Council services highlighted during Local Government Week

Posted on August 01, 2022

The many innovative and sustainable services Lake Macquarie Town Council provides to the community are highlighted as part of Local Government Week, August 1-8, 2022.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said Local Government Week was about showcasing Council’s hard work in the community and celebrating various services beyond roads, fares or garbage.

“We are committed to listening to the needs of our ever-changing community and providing services to meet those needs,” said Cr Fraser.

“We are proud to have provided over 100 services to over 213,000 residents over the past year.

“Residents are encouraged to keep a close eye on our social media channels this week as we post videos, photos and facts to showcase the wide variety of events and services we offer.

“From providing digital mentors in our libraries, to hosting major parenting expos and inclusive community workshops, to teaching students about swimming safety during our lifeguard’s off-season, the Council helps residents in new and increasingly innovative ways.”

The Council’s commitment to promoting a sustainable lifestyle can be seen through partnerships with local sustainable neighborhood groups, who have hosted Repair Cafés which have prevented over 300 items from reaching landfill, so far. .

The Hunter’s biggest parenting event, You’re Kidding Me Expo, has grown over its decade-long history to host free workshops with lifesaving health services to help new and expectant parents. .

“Looking forward, our 2022-2023 operating plan will see $424.5 million injected into the community, including $174.9 million to invest in lifestyle and wellness and $72.4 million in improving mobility and accessibility,” said Cr Fraser.

Follow our social media platforms during Local Government Week to learn more about the Council and celebrate with us.