Lake Macquarie History

Pinny Beach

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 complement 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

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.

If you experience any issues with the website or its content please contact us [email protected]