Lake Macquarie City Council has proposed new infrastructure upgrades worth around $64 million to help enhance recreational facilities around the Belmont, Swansea and Catherine Hill Bay areas.

With the new residential areas growing around Catherine Hill Bay, this draft contributions plan has considered the types and location of facilities that will be needed for a growing community such as Newcastle’s.

This new infrastructure plan aims to cater for an extra 7250 people by 2030.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie City Council, Cr  Kay Fraser is excited to announce the new community facilities along the Belmont and Moonee areas.

“The plan identifies 44 open spaces and recreational projects with a value of more than $54 million, as well as upgrades to community facilities,” Cr Fraser said.

A few key projects included in the proposal are extensions to the Fernleigh track with a shared pathway through to Blacksmiths, enhancing of Green Point Foreshore Reserve with new walking trails and playgrounds, a new surf club at Cathrine Hill Bay, upgrades to Swansea Swim Centre and a refurbishment to Belmont library.

The Belmont Development Contributions Plan will go to the Ordinary Council Meeting early next week.

Mayor Of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, at the


end of the Fernleigh track. Image supplied.