Great Lakes Mayor Jan McWilliams talk about happenings within Great Lakes Region

A busy month ahead as Great Lakes Council prepares for the next big visitor season – the Easter period and school holidays at the beginning of April.

From completing roadworks in time for the holidays to hearing community feedback on the Waterside Renewal Project, there’s a lot of work to be undertaken this month.

Waterside Renewal Project

WE are asking residents to provide feedback to us this month on a proposal to improve the foreshore on Memorial Drive Forster.

The plan includes more green space, a cycleway and improved pedestrian safety.

Council is looking to create a space that prioritises recreation and pedestrian activity, so many car spaces will be relocated to the car park on Wallis Street.

Traffic calming devices are proposed to improve traffic flow around the Forster CBD.

The Forster Waterside Renewal Project is on public exhibition until Wednesday 18 March. Tell us what you think.

The Lakes Way at Bunwahl

Council is currently reconstructing an 850 metre length of The Lakes Way approximately 3km south of Bungwahl.

The work includes widening the road to include a one metre shoulder and reconstructing the road pavement.

Weather permitting, these works should be completed by late March.

The work is being undertaken at a cost of $500,000 with funding provided by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) under the Regional Roads Block Grant.

Myall Street Tea Gardens

Council is undertaking roadworks on Myall Street immediately to the west of Singing Bridge in Tea Gardens.

The road is very rough in this location, and the works will improve a 350 metre length and involve excavation of the existing road and construction of a new road pavement.

Damaged sections of kerb and gutter are also being replaced as part of the work.

If weather permits, the works will be completed by mid-March.

These works are funded under Council’s Urban Road Rehabilitation Program at a cost of $400,000.

Local Events around Great Lakes

The Wallamba Show is on at Nabiac Showground on Saturday 7 March, Motorfest is on Saturday 7 March at Myall Park in Hawks Nest, the Great Lakes Viking Soccer Challenge is Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March in Forster and the Club to Club Ocean Swim from Cape Hawke to Forster Surf Clubs is on Sunday 29 March.


  1. smilingjack says

    could there be a rubbish collection at Pindimar? any chance of digital tv reception, mobile phone reception, water or sewer or drainage or footpaths this century seeing as how you rabbit on endlessly about what a great financial position GLC are in?
    care to let us know how much the forster “renewal” is costing whilst you cant afford a shelter on the disintegrating jetty at tea gardens?


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