It’s an historic site that has hosted events like the Morisset Show, monthly markets and short-term camping for more than 80 years.
Now, the community is being encouraged to have its say on the future use of Morisset Showground.
Lake Macquarie City Council’s Manager of Assets Management, Brandan Callander, said its Master Plan and Plan of Management would be formed through community consultation to help gain a better understanding of the issues and opportunities for the showground.
“The Morisset Showground has been a much-loved facility since 1936,” he said.
“The space hosts a diverse range of activities, including the annual Morisset Show, equestrian events, dog shows, monthly markets and short-term camping and caravan stays.”
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said it was a great opportunity to build on the site’s strengths.
“[This includes] its history, location and unique role as the only showground in Lake Macquarie.”
In May 2019, the council was appointed Crown Land Manager of the Crown Reserve.
The adjoining community land, which contains a multi-purpose centre and surrounding bushland forms the broader site and will be considered as part of the planning process.
Feedback can be provided online here, and visitors can complete a short survey and provide comments via an interactive map.
The council will host drop-in sessions at Morisset Showground on Wednesday 14 October between 4pm and 7pm and Thursday 15 October between 10am and midday, and at Morisset Library on Thursday 15 October between 7am and 9am.
Consultation for the Master Plan and Plan of Management is open until Monday 2 November.