Lake Macquarie History

Sawmill Creek, Arcadia Vale

Sawmill Creek runs under Ilford Avenue and enters Lake Macquarie just north of Brighton Street into Sawmill Bay. G Hawkins Sawmill was located on what is now the corner of Lisburn Street and Ilford Avenue. This name was suggested by the Eraring Bay Landcare Group in 2005.

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