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The SHOROC (Shore Regional Organisation of Councils) area is located to the north of the Sydney CBD. The SHOROC total land area of over 260 square kilometres and is made up of the Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah Council areas. The SHOROC area is predominantly residential, with significant parklands, and some commercial, industrial, military and rural land use.

The key employment sectors include manufacturing, retail, health and education. The main industrial areas are located in Brookvale, Cromer, Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale, with a naval depot at Balmoral. Major retail centres include Bridgepoint, Centro Warriewood, Manly Town Centre, Pittwater Place and Warringah Mall. SHOROC has two public hospitals (Manly District and Mona Vale District) and three smaller private hospitals. SHOROC features one tertiary institution (TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute) and numerous private and public schools.

Land use
Land use Water: 0.6% Residential: 36.8% Parkland: 57.0% Industrial: 0.8% Hospital/Medical: 0.0% Education: 1.3% Commercial: 1.3% Agricultural: 2.0%

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Barrenjoey Road
  • Condamine Street
  • Military Road
  • Mona Vale Road
  • Pittwater Road
  • Spit Road
  • Sydney Road
  • Wakehurst Road
  • Warringah Road
  • Ferries from Circular Quay and Ettalong


  • Sydney GPO 19km
  • Sydney Airport 27km
  • Port Botany 31km
  • Sydney Cove 18km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Brookvale
  • Cromer
  • Frenchs Forest
  • Mona Vale