Lake Macquarie History

Lake Macquarie Heritage Study

Commissioned in 1993, the City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study Reports document areas of significant historical value within surrounding suburbs and localities of Lake Macquarie. Compiled and carried out by Suters Architects Snell, there are 56 reports in total.

The reports explore each locale and list the heritage sites that can be found within the areas. For a site to be included in the report, it must exhibit either a historic, scientific, natural, archeological, social, architectural or an aesthetic significance. Private residences, commercial buildings, distinct local features and natural areas of import are included within the report.

The pdfs available for download, are copies of the original reports separated by suburb. Each report features an inventory summary, detailed description of the heritage items, and a map showing the exact whereabouts of the heritage holdings. The reports were created with local, state, and national contexts in mind, as well as including all National Trust and National Estate Register considerations within the process.

In special site studies where complete access could not be accessed, there are notes for where further study is needed.


Turner, John & Lake Macquarie (N.S.W.). Council & C. and M. J. Doring (Firm) Suters Architects Snell 1993, City of Lake Macquarie heritage study : final report, Suters Architects Snell, Newcastle, N.S.W

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

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