Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part)
About the area
Location and boundaries
Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part) is bounded by the City of Lake Macquarie and Bushells Ridge Road in the north, the railway line, Spring Creek, Wallarah Creek and the Pacific Highway in the east, Sparks Road, Virginia Road, the railway line, the localities of Watanobbi and Wyong and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the south and the Wyong River, Jilliby Jilliby Creek and Mandalong Road in the west.
Woongarrah is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "camp site" or "sleeping place". Warnervale is named after Albert Hamlyn Warner, an original land holder in the area.
2011 Usual residents
hectares (84 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, although population was minimal until the 1870s. Gradual growth took place in the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1980s. Rapid growth has taken place since the early 1990s, with the population nearly trebling between 1991 and 2006, mainly from development in Woongarrah new release area. Population growth is expected to continue, largely from the proposed Warnervale Town Centre.
Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part) includes rapidly developing residential areas in the east, with some industrial areas, and rural areas in the west.
Major features of the area include Wyong Employment Zone (WEZ), Warnevale Industrial Park woolworths Duistribution Centre, Charmhaven Industrial Area, Warnervale Airport , Lakes Anglican Grammar School, Mackillop Catholic College, Woongarrah Primary School, Mataram Ridge Park, Warnervale Athletics Track and Community Hall.
Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part) includes the localities of Alison, Bushells Ridge, Durren Durren, Halloran, Kiar, Wallarah and Woongarrah, and part of the localities of Charmhaven, Dooralong, Jilliby and Warnervale.