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Lake Macquarie is the name of a Local Government Area (the City of Lake Macquarie) and a lake, both located in NSW, Australia, approximately 150km north of Sydney, Australia, and 20km south of Newcastle. Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... A view of Newcastle from Stockton Newcastle is Australias sixth largest city and the second largest in the state of New South Wales. ...

City of Lake Macquaire
Geography
State: New South Wales
Region: Hunter Valley
Area: 644 km²
Council seat: Speers Point
Demographics
Population: 189,150
- Density: / km²
Born in Australia: %
Indigenous Australian origin: %
Government
Lake Macquarie City Council,
http://www.lakemac.com.au/
Mayor: Greg Piper
Deputy Mayor: {{{deputymayor}}}
Federal electorates: Division of Shortland
State electorates:

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The Australian States and Territories make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... This is a list of regions in Australia that are not Australian states or territories. ... The Hunter Valley is a region of New South Wales, approximately 160 kilometers north of Sydney, Australia with an approximate population of 700,000 people, most of which live in the Newcastle Metro area including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland city councils. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Indigenous Australians are the first inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands, continuing their presence during European settlement. ... Image File history File links Lake_Macquarie_coa. ... The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... The Division of Shortland is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. ...


The City of Lake Macquarie

The City of Lake Macquarie has an estimated population of 189,150 as of June 2003 (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and is the fourth or fifth largest Local Government Area in NSW by population (three of the largest, Sutherland, Blacktown, and Fairfield, are all within metropolitan Sydney). Its population is slightly larger than that of the City of Newcastle and similar to that of the City of Wollongong. One of its major tourist attractions is its lake, also named Lake Macquarie. The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government, involving voluntary and involuntary amalgamation of areas. ... Wollongong is an industrial city located on the eastern coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales. ... Lake Macquarie is the name of a Local Government Area (the City of Lake Macquarie) and a lake, both located in NSW, Australia, approximately 150km north of Sydney, Australia, and 20km south of Newcastle. ...


Lake Macquarie is classified as a "city", but there is no significant distinction between the terms "city", "shire", and "municipality" as applied to Local Government Areas in New South Wales. The area is demographically a set of closely contiguous towns that surround a coastal saltwater lake, and merge with the suburbs of Newcastle to the north. Some suburbs, such as Adamstown Heights are partly in the City of Newcastle and partly within the City of Lake Macquarie.


Significant population centres include:

The various towns and suburbs are classified as being part of the Newcastle Statistical District, so their population is included when Newcastle is commonly listed as Australia's sixth largest city. However, the City of Lake Macquarie has its own independent local government (Lake Macquarie City Council), which is planning to develop a new Central Business District. The largest commercial centre in the region is Charlestown which has a turnover greater than that of Newcastle's central business district. Belmont (33°02′S 151°39′E) is a suburb within the city of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. ... Cardiff is a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie. ... Charlestown is the largest town within the city (i. ... Glendale, New South Wales is a Suburb in the City of Lake Macquarie. ... Morisset is a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie. ... Mount Hutton A small suburb west of Charlestown that belongs to the city of Lake Maquarie, it used to be a small mining village, but latly the construction of commision homes (which are owned by the government, which eventually they sell to the tenant for a resonable price) have given... Swansea is a coastal town within the city of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. ... Toronto is a busy town within the city of Lake Macquarie, and a commercial hub for the sprawling suburbs on the western shore of the lake. ... Warners Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ...


Shopping

Lake Macquarie has a significant coal mining industry and smaller agriculture and manufacturing industries. Eraring power station, a 1980s-era coal-fired power station, supplies 25% of New South Wales' power. As of September 2002, Lake Macquarie had an unemployment rate of 8.7%, which is higher than the state average but lower than that of surrounding areas. Some areas have become a popular retirement destination. There is very little tourism, with the area being virtually unknown even to residents as close as Sydney. Charlestown Square, a large shopping centre in Charlestown, New South Wales, is the largest in Lake Macquarie, with over 190 stores. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... MacGyver is one of the symbols of 1980s The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ...


