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Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay is 9,449, with a population density of 19.43 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay is bounded by Norfolk Street, Boomerang Road, Warrigal Street and Boondilla Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the suburb of Bateau Bay, Bateau Bay Road, Yakkalla Road, The Entrance Road and Wyong Road in the south, and the suburb of Killarney Vale and Tuggerah Lake in the west.

Name origin

Long Jetty is named after the jetty constructed in the area in 1916. Toowoon Bay is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "small opossum", "the mating call of the wonga pigeon", "the home of the big chief", "cockatoo" or "note of the cockatoo". Blue Bay is named after the bay in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1820s when the first land grant was made, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Development of the area dates primarily from the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population generally increased gradually between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay is a residential area, with commercial areas along The Entrance Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Blue Bay Beach, Shelly Beach, Toowoon Bay Beach, Shelly Beach Golf Club, Baden Powell Park, Earl Street Reserve, Jubilee Park, Long Jetty Foreshore Reserve, Long Jetty Lions Park, Long Jetty Rotary Park, Naomi Honey Reserve, Peter Clifford Reserve, Saltwater Creek Reserve, Swadling Park, various jetties, the Tuggerah Lake foreshore, the ocean foreshore, Toowoon Point, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College (The Entrance Campus) and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School.