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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wadalba is 2,915, with a population density of 7.93 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wadalba is bounded by the Pacific Highway in the north, the localities of Kanwal, Wyongah and Tuggerawong in the east, the locality of Tuggerawong and Jensen Road in the south, and the suburb of Wyong and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Name origin

Wadalba is named after an estate in the area in the early 1900s.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1890s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1990s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population quadrupling between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Wadalba is a developing residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wadalba Community Centre, Mascord Park, Owl Park, Wadalba Sports Complex, Wadalba Oval, Wadalba Shopping Village and Wadalba Community School.