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Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale is 5,299, with a population density of 0.82 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale is bounded by the Nepean River in the north and north-east, Liverpool City and the Nepean River in the south-east, the southern edge of Gulguer Nature Reserve and the locality of Werombi in the south, and Werriberri Creek and the Warragamba River in the west.

Name origin

Warragamba is thought to be named from Aboriginal words meaning 'water running over rocks'.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. The township of Warragamba developed from the 1940s when construction started on the dam. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years. The population increased between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale is a mainly rural area, with urban centres in Silverdale and Warragamba, and some industrial land usage.

Major features

Major features of the area include Blue Mountains National Park, Burragorang State Conservation Area, Gulguer Nature Reserve, Lake Burragorang, Warragamba Dam, Warragamba Water Catchment Area, Mary Walker Swimming Complex, Silverdale Rifle Range, Eugenie Byrne Park, Haviland Park, Warragamba Showgound and one school.

Included areas

Parts of the locality of Wallacia are located in Penrith and Liverpool Cities.