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Lake Cathie Foreshore Master Plan

Lake Cathie playground

At Council’s Ordinary meeting in February 2018, Council unanimously approved the  Lake Cathie Foreshore Master Plan2MB pdf(PDF, 2MB) as part of the 2017-2025 Recreation Action Plan.

The Master Plan represents a long-term vision for the foreshore and provides an over-arching framework to guide future development. The Master Plan identifies opportunities and constraints of the site and incorporates the community’s vision for the space, identified through community consultation. It also addresses the use of the space, connectivity and activation to enrich the park. Structures, amenities, the stake park and other elements included in the Master Plan are indicative of this future development. In addition, the Master Plan provides a strategic direction for the allocation of Council funds into the future, as well as enabling increased opportunities to attract grant funding. The Master Plan will be delivered in stages subject to funding

Approved within the plan is the installation of a new family skate and recreation park, picnic and exercise equipment and additional off street car parking spaces. Also included will be the addition of new accessible amenities, shared pathways, landscape beautification, way finding signage and works to improve safety around the Lakeview Shopping Village.

Other features include:

  • A fenced playground area
  • New cycle and foot paths
  • Updated parking facilities
  • New accessible toilet facilities
  • New park benches
  • Turf upgrades and installation of native shade trees

Project Updates

  • Lake Cathie Foreshore update

    28 January 2021

    The next stage in the delivery of the Lake Cathie Foreshore Masterplan (2018), is soon to commence and follows on from the completed constructing a new playground, footpaths, amenities and nearly completed skate park. 

    Stage 2 works commence 1 February 2021 and are expected take approx. 2 months (weather permitting). 

    Upgrades to the Ocean Drive side of the Foreshore include:

    • New improved pathways
    • Picnic shelters, seating, bike racks, outdoor shower and bins
    • Way finding signage
    • A new shade sail over the existing playground
    • Landscaping beautification  

    The  Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve Master Plan Stage 23MB pdf(PDF, 3MB) works are funded with $280,000 from the Australian Government through the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program. 

    The Master Plan will be delivered in stages, subject to funding availability. Future works include: 

    • Ocean Drive side parking and road improvements and
    • Upgrades to the Bundella Ave side of the Foreshore. 


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This page was last updated on: 29 January 2021