Elermore Vale, New South Wales

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Elermore Vale
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 5,186 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,990/km2 (5,170/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2287
Area 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Wallsend
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Elermore Vale:
Wallsend Wallsend Lambton
Edgeworth Elermore Vale New Lambton Heights
Edgeworth Glendale Rankin Park

Elermore Vale is a suburb on the western outskirts of Newcastle, New South Wales. Before becoming a residential suburb in the 1900s, the area was used for chicken farming, cattle farming, and coal mining. By the 1960s, the school and the other facilities of the suburb had been established.[citation needed]

Elermore Vale had a population of 5,186 in 2011.[1]

Plans for development of a retirement village, a A$6 million project by developers Pepperwood Ridge to create 72 self-care units for 800 people, in Elermore Vale have caused controversy.[2] In 2004 Newcastle City Council defended an appeal made by the developers in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.[3]

The suburb is served by Newcastle Buses and Ferries bus routes 222, 224 and 226.[4]

Macquarie College is on Lake Road, Elermore Vale. One of Newcastle's leading private schools, it provides quality co-education, K-12, in a Christian environment.

The Shaft Tavern in Elermore Vale is the starting and finishing point for the annual Shaft Shuffle Fun Run, organized by the Elermore Vale Lions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Elermore Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Elermore Vale village developers set to proceed". ABC News (Australia). 5 August 2006. 
  3. ^ "Annual report 2004/2005" (PDF). Newcastle City Council. p. 11. 
  4. ^ "Newcastle Suburbs". Newcastle Buses. 
  5. ^ "Shaft Shuffle Fun Run". Cool Running Australia. 27 March 1999. 

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Coordinates: 32°54′54″S 151°40′05″E / 32.915°S 151.668°E / -32.915; 151.668