Boolaroo nsw is a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, located 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Newcastle’s central business district in Lake Macquarie’s West Ward.
It was the epicenter of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake. Boolaroo borders a number of well-known towns and suburbs within the Lake Macquarie Region, including Warners Bay and Speers Point, and, for a small strip of land, fronts onto Lake Macquarie itself.
Is a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia,located 19 kilometers west of Newcastle’s central business district in Lake Macquarie’s west ward. The 2011 census recorded a population of 933 people.
In 1989 Boolaroo was the epicenter of Newcastle earthquake. Warners Bay and Speers point are examples of suburbs bordering Boolaroo. Cockle Creek railway station, which is a small station on the central coast and Newcastle Line. In 2003 the lead/zinc smelter which was initially owned by Pasminsco was cleared since the smelter ceased operating. This suburb is a home of various denominations, also the suburb has a public school,a library, a cinema,number of shops and a military disposal store.
Boolaroo is mostly known as the epicentre of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake which destroyed much of the suburb. It has since been brought back to pristine condition, and features a number of churches, shops and library and a cinema. It is situated along Cockle Creek.