Logo Koolewong, Point Clare and Tascott Progress Association Inc.
including West Gosford south of the Central Coast Highway

PO Box 193
Woy Woy
NSW 2256



Sourced from Community Profile:2006 and 2001 Enumerated Census Information for Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong, Gosford City Council (2006):

Point Clare is thought to be named after County Clare in Ireland.

Tascott is named after Thomas Alison Scott, an early land holder and agricultural pioneer.

Koolewong is named from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘koalas there'

Research to date suggests that this area was part of the country of the Guringai people.
Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s. Cattle raising and timber getting were early uses of the land in the area.
The coming of the railway in the late 1880s led to growing interest from guest house operators and holiday makers.
Before Brisbane Water Drive was constructed in the early 1940s, rail transport was the fastest means of travel to Woy Woy or Gosford.
Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population increased slightly during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 1996 and 2006.
Major features of the area include Brisbane Water National Park, Kariong Hill Lookout, Point Clare Cemetery, Goodaywang Reserve and Koolewong Foreshore Reserve.