Where to Build in NSW

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Wollongong NSW 2500 – building in the ’gong

New South Wales is where our heart is. Let’s look at Wollongong; a city with a beautiful beachside location, close to schools, Wollongong University, a thriving central business district and some amazing cafes and restaurants.

Banner image: Doug Ford

What are my options for building in Wollongong?

When it comes to building your new dream home in Wollongong, you have two choices: you can knock down and rebuild, or you can purchase an empty block of land and build from scratch.

#1 Knockdown Rebuild

To secure a special location or large block, buying an old home is often the best option to create your dream home.

#2 Build new on Wollongong land

Purchase a vacant lot and build one of Mincove Homes’ modern home designs.

Where to build in Wollongong – Land releases

Click on the map pins for more information about land available for sale.

Population: Wollongong is New South Wales’ third largest city, after Sydney and Newcastle, with an estimated population of over 213,000. [Source: Population Australia]

Median house price: Houses in Wollongong have a median price of $872,500, Wollongong units have a median price of $570,000. [Source: Your Investment Property]

Demographics: Wollongong has a huge cultural diversity; the top 5 countries of birth for people in the Wollongong area are Australia, China, England, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and India. [Source: Population Australia]

Lifestyle: A perfect opportunity for a sea change or tree change, Wollongong offers extremely beautiful beaches and natural landscapes, while not being too far from Sydney.

Council: Wollongong City Council

Distance from Sydney: 1 h 25 min (85.8 km) via Princes Hwy and M1 [Source: Google Maps]

Distance from Canberra: 2 h 38 min (243.9 km) via M31 and Federal Hwy [Source: Google Maps]

Local Wollongong Attractions

Playing in the Precinct

free entertainment with local songwriters and jazz combos

Viva la gong

annual community arts festival

Nan Tien Temple

the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere

Image: Doug Ford

Merrigong Theatre Company

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Illawarra Fly Tree Top Adventures

tree top walks and zipline tours

Image: Dushan Hanuska

2016 Census Wollongong Stats

People: 18,442

Families: 3,935

Average people per household: 2.1

Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,751

Median weekly rent: $350

Housing tenure

Wollongong City – Households (Enumerated) 2016

  • Fully owned 33.4%
  • Mortgage 29.8%
  • Renting 29.1%
  • Other tenure type 0.9%
  • Not stated 6.9%

Nearby home inspiration

Shellharbour is only a 25 minute drive from Wollongong, and features the Illawarra’s largest display home village at Calderwood Valley as well as a third display home in the ever-popular Shell Cove estate. Any of Mincove Homes’ home designs would be ideal for the Wollongong area.

Oakwood

Calderwood Valley

Winner of the Master Builders Award for Best Display Home in the $300,000 – $400,000 range in the South East region.

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Ridgewood

Calderwood Valley

Cleverly designed for a narrow 30m x 10m allotment, this stylish home design creates a true sense of space over the two storeys.

SEE DISPLAY HOME →

Cove

Shell Cove

A standout statement without compromising on any essential design elements for modern family living.

SEE DISPLAY HOME →

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