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San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra is 4,774, with a population density of 2.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra is bounded by the localities of Wyee and Mannering Park, the Pacific Highway, the locality of Doyalson North and Saliena Avenue in the north, Lake Munmorah, Macleay Drive, Kalele Avenue and Woolana Avenue in the east, Ulana Avenue, Scenic Drive, the Hammond Canal, the locality of Buff Point, Budgewoi Lake, Wallarah Creek and the Pacific Highway in the south, and Doyalson Link, the railway line, Gosford Road and Wyee Road in the west.

Name origin

San Remo is thought to be named after the popular tourist area in Italy. Doyalson is thought to be named from the joining of the names "Doyle" and "Alison". Colongra is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1950s when land was subdivided. The Munmorah Power Station commenced operations in 1967, generating electricity from coal, and was decommissioned in 2012. Population growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The Colongra Power Station commenced operations in 2009, operating as a gas fired power station. The population continued to increase between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.

Land use

San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra is a residential, rural and industrial area. Much of the northern area is used for power generation. Most of the residential areas are located in the south, in the locality of San Remo.

Major features

Major features of the area include Colongra Power Station, part of Vales Point Power Station, Colongra Lake (Ash Dam), part of Lake Mannering, Colongra Swamp, Colongra Swamp Nature Reserve, the Lake Munmorah foreshore, the Budgewoi Lake foreshore, Doyalson Springs Golf Range, Camp Breakaway, Northlakes Shopping Centre, San Remo shops, San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, Denman Street Reserve, John Pete Howard Reserve, Northlakes Oval, San Remo Extreme Sports Park, San Remo Heights Reserve, Tom Foster Oval, Wallarah Park, Doyalson Industrial Estate, Northlakes High School and Northlakes Public School.

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