Lake Macquarie and Ryde win council awards

Lake Macquarie City Council has won the inaugural Local Council of the Year Award at the 2017 NSW Sports Awards for excellence and innovation in the promotion of sport and active recreation. Lake Macquarie’s Acting Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said his council recognises the significant role quality sport and recreation facilities play in building […]

Lake Macquarie council powers up mobility scooter test drives for seniors

  By Paul Hemsley The issue of safely managing the growing numbers of people using personal mobility scooters to get around town has been a longstanding concern for local governments, however Lake Macquarie City Council near the New South Wales port of Newcastle has hit upon an idea it hopes will make uptake of the […]

Insurers to lecture extreme weather councils

By Julian Bajkowski Ratepayers and policy holders confused and fed-up with how insurers set premiums for and pay-out on extreme weather events will get the opportunity to roast one of the industry’s leading executives at a courageous public event organised by Lake Macquarie City Council. The forward-thinking local government area has booked the Insurance Council […]

Solar expands at Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie City Council has converted its seventh major building to solar power. The council has installed solar facilities on Charlestown Library, following other council buildings including the art gallery, works depot and the State Emergency Service office. Lake Macquarie City Council acting manager sustainability, Symon Walpole said solar power systems capable of generating 95 […]


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