Gwynneville, New South Wales

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Gwynneville
WollongongNew South Wales
Coordinates 34°24′58″S 150°53′02″E / 34.41611°S 150.88389°E / -34.41611; 150.88389Coordinates: 34°24′58″S 150°53′02″E / 34.41611°S 150.88389°E / -34.41611; 150.88389
Population 2,524 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2500
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Wollongong
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Gwynneville:
Keiraville North Wollongong
Keiraville Gwynneville Wollongong
West Wollongong Wollongong Wollongong

Gwynneville is an inner city suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia located approximately 2 km north west of the city centre.

It was originally named Gwynne Ville after the Gwynne family who owned the property. It was sold it two large lots, both of which were subdivided. The first area, owned by Mr John Gwynne, consisted of 86 allotments, and went to auction on the 3rd of March 1886. The second section, being bordered by Northfields Avenue, Gipps Rd and Murphy's Lane, was auctioned in 47 allotments by Mr William J Gwynne on the 27th of November 1886.[2]

It has an area of bush heritage land on its southern side located in and around Wiseman Park. There are two schools, Gwynneville Public School and Saint Brigid's Primary School. A neighbourhood shopping centre is located at the eastern end of Gipps Road and includes a post office, petrol station and food shops. Also in the area is the Wiseman Park Bowling Club and the Beaton Park Leisure Centre, a major sporting and fitness venue for the city.

Gwynneville is divided by the Southern Freeway and its interchange with Wollongong's Northern Distributor. However being both centrally located and bordering the University of Wollongong to the north it remains a popular suburb for students seeking accommodation.

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