Lake Macquarie History

Pinny Beach

The City Council of Lake Macquarie acknowledge the Aboriginal people known today as the Awabakal, as the traditional Custodians of the land, respecting Aboriginal Elders past, present and future. Lake Macquarie City Council recognise the local Aboriginal community today in all of their diversity, who came forward to share their experiences, knowledge, images and memories.

By virtue of Government Gazette, dated 5 May 2006, following amendments to the boundaries of surrounding suburbs, a new suburb became official. The name Pinny Beach has a direct relationship to the topographic feature designated as Pinny Beach. This suburb name would compliment the adjacent suburbs of Caves Beach and Murrays Beach.

Pinny beach was once better known as the "windswept heath of Pincushion Plain". It was named after the pincushion-shaped shrubs with sharp needle like leaves (Source: "What's in a Name" by George and Noelene Boyd).

Streets in Pinny Beach