Cogra Bay, New South Wales

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Cogra Bay
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population18 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2083
Location
LGA(s)Central Coast Council
ParishPatonga
State electorate(s)Gosford
Federal Division(s)Robertson

Cogra Bay is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River 51 kilometres (32 mi) north of Sydney. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

Cogra Bay is bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the south, the mouth of the Mooney Mooney Creek to the west, Mullet Creek to the east, and the Brisbane Water National Park to the north. It consists of a number of properties accessible only by boat or by water taxi from Brooklyn 4 kilometres (2 mi) away, although due to shallow water, some properties have limited access at low tide. Cogra Bay residents have no access to water or power, although many residents use solar power.[2][3] The Main North railway line skirts the locality, but does not stop within it - the nearest stations being at Brooklyn and Wondabyne.

The area is vulnerable to forest fires due to its location and isolation, and a fire in January 1994 destroyed four homes in Cogra Bay,[4] while another came very close to the settlement in 2003.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cogra Bay (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2018. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ Riverfront Real Estate. "Cogra Bay". Retrieved 21 July 2007.
  3. ^ Vass, Nathan (30 April 2005). "Back to basics". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 8.
  4. ^ Tubb, Rochelle (30 January 1994). "Bush houses lost in fire". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 20.
  5. ^ "Crews water-bomb blaze". Central Coast Express. 24 January 2003. p. 2.

Further reading[edit]

  • Richmond, Tom (2005). Bar Island & Lower Hawkesbury river settlements. Marrickville: Deerubbin Press and Hornsby Shire Council. ISBN 0-9750991-4-0.

Coordinates: 33°30′54″S 151°13′05″E / 33.515°S 151.218°E / -33.515; 151.218