Wyong Shire CouncilEconomic profile

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Wyong Shire is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The Shire encompasses a total land area of over 820 square kilometres. Wyong Shire is a growing residential area, with some commercial and industrial land use. The Shire also has substantial areas of national parks, state forests, coastline and lakes. Wyong Shire includes the major service centre of Wyong-Tuggerah and numerous townships spread around Tuggerah Lake, Budgewoi Lake, Lake Munmorah and the southern shore of Lake Macquarie. The western half of the Shire is predominantly rural. Rural land is used mainly for farming, timber-getting and coal mining for electricity generation.

Key employment sectors include retail trade, health care, manufacturing and construction, accommodation and food services, and education. Westfield Tuggerah is the Shire’s largest retail centre, with other significant centres being the Wyong CBD, Bateau Bay Square, Lake Haven Shopping Centre, The Entrance Waterfront Plaza and Toukley Shopping Centre. The Shire also has numerous smaller retail centres. Wyong Shire features one major public hospital (Wyong Hospital), one small public hospital (Long Jetty Health Care Facility), one small private hospital (Berkeley Vale Private Hospital) and several other health facilities (Kanwal Medical Complex, Lake Haven Community Health Centre and Wyong Central Community Health Centre). The main industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Colongra, Doyalson, Jilliby, Mannering Park, Tuggerah and Wyong, including collieries and power stations. Smaller industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Berkeley Vale, Charmhaven, Fountaindale and Warnervale. Wyong Shire features two tertiary institutions (TAFE NSW Hunter Institute - Ourimbah and Wyong Campuses, and The University of Newcastle - Central Coast Campus) and numerous private and public schools.

Land use
Land use Water: 0.2% Residential: 9.0% Parkland: 42.6% Industrial: 0.8% Hospital/Medical: 0.0% Education: 0.4% Commercial: 0.3% Agricultural: 46.7%

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Sydney-Newcastle Freeway
  • Pacific Highway
  • Sydney-Newcastle railway line
  • Warnervale Airport

Distances

  • Sydney GPO 90km
  • Newcastle GPO 70km
  • Sydney Airport 100km
  • Port Botany 100km
  • Sydney Cove 90km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Berkeley Vale (southern-most section)
  • Charmhaven (Charmhaven Industrial Area)
  • Colongra (Centennial Coal, Munmorah Colliery, Munmorah Power Station)
  • Doyalson
  • Fountaindale (northern-most section)
  • Jilliby (Bottonderry Waste Management Facility, Warner Industrial Park)
  • Mannering Park (Chain Valley Colliery, Mannering Colliery, Vales Point Power Station)
  • Tuggerah Business Park
  • Tuggerah Industrial Park
  • Warnervale (north-western section)
  • Wyong (North Wyong Industrial Estate)

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