Nelsons Plains, New South Wales
New South Wales
Flooding at Nelsons Plains in 2007
|Population||324 (2011 census)|
|• Density||16.4/km2 (42/sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)[Note 1]|
|Area||19.8 km2 (7.6 sq mi)[Note 2]|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEDT (UTC+11)|
|LGA(s)||Port Stephens Council|
Nelsons Plains is a primarily rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on Seaham Road between the Hunter and Williams rivers. At the 2011 census the suburb had a population of 324.
Nelsons Plains is a wedge-shaped suburb, bisected by Seaham Road, with the point of the wedge in the south-eastern corner where the Williams River joins the Hunter River. This part of the suburb is generally less than 2 metres (7 ft) above river level, making it subject to periodic flooding, as happened during the June 2007 Hunter Region and Central Coast storms. In the north-eastern corner of the suburb elevations reach up to 42 m (138 ft) but to the east of Seaham Road, between the road and the Williams River, the ground slopes quickly downward to a height of less than 2 m (7 ft) above river level, making this part of the suburb also subject to flooding.
- Elevations as shown on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
- Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
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