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The Entrance - North Entrance

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for The Entrance - North Entrance is 5,783, with a population density of 6.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Entrance - North Entrance is bounded by the northern boundary of Wyrrabalong National Park in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Boondilla Road, Warrigal Street, Boomerang Road and Norfolk Street in the south and Tuggerah Lake in the west.

Name origin

The Entrance is named after the narrow channel that divides the mainland and connects Tuggerah Lake to the ocean.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s, aided by tourism. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, when many high-rise flats and apartments were built. The population was relatively stable between 1991 and 2006. Council invested $15 million in the 1990s for the upgrade of The Entrance Town Centre to stimulate increased tourism, recreation, business and multi-unit residential development. The population increased rapidly between 2006 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.

Land use

The Entrance - North Entrance is a residential, resort and national park area, with substantial commercial areas along The Entrance Road. The area has an influx of a large transient population during school holiday periods.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wyrrabalong National Park, Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club, Lakeside Shopping Centre, The Entrance Waterfront Plaza, Karagi Park, Matron Simpson Reserve, North Entrance Foreshore Reserve, Picnic Point Reserve, Shore Park, Taylor Park, Terilbah Park, The Entrance Memorial Park, Walter & Edith Denniss Park, North Entrance Beach, Pelican Beach, The Entrance Beach, Tuggerah Beach, The Entrance Baths, North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club, The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club, The Entrance Bridge, Tuggerah Lake foreshore, the ocean foreshore, The Entrance Community Centre, The Entrance Pelican Feeding, The Entrance Public School and Glenvale School.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of The Entrance, The Entrance North and Magenta.