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Nowergup
PerthWestern Australia
Nowergup sign.jpg
Population 212 (2011 census)
 • Density 5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6032
Area 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
Location 40 km (25 mi) N of Perth City
LGA(s) City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s) Mindarie
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Nowergup:
Alkimos Carabooda
Butler Nowergup Pinjar
Ridgewood Neerabup

Nowergup is a rural locality about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Perth, Western Australia (WA). It is in the local government area of the City of Wanneroo.

History

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 Aboriginal word which possibly means "place of sweet water". It was approved as a suburb name in 1982.

Geography

Nowergup is bounded by Romeo Road/Karoborup Road to the north, the proposed Mitchell Freeway to the west, Pinjar Road to the east and Hester Avenue and Wattle Avenue to the south.

At the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 census, Nowergup had a population of 212 people living in 81 dwellings.

Facilities

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.

The Nowergup Depot is located off Hester Avenue and marks the end of the Joondalup railway line.

Ocean View Tavern
Ocean View Tavern on Wanneroo Road.

Transport

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.

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