Wollongong, New South Wales
|Population||113 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Shellharbour|
Croom is a rural locality of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, part of the state suburb of Dunmore. The name has been variously spelled Croomb, Croom and Croome.The locality shares its name with the village of Croom in County Limerick, Ireland – derived from the Irish cromadh, meaning bend.
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 68 kilometres (51 miles) south of central Sydney. Wollongong had an estimated urban population of 302,739 at June 2018, making it the third-largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the tenth-largest city in Australia. The city's current Lord Mayor is Gordon Bradbery AM who was elected in 2018.
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2019, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.
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The 1,280-acre Croom estate was granted to Isabella Croker in 1839. The following year, Croker sold it to newly arrived settler Ebenezer Russell. Russell cleared the land and established a homestead, stables, dairy and mill that survive to this day. Russell became prominent within the district, and served as a foundation member of Shellharbour Municipal Council.
The City of Shellharbour is a local government area in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The City is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Sydney and covers the southern suburbs of the Wollongong urban area centred on Shellharbour and it had an estimated population of 68,460 at the 2016 census.
Today, Croom is principally farmland. The north-west corner of the locality is occupied by the City of Shellharbour's Croom Sporting Complex and Shellharbour City Stadium. Croom will also play host to a section of the proposed Princes Highway Albion Park Rail bypass.
The Princes Highway is a major road in Australia, extending from Sydney to Adelaide via the coast through the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. It has a length of 1,941 kilometres (1,206 mi) or 1,898 kilometres (1,179 mi) via the former alignments of the highway, although these routes are slower and connections to the bypassed sections of the original route are poor in many cases.
Albion Park Rail is a suburb of Shellharbour, Australia situated in the Macquarie Valley (Shellharbour). The South Coast railway line was opened to the railway station and Bombo in 1887. At the time the nearest town was Albion Park, several kilometres away. Over time, houses were built around the railway station, and Albion Park Rail developed into a town in its own right, and with its own name.
Illawarra is a region in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is a coastal region situated immediately south of Sydney and north of the Shoalhaven or South Coast region. It encompasses the cities of Wollongong, Shellharbour and the town of Kiama.
Shellharbour is a suburb located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It also gives its name to the local government area, City of Shellharbour.
The Illawarra Highway is a state highway in New South Wales, Australia. It connects Wollongong to the Southern Highlands and links the Princes Highway and Hume Highway.
Croom is a village in County Limerick, Ireland. It is located just off the N20 on the River Maigue. It is 8 km southeast of Adare on the N20.
The Princes Motorway is a 55-kilometre (34 mi) predominately dual carriage untolled motorway that links Sydney to Wollongong and further south through the Illawarra region to Albion Park Rail. Part of the Australian Highway 1 network, the motorway is designated with the route number M1.
Albion Park is a suburb situated in the Macquarie Valley in the City of Shellharbour, which is in turn one of the three local government areas that comprise the Wollongong Metropolitan Area, New South Wales, Australia. Although it is surrounded by a 'green belt' of farms, Albion Park had a population of 13,316 at the 2016 census.
Oak Flats is a single-platform intercity train station located in Oak Flats, New South Wales, Australia, on the South Coast railway line. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling south to Kiama and north to Wollongong and Sydney. Together with the Dunmore and later Shellharbour Junction stations, Oak Flats has long served as the rail connection for the coastal suburbs of the City of Shellharbour.
The Albion Park railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the South Coast railway line on the Princes Highway in Albion Park Rail, New South Wales, Australia. The station was designed by New South Wales Government Railways and built during 1887 by William Monie & Company, with the single line railway line built by D. Proudfoot & T Logan. The complex is also known as the Albion Park Railway Station Group. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
Kiama is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Gareth Ward of the Liberal Party.
Oak Flats is a suburb of Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia situated on the south western shores of Lake Illawarra and within the Illawarra region of New South Wales. It is a residential area, which had a population of 6,415 at the 2016 census.
Shellharbour Airport, formerly Illawarra Regional Airport, also referred as Albion Park Aerodrome or Wollongong Airport, is an airport located in Albion Park Rail, Shellharbour City, New South Wales, Australia. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) is located at the airport. The airline Fly Corporate offers daily services from the airport to Melbourne–Essendon and Brisbane.
Shellharbour City Centre is the central business district and town Shellharbour of the City of Shellharbour, located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Its name reflects its status as the commercial and administrative centre for the City of Shellharbour local government area, and is home to the Council Administration Centre, Stockland Shellharbour shopping centre, cinemas and other retail shops.
Tongarra is a rural locality located in the Shellharbour LGA, west of Albion Park. It remains untouched from urban development. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 107.
Calderwood is a suburb of Wollongong in the City of Shellharbour in New South Wales, Australia, lying to the west of Albion Park. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 173. It is currently largely rural, but is proposed for suburban development. It is estimated that the suburb will one day be home to a population of 12,000 people.
The Macquarie Valley, also known as Albion Park, Rural West or Western Valley, is an area located in the Shellharbour local government area in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.
Dunmore is a largely rural suburb of Shellharbour City in New South Wales, Australia. Dunmore is bisected north to south by the South Coast railway line and the Princes Highway.
North Macquarie is a suburb of Wollongong in the City of Shellharbour in New South Wales, Australia, 4 km west of Albion Park.