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Stabilisation works to start at Speers Point

A terrace for outdoor dining, a boutique dining and restaurant space and a new covered walkway are part of a proposed concept design that will see Awaba House rise from the ashes on the shores of Lake Macquarie.


Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said the revitalised heritage building would provide a vibrant dining and functions venue, adjacent to the newly renovated Museum of Art and Culture.

“The concept design is based on extensive community consultation we’ve undertaken for the site since fire caused major damage in August 2019,” Mr Antcliff said.

“We’re proposing to retain and restore the historically significant external form and features of the building, with changes to the internal layout for a modern restaurant and function space.

“The plans also include a small kiosk and a new terrace to the east of the building providing sheltered outdoor seating, where diners will be able to soak up the stunning lakeside vistas.”

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said the project would deliver a more vibrant outdoor dining experience, creating a major drawcard for visitors and locals alike.

“We need to make the most of this prime location and enhance the experience for those visiting our City through a contemporary, vibrant and engaging design,” Cr Fraser said.

Tell us what you think about the concept design at by Wednesday 16 September 2020.

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