Ashmont, New South Wales

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Ashmont
Wagga WaggaNew South Wales
Ashmont, NSW Ashmont Mall.JPG
Ashmont Mall
Ashmont is located in New South Wales
Ashmont
Ashmont
Coordinates 35°7′37.66″S 147°19′55.48″E / 35.1271278°S 147.3320778°E / -35.1271278; 147.3320778Coordinates: 35°7′37.66″S 147°19′55.48″E / 35.1271278°S 147.3320778°E / -35.1271278; 147.3320778
Population 4,112 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2650
LGA(s) City of Wagga Wagga
County Wynyard
Parish South Wagga Wagga
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Suburbs around Ashmont:
Moorong Moorong Wagga Wagga
San Isidore Ashmont Turvey Park
Kapooka Glenfield Park Mount Austin

Ashmont, known originally as "J.J. Salmon's Estate" is a south-western suburb of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is named after the Salmon family's original homestead that was located where the suburb now stands. Ashmont was first urbanised in the late 1950s, and during the 1970s large areas were developed by the then State Housing Commission (now known as Housing NSW).[2]

A small shopping centre, New South Wales State Emergency Service Murrumbidgee Region and New South Wales Rural Fire Service Riverina Zone Headquarters are located within the suburb with the city's (Wagga Wagga) newest Bunnings Warehouse megastore is located on the fringes of Ashmont.

The Carmelite Monastery, a community of monastic, contemplative nuns, is situated on Morsehead Street.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ashmont (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ Morris, S (1999). Wagga Wagga, a history. Bobby Graham Publishers, Wagga Wagga. ISBN 1-875247-12-2
  3. ^ http://www.carmelwagga.org.au/

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