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Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is 9,286, with a population density of 13.65 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is bounded by the Hammond Canal, Scenic Drive, the locality of Colongra, Macleay Drive, Lake Munmorah and generally by the locality of Budgewoi Peninsula in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Werepi Street and the locality of Toukley in the south and Budgewoi Lake in the west.

Name origin

Budgewoi is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "young grass". It was originally known as Pudgeway, then Budgeway. Halekulani is named from a Hawaiian word meaning "house befitting heaven".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the 1930s when Budgewoi became popular as a holiday destination. Significant development occurred from the 1960s, with rapid growth in the 1970s and 1980s. The population generally increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.

Land use

Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is a residential area with some holiday accommodation.

Major features

Major features of the area include Budgewoi Beach, Lakes Beach, Budgewoi Shopping Centre, Budgewoi Soccer Club, Buff Point Oval, Edgewater Park, Halekulani Oval, Podgeway Reserve, Scenic Circle Reserve, Slade Park Oval, Halekulani Hall, part of Munmorah State Conservation Area, Lake Munmorah and Budgewoi Lake foreshores, Lakeside Cycleway and Budgewoi Public School.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Budgewoi, Buff Point and Halekulani, and a small part of the locality of Budgewoi Peninsula.