Newport, New South Wales

Newport is a suburb in northern Sydney, placed on Sydney's Northern Beaches in the state of New South Wales, Australia, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.

Newport
New South Wales
Newport Beach
Population9,301 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2106
Location31 km (19 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)Pittwater
Federal Division(s)Mackellar
Suburbs around Newport:
Bilgola Plateau Bilgola Beach Tasman Sea
Bayview Newport Tasman Sea
Mona Vale Mona Vale Tasman Sea

History

Newport derived its name from being a "new port" for steamers carrying passengers and cargo such as local shell lime and firewood. Bungan Castle is a medieval-style stone castle on Bungan Head built in 1919 by Adolph Albers, a German art dealer.[2] In 1978, the area came to national attention due to the disappearance of Trudie Adams.

Population

In the 2016 Census, there were 9,301 people in Newport. 74.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 7.2%, New Zealand 2.1% and South Africa 1.3%. 89.3% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 36.7%, Anglican 22.0% and Catholic 19.7%.[1]

Newport sits between the Pacific Ocean to the east and Pittwater to the west. A major road along the peninsula is Barrenjoey Road.

Its ocean beach is patrolled by Newport Surf Life Saving Club. On the shores of Pittwater are several marinas and small shipyards, including the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and the Royal Motor Yacht Club, serving mainly pleasure craft. Newport also features many cafes and restaurants, as well as the Newport Arms Hotel on the shore of Pittwater.

Churches

Presbyterian

  • Pittwater Presbyterian Church has been ministering to the people of Newport and the surrounding suburbs since 1967.[3] In mid June 2014 Rob Lamont started as Ministry Coordinator after 23 years of ministry from Phil Rawlings. They meet on Sundays at 9:30am. [4]
  • Rob Lamont is also the chaplain at Newport Surf Club.

Anglican

Newport Anglican Church meets right next to the Post Office at 9.30am on Sundays. The Senior Minister is Rev. Jason Ramsay since 2007.

The Link Church meets at its North Campus the first Wednesday of every Month at the Newport Community Centre. Service begins at 7pm. The Link Church also runs Sunday morning and evening Services at Cromer and Narrabeen respectively.

Sport clubs

  • Newport Breakers Rugby Club
  • Newport Breakers Netball Club

Schools

  • Newport Public Primary School

Localities

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newport (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 185
  3. The history of the Presbyterian Church Pittwater Parish (1956-1345) / [Robert Grant and Jean Dixon]
  4. http://www.pittwater.org/


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