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Wyong

Wyong is a town of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, located approximately 63 km SSW of Newcastle and 89 km NNE of Sydney. Established in 1888, it is one of the two administrative centres for the local government area.HistoryWyong is an indigenous word meaning either 'an edible yam' or 'place of running water'. William Cape was the first European settler to settle in the area and bring cattle and sheep into the district, on a 1000acre land grant bordering Jilliby Creek in 1825. Cape had two sons who also held land grants.Historical sites Alison Homestead, Cape Road, Wyong Built by Charles Alison, c 1885. (destroyed by arson 3 December 2011) Chapmans Store, Cnr Alison Rd. & Hely St., Wyong Opened in 1901. Court House, Alison Road, Wyong (built 1924). This building is built on the site of the first Post Office which opened in 1892. St Cecilia’s Church, Byron St., Wyong. Built in 1908, it is the oldest church in Wyong and is still in use today. "Strathavon", Boyce Avenue, Wyong. Dates from 1912-1913, formerly known as "Hakone". Turreted buildings, Cnr Church St, Wyong. Built by Albert Hamlyn Warner, 1915. Wyong Public School, Alison Rd., Wyong. 1889, last used as school Sep. 1979. Wyong Milk Factory, 141 Alison Rd, Wyong. (circa 1921.)FacilitiesWyong has an efficient and compact town centre, housing the Wyong Shire's Council Chambers, Village Central Wyong Shopping Centre, Hunter Institute of TAFE Wyong Campus, Wyong Police Station, Wyong Local Court House, The Art House Wyong Performing Arts and Conference Centre, and banks, government offices, local businesses and community services. Wyong Public School is located on Cutler Drive, north of the town centre. Wyong High School is west of the town centre.
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