Suburb Profile: Maryville NSW

Throsby Creek Foreshore Maryville

Located northwest of Newcastle’s central business district, the suburbs were named after a similarly names town in England and means village by the creek. Wickham was proclaimed a Municipality in the NSW Government Gazette, 27 February 1871.  Wickham’s first Mayor, James Hannel left a strong legacy with the main thoroughfare named after him. Further north along Hannel St, lies Maryville, named after his wife Mary.

Bounded by Throsby Creek and Industrial Drive (Hannel St) to the North and East, Maryville Wickham is limited to the south by the main Rail line into Newcastle.

In recent decades, the area has undergone major gentrification, with the foreshore of Throsby Creek becoming a thriving residential area after centuries as an area filled with warehouses and industrial buildings, servicing the thriving Port of Newcastle.

Today, Maryville Wickham is a mix of residential, commercial and industrial development that is close to the city and accessed easily on foot and by bicycle.  The area has a mix of older homes and new developments, with apartment buildings being constructed along the Rail corridor, around the recently completed Wickham interchange. This complements previous development of apartments and townhouses along Throsby Creek.

Real Estate Property; Wickham, Newcastle

With a total population of  2,650,  the Maryville – Wickham area is changing as part of the gentrification of inner city Newcastle suburbs.

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

Suburb Profile Report For Wickham NSW, 2294

Wickham Gentrification

Wickham continues to evolve, with major medium density developments along the rail corridor adjacent to the newly opened Wickham Transport Interchange, which sees the Heavy Rail from Sydney and the Hunter lines meet with Newcastle Light Rail.

With a mix of older cottages and contemporary homes sitting side by side, with multi-storey townhouse and apartments, Wickham is proving popular with investors and downsizers. The area is also attracting a unique offering of eateries to cater to new residents’ needs.

Wickham House: Median price $700,000, Annual capital growth 8.94%, Number of sales 19, Weekly median advertised rent $478

Wickham Unit: Median price $550,000, Annual capital growth 9.27%, Number of sales 31, Weekly median advertised rent $500

Real Estate Property; Maryville, Newcastle

Maryville has seen a property market that has recently been playing catchup regarding its gentrification when compared to Wickham. With detached homes being snapped up for knockdown /rebuild projects as opposed to significant development sites. However this is beginning to change, with the development of a multi- resident townhouse project along side Throsby Creek, nearing completion.

Maryville House: Median price $765,000, Annual capital growth 10.03%, Number of sales 27, Weekly median advertised rent $480

Maryville Unit: Median price $910,000, Annual capital growth 6.99%, Number of sales 11, Weekly median advertised rent $593

Sport and Recreation: Maryville Wickham, Newcastle

Maryville and Wickham are conveniently located adjacent to Throsby Creek and the Hunter River with which provides the local resident with many opportunities for recreational activities, including;

Recreation Attractions: Maryville Wickham, Newcastle

Wickham Beach

Address: Boatmens Way, Wickham NSW 2293

Foreshore Shared Path

Starting at Nobbys Beach and winding along a joint pedestrian and cycle path, this Footpath extends along Newcastle Harbour and Throsby Creek all the way to Islington Park. Following Honeysuckle Drive and then Hannnel St, the bitumen/ cement path is well signposted and has lighting for an evening stroll. It includes a boardwalk under the Cowper ST Bridge (leading to Carrington).

Wickham Park

Wickham Park is a very large area bounded by Albert St and Maitland Road. The area includes additional sporting grounds.

Address: 22 Albert Street, Wickham 2293

Facilities: Parking, Playground, BBQ, Seating, Tables

Activity: Playground and open grass area. BBQ’s, tables and seating available.

Wickham Park Playground

Hogue Park

Address: 3 Hogue Street, Maryville 2293

Facilities: Parking, Playground, Seating, Tables

Activity: Hogue Park playground offers a swing, fort with slide, rope climbing wall, picnic tables and some street parking. 

Neighbouring Suburbs

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.

