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Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach is 13,757, with a population density of 16.59 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach is bounded by Eastern Road, Castlereagh Crescent, McColl Park, Wyong Road, Shelly Beach Road, Lindsay Street, Waterview Street, Bellevue Street, Swadling Street and the locality of Toowoon Bay in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Gosford City in the south and the locality of Tumbi Umbi and Sherry Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1828, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 1996 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach is a residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bateau Bay Beach, Shelly Beach, Wyrrabalong National Park, Crackneck Point Lookout, Bateau Bay Flora Reserve, Bateau Bay Square (shopping centre), Cresthaven Shopping Centre, Shelly Beach Golf Club, The Entrance District Sporting and Community Centre (EDSACC), Bateau Bay Police and Community Youth Club, Apex Park, Bateau Bay Mini Park, Bateau Bay Oval, Bruce Burgis Park, Coleridge Reserve, Earl Street Reserve, EDSACC Oval North, EDSACC Oval South, Faye Close Reserve, Pat Morley Oval, Sir Joseph Banks Oval, Bateau Bay Community Hall, Banksia Community Centre, a number of schools (Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Senior Campus, Bataeu Bay Public School and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School), a number of large retirement villages (including Nareen Gardens and Elderslee Village), Sun Valley Tourist Park and Blue Lagoon Beach Resort. Bateau Bay Square is a district level centre incorporating a bus interchange and Council's Library and Customer Service Centre.