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Williamtown

New South Wales, Australia

Williamtown Fighter World.jpg
Fighter World Museum at RAAF Base Williamtown
Population: 826 [1]
Density: 18.4/km² (47.7/sq mi)
Postcode: 2318 (Williamtown),
2314 (Williamtown RAAF)
Coordinates: 32°48′54″S 151°50′34″E / -32.815, 151.84278Coordinates: 32°48′54″S 151°50′34″E / -32.815, 151.84278
Elevation: 5 m (16 ft) Note1
Area: 44.9 km² (17.3 sq mi) Note2
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)

AEST (UTC+10)

AEDT (UTC+11)

Location:
LGA: Port Stephens Council[2]
Region: Hunter[2]
County: Gloucester[3]
Parish: Stowell[3]
State District: Port Stephens[4]
Federal Division: Newcastle[5]
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
27.9 °C
82 °F
6.4 °C
44 °F
1,125.6 mm
44.3 in
Suburbs around Williamtown:
Raymond Terrace Campvale Salt Ash
Raymond Terrace, Tomago Williamtown Salt Ash
Tomago Fullerton Cove Salt Ash, Tasman Sea


Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens Local Government Area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[2][6] It is located on the main road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay.[7]

Geography[]

The eastern section of Williamtown is dominated by RAAF Base Williamtown and Newcastle Airport while the western section of the area is primarily semi-rural with some large-acreage residential areas scattered along Cabbage Tree Road which is a main access route to Port Stephens from the Pacific Highway. To the south Williamtown reaches Fullerton Cove, a large cove at the Hunter River. The south-eastern corner of the area reaches the Tasman Sea on Stockton Beach and access to the beach is possible at this point for off-road vehicles via Lavis Lane. After reaching the beach a popular destination is the wreck of the MV Sygna which lies just off the beach approximately 3.6 kilometres (2 mi) south-west.

Tomago sandbeds[]

Most of Williamtown sits atop the Tomago sandbeds (an aquifer that is a critical source of water for the lower Hunter Region). The sandbeds are replenished primarily by rain as well as any water that leaks from Grahamstown Dam in nearby Ferodale. Water from the sandbeds and the dam is treated in Tomago.[8]

Notes[]

  1. ^  Average elevation of the suburb as shown on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
  2. ^  Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.

References[]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Williamtown (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC19413&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 16 June 2008.  Map
  2. ^ a b c "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Port Stephens". New South Wales Department of Local Government. http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_Regions.asp?regiontype=2&slacode=6400&region=HT. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographical Names Register Extract: Williamtown". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=SXYbWysyIt. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Port Stephens". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/port_stephens. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Newcastle". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. http://apps.aec.gov.au/esearch/LocalitySearchResults.aspx?filter=Newcastle&filterby=Electorate. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Williamtown". Australian Explorer. http://www.australianexplorer.com/williamtown.htm. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Williamtown". Department of Lands - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Department of Lands. http://imagery.maps.nsw.gov.au/?role=mysuburb&search=suburb&suburb=Williamtown. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Tomagos & Anna Bay Sandbeds". Hunter Water Corporation. http://www.hunterwater.com.au/282.aspx. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 



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