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Division Profile

  • Division name: Lyne
  • State: New South Wales
  • Name derivation: Named after Sir William Lyne (1844-1913), Premier of New South Wales 1899-1901.
  • Size & Location description: Lyne covers an area of approximately 11,991 sq km from Crescent Head in the north to the southern boundaries of Greater Taree City Council & Gloucester Council in the south and inland to the western boundaries of Greater Taree, Port Macquarie - Hastings and Kempsey Shire Councils. The main towns include Bonny Hills, Crescent Head, Gloucester, Harrington, Kendall, Lake Cathie, Laurieton, North Haven, Old Bar, Port Macquarie, Taree, Wauchope and Wingham.
  • Products/industries of the area: Timber, beef/dairy cattle, mixed farming, fishing and oyster farming, boat building, engineering, mining and tourism.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1949
  • Demographic rating Rural