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Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part)

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part) is 8,140, with a population density of 0.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part) is bounded by Lake Macquarie City 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.

Name origin

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.

Settlement history

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 more than trebling between 1991 and 2011, mainly from development in the Woongarrah new release area. Population growth is expected to continue, largely from the proposed Warnervale Town Centre.

Land use

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

Major features of the area include Wyong Employment Zone (WEZ), Charmhaven Industrial Area, Warner Industrial Park, Warnervale Industrial Park, Woolworths Distribution Centre, Bottonderry Waste Management Facility, Warnervale Airport, Applegum Park, Mataram Ridge Park, Woongarrah Neighbourhood Park, Woongarrah Sports Facility, Warnervale Athletics Track, Warnervale Hall, Lakes Grammar Anglican School, MacKillop Catholic College Warnervale and Woongarrah Public School.

Included areas

This small area 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.