Cliftleigh, New South Wales

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CessnockNew South Wales
Cliftleigh is located in New South Wales
Coordinates32°47′S 151°31′E / 32.783°S 151.517°E / -32.783; 151.517Coordinates: 32°47′S 151°31′E / 32.783°S 151.517°E / -32.783; 151.517
Population888 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density116.8/km2 (302.6/sq mi)
Established1970 [2]
Area7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)[3]
LGA(s)Cessnock City Council
State electorate(s)Cessnock
Federal Division(s)Paterson
Suburbs around Cliftleigh:
Loxford Gillieston Heights Louth Park
Loxford Cliftleigh Buchanan
Loxford Heddon Greta Buchanan

Cliftleigh is a small suburb, and planned development in the City of Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia. It is 27.8 kilometres (17 mi) north-west from Newcastle, and 17 kilometres (11 mi) east-northeast from Cessnock.

As at the 2016 Census, Cliftleigh had a population of almost 900, with a potential of an additional 3,000 residents or more [4][5]




Transportation services are provided by Rover Coaches. Access is provided by a main road that passes directly through Cliftleigh. During heavy rain, floods at Tester's Hollow block the road to Gillieston Heights. The South Maitland Railway is nearby, but does not provide passenger rail services.


Woolworths has a supermarket in nearby Maitland. Kurri Kurri Coles and Aldi are nearby. The project plan specifies a community center and shopping center, including supermarkets.


Cliftleigh's surroundings are diverse, and include wetlands, trees and views of the Mount Sugarloaf and Brokenback ranges.


Cliftleigh is less than 2 km away from the popular Kurri Kurri golf course. A drive-in operates at Heddon Greta.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cliftleigh (NSW)(State Suburbs)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Proposed Geographical Name" (109). NSW Government Gazette. NSW Government Department of Lands. 28 August 1970. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cliftleigh (NSW)(State Suburbs)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Cessnock City Council; Winten (No 23) Pty Ltd (20 August 2008). "Cliftleigh (Local Infrastructure) VPA" (pdf). Cessnock City Council. p. 72. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  5. ^ Norris, Sam (17 July 2013). "Clift-spree: 1000 new homes in 10 years". Maitland Mercury. Retrieved 7 June 2016.