Suburb Profile: Carrington NSW


Originally an area that was underwater at high tide, the area was slowly built up by ships dumping ballast and other reclamation work, which eventually saw an island grow out of the mud.

Located 4.4km northwest of Newcastle’s central business district, the suburb is named after Lord Carrington, governor of New South Wales in 1887 when the area was proclaimed a municipality and is bounded by Industrial Drive and Throsby Creek to the West and the Hunter River to the East and South.

Today, Carrington is a mix of residential, commercial and industrial development that is physically separated from other suburbs. It is close to the harbour and CBD services the Port, and as such, has expensive housing. It is accessible by Cowper Street bridge over Throsby Creek.

Carrington is characterised by tree-lined streets, character-filled heritage homes and new developments, capitalising on the waterfront of Throsby Creek. 

 Real Estate Property; Carrington, Newcastle

The following Monthly data update for July 2019 is supplied by Your Investment Property Magazine.

Suburb Profile Report For Carrington NSW, 2294

With a population of fewer than 2000 residents, Carrington maintains a village atmosphere, and its property history reflects that, with the majority of residential development centred adjacent to the Young St area and surrounding streets. This street is also the focus of retail and commercial enterprises, meaning all you need is within walking distance of your home.

Carrington House: Median price $657,500, Annual capital growth 9.16%, Number of sales 49, Weekly median advertised rent $460

A $460 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.60%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 9.16%.

Sport and Recreation: Carrington, Newcastle

Carrington is conveniently located adjacent to the Hunter River with which provides the local resident with many opportunities for recreational activities, including;

Recreation Attractions: Carrington, Newcastle

Carrington Foreshore

Address:  Cnr McCann Court and Hargrave Street, Carrington 2294

Facilities: Playground, Seating, Dogs off-leash

Activity: Located at the Honeysuckle Reserve, this basic playground is best accessed from McCann Court and Hargrave Street and features a fort, slide, climbers, stand-on spinner and a few other toys.  It is close to the Carrington Mangrove Boardwalk and Cycleway. Seating available.

Coe Park

Address: 64 Denison Street, Carrington 2294

Facilities: Playground, Seating, Tables

Activity: Located between Denison and Wilson Streets, you will find a toddler slide and spring rider as well as benches and a picnic table here. Trees surround this small park.

Connolly Park

Address: Thornton Street, Carrington 2294

Facilities: Playground, Seating, Tables, Shelter, Public Toilets

Activity: Located in the corner of Connolly Park, the playground here has toy equipment, including a fort with a slide, two spring riders and a climbing net. There is also a set of swings. Several picnic tables and bench seats surround the playground with one picnic table and some bench seating under shelter. See also Sportsgrounds and Facilities

Grahame Park

Address: 62 Gipps Street, Carrington 2294

Facilities: Playground, Seating, Tables

Activity: This playground is located on Gipps Street. You’ll find a fort with a slide and a monkey bar. Equipment is placed on a soft fall area with a swing set next to it. This park has lots of open space and an unsheltered picnic table.

Newy Parkrun

Address: 1 Arnold St, Carrington

Activities: It is a 5km run, Every Saturday at 8:00am. The event takes place along a flat, u-shaped, out-and-back course along Throsby Creek at Carrington and Maryville, with water views for the majority of the course.

Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club

Address: Tully St, Carrington

Activities: Canoe and kayak club

Carrington Boat Ramp

Address: Tully St, Carrington NSW 2294

Facilities: Car parking, 3 Ramp Lanes, Litter bins, Fish cleaning table, Lighting

Carrington Bowling Club

Address: 1C Cowper St North, Carrington NSW 2294

Activities: Lawn Bowls, Carrington Cove Bistro

Neighbouring Suburbs

Islington Bowl

Address: Islington Park, Maitland Road, Islington.

Activities: Ranging from the intermediate gradient to somewhat expert, this structure provides something for the more skilled rider. Beginners are cautioned to stay in the shallow area.

Sporting Grounds: Carrington, Newcastle 

Carrington Tennis Courts

Address: Thornton Street, Carrington 2294

Features: Tennis Court/s

Activity: Enquiries on availability and bookings are managed by Carrington Tennis Club

Connolly Park

Address: Cowper Street, Carrington 2294

Features: Rugby League Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket)

Facilities: Toilets, Accessibility Toilet, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights, Public Toilets

Pat Jordon Oval

Address: Cowper Street, Carrington 2294

Features: Football (Soccer) Field, Rugby League Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket)

Facilities: Floodlights

Shopping: Carrington, Newcastle

Residents of Carrington enjoy the village atmosphere of their small community shopping strip while still having available to them several large shopping centres as well as suburban shopping strips to choose from.

Carrington facilities include convenience stores, Postal shops, cafes, pubs, Fashion stores, Hair Salons, Financial Services, Bakery, and Pubs.

Carrington Grocer: Convenience store

Australia Post: Postal and stationery services.

