What to do with Warnervale
It has been 40 years since the first residential subdivisions were developed at Warnervale, 35 years since Wyong Council’s plans for a Warnervale Town Centre was sunk by Woolworths because they were not part of it, 33 years since the anti-Warnervale Airport activists succeeded in stopping its development as a regional airport and some 30 years ago since the Warnervale Employment Zone (WEZ) was established that included a huge industrial area around the airport.
These days the Greater Warnervale area that includes new suburbs; Wallarah, Hamlyn Terrace, Wadalba, Woongarrah, Bushells Ridge has a population of 20,162 (Census 2021)
While the population has grown industrial and commercial land has gone nowhere due to the efforts within and outside Council.
The result is that almost all of these 20,000 people have to travel hours to get to work.
So the question obviously is, What to do with Warnervale? Start again!
At the ordinary Council Meeting on 22 November 2022, Council endorsed the draft Greater Warnervale Structure Plan for the purposes of community consultation for 60 days.