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Wyee to add sport, play spaces for growing population

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It’s being described as a growing suburb and, soon, Wyee can expect infrastructure to accommodate its swelling numbers. 

Boasting a population of almost 2,500, the Lake Macquarie township that sits halfway between Newcastle and Gosford, is looking to add sport and play facilities to its real estate assets within the next two years. 

The spaces are part of new land division by property developer Stevens Group. 

Wyee is attracting more young families seeking affordable housing.

The Erina-based private company is behind other Hunter projects including apartments at Toronto Foreshore, Regrowth at Kurri Kurri, and the construction of 30 industrial units in Cardiff. 

The park and playground at Wyee will form part of a subdivision off Hue Hue road, with Lake Macquarie City Council announcing separate plans in the pipeline for a larger sporting complex nearby. 

Council’s manager assets management Rob Morris said the complex would include two sports fields, amenities, car parking and the potential to host other sports facilities, such as tennis and netball courts. 

“The Morisset Catchment Development Contributions Plan identifies the need for new sports fields and courts in Wyee,” he said. 

“It’s a rapidly growing part of our city, and we want to provide the recreation options that families need for active, healthy lifestyles. 

“We expect concept planning for the sports complex to start in the next financial year.” 

LMCC Manager Assets Management Rob Morris.

Separately, Stevens Group will build a 5444sqm local park and playground off Soreina Drive as part of its Radcliffe Wyee subdivision under a works-in-kind agreement with Council. 

The new playground will include climbing equipment, slides, swings and spinners for children, and shade trees  and lawn areas for family gatherings. 

Construction is expected to start later this year. 

Radcliffe Wyee offers house and land packages including four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes under $900,000. 

Once complete, the new community will house approximately 700 new homes.

Wyee Fast Facts: 

  • Wyee is an Aboriginal expression meaning ‘place of bushfires’. 
  • Wyee sits between Doyalson, Mandalong and Durren Durren.
  • Wyee has been home to a colliery since 1962. 
  • The residents of Wyee only had a sewage system constructed in 2021, with waste removed by truck until 2023, when a link to the Dora Creek Wastewater Treatment Works was eventually completed. 
  • The average age of residents in Wyee is 46.

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