Dunoon is a small village near the City of Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Dunoon had a population of 372 people. It is the Macadamia nut capital of Australia.
On October 26, 2007, a tornado struck Dunoon (mainly the southern part of the village), and it was captured on video as it struck a direct hit on an electrical transformer station. The tornado also destroyed two houses, severely damaged a church and two demountables at a school, with other houses in the village also damaged.
Like the other small villages dotted along the ridges in the hills heading north out of Lismore, it is a quiet town. There is a post office, a doctor's surgery, a primrary school, a mechanic, a small food store and a second-hand/handmade toys store. Whilst Dunoon has a church and a community hall, most community gatherings occur at the sports club. The popular sports are cricket and soccer, although little athletics occurs every Friday. The Dunoon sports club also has a restaurant, a playground and a tennis court.
Dunoon is currently predominantly a unilinear development, but a major land release has expanded off the main ridge. Community concerns over the social impact on the town of a second development were allayed in February 2009 when developers withdrew their application to develop a new subdivision from Lismore City Council.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dunoon (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL128230&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
- ^ http://www.australiasevereweather.com/tornadoes_australia.htm
- ^ http://www.dunoongazette.org/dec07
- ^ http://www.echonews.com/index.php?page=News%20Article&article=25366&issue=390
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