Corlette, New South Wales

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Corlette
New South Wales
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Corlette
Coordinates 32°43′29″S152°06′53″E / 32.72472°S 152.11472°E / -32.72472; 152.11472 Coordinates: 32°43′29″S152°06′53″E / 32.72472°S 152.11472°E / -32.72472; 152.11472
Population 4,639 (2011 census) [1]
 • Density 1,496/km2 (3,870/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2315
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi) [Note 1]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
Location
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council [2]
Region Hunter
County Gloucester [3]
Parish Tomaree [3]
State electorate(s) Port Stephens
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp [4] Mean min temp [4] Annual rainfall [4]
27.3 °C
81 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,348.9 mm
53.1 in
Suburbs around Corlette:
Port Stephens Port Stephens Port Stephens
Port Stephens Corlette Nelson Bay
Salamander Bay Salamander Bay, Nelson Bay Nelson Bay

Corlette is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. [2] It is located just west of Nelson Bay on the shores of Port Stephens. [3] [5] It was named after Captain James Corlette who skippered the 63 tonne s (62 long ton s) cutter Lambton which was the first privately owned local vessel. [3] The Corlette was first used to ship timber and wool out of Port Stephens in 1816. [6] While property values throughout the suburb average around A$475,000, in the most affluent areas on the shores of Salamander Bay individual sale prices of $3.7 million have been realised. [7]

Port Stephens Council Local government area in New South Wales, Australia

Port Stephens Council is a local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is just north of Newcastle and is adjacent to the Pacific Highway which runs through Raymond Terrace, the largest town and Council seat. The area is named after Port Stephens, which is the major geographical feature of the area. It extends generally from the Hunter River in the south, to near Clarence Town in the north, and from the Tasman Sea in the east, to just south of Paterson in the west. The mayor of Port Stephens Council is Ryan Palmer. Port Stephens is about two and a half hours north of Sydney.

Local government in Australia

Local government in Australia is the third tier of government in Australia administered by the states and territories, which in turn are beneath the federal tier. Local government is not mentioned in the Constitution of Australia and two referenda in the 1970s and 1980s to alter the Constitution relating to local government were unsuccessful. Every state government recognises local government in their respective constitutions. Unlike Canada or the United States, there is only one level of local government in each state, with no distinction such as cities and counties.

Hunter Region Region in New South Wales, Australia

The Hunter Region, also commonly known as the Hunter Valley, is a region of New South Wales, Australia, extending from approximately 120 km (75 mi) to 310 km (193 mi) north of Sydney. It contains the Hunter River and its tributaries with highland areas to the north and south. Situated at the northern end of the Sydney Basin bioregion, the Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast, and is most commonly known for its wineries and coal industry.

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Geography

Corlette is located on the southern shores of Port Stephens with approximately 75% of the suburb's 4.3 km (2.7 mi) of coastline being occupied by three beaches. Its western border forms the shoreline of Salamander Bay, after which the adjoining suburb of Salamander Bay is named. On its northern shoreline are two beaches. The largest of these, Bagnalls Beach, gives its name to a large housing estate within the suburb.

Port Stephens (New South Wales) estuarine lake in New South Wales, Australia

Port Stephens, an open youthful tide dominated drowned valley estuary, is a large natural harbour of approximately 134 square kilometres (52 sq mi) located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Salamander Bay, New South Wales Suburb of Port Stephens Council, New South Wales, Australia

Salamander Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Named after the adjacent shallow bay, itself named after Salamander, a convict ship from the Third Fleet, which was the first European vessel to enter Port Stephens (1791), it is a mainly residential suburb with a large shopping centre. At the 2011 census Salamander Bay had a population of 4,844. It is home to Tomaree High School, a TAFE facility and St Phillips Christian College.

Notes

  1. Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9332 PORT STEPHENS.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Corlette (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 October 2012. Blue pencil.svg
  2. 1 2 "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Port Stephens". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Corlette". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales . Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  4. 1 2 3 "Nelson Bay (Nelson Head)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology . Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  5. "Corlette". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information . Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  6. "History of Port Stephens" . Retrieved 9 July 2008. (see "Early development of Port Stephens" section)
  7. Port Stephens Examiner, February 2008