March engagement update

Master plan for Thomas H Halton Park

Draft master plan for Thomas H Halton Park - what do you think?

A draft Master Plan for the popular park has been developed following extensive community consultation in 2016, and we're keen to hear what you think.
Proposed upgrades include a fenced dog exercise area, in addition to the existing off leash dog arrangements, outdoor fitness equipment, upgraded playground with picnic facilities and much more.
Find out more and provide feedback here.

We asked, you said

Our Future in Focus - valuable community input

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft 10-year community goals for our City. Overall, community feedback was positive with many telling us their feel comfortable and inspired by the future direction of the City. Feedback has resulted in the re-ordering of several goals, and identified shorter-term actions for further consideration.

We are now reviewing all feedback as we prepare our Community Strategic Plan and the 2017/2018 Operational Plan, which will be available for comment in May this year. More

Arts, Heritage and Cultural Plan - you want more!

We asked what art, heritage and culture means to you, how you experience it in your daily life and how you think it can help create an inclusive, vibrant city.

More than 220 people took the online survey earlier this year. 85 per cent of respondents said they have participated in art and cultural activities in the last 12 months, 12 per cent earn their income from design and 92 per cent would like to see more creative ways to reduce graffiti. 'I like seeing art' is the most popular way for residents to experience art, heritage and culture.

We are now preparing the draft Plan for exhibition in mid-2017.

Aboriginal Community Plan 2017-2020 - positive outcomes

As part of this review, we asked local Elders, community, groups and service providers about local challenges, success stories and ideas for ways Council can contribute or support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. View a snapshot of what we heard.

The Aboriginal Community Plan, once prepared, will form part of a suite of plans that identify Council's actions in working with various groups, such a children and families, young people, multicultural groups, the ageing population, and people with a disability. More.

Pelican Boat Ramp - four options to investigate

Following extensive community engagement, we will now investigate four alternative options for replacement of the boat ramp.
The community's preference to retain the swimming area was a deciding factor in Council staff identifying alternate options. Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser thanked the community for their enthusiastic participation, with nearly 6000 submissions received through the online survey, community-driven petition and pop-up stalls.

All the best,

Have Your Say Lake Mac

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