Noarlunga Centre, South Australia

Noarlunga Centre is a suburb in the City of Onkaparinga in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is mostly commercial, being dominated by the Centro Colonnades shopping centre and the small 'Inspire Noarlunga' estate to the east of Goldsmith Road. The suburb is bordered by Beach Road to the north, Dyson Road to the west Goldsmith Road to the south and the Southern Expressway to the east. Burgess Drive, Seaman Road and David Witton Drive are the main thoroughfares inside the boundaries of the suburb.[citation needed]

The name Noarlunga is an English adaptation of the native Kaurna word Nurlongga, meaning 'at the curvature', referring to the horseshoe bend near the mouth of the Onkaparinga River.[6]

Sharing the name Noarlunga are the two adjacent seaside suburbs Port Noarlunga and Port Noarlunga South and the historic township of Old Noarlunga that is located on the Onkaparinga River.

Port Noarlunga was the original town centre prior to Noarlunga Centre being constructed.

Noarlunga English adaptation of the kaurna name has also been spelt as Nglungga.

Facilities

Noarlunga Centre is home of many facilities. The Onkaparinga Council headquarters, Noarlunga TAFE, the Noarlunga Library and Noarlunga Hospital are all located in this area, as well as a 5 screen Wallis Cinema, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, a swimming centre, 24-hour BodySmith fitness centre,[7] as well as a multi-sport venue. The number of retailers in this area is large, with over 200 residing in Centro Colonnades, as well as a few on Dyson Road, and a number in the area just behind this. Health : Noarlunga Centre is also home to the Noarlunga Hospital, a 108-bed regional health service. Noarlunga Hospital was established in 1985 as a regional community health service.[8]

Transport

In Noarlunga Centre, just near Centro Colonnades, is the Noarlunga Centre Interchange, providing numerous bus links to anywhere in the metro area, and a train station, to get to Adelaide by rail. The Southern Expressway also has an on/off ramp located in Noarlunga.

City buses from the station interchange and centro colonnades are routes: 721, T721, 722, T722, 723.

Climate

Climate data for Noarlunga (55m ASL)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.6
(112.3)
43.4
(110.1)
39.5
(103.1)
35.4
(95.7)
29.2
(84.6)
25.1
(77.2)
22.1
(71.8)
27.3
(81.1)
31.5
(88.7)
37.4
(99.3)
41.8
(107.2)
41.6
(106.9)
44.6
(112.3)
Average high °C (°F) 28.7
(83.7)
27.7
(81.9)
25.7
(78.3)
22.3
(72.1)
18.5
(65.3)
15.6
(60.1)
14.8
(58.6)
15.9
(60.6)
18.6
(65.5)
21.4
(70.5)
24.9
(76.8)
26.4
(79.5)
21.7
(71.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.3
(72.1)
20.7
(69.3)
18.0
(64.4)
15.0
(59.0)
12.5
(54.5)
11.8
(53.2)
12.4
(54.3)
14.5
(58.1)
16.5
(61.7)
19.5
(67.1)
20.9
(69.6)
17.2
(63.0)
Average low °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
16.9
(62.4)
15.6
(60.1)
13.6
(56.5)
11.5
(52.7)
9.3
(48.7)
8.7
(47.7)
8.8
(47.8)
10.4
(50.7)
11.5
(52.7)
14.1
(57.4)
15.4
(59.7)
12.7
(54.9)
Record low °C (°F) 10.0
(50.0)
9.0
(48.2)
9.0
(48.2)
5.9
(42.6)
4.4
(39.9)
3.5
(38.3)
2.4
(36.3)
3.0
(37.4)
4.0
(39.2)
4.0
(39.2)
6.0
(42.8)
7.6
(45.7)
2.4
(36.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 18.1
(0.71)
19.6
(0.77)
21.6
(0.85)
33.4
(1.31)
53.7
(2.11)
62.7
(2.47)
66.6
(2.62)
53.7
(2.11)
45.9
(1.81)
32.0
(1.26)
21.1
(0.83)
21.9
(0.86)
459.0
(18.07)
Average rainy days 4.8 3.8 6.0 8.5 13.4 15.4 17.7 16.7 13.9 9.3 7.5 7.8 124.8
Average relative humidity (%) (at {{{time day}}}) 38 41 41 48 58 65 65 60 57 49 43 42 51
Source: [9]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Search result for "County of Adelaide, CNTY" with the following data sets selected - "Counties" and "Local Government Areas"". Property Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Map of the Federal division of Kingston" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  5. ^ "City of Onkaparinga suburb boundaries map". City of Onkaparinga. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.kaurnaplacenames.com/shape_and_spelling.php
  7. ^ http://www.bodysmithfitness.com.au
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Climate Data Online". Retrieved January 14, 2018.