Cheero Point, New South Wales

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Cheero Point
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 107 (2002 estimate)[1]
Postcode(s) 2083
Location
LGA(s) City of Gosford
Parish Cowan[2]
State electorate(s) Gosford
Federal Division(s) Robertson
Suburbs around Cheero Point:
Mooney Mooney Creek
Bar Point Cheero Point Wondabyne
Mooney Mooney

Cheero Point is a residential suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the west bank of the Mooney Mooney Creek 49 kilometres (30 mi) north of Sydney. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.

History[edit]

The area was created by a land subdivision in 1918. In 1977, the Geographical Names Board included the small locality within the suburb of Mooney Mooney. However, community pressure from residents and the Mooney-Cheero Progress Association Inc. led to Gosford City Council recommending the separate gazettal of Cheero Point in its meeting on 5 November 2002, and the suburb name was officially re-assigned on 21 March 2003.[3][4]

The suburb made headlines when landslides near Jolls Bridge forced the closure of a 250-metre section of the Pacific Highway for several years. By March 1990, only one lane remained open, and in April 1991 the highway was closed to traffic following investigations by the Roads and Traffic Authority. As the road was the only alternative route to the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway between Gosford and Sydney, which itself was prone to congestion, local service station owner Jim Lloyd collected 60,000 signatures demanding the re-opening of the road.[5] The cost of restoring the highway was estimated at A$2.3 million in May 1993.[6] The road was eventually re-opened in June 1994, and in the 1996 federal elections, Jim Lloyd was elected to represent the Division of Robertson within which Cheero Point is located.[7]

Geography[edit]

Cheero Point is bounded by the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway to the west, Mooney Mooney Creek to the east, and the southern boundary of the Brisbane Water National Park to the north. It is traversed by the Pacific Highway.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis Karm & Associates (November 2002). "Options Report - Mooney Mooney, Cheero Point & Little Wobby Sewerage". pp. S1. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Cheero Point (Suburb)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 July 2007. 
  3. ^ Burke, Nicolette (7 November 2002). "Independence Day - Residents put Cheero Point back on the map". The Daily Telegraph. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Geographical Names Act 1966 - Notice of Definition of a New Locality in Gosford City (per GNB3532)". New South Wales Government Gazette. 21 March 2003. p. 2003:4205. 
  5. ^ "1 April 1993". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (New South Wales Legislative Assembly): pages 1121–1124. 
  6. ^ Dixon, Andrea (16 September 1993). "Pacific Highway to re-open". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 2. 
  7. ^ Allison, Col (3 October 1996). "MP battles F3 bottleneck". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 3. 
  8. ^ UBD (2005). Central Coast Street Directory (15 ed.). Universal Press. Map 104. ISBN 0-7319-1726-X. 

Coordinates: 33°30′40″S 151°11′38″E / 33.511°S 151.194°E / -33.511; 151.194