Bordering suburban areas like New Lambton, Adamstown and Garden Suburb, Kotara is about nine kilometres from the Newcastle CBD. Much of its northern border is taken up by Blackbutt Reserve, which encourages a lot of native wildlife into the area.
Kotara sits south-west of Newcastle.
“WHEN THE AREA WAS ORIGINALLY ESTABLISHED, IT WAS A GARDEN SUBURB THAT PRODUCED AVOCADOS.”
The opening of the Kotara train station in 1924 bought many new residents to the area. When the area was originally established, it was a garden suburb that produced avocados. The area built up slowly until the 1940s when it underwent a development boom. Nowadays, it still has a large suburban feel about it and attracts many residents who intend to stay for the long term. Statistically, much of Kotara’s population has lived in their current residence for five or more years.