Lake Macquarie History

King Street

The royalty theme used to be popular for naming streets. Originally called Myer Street, after an early resident. The land between King Street and Queen Street was once intended for a railway station and line. The High School is in King Street.

It is part of Main Road 527, major roadworks were completed here in 2003. Mac's Timber and Hardware Shop was established in 1960 by Don McIntyre with one staff member. King Street was still a gravel road until sealed in the late 1960s. The business continued to grow over the years and in 2006, the family owned business employed more than fifty staff.

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