Building a better Lake Macquarie

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Lake Macquarie City Council is inviting the community to help shape the Council buildings of the future, by providing feedback on Council’s Draft Better Buildings Strategy.

Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said the Better Buildings Strategy will help ensure environmental sustainability is considered in the design and construction of all new Council buildings, as well as renewal, replacement and upgrade works.

“The design, materials and methods of construction that are involved in creating Council’s community buildings determine, to a large extent, their ongoing operational costs as well as their impact on the environment,” Dr Howe said.

“Operational costs over the life of these assets can be reduced through careful consideration of sustainable building principles, thereby lowering whole of life cost in both financial and environmental terms.”

The Strategy applies to all Council buildings including:

  • Community halls
  • Childcare facilities
  • Aged and disability services
  • Libraries and cultural buildings
  • Multi-purpose facilities
  • Operational buildings and strategic investment assets
  • Sporting and aquatic centres
  • Public amenities
  • Sporting club amenities

To learn more about the Draft Strategy, and to share your feedback, visit Shape Lake Mac. Submissions are open until May 9.