Redhead, New South Wales

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Redhead
New South Wales
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Redhead Bluff
Population3,516 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density651/km2 (1,686/sq mi)
Established1829
Postcode(s) 2290
Area5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Redhead:
Bennetts Green Dudley Dudley
Jewells Redhead Pacific Ocean
Belmont Belmont Pacific Ocean

Redhead is a coastal suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia 16 kilometres (10 mi) south of Newcastle's central business district on the Pacific Ocean. It was named for the appearance of its headland, Redhead Bluff, when viewed from the sea.

City of Lake Macquarie Local government area in New South Wales, Australia

The City of Lake Macquarie is a local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia and was proclaimed as a city from 7 September 1984. The area is situated adjacent to the city of Newcastle and is part of the Greater Newcastle Area. It was proclaimed as a city from 7 September 1984. The city is approximately 150 km (93 mi) north of Sydney. One of its major tourist attractions is its lake, also named Lake Macquarie.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

Australia Country in Oceania

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History

Early industries included a banana orchard and mining. A mine explosion killed five people in 1926. The suburb was developed in the late 1940s. The first school opened in 1908.

The railway line that connected Redhead with Newcastle and Belmont was closed 1971. It was converted to a popular walking and cycling path called the Fernleigh Track . It was opened in 2009.

Belmont railway line, New South Wales

The Belmont railway line is an abandoned coal haulage and passenger rail line from Adamstown, New South Wales to Belmont, New South Wales. This was a private railway, being the property of the New Redhead Estate and Coal Company and was generally known as the Belmont Branch. The line closed in December 1991. It has since been converted into a cycleway or rail trail - The Fernleigh Track.

Newcastle, New South Wales City in New South Wales, Australia

The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. It is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the local government areas of City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.

Belmont, New South Wales Suburb of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Belmont is a suburb in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and is part of the City of Lake Macquarie.

The suburb is best known for its beach which is a popular surfing location in Newcastle.

Over the past few years the suburb has been plagued by a number of fires, including in 2013.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Redhead (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 February 2018. Blue pencil.svg

Coordinates: 33°00′36″S151°43′23″E / 33.010°S 151.723°E / -33.010; 151.723

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