Wyong, New South Wales

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Wyong
Central CoastNew South Wales
Wyong is located in New South Wales
Wyong
Wyong
Coordinates 33°16′55″S 151°25′05″E / 33.282°S 151.418°E / -33.282; 151.418Coordinates: 33°16′55″S 151°25′05″E / 33.282°S 151.418°E / -33.282; 151.418
Population 3,632 (2011)[1]
 • Density 404/km2 (1,050/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2259
Area 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Wyong Shire
Parish Munmorah
State electorate(s) Wyong
Federal Division(s) Dobell
Suburbs around Wyong:
Watanobbi Warnervale Wadalba
Alison Wyong Tacoma
Mardi Tuggerah Tacoma South

Wyong is a major northern suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, located approximately 89 km NNE of Sydney. Established in 1888, it is the administrative centre for the Wyong Shire local government area.

History[edit]

Wyong is situated on the traditional land of the Darkinjung people. Wyong is an indigenous word meaning either 'an edible yam' or 'place of running water'. William Cape was the first European settler to settle in the area and bring cattle and sheep into the district, on a 1,000 acres (4 km2) land grant bordering Jilliby Creek in 1825. Cape had two sons who also held land grants.

Historical sites[edit]

  • Alison Homestead, Cape Road, Wyong Built by Charles Alison, c 1885. (destroyed by arson 3 December 2011 [2][3])
  • Chapmans Store, Cnr Alison Rd. & Hely St., Wyong Opened in 1901.
  • Court House, Alison Road, Wyong (built 1924). This building is built on the site of the first Post Office which opened in 1892.
  • St Cecilia’s Church, Byron St., Wyong. Built in 1908, it is the oldest church in Wyong and is still in use today.
  • "Strathavon", Boyce Avenue, Wyong. Dates from 1912-1913, formerly known as "Hakone".
  • Turreted buildings, Cnr Church St, Wyong. Built by Albert Hamlyn Warner, 1915.
  • Wyong Public School, Alison Rd., Wyong. 1889, last used as school Sep. 1979.
  • Wyong Milk Factory, 141 Alison Rd, Wyong. (circa 1921.)

Facilities[edit]

The township of Wyong is a quiet central business district, housing the Wyong Shire's Council Chambers, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, Village Central Wyong Shopping Centre, Hunter Institute of TAFE Wyong Campus, Wyong Police Station, Wyong Local Court House and several schools, government offices, local businesses and community services. Wyong Public School had been located on Alison Road close to the business area but in 1979 relocated to Cutler Drive.

Development[edit]

The completion of the then F3 Freeway (now Pacific Motorway) cut the driving time from the Sydney CBD to the suburbs of Wyong down to under 1 hour 40 minutes, with access via Tuggerah Interchange. Wyong is served by a railway station on the Sydney Trains network, electrified since 1982.

The town features a golf course, and a racecourse.

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