Lake Macquarie History

Cameron Park

European History

Originally named Estelville in a subdivision held in 1905, and named after Jack Estell, a local politician. The name Cameron Park was gazetted in 2001. It was chosen for its proximity to Cameron Park Raceway and is named after a founder of speedway racing in Australia, Ian Cameron.

Many street names are named in honour of merchant ships that visited New South Wales, in the 1800s. A number of streets were originally part of Edgeworth until the boundary with Cameron Park was established.

Huge expansion of the suburb has occurred since the early 2000s, with much more housing and infrastructure occuring on the former Transfield land corridor between Edgeworth and West Wallsend. Cameron Park will become the northern most suburb of Lake Macquarie, taking the title from Seahampton.

Streets in Cameron Park

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