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Planning area 2

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Planning area 2 is 7,233, with a population density of 0.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Planning Area 2 is bounded by Forest Road, Coonemia Road, Culburra Road and the Crookhaven River in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Jervis Bay in the south and Currambene Creek, the locality of Falls Creek and the Princes Highway in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth aided by fishing and tourism. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1970s. The population increased during the 1990s, and then fluctuated slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling. Recent growth has been mainly in Callala Bay.

Land use

Planning Area 2 is a rural and residential area, with some industrial land use. Planning Area 2 encompasses a total land area of about 143 square kilometres. Predominate industries include retail and tourism. The majority of the workforce commute to Nowra/Bomaderry. Area 2 has a median age of 46 and covers over 14,000 hectares.

Major features

Major features of the area include Jervis Bay National Park, Jervis Bay Marine Park, Callala RSL Country Golf Club, Saltwater Swamp Nature Reserve, Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Beecroft Peninsula Picnic Area, Crookhaven Park, Culburra Beach Park, Currarong Flora Park, Long Beach Reserve, Lake Wollumboola, various state forests, several beaches and two schools.

Included areas

Planning Area 2 encompasses the localities of Beecroft Peninsula, Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Comberton, Culburra Beach, Currarong, Kinghorne, Myola, Orient Point and Wollumboola.