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Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Central Coast NSW will increase by an average of 1,909 dwellings per annum to 184,129 in 2036.
The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).
Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.
.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in the Central Coast NSW. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.
|Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036|
|Central Coast NSW||Change in dwellings between 2016 and 2036|
|Central Coast Council area||+38,171||+26.2|
|Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach||+349||+7.6|
|Berkeley Vale - Chittaway - Glenning Valley||+530||+10.6|
|Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point||+506||+11.3|
|Charmhaven - Lake Haven||+448||+16.7|
|East Gosford - Point Frederick||+795||+25.0|
|Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay||+672||+18.7|
|Forresters Beach - Wamberal||+546||+14.3|
|Gosford - West Gosford||+3,431||+121.6|
|Gwandalan - Summerland Point||+1,102||+40.5|
|Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights||+42||+5.2|
|Kanwal - Wyongah||+1,183||+50.7|
|Killarney Vale - Tumbi Umbi||+351||+7.1|
|Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay - Killcare||+417||+9.1|
|Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay||+3,347||+86.2|
|Lisarow - Mt Elliot||+262||+14.0|
|Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay||+634||+12.5|
|Narara - Niagara Park||+313||+7.7|
|Noraville - Norah Head||+116||+6.4|
|North Gosford - Wyoming||+1,449||+24.5|
|Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy||+324||+18.3|
|Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong - Woy Woy Bay||+189||+5.7|
|San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra||+457||+24.9|
|Terrigal - North Avoca||+993||+15.6|
|The Entrance - The Entrance North||+2,336||+52.9|
|Toukley - Canton Beach||+655||+22.0|
|Tuggerah - Mardi||+762||+34.2|
|Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point||+105||+11.6|
|Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga||+529||+6.2|
|Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge||+3,199||+898.9|
|Woy Woy - Blackwall||+780||+12.7|
|Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown||+194||+6.6|
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