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Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is 9,570, with a population density of 9.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is bounded by Lake Munmorah and the localities of Lake Munmorah and Freemans in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Weripi Street, Budgewoi Road, the suburb of Toukley and Budgewoi Lake in the south, and the suburb of San Remo, Hammond Canal, the Central Coast Highway (Budgewoi Road), the locality of Colongra and Macleay Drive in the west.

Name origin

Budgewoi is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "young grass". It was originally known as Pudgeway, then Budgeway. Halekulani is named from a Hawaiian word meaning "house befitting heaven".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the 1930s when Budgewoi became popular as a holiday destination. Significant development occurred from the 1960s, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population generally increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.

Land use

Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is a residential area, with some holiday accommodation, and conservation areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Birdie Beach, Budgewoi Beach, Lakes Beach, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Budgewoi Lake foreshore, Lake Munmorah foreshore, Budgewoi Shopping Centre, Budgewoi Soccer Ground, Brandon Close Reserve, Budgewoi Lions Club Park, Buff Point Oval, Camel Reserve, Edgewater Park, Halekulani Oval, Mackenzies Reserve, Podgewoy Reserve, Scenic Circle Reserve, Slade Park Oval, Halekulani Hall, Darren Smith Memorial Cycleway and Budgewoi Public School.

Included areas

This area includes the localities of Budgewoi, Budgewoi Peninsula, Buff Point and Halekulani.