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Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy is 4,588, with a population density of 0.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy is bounded by the northern boundary of Jilliby State Conservation Area in the north, the locality of Mardi, the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, the suburb of Tuggerah, the railway line, Enterprise Drive, Peach Orchard Road and the localities of Fountaindale and Tumbi Umbi in the east, Cutrock Road, Baileys Road, Mannings Road, the railway line, Teralba Street, the localities of Niagara Park and Somersby and Dog Trap Road in the south, and Kilkenny Road, the localities of Somersby and Central Mangrove, Ourimbah Creek and the locality of Kulnura in the west.

Name origin

Ourimbah is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "bora" or "ceremonial ground". Palmdale is named after the local palms growing in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for timber getting and farming. Some growth took place during the late 1800s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred in Ourimbah from the 1970s. The population and dwelling stock increased rapidly during the early 1990s, with growth continuing during the late 1990s, but at a slower rate. The population increased gradually between 2001 and 2011 as some new dwellings continued to be added to the area.

Land use

Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy is a rural area, with developing residential areas in Ourimbah. Rural land is used mainly for general farming and citrus fruit growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include The University of Newcastle (Central Coast Campus), TAFE NSW Hunter Institute (Ourimbah Campus), Central Coast Community College, Jilliby State Conservation Area, Ourimbah State Forest, Australian Rainforest Sanctuary (Forest of Tranquility), Palmdale Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Park, Bill Sohier Park, Cut Rock Park, Tall Timbers Pony Club (Walker Park), Hidden Valley Horse Riding, Sohier Park Community Hall, Central Coast Lifetime Learning Centre and Ourimbah Public School.

Included areas

This area includes the localities of Kangy Angy, Ourimbah, Palm Grove and Palmdale.