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Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point is 2,263, with a population density of 5.65 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point is bounded by Jensen Road, the localities of Wadalba and Wyongah and Saturday Street in the north, Tuggerah Lake in the east, the Wyong River in the south, and McDonagh Road, the western boundary of HopeTown School and Pollock Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Tuggerawong is named after the estate in the area in the 1920s, which was named from combining "TUGGERAh" and "WyONG". Tacoma is named after a town in Washington, USA. Rocky Point is named for the physical locality of the suburb.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Population was minimal until the 1950s, with growth particularly from the 1970s. The population generally increased gradually between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point is a residential and rural area, with residential areas located mainly along the lake foreshore.

Major features

Major features of the area include Don Small Oval, Braithwaite Reserve, Tacoma Oval, the Tuggerah Lake foreshore, Karraganbah Point, the Wyong River, HopeTown School, Tacoma Public School and Tuggerawong Public School.