Sydney, New South Wales
Wills Road, Woolooware
|Location:||24 km (15 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
Woolooware is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Woolooware is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of the Sydney central business district in the Sutherland Shire. It shares the 2230 postcode with Cronulla.
Woolooware stretches from Woolooware Bay in the north on the Georges River estuary to Burraneer Bay and Gunnamatta Bay in the south on the Hacking River and Port Hacking estuary. It borders the suburbs of Cronulla, Caringbah, Burraneer and Kurnell.
It was originally a thickly forested area, with mangrove swamps around Woolooware Bay. Those were later reclaimed to create parks and playing fields including Endeavour Field, Woolooware Golf Course and Cronulla Golf Course. The area was subdivided after the railway line from Sutherland to Cronulla was opened in 1939. The first public school opened in 1951 and the post office opened in October 1954.
The Australian division of Taylor Woodrow, a British construction company, built the first subdivision with project homes in Australia in north Woolooware, including the classic red brick homes in Taywood Street.
Woolooware railway station is on the Cronulla branch line of the Sydney Trains Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line or T4 line. The station, like all NSW metropolitan and intercity train stations, is Opal active. All services are double deck electric trains of eight carriages traveling to Bondi Junction stopping at major interchange stations such as Sutherland, Wolli Creek, Sydenham and Central. The station has two platforms and electronic indicator boards.
The main roads of Woolooware are Gannons Road, travelling north-south, the Kingsway which travels in an east-west direction south of the railway, Captain Cook Drive to the north which connects Woolooware to Kurnell and Miranda, and Burraneer Bay Road to the bay of its namesake.
Transdev NSW provides these bus services in the Woolooware area:-
- 962 from Cronulla to Bankstown weekends only.
- 969 from Cronulla to Sutherland.
- 971 from Cronulla to Hurstville.
- 988 from Cronulla to Caringbah (6 services a day, weekdays only)
See Woolooware station for further details.
During events at the Sharkies club (such as NRL games) a bus runs from the station to the stadium.
Sport and recreation
Woolooware is home to the National Rugby League team, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. The home ground, Remondis Stadium (formerly known as Endeavour Field) sits beside the leagues club, known as Sharkies Leagues Club, on Captain Cook Drive.
Woolooware also contains Woolooware Oval, which is the home ground for the Cronulla Seagulls amateur football (soccer) club. Woolooware Oval is also used for the local touch football competition and in summer is the home ground for the Cronulla Seagulls Cricket Club. It also contains Captain Cook Fields, which is the home of the Sutherland Shire Softball Association, and where all of their competition games are held.
- 1. Since this picture was taken the railway line has been duplicated. The new track runs to the left (north) of the buildings. The bridge was also replaced and the station refurbished as part of the project. See: Woolooware railway station
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