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Mannering Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mannering Park is 2,531, with a population density of 3.41 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mannering Park is bounded by Lake Macquarie in the north, Tall Timbers Road and the locality of Doyalson North in the east, Ruttleys Road and the localities of Doyalson North and Doyalson in the south, and Lake Macquarie City and the Mannering Inlet in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1960s. The Vales Point Power Station (coal fired) and Chain Valley Colliery began operations in the 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s. The population increased gradually during the 1990s, declined slightly between 2001 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Mannering Park is a rural and residential area, with residential areas located mainly in the north. Rural land is used largely for coal mining and electricity generation.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Lake Macquarie foreshore, Vales Point Power Station, Chain Valley Colliery, Mannering Colliery, Mannering Park Community Centre, James Vale Reserve, Mannering Park Oval, Rayment Park, Tom Barney Oval, Vales Point Park and Mannering Park Public School.