Lake Macquarie

Striking Multi-Arts Centre to become a cultural landmark in Lake Mac  by Kian West

A striking $2 million Multi-Arts Space featuring spectacular waterfront vistas will become a new focal point for arts and culture in Lake Macquarie.

A panel of expert judges today selected University of Newcastle undergraduate student Samantha Bailey’s concept design from a short-list of five for the new Speers Point Park facility. 

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Share your ideas to create a vibrant nightlife in Lake Macquarie by Kian West

“We’re talking about more than just pubs and clubs – this could be anything taking place from early evening to late at night, including sport and exercise activities, night time markets or events, cinema under the stars, live music performances, late-night shopping experiences and more.”

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Lake Mac Big Weekend: Superboats, Live Music, Markets, Food & Wine by Brooke Tunbridge

Lake Mac Big Weekend is set to kick off this weekend, 13th-14th October. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the northern end of the lake for the event, with everything from superboats and jetski racing to markets, free water sports and a food and wine festival, there’s something for everyone.

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The Future is Now: Smart Bench Bringing Power to the People by Brooke Tunbridge

A solar-powered smart bench has been installed on the Warners Bay foreshore. It features wireless recharging for compatible phones, multiple USB ports and the future capacity to act as a WiFi hotspot.

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Food + Garden = Green Pop-Up Information Events by Brooke Tunbridge

Concerned about the greener 3-bin service starting on 30th July in Lake Macquarie? Or perhaps you're excited for this change and want to know even more about it. Over the next three months, Council’s Green Team will be popping up in a variety of locations across Lake Macquarie to provide advice and answer any questions the community may have.

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Mapping the Lake: Tantrum Youth Arts by Kian West

 “Having grown up by the lake, I have a personal connection to it. I think that our stories and experiences need to be communicated.” Meghan Mills, who is one of the 80 young people collaborating with emerging and professional artists in Tantrum Youth Art’s first major production of the year, Mapping the Lake “There is a lot that goes unnoticed in Lake Macquarie and a lot that we have to tell in this performance”.

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Newcastle, star of new crime-thriller film: Dark Waters by Kian West

We have a habit of spitting out our fair share of global musical, theatrical and general creative talent but who knew our city was a star in her own right? Some of us probably did and that's surely the reason Newcastle has provided the backdrop for the new Australian made film Dark Waters

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