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Toukley - Canton Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Toukley - Canton Beach is 5,842, with a population density of 13.49 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Toukley - Canton Beach is bounded by Budgewoi Lake in the north and west, the localities of Budgewoi and Noraville, Birriga Road and Reynolds Road in the east, and Bundara Road, Evans Road and the locality of Magenta in the south.

Name origin

Toukley is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "many bramble bushes" or "bramble patch". Canton Beach is named for the Chinese fishermen who worked at the beach in the late 1800s.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with land used mainly for timber-getting. Some growth took place in the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, with rapid growth into the 1980s. The population generally increased gradually between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Toukley - Canton Beach is a residential area, with substantial parklands and commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Toukley Golf Club, Toukley Shopping Centre, Toukley Aquatic Centre, Lutanda Toukley (camp), Canton Beach, Bert Edmunds Reserve, Canton Beach Foreshore Reserve, Harry Moore OAM Oval, Osborne Park, Toukley Gardens, Toukley Village Green, Toukley Community Hall, Toukley Neighbourhood Centre and the Toukley Bridge.