Lake Macquarie History

Interview with Jill Bogaerts

Jill Bogaerts is a Lake Macquarie City Council employee. Part of her role as a Community Planner, is to work with the Red Cross and Department of Community Services to set up evacuation centres in times of emergency. In this interview she recalls the work done in setting up an evacuation centre at Wests Leages Club.

photo: lake level rise on waterfront at squids ink motel and restaurant, pacific highway belmont during the june 2007 storms

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.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

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