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Kanwal - Wyongah

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kanwal - Wyongah is 6,242, with a population density of 17.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kanwal - Wyongah is bounded by the locality of Lake Haven in the north, Lake Haven Drive, Wallarah Road, Minnamurra Road, Donald Avenue and Tuggerah Lake in the east, Saturday Street, Cadonia Road and the locality of Tuggerawong in the south, and the locality of Wadalba and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Name origin

Kanwal is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "snakes indeed". Wyongah is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "yam patch" or by combining the words "WYONG" and "TuggerAH".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1970s. The population continued to increase during the 1990s with the development of the Kanwal new release area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Kanwal - Wyongah is a residential area, with rural areas in the south-west, and some commercial land use along Wallarah Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wyong Rugby League Club, Craigie Park, Kanwal Oval, Mascord Park, Morrie Breen Oval, Wadalba Sports Complex, Kanwal Shopping Village, Lakelands Community Centre, Kanwal Community Hall, Wyong District Youth & Community Hall, Wyongah Progress Hall, the Tuggerah Lake foreshore and Kanwal Public School.