Gwynneville, New South Wales

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Gwynneville
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Gwynneville
Coordinates 34°24′58″S150°53′02″E / 34.41611°S 150.88389°E / -34.41611; 150.88389 Coordinates: 34°24′58″S150°53′02″E / 34.41611°S 150.88389°E / -34.41611; 150.88389
Population3,100 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2500
Location2 km (1 mi) from Wollongong
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Gwynneville:
Keiraville North Wollongong
Keiraville Gwynneville Wollongong
West Wollongong Wollongong Wollongong

Gwynneville is an inner city suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia located approximately 2 km north west of the city centre.

It was originally named Gwynne Ville after the Gwynne family who owned the property. It was sold in two large lots, both of which were subdivided. The first area, owned by Mr John Gwynne, consisted of 86 allotments, and went to auction on 3 March 1886. The second section, being bordered by Northfields Avenue, Gipps Rd and Murphy's Lane, was auctioned in 47 allotments by Mr William J Gwynne on 27 November 1886. [2]

It has an area of bush heritage land on its southern side located in and around Wiseman Park. There are two schools, Gwynneville Public School and Saint Brigid's Primary School. A neighbourhood shopping centre is located at the eastern end of Gipps Road and includes a post office, petrol station and food shops. Also in the area is the Wiseman Park Bowling Club and the Beaton Park Leisure Centre, a major sporting and fitness venue for the city.

Throsby Drive and Foley Street roundabout, as seen looking towards Weerona College Throsby Drive and Foley Street Roundabout.jpg
Throsby Drive and Foley Street roundabout, as seen looking towards Weerona College

Gwynneville is divided by the Princes Motorway and its interchange with Wollongong's Memorial Drive. However being both centrally located and bordering the University of Wollongong to the north it remains a popular suburb for students seeking accommodation.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gwynneville (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=subject:%22Gwynneville%20%28N.S.W.%29%20-%201886%20-%20Maps.%22&iknowwhatimean=1