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Wyong District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wyong District is 16,606, with a population density of 4.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wyong District is bounded by the locality of Warnervale, the Pacific Highway, the suburb of Wadalba, Jensen Road, the locality of Wyongah and Saturday Street in the north, Tuggerah Lake in the east, Ourimbah Creek, the railway line, the locality of Kangy Angy, the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and Old Maitland Road in the south, and the localities of Ourimbah and Wyong Creek, Yarramalong Road, the Wyong River and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with land used mainly for timber-getting. Some growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, spurred by the construction of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, with many high rise flats and apartments built. The population increased substantially during the 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, including the Mardi, Tuggerah and Watanobbi new release areas. Growth continued between 2001 and 2011, but at a slower rate.

Land use

Wyong District includes residential, commercial and industrial areas, and substantial rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Wyong CBD, Westfield Tuggerah (shopping centre), Village Central Wyong (shopping centre), Tuggerah Super Centa (homemakers centre), TAFE NSW Hunter Institute (Wyong Campus), Wyong Central Community Health Centre, Central Coast Council Offices (Wyong), Tuggerah Business Park, Tuggerah Industrial Area, North Wyong Industrial Estate, Mardi Water Treatment Plant, Wyong South Wastewater Treatment Plant, Tuggerah State Conservation Area, Mardi Dam, Wyong Golf Club, Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort, Wyong Racecourse, Wyong Olympic Pool, North Wyong Aqua Centre, Wyong District Museum, Alison Homestead, Arthur Mollett Reserve, Baker Park, Braithwaite Reserve, Brent Close Reserve, Casuarina Reserve, Coronet Park, Cutler Park, Don Small Oval, Frank Balance Memorial Park, Lees Reserve, Spotted Gum Reserve, Sunshine Reserve, Tacoma Oval, The West Memorial Park, Tonkiss Street Reserve, Tuggerah Nature Reserve, Tuggerah Oval, Watanobbi Oval, Woodbury Park, Worthing Park, Wyong Apex Park, Wyong Baseball Park, Wyong Community Park, Wyong Hill Reserve, Wyong Lions Park, Wyong Town Park, Central Coast Wetlands - Pioneer Dairy, Chittaway Point, the Tuggerah Lake foreshore, the Wyong River, Charlton Island, Karraganbah Point, The Salvation Army Oasis Centre, The Art House, the Tuggerah and Wyong railway stations, TLK Community College, Wyong High School, Wyong Christian Community School, St Peter’s Catholic College and numerous other schools.

Included areas

Wyong District encompasses the suburbs of Chittaway Point, Mardi, Rocky Point, Tacoma, Tacoma South, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Watanobbi and Wyong.