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Tuggerah
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 1,017 (2011 census)
 • Density 565/km2 (1,460/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2259
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Tuggerah
State electorate(s) Wyong, The Entrance
Federal Division(s) Dobell
Suburbs around Tuggerah:
Wyong Wyong Tacoma South
Mardi Tuggerah Tuggerah Lake
Kangy Angy Berkeley Vale Chittaway Point

Tuggerah is a developing suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the Main North Line railway and Sydney-Newcastle Freeway approximately 90 km north of Sydney. It is the Business Hub, Major Shopping Area and Financial District for the Central Coast Council. It is a mixture of semi-rural, Residential, and light industrial. Historically it was, like much of the Wyong District a dairy area, which currently still has the Pioneer Dairy Wetlands. There was an airstrip for some years which has now been built over. The Wyong South sewerage plant is also located in Tuggerah.

History

Etymology

Not to be confused with Togara, Queensland, Tuggerah was originally an Aboriginal word but its true meaning is not agreed upon by all sources. Some say that it originally meant 'cold' or 'cold place' and some say 'savannah grasslands'. Tuggerah was the name for the region, with The Entrance originally called "Tuggerah Entrance". "Tuggerah Beach" is located between North Entrance and Noraville. There was previously an electorate in the NSW Parliament called Tuggerah.

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