Lake Macquarie History


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.

The Estate in Warners Bay with its artificial lake was built in 1989 on former mining company land owned by Investpec Pty Ltd. The major developer was Don Fox Planning. In keeping with the lake theme, street names were taken from the beautiful tourist area the 'Lake District' of England.

The Lymington Colliery tunnel was located in Lakelands and the coal was taken away by horse-drawn skip. This was along a skip way leading to the colliery railway in Cardiff South ("Coal, Railways and Mines" by B Andrews).

The Geographical Names Board assigned the suburb boundaries of Lakelands on 31 May 1991. Fishing competitions have been held at Lakelands Wetland in an attempt to reduce the amount of carp that have become a serious problem over the years. (Source LMCC).

Streets in Lakelands