Wyong Shire CouncilCommunity profile

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wyong is 4,209, with a population density of 3.55 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 northern boundary of North Wyong Industrial Estate in the north, a line running north of the Pacific Highway, the Pacific Highway, Pollock Avenue and the western boundary of HopeTown Special 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. Many high rise flats and apartments were 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 is an established residential area and administration centre for the Shire, focused on the Wyong township, with a small industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include TAFE NSW - Hunter Institute (Wyong Campus), the Wyong CBD, Village Central Wyong (shopping centre), Wyong Council Administrative Centre, Wyong Golf Club, Kooindah Waters Golf Residential Golf & Spa Resort, Wyong Racecourse, Wyong Olympic Pool, North Wyong Aqua Centre, Wyong Regional Sporting Complex, Baker Park, Cutler Park, Frank Balance Memorial Park, Wyong Apex Park, Wyong Community Park, Wyong Hill Reserve, Wyong Town Park, North Wyong Industrial Estate, Wyong Lookout, Wyong District Museum, the Wyong River, Wyong Railway Station, The Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre, Wyong Community Centre, Wyong Memorial Hall, Wyong Central Community Health Centre, State Government offices (Centrelink, Courthouse, Department of Housing, Department of Community Services), Wyong Grove Public School, Wyong High School, Wyong Christian Community School and St Ceclia's Catholic Primary School.

Included areas

This small area includes the locality of Wyong and a small part of the locality of Warnervale.