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Charmhaven - Lake Haven

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Charmhaven - Lake Haven is 6,247, with a population density of 7.18 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Charmhaven - Lake Haven is bounded by Doyalson Link Road, Spring Creek and Wallarah Creek in the north, Budgewoi Lake in the east, Goobarabah Avenue, Westbrook Parade, Shropshire Street, Glendale Street, Esther Close and the locality of Kanwal in the south, and the Pacific Highway, Mataram Road, the suburb of Woongarrah, Arizona Road, Mona Road and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Charmhaven is named after two estates in the area "CHARMlea" and "RestHAVEN".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, although population was minimal until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population and dwelling stock increased substantially during the early 1990s, with growth slowing during the late 1990s. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Charmhaven - Lake Haven includes residential areas in the east and south, a substantial commercial area, an industrial area in the south, and rural and rural-residential areas in the north and west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Lake Haven Centre (shopping centre), Homemaker Lake Haven, Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven Recreation Centre, Lake Haven Community Health Centre, Charmhaven Community Hall, Charmhaven Park, Hunter Park, Lake Haven Oval, Charmhaven Sewage Treatment Plant, Charmhaven Industrial Estate, Goobarabah Point, Ocowolrolong Point, the Budgewoi Lake foreshore and Gorokan High School.