The Lake Macquarie News
is a small, independent weekly community newspaper serving the Lake Macquarie area in New South Wales
and owned by the Cumberland Newspaper Group
, a News Limited
subsidiary. It was originally the Belmont-Swansea Gazette through the 1940s but merged with the Lake Macquarie Advocate, it was recristended with its current name in 1992. This publication is the sole one which exclusively concerns itsself with Lake Macquarie as other papers cover larger areas. The newspaper operates the Lake Macquarie News Business Achiever Awards which are based on votes from readers. The paper has a circulation of 52,461.