The Grateful Boutique: Women’s Fashion

Bottlemart: Bottle Shop

Encasa: Hair Salon

Achieve Financial Group: Financial services

Neighbouring Suburbs

Mayfield Shopping strip; Maitland Rd offers local retail options (3.6km/8 mins), including large supermarkets.

The Junction Fair, a small shopping centre, has recently undergone a revival with several new shops opening, including; a major supermarket and liquor outlet, retail services, Fresh food, Takeaway, cafes, Fashion, Health and Beauty and a Gym.  Around the corner in Kenrick Street, The Junction Village includes fashion retailers and health and beauty services and Australia Post.

Darby St (2 minutes) is a unique shopping precinct that offers a true village atmosphere with over 100 boutique owner-operated businesses, providing artisan products, giftwares, home decorating wares, fashion, coffee and food.

Large Suburban Shopping Centres are located at Newcastle West (Marketown – 2.7km / 7 mins);

Westfield Kotara; Charlestown Square; Nearby Suburban shopping and Cafe strips include Hunter St Mall.

Entertainment: Carrington, Newcastle

Pubs/Bars: Carrington, Newcastle

Originally the residential hub for the Port of Newcastle, Carrington has a history of Pubs and Hotels providing food and accommodation for Seafarers.  Although the number of these establishments has decreased over the years, there remains a link with the Sea.

Carrington Place: A renovated Pub with fine dining and wine bar owned by a local couple with international experience, the focus is on a passion for food, fine Hunter produce and wines. Includes wood-fired pizzas and a front bar. Accommodation is also available along with a private function room.

Seven Seas Hotel: Community friendly with regular raffles and members’ draw.

The Criterion Hotel: Good pub feed, drinks, live music and good vibes. Updated Accommodation is available.

Restaurants/Cafes: Carrington, Newcastle

Carrington Fare: Good food to go, offering catering services.

St Thomas High Teas: Café specialising in High Teas and light meals.

Ground Up Espresso: Café open for Breakfast lunch and coffee.

Franky’s Lan Zhou Noodles: Offering authentic Chinese street food.

Carrington Bakehouse: Offering a range of bakery items, including bread, rolls, pies and sausage rolls and sweet baked goods.

Kitami Japanese Restaurant & Grocery: Mini-supermarket for Asian groceries, open for lunch and dinner for 6 days.

The Schnitzel Boss: Breakfast and lunch

Little Figs Café: Breakfast, lunch and coffee

Adjacent Streets

Cafe Inu: Denison St, Japanese inspired café serving breakfast and lunch and coffee.

Education: Carrington, Newcastle

Public Schools

Please refer to The Department of Education for specific school-designated intake areas according to your residential address.

Primary Schools:

Carrington Public School – Young St, Carrington

Neighbouring Suburbs

Neighbouring Schools that may include Carrington in their Intake Areas;

Tighes Hill Public School – Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill

Islington Public School – 17-39 Hubbard St, Islington

Hamilton Public School – Tudor St, Hamilton.

Mayfield East Public School – 32 Crebert St, Mayfield East

Catholic Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

St Columban’s Primary School – Church St, Mayfield

Private Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Hunter Christian School – Kerr St & Bull St, Mayfield

Newcastle Grammar School – Park Campus, Corner of Union St & Parkway Ave, Cooks Hill, 2300

Secondary Schools

NSW Public Schools; Neighbouring Suburbs

Callaghan High School Waratah Campus

Newcastle High School – Parkway Ave, Newcastle West, 2300

Merewether High School – Co-ed Selective Academic School – Chatham Rd, Broadmeadow, 2292

Hunter School of Performing Arts- Selective K-12 – Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow,

Catholic Schools: Neighbouring Suburbs

St Clemente High School, Mayfield – Designated High School for Carrington and nearby Primary schools,

St Francis Xavier’s College (Senior College Years 11 & 12) – 286 Parkway Avenue, HAMILTON, 2303

Private Schools; Neighbouring Suburbs

Hunter Christian School – Kerr St & Bull St, Mayfield

Newcastle Grammar School – Hill Campus, Corner of Church & Newcomen St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Preschool Education

Neighbouring suburbs

KU Wickham Preschool – 18A Albert St, Wickham

KU Mayfield Preschool – 9 Park St, Mayfield

The Hub Preschool Mayfield -121 Hanbury St, Mayfield

Cooks Hill Preschool – 24 Dawson St, Cooks Hill

Early Childhood Learning Centres (Long Day Care)

Go Kindy Carrington – Childcare Centre – Corner 26 Cowper Street and Young St, Carrington

Neighbouring Suburbs

Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd – Childcare Centre – 5 Grey St, Wickham

St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West – 845 Hunter St, Newcastle West

The Little Unicorn On Honeysuckle – 1/24 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle

Samaritans Foundation Early Learning Centre – 41 Darby St, Newcastle

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