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A new concept plan launches

The much-loved and missed Lake Macquarie cafe and dining establishment Awaba House, is returning and you can have a say in what the iconic building will look like.

The beautiful heritage-listed building which suffered irreparable damage in August this year has been a much-missed destination on the Lake Macquarie shoreline. Whilst locals and visitors have been missing the iconic restaurant, the good news is that you'll soon be able to enjoy the historic venue once again with plans in motion to commence the rebuilding process.

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

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As a part of the proposed concept design will be a beautiful terrace area for outdoor dining, a boutique dining and restaurant space, and a new covered walkway that will see Awaba House return to the shores of Lake Macquarie.

“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 click here by Wednesday 16 September 2020.