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Southern Lakes District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Southern Lakes District is 25,973, with a population density of 7.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Southern Lakes District is bounded by Ourimbah Creek in the north, Tuggerah Lake, Saltwater Creek, McLean Street, Kathleen White Crescent, McColl Park, Castlereagh Crescent, Eastern Road, Sherry Street and the suburb of Bateau Bay in the east, the suburbs of Forresters Beach and Wamberal, Tanderra Road, Tumbi Road, The Ridgeway and Cutrock Road in the south, and the locality of Ourimbah, Peach Orchard Road, Enterprise Drive and the railway line in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Some growth took place in the 1920s when land was subdivided in the locality of Killarney Vale. Significant development did not occur until the post-war period. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly near Tuggerah Lake. The population increased during the 1990s, largely from the Glenning Valley area land release. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings continued to be added to the area.

Land use

Southern Lakes District includes residential, industrial and commercial areas in the north-east and east, and rural and rural-residential areas in the south and west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Chittaway Shopping Centre, Killarney Vale Shops, Berkeley Vale Private Hospital, Long Jetty Health Care Facility, Berkeley Vale Sports Complex (Ted Doyle Oval), Mingara Recreation Club, Gatorade Regional Athletics Centre, Central Coast Academy of Sport, Swimfirst Aquatic Centre, Adelaide Street Oval, Aloha Drive Reserve, Ashwood Close Reserve, Berkeley Park, Bluebell Park, Chittaway Bay Lions Park, Chittaway Oval, Eastern Road Oval, Ewen Howlett Reserve, George Fulcher Park, Killarney Vale Athletic Track, Kurraba Oval, McColl Park, Myrtle Brush Park, Parkland Gardens, Pioneer Park, Watson Park, Tuggerah Lakes Memorial Pistol Range, Philip Pritchard Cycleway, the Tuggerah Lake foreshore, Berkeley Vale Industrial Area, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College (Berkeley Vale and Tumbi Umbi Campuses) and numerous other schools.

Included areas

Southern Lakes District encompasses the localities of Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, Fountaindale, Glenning Valley, Killarney Vale and Tumbi Umbi.