Lake Macquarie City Council

The City of Lake Macquarie is a local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is situated adjacent to the city of Newcastle and was proclaimed as a city from 7 September 1984. The city is approximately 150 km north of Sydney. One of its major tourist attractions is its lake, also named Lake Macquarie.

  • City area: 757.2km2
  • Lake circumference: 174km. Lake Macquarie is about twice the size of Sydney Harbour and one of Australia's largest saltwater lakes
  • features 32km of coastline, and to the west the Watagan Mountains
  • Population is 204,166 (as at June 2015), distributed around the lake in 95 communities (including 9 town centres)

Council has completed floodplain risk management studies and plans for major catchments.

Council offers a Property Flooding Information Summary tool to help determine if a property may be prone to flooding.

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