- 33.266666666667151.35Koordinaten: 33 ° 16 ' S, 151 ° 21' O Wyong Shire is a Local Government Area ( LGA) in the Australian state of New South Wales. The area is 745 km ² and has about 140,000 inhabitants.
Wyong is located on the Pacific coast in the region around the city of Sydney about 90 kilometers north of the city center. The area includes 96 districts and towns, including Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Brush Creek, Budgewoi, Chittaway Point, Door Along, Durren Durren, The Entrance, Gorokan, Ourimbah, Palm Grove, Palmdale, Tuggerah, Warnervale, Wyong, Yarramalong and parts of Kulnura, Lisarow, Somersby and Wyee. The seat of the Shire Council is located in the town of Wyong in the eastern half of the LGA on Tuggerah Lake, where about 3,100 inhabitants.
First settlements existed in the area of Wyong middle of the 19th century, but only with the railway line from Newcastle to Sydney grew the settlement. The timber transport from northern areas to Sydney made Wyong to a commercial and administrative center of the region. Soon, the city also became a weekend and retirement home of the inhabitants of the two cities and since the connection to Sydney by the Freeway 3, the population has exploded. Today over 140,000 people live in Wyong and over 316,000 throughout the Central Coast.
The Wyong Shire Council has ten members who are elected by the residents of the two wards ( five each from Ward A and B). These two districts are set independently of the villages. From the circle of Councillor also the Mayor ( Mayor ) of the Council recruited.