AS we head into spring, it is a good time to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in Lake Macquarie.
To help guide your weekend planning, the council has published a new brochure with comprehensive maps of local cycling routes to cater for the growing number of recreational cyclists who live in or visit our region.
The council has many well-maintained shared pathways and the brochure features 12 of the most popular routes enjoyed by Lake Macquarie's own cycling community.
You can get a copy of the brochure by visiting the council's website.
Another way the council is encouraging a healthy lifestyle is its commitment to our swim centres.
The community has previously told us they want more contemporary facilities that offer features found in modern aquatic and leisure centres.
The council has identified potential options for the redevelopment of the Charlestown and Swansea swim centres and is seeking community feedback.
In 2009, the elected council resolved to adopt the Pool Service Delivery Model as the strategy for the development of the city's public swimming centres. In 2013, the council then resolved to support the development of plans for Charlestown and Swansea leisure centres to the development application stage as the two highest priorities.
To view concept designs and have your say visit haveyoursaylakemac.com.au.