Tura Beach, New South Wales

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Tura Beach
New South Wales
Tura Beach is located in New South Wales
Tura Beach
Tura Beach
Coordinates 36°51′00″S 149°55′30″E / 36.85000°S 149.92500°E / -36.85000; 149.92500Coordinates: 36°51′00″S 149°55′30″E / 36.85000°S 149.92500°E / -36.85000; 149.92500
Population 2,921 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2548
LGA(s) Bega Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Bega
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Tura Beach is suburb of Merimbula, on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, in the Bega Valley Shire local government area. It lies approximately 6 km north of Merimbula. At the 2011 census, Tura Beach had a population of 2,921 people with an median age of 57 years, 20 years greater than that of the overall Australian population.[1]

Tura Beach was originally developed by AV Jennings in the early 1980s and was the first purpose-built integrated golf course and housing development in Australia.

The Tura Beach Country Club is set high on a coastal hill overlooking the golf course, headland and ocean. It is home to both men's and ladies' golf clubs, men's and women's bowling clubs and the Tura Beach Tennis Club. The golf course was designed by Peter Thomson and Mike Woolveridge. Much of the course is surrounded by natural bushland.

The original Tura Beach Shopping Centre is located at the corner of Tura Beach Drive and Golf Circuit. It currently accommodates a Chinese restaurant, bakery, bridge club, garden centre, gymnasium, hairdresser salon, Indian restaturant, op shop, pool and spa shop, scrapbooking studio, tavern and the U3A centre for the Merimbula area. A medical centre is located near the shopping centre along Golf Circuit. Mariner Park Retirement Village accommodates up to 66 people and is located opposite the shopping centre on Tura Beach drive.

In addition to the original shopping centre, a new Tura Beach Shopping Centre was opened in 2010 at the intersection of Sapphire Coast Drive and Tura Beach Drive. This development includes a supermarket, liquor store, newsagent, real estate agent, hair salon, pharmacy and a home retail store. A petrol outlet is located adjacent to the development along Tura Beach Drive.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tura Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-05-12.