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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wyong is 4,382, with a population density of 3.90 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wyong is bounded by the localities of Warnervale and Watanobbi, Casey Drive, Cutler Drive, the railway line and the suburb of Warnervale in the north, the Pacific Highway, the suburb of Wadalba, Pollock Avenue and the western boundary of HopeTown School in the east, the Wyong River in the south, and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the west.

Name origin

Wyong is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of running water".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with land used mainly for timber getting. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, spurred by the construction of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, with many high rise flats and apartments built. The population fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then increased between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Wyong includes established residential area and commercial areas, an industrial area in the north-east, and undeveloped areas in the east and west.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Wyong CBD, Village Central Wyong (shopping centre), TAFE NSW Hunter Institute (Wyong Campus), Central Coast Council Offices (Wyong), Wyong Golf Club, Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort, Wyong Racecourse, Wyong Olympic Pool, North Wyong Aqua Centre, Wyong District Museum, Alison Homestead, the Wyong River, Charlton Island, The Salvation Army Oasis Centre, The Art House, Wyong Central Community Health Centre, Arthur Mollett Reserve, Baker Park, Cutler Park, Frank Balance Memorial Park, Wyong Apex Park, Wyong Community Park, Wyong Hill Reserve, Wyong Lions Park, Wyong Town Park, North Wyong Industrial Estate, the Wyong Railway Station, Wyong High School, Wyong Christian Community School and St Ceclia's Catholic Primary School.