Revitalising Awaba House

Awaba House exterior

On Tuesday 20 August 2019, a fire broke out in Awaba House leaving only part of the facade remaining. Almost all of the remainder of the building was destroyed. The remains are currently undergoing an assessment to determine if any heritage aspects can be retained in a replacement structure.

To assist in determining appropriate options that align with community values, Council is establishing a Community Reference Group (CRG) consisting of Lake Macquarie residents and those with a genuine interest in the outcomes of Awaba House its surrounds.

Applications for the CRG are now closed.

There will be further opportunities in the future to provide feedback on the options proposed for Awaba House.

On Tuesday 20 August 2019, a fire broke out in Awaba House leaving only part of the facade remaining. Almost all of the remainder of the building was destroyed. The remains are currently undergoing an assessment to determine if any heritage aspects can be retained in a replacement structure.

To assist in determining appropriate options that align with community values, Council is establishing a Community Reference Group (CRG) consisting of Lake Macquarie residents and those with a genuine interest in the outcomes of Awaba House its surrounds.

Applications for the CRG are now closed.

There will be further opportunities in the future to provide feedback on the options proposed for Awaba House.

  • Be part of the revitalisation of Awaba House

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    Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from the community to join the Awaba House Revitalisation Community Reference Group to share ideas and consider options for the future of Awaba House.

    Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said this is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in the future of Awaba House.

    “We are seeking community representatives with skills and experience in relevant areas such as design, construction, hospitality or tourism, and willingness to contribute ideas and explore future opportunities for this site,” Mr Antcliff said.

    “Community input into the ...

    Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from the community to join the Awaba House Revitalisation Community Reference Group to share ideas and consider options for the future of Awaba House.

    Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said this is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in the future of Awaba House.

    “We are seeking community representatives with skills and experience in relevant areas such as design, construction, hospitality or tourism, and willingness to contribute ideas and explore future opportunities for this site,” Mr Antcliff said.

    “Community input into the way forward for the site is crucial in determining the best outcomes for the City. Being part of the Reference Group is a great opportunity to have input into a landmark plan that will pave the way for our community and visitors into the future.”

    The Reference Group will comprise of a community chairperson, eight community members, including at least one member of the Lake Macquarie Aboriginal community, and Council staff.

    To register your interest, visit better.lakemac.com.au to download an information package. Registrations close 5pm, Friday 6 December 2019.

    Awaba House, located at Booragul, was affected by fire on Tuesday 20 August 2019.