Noarlunga Centre, South Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia
|Location||25 km (16 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||City of Onkaparinga|
Noarlunga Centre is a suburb in the City of Onkaparinga in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is purely commercial, being dominated by the Centro Colonnades shopping centre. Thus there are no private residents. The suburb is bordered by Beach Road to the north, Dyson Road to the west and Goldsmith Road to the east and south. Burgess Drive, Seaman Road and David Witton Drive are the main thoroughfares inside the boundaries of the suburb.
The name Noarlunga is an English adaptation of the native Kaurna word Nurlongga, meaning 'at the curvature', referring to the horseshoe bend near the mouth of the Onkaparinga River.
Noarlunga Centre is home of many facilities. The Onkaparinga Council headquarters, Noarlunga TAFE, the Noarlunga Library and Noarlunga Hospital are all located in this area, as well as a 5 screen Wallis Cinema, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, a swimming centre, as well as a multi-sport venue. The number of retailers in this area is large, with over 200 residing in Centro Colonnades, as well as a few on Dyson Road, and a number in the area just behind this.
Noarlunga Centre is also home to the Noarlunga Hospital, a 108 bed regional health service. Noarlunga Hospital was established in 1985 as a regional community health service. Services at the hospital include:
- Noarlunga Public Hospital
- Noarlunga Private Hospital
- Southern Mental Health
In Noarlunga Centre, just near Centro Colonnades, is the Noarlunga Centre Interchange, providing numerous bus links to anywhere in the metro area, and a train station, to get to Adelaide by rail. The Southern Expressway also has an on/off ramp located in Noarlunga.
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