Wilton, New South Wales

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Wilton
New South Wales
Wilton Parachute Centre NSW.jpg
Wilton Parachute Centre
Coordinates 34°14′S 150°42′E / 34.233°S 150.700°E / -34.233; 150.700Coordinates: 34°14′S 150°42′E / 34.233°S 150.700°E / -34.233; 150.700
Population 1,890 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2571
Location
LGA(s) Wollondilly Shire
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Wollondilly
Federal Division(s) Hume
Localities around Wilton:
Douglas Park Appin
Maldon Wilton Cataract
Pheasants Nest

Wilton is a small town of the Macarthur Region of New South Wales, Australia in the Wollondilly Shire. It is home to a population of 1279 and includes the new estate of Bingara Gorge. It is located within close proximity Cataract Dam. Furthermore, the town is just located off Picton Road which diverges off the Hume Highway to Wollongong. Wilton has a take away, which includes pizza, and opposite thereof is a Shell service station.

After a process that had its origins in the 1970s an intergovernmental group suggested in 1986 Wilton and Badgerys Creek as sites for a potential second airport of Sydney. The federal government under Bob Hawke decided upon Badgerys Creek.[1] However, over the years the project has stalled. In April 2012 Qantas chairman Alan Joyce endorsed the suitability of Wilton as a location for a potential second airport of Sydney.[2]

Sport[edit]

Hannaford Oval is home to Wollondilly White Waratahs Rugby Union Club in the winter. In the summer the oval is used by Camden District Cricket Association. Wilton is home to the Sydney Skydiving Centre.[3] The Hannaford oval is also home to Bradbury Cricket Club.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Laird (2001). Where We Are Now. Back on Track (UNSW Press). p. 30. ISBN 0 86840 411 X. 
  2. ^ Andrew Clennell: Ignore the Premier and build second airport at Badgerys Creek, says Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, The Daily Telegraph, 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ Sydney Skydive