🇦🇺 The City of Lake Macquarie is a local government area in Greater Newcastle and part of the Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia. It was proclaimed a city in 1984. The area is situated adjacent to the city of Newcastle and is part of the Greater Newcastle Area. The city is approximately 150 km north of Sydney. One of its major tourist attractions is its lake, also named Lake Macquarie.
Economics 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. Lake Macquarie has a number of Constructed Wetlands with the council placing an emphasis on the environment.
Lake Macquarie has a population of over 197,400 people. Lake Macquarie also forms part of the Greater Newcastle metropolitan area which has a population of over 491,474 people.