FROM THE ASHES: Be part of the revitalisation of iconic Awaba House

It’s the iconic Lake Macquarie building that was tragically destroyed by fire in August.

And now, Lake Macquarie Council is calling on members of the community to help decide the future of the heritage-listed Awaba House.

Council has set up the Awaba House Revitalisation Community Reference Group which aims to share ideas and consider various options on how best to proceed with the fire-gutted site.

“We are seeking community representatives with skills and experience in relevant areas such as design, construction, hospitality or tourism, and willingness to contribute ideas and explore future opportunities for this site,” council’s property and business development manager David Antcliff said.

“Community input into the way forward for the site is crucial in determining the best outcomes for the City.

“Being part of the Reference Group is a great opportunity to have input into a landmark plan that will pave the way for our community and visitors into the future.”

The group will include a community chairperson, eight community members, including at least one member of the Lake Macquarie Aboriginal community, and Council staff.

Head here to register your interest and download an information package, Registrations close 5pm, Friday 6 December.

Written by Newcastle Live

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