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Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge is 1,103, with a population density of 0.36 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge is bounded by Bushells Ridge Road and Gosford Road in the north, the railway line, Sparks Road, Virginia Road and a line running continuous of Virginia Road in the east, the suburbs of Watanobbi and Wyong in the south, and the Pacific Motorway in the west.

Name origin

Warnervale is named after Albert Hamlyn Warner, an original land holder in the area. Wallarah is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "lookout" or "mountain kangaroo".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, although population was minimal until the 1870s. Gradual growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1990s. Population growth took place during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased. The population fluctuated between 2001 and 2011, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling, and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates. Population growth is expected in the future, largely from the proposed Warnervale Town Centre.

Land use

Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge is a rural and rural-residential area, with some industrial areas and an airport.

Major features

Major features of the area include Warnervale Athletics Track, Federation Park, Warnervale Park, Warnervale Hall, Warnervale Business Park, Warnervale Airport, the Warnervale railway station, Lakes Grammar Anglican School and Warnervale Public School.

Included areas

This area includes the localities of Bushells Ridge, Halloran, Wallarah and Warnervale.