Upcoming major developments in Lake Macquarie

Date posted: 20 April 2017

Major developments are an important aspect of any city. They help stimulate the economy, provide jobs for residents, contracts for local suppliers and, in many instances, key services for the community.

Across NSW, independent bodies known as Planning Panels have been established to provide merit-based decision-making on regionally significant development applications. In Lake Macquarie, these kinds of development applications are determined by the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).

Here are a few JRPP-approved developments:

Redevelopment of Lake Macquarie Fair and Mount Hutton shopping centres

The redevelopment of this major shopping centre in Mount Hutton will create a pedestrian link between Lake Macquarie Fair and Mount Hutton centres and see about 20 new specialty retail stores open on the site, including food outlets, medical tenancies and a new, expanded Coles supermarket.

Bupa Aged Care Warners Bay

This residential aged care development on Warners Bay Road will provide accommodation for 144 residents, including 36 dementia beds. There are also plans for a health hub building proposed in Stage 2 of the development, which will provide integrated primary health care to residents. The project is valued at more than $26 million.

Charlestown Leisure Centre

The new Charlestown Leisure Centre will replace the aging Charlestown Swim Centre, located in Dickinson Street. It will feature both indoor and outdoor facilities including an eight-lane 50m outdoor pool with access lift, accessible 25m and 18m indoor pools, a water play area, meeting rooms, spa facilities, space for fitness classes, a café and more.

To stay up to date with the latest determinations from the JRPP, visit planningpanels.nsw.gov.au.

Page last updated: 20 April 2017