Warilla, New South Wales

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Warilla
City of Shellharbour
Warilla Aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Warilla from the east. Barrack Point is visible on the left, and the Lake Illawarra entrance and Windang Island on the right.
Coordinates 34°33′10″S 150°51′42″E / 34.55278°S 150.86167°E / -34.55278; 150.86167Coordinates: 34°33′10″S 150°51′42″E / 34.55278°S 150.86167°E / -34.55278; 150.86167
Population 6,222 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2528
LGA(s) City of Shellharbour
State electorate(s) Shellharbour
Federal Division(s) Throsby, Gilmore
Suburbs around Warilla:
Mount Warrigal Lake Illawarra Pacific Ocean
Mount Warrigal Warilla Pacific Ocean
Barrack Heights Barrack Point Pacific Ocean

Warilla is a seaside suburb of the City of Shellharbour, Australia which sits within the Wollongong urban area. It is one of the more established areas and is nestled between other suburbs of Mount Warrigal in the west, Barrack Heights and Barrack Point in the south and Lake Illawarra in the north.

History[edit]

Warilla was officially granted township status in 5 May 1951.[2] It is predominantly a residential suburb with many of the houses being built in the 1950s and 1960s. Warilla's main commercial centre is located on George Street with surrounding shops located on Lake Entrance Road and Shellharbour Road, where Warilla Grove Shopping Centre is also situated. There is also a small industrial park located 1 km (0.62 mi) south at Sunset Avenue where light industries are established. Warilla is also blessed with fine beaches which are very popular with locals and tourist especially in summer.

Warilla held the council chambers for Shellharbour City Council from 1969 to 1991[2] when it relocated to the nearby Shellharbour City Centre. The building, which is still in good condition, is still used for council meetings. Other businesses have also set up inside.

There are two high schools - Lake Illawarra High School & Warilla High School (located in Warilla & Barrack Heights ) and two public schools - Warilla North and Warilla Public School.

"Maccas" first[edit]

Warilla is the first town in the world to have a McDonald's with table service and plated food;[3] thus placing Warilla well and truly on the map for avant-garde eating in NSW[citation needed].

Cricket[edit]

The Warilla Sports Cricket Club is based at Oakley Park and plays in the South Coast District cricket competition.

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