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New Lambton

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for New Lambton is 10,240, with a population density of 18.68 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

New Lambton is bounded by Croudace Street, Mitchell Avenue, Durham Road, Noela Avenue, Astbury Street, the suburb of Lambton, Womboin Road, Lambton High School, Young Road and Womboin Road in the north, Griffiths Road, the suburb of Broadmeadow, Styx Creek and Turton Road in the east, the railway line, Orchardtown Road, Meredith Street, Aldyth Street and Carnley Avenue in the south, and the suburb of New Lambton Heights, Charlestown Road, Lookout Road, Floralia Close and Ridgeway Road in the west.

Name origin

New Lambton is named after a colliery once located in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for coal mining. Growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. More significant development occurred from the 1930s. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

New Lambton is an established residential and recreational area, with a small industrial area at the northern end of Kings Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Blackbutt Reserve, Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Paceway, Go Karts Broadmeadow, Alder Park, Arthur Edden Oval, Blackley Oval, Ford Oval, Gwydir Park, Kentish Ovals, Lewis Oval, New Lambton Park, Novocastrian Park, Regent Park, Wallarah Oval, New Lambton Skate Park and several schools.