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Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga is 17,799, with a population density of 6.76 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga is bounded by Veron Road and Gallipoli Avenue in the north, Springwood Street, West Street and Barrenjoey Road in the east, Broken Bay in the south, and the localities of Little Wobby and Woy Woy in the west.

Name origin

Umina Beach is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "to rest" or "place of sleep". Pearl Beach is named after the estate developed in the area during the late 1920s. Patonga is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "oyster".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Population growth took place from the late 1800s into the 1920s, aided by growth in tourism and the marketing of the Umina Beach and Pearl Beach areas as holiday resorts. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population generally increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga includes residential and holiday areas in the north and east, commercial areas along West Street in Umina Beach, and rural areas in the south and west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Water National Park, Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Ocean Beach, Patonga Beach, Pearl Beach, Umina Beach, Pearl Beach Ocean Rock Pool, Pearl Beach Lagoon, Woody Glen Swamp, Patonga Camping Area, Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, Crommelin Native Arboretum, Australia Avenue Playground, Brisbane Avenue Playground, Eve Williams Memorial Oval, Guyangil Park, Lentara Street Playground, McEvoy Oval, Panorama Park, Patonga Foreshore Reserve, Paul Landa Reserve, Paul Street Playground, Pearl Beach Waterfront Reserve, Umina Oval, Vernon Park, WL Lloyd Park, Patonga Creek, Mount Ettalong Lookout, Warrah Lookout, The Great North Walk, Patonga Progress Hall, Pearl Beach Progress Hall, Brisbane Water Secondary College (Umina Campus) and Umina Beach Public School.