Lake Macquarie the suburb

Lake Macquarie, a place we call home. A place worth putting on the map.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. The project team are currently reviewing all feedback received and will report back shortly.

We live in a City like no other, with lively communities, beautiful beaches, lush forests and the delights of lakeside life. A City that’s rich in new ideas and next generation thinking – a natural playground for progress and possibility.

One way we could help bring our City to life and realise its potential by enhancing its identity, is by creating a suburb known as Lake Macquarie.

After reviewing the proposed suburb boundaries please complete the survey below by selecting your preferred Lake Macquarie suburb option.

This consultation closed 4 April.



Lake Macquarie, a place we call home. A place worth putting on the map.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this consultation. The project team are currently reviewing all feedback received and will report back shortly.

We live in a City like no other, with lively communities, beautiful beaches, lush forests and the delights of lakeside life. A City that’s rich in new ideas and next generation thinking – a natural playground for progress and possibility.

One way we could help bring our City to life and realise its potential by enhancing its identity, is by creating a suburb known as Lake Macquarie.

After reviewing the proposed suburb boundaries please complete the survey below by selecting your preferred Lake Macquarie suburb option.

This consultation closed 4 April.



  • Proposal puts Lake Mac on the map

    about 1 month ago

    A proposed new ‘Lake Macquarie’ suburb could include the former Pasminco site’s new commercial and residential hub, soon to become home to hundreds of new residents and major retail outlets.

    Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to create a suburb reflecting the City’s name, as is the norm across most other cities in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

    The proposal outlines three options:

    Option One includes:

    • former Pasminco development site and Munibung Road extension
    • Cockle Creek train station
    • Bunnings
    • Northern parts of Munibung Hill

      Option Two includes:

    • All areas in Option One
    • Bunderra Estate
    • ...

    A proposed new ‘Lake Macquarie’ suburb could include the former Pasminco site’s new commercial and residential hub, soon to become home to hundreds of new residents and major retail outlets.

    Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to create a suburb reflecting the City’s name, as is the norm across most other cities in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

    The proposal outlines three options:

    Option One includes:

    • former Pasminco development site and Munibung Road extension
    • Cockle Creek train station
    • Bunnings
    • Northern parts of Munibung Hill

      Option Two includes:

    • All areas in Option One
    • Bunderra Estate
    • Employment land between TC Frith Avenue and Cockle Creek
    • Speers Point Park
    • Lake Macquarie Football Facility

      Option Three includes:

    • All areas in Options One and Two
    • Land around The Weir Road between Teralba and Barnsley
    • Existing residential and commercial areas in Boolaroo

    Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said a Lake Macquarie suburb could reinforce the City’s identity and strengthen the community’s sense of place.

    “Council has recognised for some time the value in creating a suburb called Lake Macquarie,” Mr Hain said.

    “In a practical sense, it may reduce confusion between Lake Macquarie and Port Macquarie.”

    The postcode for the Lake Macquarie suburb would likely be 2284 – the same as Boolaroo and Speers Point.

    A feedback portal is now live at shape.lakemac.com.au/suburb, with residents encouraged to nominate which option they prefer, or provide alternative suggestions.

    Following community consultation, Council can consider endorsing a proposal to change a suburb’s name or bestow a new name on an area, but the final decision rests with the Geographical Names Board.

    Drop-in information sessions on the proposal are scheduled for the Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets on 14 and 28 March, 7.30-10.30am.