Maitland, New South Wales
|Population||8,062 (2016 census)|
|• Density||485.37/km2 (1,257.1/sq mi)|
|Area||16.61 km2 (6.4 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Maitland|
Thornton is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is bisected by the New England Highway.
Post code 2322, including Thornton, Beresfield, Tarro and Hexham, had a population of 14,654 in 2001.
Thornton railway station opened in 1871.Thornton is serviced by Hunter Line trains of the NSW TrainLink network. Regular services take passengers East to Newcastle (18 minutes for the express) and West to Maitland. Less regular services also take passengers West to the Hunter Valley as far as Scone and North to Dungog.
Thornton is the junction for a colliery branch line leading to the Bloomfield Coal Loop, a balloon loop.
A new industrial estate and increased residential subdivisions resulted in the RTA planning a major upgrade to the Weakleys Drive intersection, which was completed as of December 2008. DBT (Australia) opened their new complex here in December 2006.
Scone is a town in the Upper Hunter Shire in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Scone had a population of 4,624 people. It is on the New England Highway north of Muswellbrook about 270 kilometres north of Sydney, and is part of the New England (federal) and New England (state) electorates. Scone is in a farming area and is also noted for breeding Thoroughbred racehorses. It is known as the 'Horse capital of Australia'.
Hexham railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the western Newcastle suburb of Hexham, and was opened on 1 August 1871.
Thornton railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves Thornton in the eastern suburbs of Maitland opening in 1913.
Speers Point is a suburb within, and the location of the council seat of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area in New South Wales, Australia. It is 17 kilometres (10.6 mi) west-southwest of the city of Newcastle on the northern shore of Lake Macquarie, in Cockle and Warners Bays, between the suburbs of Cardiff and Warners Bay.
Greta is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Settled from around 1822, when the town was surveyed in 1842 it was given the name Greta, possibly after a small river in Cumberland, England. By the 1870s, Greta had four hotels. In 1939 an army training camp was established. After WWII the town's population grew as it became a migrant camp for European refugees. The small town has a large European community with many people coming from, Polish, Ukrainian and German heritage. At the 2016 census the town had a population of 2,830. The Main Street of Greta, High street is a quiet stretch of road with the most popular social areas being Tattersalls Hotel Pub and the bowling club. These days it is largely a commuter town located midway between Cessnock, Singleton and Maitland. A convenient location for miners and their families to live. The town is also linked to nearby town, Branxton where you will find the nearest grocery store. Being in the Hunter Valley, Greta is close to many vineyards and wine cellars.
The City of Maitland is a local government area in the lower Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is situated adjacent to the New England Highway and the Hunter railway line.
Metford is a suburb of the city of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is on the New England Highway and has a railway station on NSW TrainLink's Hunter line. The line was opened in 1857, and the station was opened on 17 March 1995.
Telarah is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. The suburb was formerly known as Homeville, however use of this name was abandoned in the 1950s. It is located on the New England Highway and is also the site of a major rail junction, where the North Coast line and the once extensive, privately owned South Maitland Railway system meet the Main North line. A station on the North Coast line opened in 1911 and is served by NSW TrainLink's Hunter Line, with services to Newcastle and Dungog. Telarah has its own fire brigade as well as bowling club, supermarket, pharmacy, takeaway shop and newsagents.
Beresfield is a north-western suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.
Tarro is a north-western suburb of the Newcastle City Council local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It, and parts of nearby Beresfield, was originally known as Upper Hexham, "lower" Hexham being an older settlement located about 5 kilometres (3 mi) to the east on the Hunter River. The name "Tarro" reportedly means "stone" in an Aboriginal language.
Warabrook is a north-western suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area. The suburb is primarily residential but also includes a shopping centre, an aged care facility and a light industrial area.
Callaghan is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It contains the main campus of the University of Newcastle. It is served by Warabrook railway station on NSW TrainLink's Hunter Line. The suburb was named after Sir Bede Callaghan (1912–1993), Chancellor of the University of Newcastle from 1977 to 1988.
Hamilton is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. The main commercial centre is located around Beaumont Street and boasts a vibrant multicultural atmosphere providing an array of restaurants, retail, fashion and commercial outlets along with day-to-day services such as pharmacies, banks, florists, hairdressers, fruit shops and delicatessens.
Wickham is an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district.
Woodberry is one of the eastern-most suburbs of the City of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Woodberry's population was 3,155. Most of the population lives in residential subdivisions while almost 84% of the suburbs land is rural in nature. Rental accommodation is occupied by 33.33% of the residents.
Lorn is a suburb of Maitland in New South Wales, Australia. It is located across the Hunter River from Maitland by the Belmore Bridge.
Islington is a suburb of the city of Newcastle in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Located only 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) from the Newcastle CBD on one of Newcastle's major arterial roads, it was initially developed as a residential suburb. Today it includes a small industrial area and is adjacent to the Newcastle campus of the Hunter Institute of Technology. Its southeastern border is occupied entirely by the Hunter and Newcastle and Central Coast railway lines. The suburb has one railway station, which is shared with, and named after, adjacent Hamilton.
Pelaw Main is a hamlet a few kilometres south-west of Kurri Kurri, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It owes its origins entirely to the colliery there of the same name. It had a population of 1,027 in 2011
Gillieston Heights is a suburb of the City of Maitland local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from the Maitland CBD. Prior to 1967, the village was named East Greta however this was changed to honour former Maitland mayor and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly John Gillies following a poll of residents. At the 2016 census, Gillieston Heights had a population of over 3,000.
Chisholm is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-northwest from Newcastle, and 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-east from Maitland.
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