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.

Silverwater is a neighbourhood on the Morisset Peninsula named from the Silver Water Estate subdivision held in 1925. The placename of Silverwater in the Parish of Morisset was assigned the designation of suburb and the boundaries defined on 31 May 1991 in the Lake Macquarie LGA(Source: NSW Geographical Names Board).

Reticulated water came in 1963.


Armstrong, John W & Hunter District Water Board (N.S.W.) 1967, Pipelines and people, Hunter District Water Board, [Newcastle, N.S.W.]

2019 Extract - Geographical Names Board of NSW. [online] Available at: [Accessed 14 Apr. 2019].

Streets in Silverwater