Cogra Bay, New South Wales

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Cogra Bay
Central CoastNew South Wales
Postcode(s) 2083
Location
LGA(s) City of Gosford
Parish Patonga
State electorate(s) Gosford
Federal Division(s) Robertson

Cogra Bay is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River 51 kilometres (32 mi) north of Sydney. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.

Cogra Bay is bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the south, the mouth of the Mooney Mooney Creek to the west, Mullet Creek to the east, and the Brisbane Water National Park to the north. It consists of a number of properties accessible only by boat or by water taxi from Brooklyn 4 kilometres (2 mi) away, although due to shallow water, most properties can only be reached at high tide. Cogra Bay residents have no access to water or power, although many residents use solar power.[1][2] The Main North railway line skirts the locality, but does not stop within it - the nearest stations being at Brooklyn and Wondabyne.

The area is vulnerable to forest fires due to its location and isolation, and a fire in January 1994 destroyed four homes in Cogra Bay,[3] while another came very close to the settlement in 2003.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverfront Real Estate. "Cogra Bay". Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  2. ^ Vass, Nathan (30 April 2005). "Back to basics". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 8. 
  3. ^ Tubb, Rochelle (30 January 1994). "Bush houses lost in fire". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Crews water-bomb blaze". Central Coast Express. 24 January 2003. p. 2. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Richmond, Tom (2005). Bar Island & Lower Hawkesbury river settlements. Marrickville: Deerubbin Press and Hornsby Shire Council. ISBN 0-9750991-4-0. 

Coordinates: 33°30′54″S 151°13′05″E / 33.515°S 151.218°E / -33.515; 151.218