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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.
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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.
Where to build in Wollongong – Land releases
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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]
Schools, Universities and Vocational Education:
- Wollongong Public School
- Smiths Hill High School
- St Mary Star of the Sea College
- Coniston Public School
- Gwynneville Public School
- St Brigid’s Primary School
- Keira High School
- Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts
- The Illawarra Grammar School
- Wollongong West Public School
- Figtree Heights Public School
- Lindsay Park Public School
- Elonera Montessori School
- University of Wollongong
- TAFE NSW (Wollongong West)
- TAFE NSW (Wollongong)
- Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
Helpful hints for new residents
Local Wollongong Attractions
2016 Census Wollongong Stats
Average people per household: 2.1
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,751
Median weekly rent: $350
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.