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The Entrance Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for The Entrance Ward is 64,388, with a population density of 8.84 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Entrance Ward is bounded by Cobbs Road, Anzac Road, Lake Road, Tuggerah Lake, the northern edge of Wyrrabalong National Park, Wilfred Barrett Drive and Pelican Beach Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Terrigal Lagoon, Willoughby Road, the locality of Matcham, Booralie Road and The Ridgeway in the south, and the locality of Lisarow, Cutrock Road, Brush Road, Enterprise Drive, the railway line, Fowler Road and Tonkiss Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, farming and market gardening. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by tourism. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population generally increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

The Entrance Ward includes residential, holiday, national park, rural and rural-residential areas, and some commercial and industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wyrrabalong National Park, Tuggerah State Conservation Area, Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve, numerous beaches (Bateau Bay, Blue Bay, Forresters, North Entrance, Pelican, Shelly, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Tuggerah and Wamberal), The Entrance Baths, Terrigal Lagoon, Wamberal Lagoon, Bateau Bay Flora Reserve, Crackneck Point Lookout, Westfield Tuggerah (shopping centre), Bateau Bay Square shopping centre, Chittaway Shopping Centre, Cresthaven Shopping Centre, Killarney Vale Shops, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance Town Centre, Tuggerah Super Centa (homemakers centre), Berkeley Vale Private Hospital, Long Jetty Health Care Facility, The Entrance Pelican Feeding, Bateau Bay Golf Range, Breakers Country Club, Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club, Shelly Beach Golf Club, Swingers Golf Complex, Entrance District Sporting and Community Centre (including EDSACC Oval North and EDSACC Oval South), Berkeley Vale Sports Complex (Ted Doyle Oval), Gatorade Regional Athletics Centre, Central Coast Academy of Sport, Swimfirst Aquatic Centre, the Tuggerah Lake foreshore, the ocean foreshore, numerous parks and reserves, Berkeley Vale Industrial Area, The Coast Walking Track and numerous schools.

Included areas

The Entrance Ward encompasses the suburbs and localities of Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Bay, Chittaway Bay, Chittaway Point, Forresters Beach, Fountaindale, Glenning Valley, Killarney Vale, Long Jetty, Shelly Beach, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Toowoon Bay and Tumbi Umbi, and parts of the localities of Magenta, Ourimbah, Tuggerah and Wamberal.