are among the more than $100 million worth of capital works projects planned for the next 12 months.

View the engagement summary for this project.

Snapshot of capital works for 2018-2019 include:

  • $31 million on road surfacing and upgrades
  • $4 million on our parks and playgrounds
  • $3 million on our footpaths and cycleways
  • $5 million on construction and upgrade of local sporting facilities
  • $9 million on traffic and transport improvements such as speed humps, school crossings and streetscape works
  • $15 million on community building upgrades
  • $35 million on maintaining our city

Click on the map to see what's planned for your local area in 2018-2019

Works around the City



Consultation has concluded
  • Council unveils $100 million works program for 2018-2019

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    New and improved recreational spaces will be a focus of Lake Macquarie City Council’s capital works program over the next 12 months, with parks, playgrounds, sports fields, swimming areas and a new public art trail among the facilities planned for the growing community.

    Construction of Belmont Baths, Pelican Boat Ramp and Charlestown Skate Park, completion of the Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park and the installation of artworks for the Creative Lake initiative are among more than $100 million worth of projects forecast in Council’s Draft Operational Plan 2018-2019.

    The Plan also details more than $30 million in roadworks, including...

    New and improved recreational spaces will be a focus of Lake Macquarie City Council’s capital works program over the next 12 months, with parks, playgrounds, sports fields, swimming areas and a new public art trail among the facilities planned for the growing community.

    Construction of Belmont Baths, Pelican Boat Ramp and Charlestown Skate Park, completion of the Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park and the installation of artworks for the Creative Lake initiative are among more than $100 million worth of projects forecast in Council’s Draft Operational Plan 2018-2019.

    The Plan also details more than $30 million in roadworks, including the extension of Munibung Road to provide a direct link between Boolaroo and Cardiff.

    Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, said Council is keen to hear from the community about the proposals and priorities outlined in the Plan, which has been put on public exhibition.

    “The Operational Plan provides a detailed overview of the works proposed for the City, from small neighbourhood projects to citywide actions,” Cr Fraser said.

    “Works include maintenance and redevelopment of community centres, parks and playgrounds, sporting facilities, swim centres, libraries and cultural facilities.

    “The Plan details our investment for the year in safer roads, better footpaths and cycleways, and new transport infrastructure. We have also set out the projects we will fund to improve drainage systems, deliver better waste management and improve our local environment.

    “We’re inviting the community to find out what works will be done in their area and meet their Councillors at drop-in sessions across the City.

    “These drop-in sessions are an opportunity for our community to review the proposals and share their feedback, as well as have a chat with their local Councillors and meet other people from their area.”

    To share feedback on the Plan or see what’s in store across the City in 2018-2019, visit shape.lakemac.com.au/our-future-in-detail.

    Lake Mac Chats

    Join Councillors and staff for some light refreshments and find out what’s planned in your local area over the next 12 months. Just look for the Lake Macquarie City Council marquee.

    • When: Saturday 28 April, 8-11am Where: Swansea Markets, Quinn Park
    • When: Saturday 12 May, 8-11am Where: Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets, Speers Point Park
    • When: Sunday 20 May, 8-11am Where: Toronto Lions Market, Fennell Bay

    Snapshot of our capital works for 2018-2019

    More than $100 million will be spent on capital works projects including:

    • $31 million on road surfacing and upgrades;
    • $4 million on our parks and playgrounds;
    • $3 million on our footpaths and cycleways;
    • $5 million on construction and upgrade of local sporting facilities;
    • $9 million on traffic and transport improvements such as speed humps, school crossings and streetscape works; and
    • $15 million on community building upgrades

    Key City-wide projects

    • Partner with the NSW Government to complete a pilot project to reduce red tape for development and construction
    • Continue the Awaba Waste Management Facility expansion project
    • Expand free wi-fi at Council facilities and community events
    • Prepare an evening and night-time economy policy for the City
    • Provide a minimum of 2800 cultural programs and activities at Lake Mac Libraries and the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
    • Work with the State and Federal governments to facilitate the development of the North West Lake Macquarie catalyst area for economic and residential growth.