Lake Macquarie residents have been invited to attend a
public meeting on the Pelican Foreshore Saturday afternoon to discuss the
future of the former Pelican Marina site.

Pelican Marina before its demolition

[Source: ABC].
The Marina fell into the lake earlier this year and was
subsequently removed by the State Government.
Since then, the site has been in limbo as the Government
remains tight lipped on their future plans.
Swansea MP Yasmin Catley will host the event, which will be
attended by Shadow Lands & Water minister, Mick Veitch.
Catley says she’ll be keeping Lands & Water minister,
Niall Blair abreast of tomorrow afternoon’s discussions.
“Certainly through Parliament I’ll be making sure [the]
minister his the community’s views,” she said.
“He just needs to come on board now and make sure that he lets
the community know that in good faith, he will listen to them.”
Minister Blair was invited to the event, but refused to
Conversation has already begun over what will replace the marina
and the Milanos restaurant with Catley suggesting they should simply be
“People really liked having a marina at that part of the
lake,” she said.
“It was obviously well utilised because of its location.”
A free sausage sizzle will be on offer to those that attend,
with attendees being asked to bring a camping chair along to avoid sitting on
the grass.
Catley says the event will be easy going and community

“It’s the community coming together to give me their views
on how they would like to see the building proceed,” she said.
The event will kick off at 3:30pm.