Developing a Community Plan for Lake Cathie

The Lake Cathie community have been working together with Council in a Community-Council Action Team to create a Community Plan for your area.

The Plan is a community-led blueprint which reflects the aspirations, strengths and what is special or unique about the area; the character, lifestyle, urban amenity, social image, economy and environment, and the vision that the community has for its future.

Ongoing community planning is a key process in developing a strong partnership between Council and the community and will enable Council to:

  • Understand what community's value;
  • Understand the issues and priorities for each community;
  • Better incorporate these priorities into Council’s planning framework;
  • Work together to deliver the identified priorities.

The Lake Cathie Community Plan evolved from:

  • An online and postcard survey in May 2019;
  • Two Community Think Tanks in May 2019 where members of the community came together to draft a vision and identify actions that they would like to see delivered in the next 5-10 years;
  • Monthly meetings of the Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) that was formed by community members and Council to further develop the Community Plan and to prioritise and ensure delivery of the identified actions.

Share your thoughts with us!

Before we can start working on the delivery of the actions, we want to hear from you!

The Community Plan will be available for comment from Monday 28 October until Sunday 17 November and during that time, the document can be downloaded from the Document Library (to the right or below if viewing this page on a mobile device) and copies will be made available at the Port Macquarie library, the Lake Cathie Community Centre and the Lake Cathie Bowling Club.

Please share your thoughts with us on the Community Plan by:

Completing the online survey below; or

  • Sending an email to communityplans@pmhc.nsw.gov.au; or
  • Speaking to a member of the Community-Council Action Team (as outlined in the Plan); or
  • Posting your response to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

Your feedback should be received no later than Sunday 17 November 2019.

All comments will be considered before finalising the Community Plan and Action Plan, which will be presented to the Councillors for endorsement at the December 2019 Council meeting.

The Community-Council Action Team will then work on the delivery of the actions identified and prioritised in the Action Plan.

Want to be a part of Community Planning?

There is still time to be a part of the Community-Council Action Team. If you would like to shape the future direction of your area, complete the online nomination form.

The Lake Cathie community have been working together with Council in a Community-Council Action Team to create a Community Plan for your area.

The Plan is a community-led blueprint which reflects the aspirations, strengths and what is special or unique about the area; the character, lifestyle, urban amenity, social image, economy and environment, and the vision that the community has for its future.

Ongoing community planning is a key process in developing a strong partnership between Council and the community and will enable Council to:

  • Understand what community's value;
  • Understand the issues and priorities for each community;
  • Better incorporate these priorities into Council’s planning framework;
  • Work together to deliver the identified priorities.

The Lake Cathie Community Plan evolved from:

  • An online and postcard survey in May 2019;
  • Two Community Think Tanks in May 2019 where members of the community came together to draft a vision and identify actions that they would like to see delivered in the next 5-10 years;
  • Monthly meetings of the Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) that was formed by community members and Council to further develop the Community Plan and to prioritise and ensure delivery of the identified actions.

Share your thoughts with us!

Before we can start working on the delivery of the actions, we want to hear from you!

The Community Plan will be available for comment from Monday 28 October until Sunday 17 November and during that time, the document can be downloaded from the Document Library (to the right or below if viewing this page on a mobile device) and copies will be made available at the Port Macquarie library, the Lake Cathie Community Centre and the Lake Cathie Bowling Club.

Please share your thoughts with us on the Community Plan by:

Completing the online survey below; or

  • Sending an email to communityplans@pmhc.nsw.gov.au; or
  • Speaking to a member of the Community-Council Action Team (as outlined in the Plan); or
  • Posting your response to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

Your feedback should be received no later than Sunday 17 November 2019.

All comments will be considered before finalising the Community Plan and Action Plan, which will be presented to the Councillors for endorsement at the December 2019 Council meeting.

The Community-Council Action Team will then work on the delivery of the actions identified and prioritised in the Action Plan.

Want to be a part of Community Planning?

There is still time to be a part of the Community-Council Action Team. If you would like to shape the future direction of your area, complete the online nomination form.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We value your opinion! Please share you thoughts on your community with us by completing the survey below.

    Thank you to the Lake Cathie community for letting us know that many residents did not actually receive their Community Planning postcard survey recently. Of course Council is extremely disappointed as the purpose of the postcards is to begin the Community Planning conversation around the future Vision for Lake Cathie so as an action plan can be developed that highlights the community’s key priorities, and possible actions to work from. For the process to work we require responses from the

    We value your opinion! Please share you thoughts on your community with us by completing the survey below.

    Thank you to the Lake Cathie community for letting us know that many residents did not actually receive their Community Planning postcard survey recently. Of course Council is extremely disappointed as the purpose of the postcards is to begin the Community Planning conversation around the future Vision for Lake Cathie so as an action plan can be developed that highlights the community’s key priorities, and possible actions to work from. For the process to work we require responses from the community through the surveys.

    As a result of this information Council has organised a redelivery of the postcard survey to households that did not receive them previously. The survey deadline will now be extended until and including Sunday 5th May, for both the postcards and via the online portal.

    Post boxes will remain installed at Lake Cathie Community Hall, the Foreshore and outside Woolworths supermarket until and including Sunday 5th May, to allow as many residents as possible to respond to the survey.


    Privacy Notification: Information contained in submissions and petitions, including your name, address and contact information, may be made public by exhibition on Council’s website, inclusion in Council reports and publicly accessible register. In limited circumstances, you may apply in writing for suppression of your personal information from a publicly accessible register. Submissions and petitions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Further information on how Council handles personal information can be found in our Privacy Statement located on Council’s website.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    If you are planning to come along to our Community Think Tank sessions, please submit the RSVP Form below.

    If you are planning to come along to our Community Think Tank sessions, please submit the RSVP Form below.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Community-Council Action Team (CCAT).

    Submissions close 7 June 2019.

    Council’s Community Planning Working Group will assess your nomination based on the information you provide. You will be notified in writing as to whether your nomination has been successful or not.

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Community-Council Action Team (CCAT).

    Submissions close 7 June 2019.

    Council’s Community Planning Working Group will assess your nomination based on the information you provide. You will be notified in writing as to whether your nomination has been successful or not.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We value your opinion! Let us know what you would like to see in your area.

    We will share your thoughts with the Community-Council Action Team at the next meeting and provide you with a feedback.

    Privacy Notification: Information contained in submissions and petitions, including your name, address and contact information, may be made public by exhibition on Council’s website, inclusion in Council reports and publicly accessible register. In limited circumstances, you may apply in writing for suppression of your personal information from a publicly accessible register. Submissions and petitions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public

    We value your opinion! Let us know what you would like to see in your area.

    We will share your thoughts with the Community-Council Action Team at the next meeting and provide you with a feedback.

    Privacy Notification: Information contained in submissions and petitions, including your name, address and contact information, may be made public by exhibition on Council’s website, inclusion in Council reports and publicly accessible register. In limited circumstances, you may apply in writing for suppression of your personal information from a publicly accessible register. Submissions and petitions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Further information on how Council handles personal information can be found in our Privacy Statement located on Council’s website.


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