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Visit our award-winning all abilities playground

Awarded ‘Best Play Space in Australia’ by Parks and Leisure Australia, the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park is a popular place for families to visit during the summer school holidays.

Operating arrangements for Australia Day - Thursday 26 January 2017

There will be changes to some of our services and facilities on Thursday 26 January for Australia Day, however, waste, recycling and green waste collections will take place as normal.

Find your inner artist at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Nestled on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, you will find the award-winning Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.

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Top tips to beat the summer heat

With summer bringing the heat this week, we're sharing our top tips to help you stay cool!

Uncover the heritage of beautiful Catherine Hill Bay

Dating back to 1889, Catherine Hill Bay remains relatively unchanged, making it both remarkably beautiful and rich in history.

Lake Macquarie wins award for sports field regeneration program using compost

Lake Macquarie Council was highly commended for its compost trial.

Walk, cycle and explore the Fernleigh Track

Rich in history and popular among locals, the Fernleigh Track is a widely held shared pathway. Be sure to try it this summer!

Have your say on the Aboriginal Community Plan

Lake Macquarie City Council is currently reviewing and updating the Aboriginal Community Plan and Statement of Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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