Mount Pleasant, New South Wales

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Mount Pleasant
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Mount Pleasant
Coordinates 34°23′S150°52′E / 34.383°S 150.867°E / -34.383; 150.867 Coordinates: 34°23′S150°52′E / 34.383°S 150.867°E / -34.383; 150.867
Population1,370 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density2,740/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2519
Area0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location6 km (4 mi) from Wollongong
LGA(s) Wollongong
State electorate(s) Keira
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Mount Pleasant:
Balgownie Fairy Meadow
Mount Pleasant Mount Ousley
Mount Keira Keiraville

Mount Pleasant is a hilly suburb in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the northern flank of Mount Keira extending across to the Illawarra escarpment and is exclusively residential. It is home to the Rhododendron Park, found on Parrish Avenue. Mount Pleasant has a small local primary school Pleasant Heights Public School which has approximately 180 enrolled students. The suburb is locally notable for its commonly known Brokers Road which is amongst the steepest roads in New South Wales.

History

John Dingwall owned land in the Mount Pleasant area. He named it after another estate which belonged to him. The village of Mount Pleasant, located on the mountainside, developed after the opening of the Mount Pleasant mine in 1861. Mount Pleasant is a stable, quiet suburb which is economically non existent and few residential developments occur. [2]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Pleasant (NSW)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. City of Wollongong. "Place Names of Wollongong". Archived from the original on 19 September 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2006.