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Dural - Middle Dural

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Dural - Middle Dural is 3,302, with a population density of 2.26 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Dural - Middle Dural is bounded by the locality of Glenorie in the north, Old Northern Road in the east, the locality of Glenhaven and Dooral Dooral Creek in the south, and the locality of Kenthurst and O’Haras Creek in the west.

Name origin

Dural and Middle Dural are named from an Aboriginal word meaning "burning logs" or "a hollow tree on fire at the bottom and smoking at the top".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1817, following the arrival of timber-cutters. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years. The population fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Dural - Middle Dural is a predominantly rural area, with a small township at Dural. Rural land is used mainly for hobby farms, nurseries and orchards, especially citrus fruit growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dural Mall Shopping Centre, The Centre Dural, Golden Ridge Animal Farm, Dural Country Club, The Porter Scenic Lookout, Ellerman Park and two schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses The Hills Shire parts of the localities of Dural and Middle Dural. The remaining parts of the suburbs of Dural and Middle Dural are located in Hornsby Shire.