Mount Austin, New South Wales

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Mount Austin
Wagga WaggaNew South Wales
Mount Austin NSW.jpg
Mount Austin suburb sign
Mount Austin is located in New South Wales
Mount Austin
Mount Austin
Coordinates 35°8′10.06″S 147°21′7.48″E / 35.1361278°S 147.3520778°E / -35.1361278; 147.3520778Coordinates: 35°8′10.06″S 147°21′7.48″E / 35.1361278°S 147.3520778°E / -35.1361278; 147.3520778
Population 4,165 (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 Mount Austin:
Glenfield Park Turvey Park Kooringal
Glenfield Park Mount Austin Kooringal
Glenfield Park Tolland Kooringal

Mount Austin is an inner southern suburb of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Its boundaries are Fernleigh Road and Leavenworth Drive to the north and south respectively, whilst Glenfield Road and Willans Hill form the western and eastern extents.

The suburb is dominated by former and present Housing NSW residences.

Mount Austin Public School is located within the suburb however Mount Austin High School is situated in the neighbouring suburb of Tolland.

Despite its name, the Turvey Tops Shopping centre is located in Mount Austin, and not neighbouring Turvey Park. The shopping centre was first planned by the New South Wales Housing Commission in the 1950s,[2] but it was not until the 1960s, when Great Southern Enterprises Pty Ltd took over ownership of the land that work on the shopping centre started. Turvey Tops opened 3 December 1963, with a crowd of 3000 people in attendance.[3]

Anderson Park[edit]

Anderson Park, in the suburb, was opened in 1987. It is named after the one-time Collingwood footballer, and long time local resident, George P. Anderson (1885-1957).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Austin (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Flats, shop centre for Wagga - Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) - 24 Jul 1954". Trove. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  3. ^ The Daily Advertiser. "Tposy Turvey" (PDF). 

External links[edit]

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