Wilton, New South Wales

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34°13'59"S
150°42'00"E
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 Australia
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Wilton is a small town of the Macarthur Region of New South Wales, Australia in the Wollondilly Shire. The town is located around 80 km south west of Sydney CBD. It is home to a population of 3080 and includes the new estate of Bingara Gorge. It is located within close proximity of Cataract Dam. Furthermore, the town is just located off Picton Road which diverges off the Hume Highway to Wollongong. Wilton has a take away, which includes pizza, and opposite thereof is a Shell service station. The Bingara Gorge development includes a Domino's pizza shop, an IGA store, a medical centre & pharmacy, a liquor store, 2 cafes and a Chinese restaurant.

History

After a process that had its origins in the 1970s an intergovernmental group suggested in 1986 that Wilton and Badgerys Creek were preferred sites for a potential second airport of Sydney in the Sydney Basin. The federal government under Bob Hawke selected Badgerys Creek. In April 2012 the then federal Minister for Transport, Anthony Albanese and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce endorsed the suitability of Wilton as a location for a potential second airport of Sydney. On 8 May 2012, with the site selection process still stalled Anthony Albanese, announced further investigations into the Wilton site. The NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell opposed the use of Wilton as an airport. In April 2014 Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed approval for the location of Sydney's second airport at Badgerys Creek.

Heritage listings

Wilton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Wilton Park Road: Wilton Park

Sport

Hannaford Oval is home to Wollondilly Redbacks Junior Australian Football Club & Wollondilly Knights Senior Australian Football Club along with Wollondilly White Waratahs Rugby Union Club in the winter. In the summer the oval is used by Camden District Cricket Association. Wilton is home to the Sydney Skydivers.
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