The Lake

Lake Macquarie is Australia's largest coastal saltwater lake, covering an area of 110 km2. It is saltwater due to being connected to the Pacific Ocean by a narrow but short channel. The land separating it from the ocean is only a few kilometres wide along most of its length. The lake is of irregular shape and in the middle of the lake is an island, (Pulbah Island), popular for camping. There is no point on the coast from which you can see the entire expanse or its 150km foreshore. However, a good view can be obtained from lookouts in the nearby Watagan Mountains. Pulbah Island is a small island in Lake Macquarie in NSW Australia. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

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View from Swansea showing Pulbah Island

Lake Macquarie was discovered in 1800 by Captain William Reid. Reid had been sent from Sydney to retrieve a load of coal from Newcastle Harbour (the Hunter River). Reid took a wrong turn and found himself in a lake rather than a river, with no coal to be seen anywhere. The name "Reid's Mistake" was kept until 1826, when it was renamed in honour of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. The Indigenous Australian name was Awaba Lake.[1] Lake Macquarie, from Swansea showing Pulbah Island. ... Lake Macquarie, from Swansea showing Pulbah Island. ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article needs cleanup. ... A view of Newcastle from Stockton Newcastle is Australias sixth largest city and the second largest in the state of New South Wales. ... The Hunter River is a major river in New South Wales, Australia. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Governor Lachlan Macquarie Colonel Lachlan Macquarie (31 January 1762–1 July 1824), British military officer and colonial administrator, served as Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of that colony. ... Indigenous Australians are the first inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands, continuing their presence during European settlement. ...


Recreational fishing is improving as fish stocks respond to the recent removal of commercial fishing and the significant increase in water quality that has come from a concerted environmental program undertaken by the state government and council. Since settlement lake-bed silt has increased in some areas due to unsealed roads, road shoulders and diffuse effects of urbanisation, however the quantity is far less than in nearby Lake Munmorah, and swimming is quite tolerable. Average water depth is approx. 8m reaching a max. of approx. 15m east of Pulbah Island. Silt refers to soil or rock particles of a certain very small size range (see grain size). ...


Sailing and Yacht racing is popular, boasting multiple Yacht Clubs such as the following: Sailing at sunset Wooden sailing boat Sailing is the skillful art of controlling the motion of a sailing ship or smaller boat, across a body of water. ... Inshore yacht racing on Sydney Harbour, Australia Yacht racing is the sport of competitive sailing. ...

  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont [2]
  • Belmont 16ft Sailing Club [3]
  • Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW, Toronto
  • Marmong Pt Sailing Club
  • South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club
  • Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club
  • Teralba Amateur Sailing Club
  • Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club

Recently, much attention has focused upon Blacksmiths Beach, due to its secluded nature and excellent surfing beach. It is anticipated this area of Lake Macquarie will undergo a great deal of population growth in the following decade.


Photographs

See also

This is a list of cities in Australia, arranged by state: // Australian Capital Territory Canberra (National Capital) New South Wales See also: List of Sydney suburbs, Local Government Areas of New South Wales Northern Territory See also: Local Government Areas of the Northern Territory Darwin (Capital) Alice Springs Katherine Palmerston...

External links

  • Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club
  • Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
  • Clickable map of New South Wales LGAs (NSW Dept. of Local Government)
  • Statoids on Australia Shires


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Lake Macquarie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (695 words)
Lake Macquarie is the name of a Local Government Area (the City of Lake Macquarie) and a lake, both located in NSW, Australia, approximately 150km north of Sydney, Australia, and 20km south of Newcastle.
The City of Lake Macquarie has an estimated population of 189,150 as of June 2003 (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and is the fourth or fifth largest Local Government Area in NSW by population (three of the largest, Sutherland, Blacktown, and Fairfield, are all within metropolitan Sydney).
The lake is of irregular shape and in the middle of the lake is an island, (Pulbah Island), popular for camping.
Lachlan Macquarie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1748 words)
Lachlan Macquarie was born in the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, a chain of islands off the West Coast of Scotland.
Macquarie's policies, especially his championing of the emancipists and the lavish expenditure of government money on public works, aroused opposition both in the colony and in London, where the government still saw New South Wales as a place to dump convicts and not as a future dominion of the Empire.
Macquarie was buried on the Isle of Mull in a remote mausoleum with his wife and son.
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