Lakeside Community Precinct Proposed

A community-focused lakeside precinct in western Lake Macquarie has been proposed by Lake city council.

Artist’s impression of the building at 4 Bath Street Toronto.

The small-scale building aims to encourage social connections through food and drinks with complementary small business uses, such as recreational equipment hire.

Lake Macquarie City Council has nominated numbers 4 Bath Street and 1B Victory Row at Toronto.

Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said the lakeside precinct off Bath Street would be a diverse and dynamic foreshore open space.

We’ve listened to feedback from our community through consultation, and taken into consideration a review of the best use of the site in line with our Sustainability Policy Review,” Mr Antcliff said.

A new small-scale building is proposed for the space providing opportunities for casual lakeside dining, boutique functions and pop-up community events.

Taking inspiration from its scenic lakeside location and adjacent 5ha of foreshore, the proposed precinct will feature indoor and outdoor dining opportunities, as well as pedestrian access improvements and new car parking. There is also an opportunity for a complementary small business such as kayak, bike or boat hire.”

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said community consultation is an integral part of the planning process, and has influenced the proposal for this site.

We are asking our community to reflect on the proposal presented to them and the benefits it could deliver for Toronto and western Lake Macquarie, and to have their say online,” Cr Fraser said.

Importantly, we have listened to our community and undertaken a robust sustainability review of the project and the Toronto Foreshore Masterplan. I believe this is a really positive outcome and I’m looking forward to hearing what residents think about the proposal.”

People can visit www.shape.lakemac.com.au before Monday 24 August to comment on the proposal.

View from Bath Street Toronto to the site of proposed public venue.