Nowergup, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||212 (2011 census)|
|• Density||5.3/km2 (13.7/sq mi)|
|Area||40 km2 (15.4 sq mi)|
|Location||40 km (25 mi) N of Perth City|
|LGA(s)||City of Wanneroo|
The suburb of Nowergup (sometimes spelled Nowgerup in earlier documents) takes its name from Lake Nowergup. The lake name was first recorded by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe in 1841, and is a Noongar word which possibly means "place of sweet water". It was approved as a suburb name in 1982.
Nowergup is a sparsely populated agricultural suburb. Several plant nurseries, the Ocean View Tavern and the Nowergup Lake wetland and fauna sanctuary are situated along Wanneroo Road. The western strip between Wanneroo Road and the proposed Mitchell Freeway is approximately the northern half of the Neerabup National Park. The area also contains most of the Pinjar Pine Plantation, numerous sand and limestone quarries and a Water Corporation biosolids facility. Barbagallo Raceway, WA's premier motorsport facility, is located just beyond Nowergup's southern border.
Nowergup was served by the Transperth 490 bus route between Clarkson train station and Two Rocks along Wanneroo Road. However, the service was relocated to Marmion Avenue on 14 December 2008 and the suburb is no longer served.
Nowergup's political leanings are unclear due to its small size and the lack of a polling booth. The nearest large booths tend to favour the Australian Labor Party historically, although most have been won by the Coalition in recent times, especially at federal level.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: State Suburbs: Nowergup". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – N". Retrieved 22 June 2007.
- Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 129-130, 159–161. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.
- Transperth (4 December 2008). "Route 490 & new School Special 718 - service change". Retrieved 26 May 2010.