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Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach is 5,168, with a population density of 8.11 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach is bounded by Crossingham Street, Hibbard Street, Belbowrie Street, Evans Road, Hammond Road, Bundara Road and the localities of Toukley and Budgewoi in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the locality of Magenta in the south and Tuggerah Lake in the west.

Name origin

Noraville is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and fishing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with the lighthouse built in 1904. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. The population increased slightly 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.

Land use

Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach is a residential and tourist area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Norah Head Lighthouse, Cabbage Tree Harbour, Canton Beach, Hargraves Beach, Jenny Dixon Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Pebbly Beach, Soldiers Beach, Soldiers Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Norah Head Tourist Park, Bush Street Reserve, Canton Beach Foreshore Reserve, Darren Kennedy Oval, Hargraves Reserve, Irene Parade Reserve, Jenny Dixon Reserve, Mazlin Reserve, Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve, Norah Head Sportsground, Noraville Cemetery, Tuggerah Lake foreshore, the ocean foreshore, Lakefront Retirement Village, Lutanda Toukley (camp), Toukley Public School and St Mary's Catholic Primary School.