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Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie and Surrounds

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie and Surrounds is 2,945, with a population density of 2.30 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie & Surrounds is bounded by the locality of Ulladulla in the north and north-east, the Tasman Sea in the south-east, Meroo National Park, the Princes Highway and Termeil State Forest in the south, and the locality of Termeil, Meroo National Park, and the localities of Woodburn and Woodstock in the west.

Name origin

Burrill Lake is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “wallaby”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie & Surrounds is a residential and rural area. Predominate industries include retail and tourism with the majority of the workforce commuting to Milton/Ulladulla. Burrill Lake village has a median age of 50 and is 5km from Ulladulla.

Major features

Major features of the area include Barnunj State Conservation Area, Burrill Lake, a small part of Meroo National Park, Burrill Lake Park, Bungalow Park, Burrill Lake Lions Park, Dolphin Point Picnic area, Lake Tabourie Park, McDonald Parade Reserve, Moore Street Reserve and various beaches.

Included areas

Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie & Surrounds includes the localities of Burrill Lake, Dolphin Point, Kings Point and Lake Tabourie.