Lake Macquarie History

Powerhouse Road

Named after the old Cockle Creek Power Station. It is an extension of Railway Street. When it enters Borehole Colliery property its name changes to Hedley Street. The Cockle Creek Power Station was built in 1927 by the Caledonian Collieries Ltd, supplying power to 27 collieries as well as a number of towns including Toronto, Carey Bay and Killingworth. It was demolished in 1976.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

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