Our Future in Detail
Lake Macquarie City Council is inviting feedback from the community on the latest Delivery Program and Operational Plan for the City, Our Future in Detail.
Council’s General Manager, Brian Bell, said the draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan for 2017-2018 sets out the actions we will undertake to achieve the community goals as outlined in the draft Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027.
“This plan has been developed through extensive engagement with our community and draws a clear line between our community’s vision, Our Future in Focus, and the strategies and actions Council will take over coming years as we work to achieve it,” Mr Bell said.
Seven key areas form our community’s long-term vision and provide the structure for this plan.
“Our Future in Detail sets out the resources we will allocate for each focus area and features a full list of capital works totalling more than $111 million that we aim to deliver during 2017-2018 to ensure our City continues to innovate, adapt and provide for our community.”
Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser said Our Future in Detail marks the beginning of an exciting era for our City.
“The Plan maps out the first strategies and actions we will take to achieve our community’s new long-term vision for the City, Our Future in Focus,” Cr Fraser said.
“I am delighted to see so many initiatives captured in this plan that will bring this new vision to life.”
To learn more about what’s planned for your local area, and to provide feedback on the draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017-2018, visit haveyoursaylakemac.com.au/future-in-detail.
Council’s draft Fees and Charges 2017-2018, draft Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 and draft Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027 are also on exhibition for public comment.
Snapshot of our capital works for 2017-2018:
More than $111 million will be spent on capital works projects including:
$30 million on road surfacing and upgrades
$19.72 million on our parks and playgrounds including construction of the Cameron Park recreation area and upgrades to Speers Point Park
$4.74 million on construction and upgrade of local sporting facilities
$4.65 million on traffic and transport improvements such as speed humps, school crossings and streetscape works
$2.13 million on community building upgrades
Watch our video to find out more.
Key city-wide projects:
Advocate for State and Federal funding for the second stage of the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange
Phase 2 green waste services will roll-out to Lake Mac households
Improve walkability in our neighbourhoods by developing a ‘walk-score’ tool for our planning
Prepare transport management plans for the town centres in most need
Deliver a minimum of 2600 cultural programs and activities at Lake Mac Libraries and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Regenerate eight hectares of natural bushland through the Lake Macquarie Landcare program
Continue to adapt our City to a changing climate by preparing the Pelican Blacksmiths local adaption plan and various flood studies
Bring our history and landscape to life through virtual technologies and interpretation sites across the City
Identify key industries, constraints and opportunities for our City’s economic growth
Establish two community arts programs in partnership with the local community