Shaping the future

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this consultation. The Project Team are currently reviewing all feedback received and will report back shortly.

Changes to the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act require Council to develop a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The LSPS describes how we intend to achieve our City's vision and values by guiding the growth of the City over the next 20 years.

To achieve this, the LSPS identifies:

  • The Community's vision for future land use in the City
  • Seven Planning Priorities that articulate the special characteristics of the City
  • Strategies that summarise how we will deliver on the Planning Priorities
  • Key change and growth areas.

You can view the draft LSPS below and provide feedback by completing the survey or uploading a submission.

This consultation closes Friday 29 November.



Thank you to everyone who contributed to this consultation. The Project Team are currently reviewing all feedback received and will report back shortly.

Changes to the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act require Council to develop a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The LSPS describes how we intend to achieve our City's vision and values by guiding the growth of the City over the next 20 years.

To achieve this, the LSPS identifies:

  • The Community's vision for future land use in the City
  • Seven Planning Priorities that articulate the special characteristics of the City
  • Strategies that summarise how we will deliver on the Planning Priorities
  • Key change and growth areas.

You can view the draft LSPS below and provide feedback by completing the survey or uploading a submission.

This consultation closes Friday 29 November.



  • Ambitious plan to guide growth of Lake Mac over the next 20 years

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    Four key growth areas are the focus for Lake Macquarie City Council’s new strategic plan that will guide the evolution of the City over the next 20 years.

    The draft Lake Macquarie City Local Strategic Planning Statement is now on exhibition and describes how we will achieve our City’s vision and uphold the community’s values, through strategic planning.

    The ambitious plan will help transform Lake Macquarie City into one of the most productive, adaptable, sustainable and liveable places in Australia, while influencing public and private investment across the City.

    Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said our Plan is based...

    Four key growth areas are the focus for Lake Macquarie City Council’s new strategic plan that will guide the evolution of the City over the next 20 years.

    The draft Lake Macquarie City Local Strategic Planning Statement is now on exhibition and describes how we will achieve our City’s vision and uphold the community’s values, through strategic planning.

    The ambitious plan will help transform Lake Macquarie City into one of the most productive, adaptable, sustainable and liveable places in Australia, while influencing public and private investment across the City.

    Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said our Plan is based on the aspirations, knowledge and values expressed by our residents who helped create the City’s Vision in 2016.

    “We already have a strong foundation - we are a progressive city, well known for our innovation, investment opportunities, outdoor adventures, liveability, and of course our natural beauty. This draft Plan will continue to guide our City’s progress”, Cr Fraser said.

    Council’s Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said under the NSW Government planning reforms all NSW Councils are required to prepare Local Strategic Planning Statements.

    “Our draft Plan includes strategies and actions across seven planning priorities that detail how we will achieve the goal for the City to be one of the most productive, adaptable, sustainable and liveable places in Australia,” said Mr Hain.

    “The plan also reflects global, national and regional plans, to ensure our City contributes to broader regional, national and global communities, environments and economies.

    “The draft Plan identifies four key growth areas – North East from Charlestown to Belmont, South East between Caves Beach and North Wallarah, North West including Cardiff, Glendale and surrounds, and the South West spanning Cooranbong to Wyee. I would encourage people to take a look at the draft Plan and share their feedback.”

    The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement is available by visiting shape.lakemac.com.au/shaping-the-future or your local library. Consultation on the draft Plan closes on Friday 29 November.