West Wyalong (Bland Shire Council):
5,990 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 464kms in a westerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 32.9° to 13.5°and winters 15.8° to 3.1°. The mean annual rainfall is 767mm. (BOM data)
The median price for a three bedroom house in West Wyalong is $179,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $255.00 per week.
The major employer in Bland Shire is in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector followed by mining, retail trade, education and training, health care and social assistance and accommodation and food services.
The administrative centre and largest town in the Shire is West Wyalong. There are a number of smaller towns and villages including Wyalong, Barmedman, Ungarie, Weethalle and Mirrool.
The region has a number of events on in the Shire. Some of these are the 135th anniversary of Wyalong and West Wyalong Celebrations in March, a Trivia night in July, the Australian Yard Dog Championships in August, the Weethalle Garden Bus Tour in September and the Melbourne Cup Ladies Day in West Wyalong.
Sport is important to the residents of Bland Shire and the Council has made sure that the facilities are of a high standard. Some of the sports available are basketball, bowls, cricket, football, golf, hockey, netball, soccer, skateboarding and swimming. One of the jewels in the crown of attractions in West Wyalong are The Wetlands, which are a spectacular recreational area for residents to enjoy.
Education is well covered with several pre-schools and long day care facilities. In West Wyalong there are two public and one Catholic primary schools and a high school. There is a Central School (K-12) in Ungarie. There are public schools in Barmedman and Weethalle. West Wyalong has a campus of TAFE NSW.
For those requiring health services, the 22 bed hospital offers 24 hour emergency service, together with pathology and x-ray services. There are several GP medical centres, dentists and pharmacy. Allied health services include physiotherapy and occupational therapy provided through the Community Health Centre. There are a number of aged care facilities.
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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