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

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: Maryville Wickham, Newcastle

Hawkins Oval

Address: 22 Albert Street, Wickham 2293

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

Facilities: Toilets, Playground, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights

Passmore Oval

Address: Albert Street, Wickham 2293

Features: Cricket Nets, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket), Rugby Union Field

Facilities: Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Grandstand, Floodlights, Enclosed Grounds

Thomas Armstrong Oval

Address: 22 Albert Street, Wickham 2293

Features: Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket) 

Neighbouring Suburbs

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: Wickham Maryville, Newcastle

Wickham Maryville has a mix of semi industrial and commercial businesses side by side with small businesses including a large range of automotive sales, parts and repairs, marine supplies, Storage facilities, property agents, some household retail stores. Locals venture towards Mayfield or Markettown for supermarket shopping, or The Junction for boutiques.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Carrington Shopping strip; Local small businesses.

Mayfield Shopping strip; Maitland Rd offers local retail options (3.8km/9 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. (4km/9mins)

Darby St, (3km/7 minutes) a unique shopping precinct that offers a true village atmosphere with over 100 boutique owner-operated businesses, providing artisan product, giftwares, home decorating wares, fashion, coffee and food.

Large Suburban Shopping Centres are located at Newcastle West (Marketown – / 6 mins);

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

Entertainment: Wickham Maryville, Newcastle

Unique Offering

Inner City Winemakers;

Unique in Australia, Inner City Winemakers is within walking distance of Newcastle’s CBD and beautiful working harbour. Here locals and visitors alike can sample our unique range of wines at our cellar door and winery. All our staff have had an active role in the creating of the wines all the way from blending the wine styles to creating the label design so we all share the same  passion in what we do. We are open for wine sales and tastings Wednesday to Sunday 10am ’til 5pm. Inner City Winemakers is also a venue for Art Exhibitions as well as musical evenings.

Inner City Winemakers and Art

Pubs/Bars: Wickham Maryville, Newcastle

Originally the residential hub close to the Port of Newcastle, Wickham and Maryville are home a select number of Pubs and Hotels providing food and accommodation for Seafarers.  Although the number of these establishments has decreased over the years, there remains the link with the Sea.

The Albion Hotel: Positioned at the gateway to the honeysuckle precinct, the Albion Hotel has something for everyone. Our award winning restaurant, the Bistro Albion, is open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel: Affectionately known by its locals is the Newcastle Precincts oldest remaining pub. Widely regarded as the cradle of Newcastle’s original music. As owner says – We Discover, Encourage and Support local Musos and Artists to participate in Live Personal Performance. Has a restaurant – The Easy open Wednesday to Sunday 3-10pm with a cuisine reflecting the spirit of New Orleans and Cajun influences.

Maryville Tavern: Long been a Newcastle institution, a hidden gem, tucked-away, urban feel lends it to the feeling that you have stumbled upon the best kept local secret. The word is out about this transformed watering hole and entertainment venue. Whether it’s a casual catch up or long lunches in the outdoor beer garden it is the place to be.

Maryville Tavern

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club: Overlooking the glistening harbour of Newcastle NSW, Nor East Bistro is sure to impress even the most discerning foodie. Nor East Bistro is the revamped restaurant within the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, with breakfast available on weekends.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Neighbouring Suburbs

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 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 available.

Restaurants/Cafes: Wickham Maryville, Newcastle

Uprising Bakery; A community focused bakery where Sourdough is a love and the art of making sourdough has become intuitive.

Uprising Cafe

The Source Café; Modern Australian bistro meals in a breezy, stylish room with outdoor dining & scenic water views.

Bacco’s Bakeries; Wholesale Flatbread and cookie bakery

Sticky Rice Thai Restaurant Wickham; Familiar Thai dishes in a cool, modern venue.

Dark Horse Espresso; Lovely little coffee shop with friendly staff and good prices, funky doorway café.

Masa Madre Sourdough Pizza; Our pizza is 100% natural sourdough. Dough is hand stretched and cook exclusively in a wood fire. House-made cashew ricotta replaces regular cheese on vegan pizzas. Wednesday to Saturday 5pm-9pm, Sunday 5pm-8.30pm.

Shipyard Café and Takeaway; Burgers and Fish and Chips by the Marina.

The Wickham Boatshed; A small family run cafe who love to look after people. Open for breakfast, lunch and functions through the evenings. Wake up to the smell of coffee, the ocean breeze and the sun rising over the wool sheds of Carrington. Enjoy absolute waterfront views across the working harbour, where heritage coal city meets the vibrant, bustling new development of Honeysuckle and Wickham.

HKW- Happi Kitchen Wickham; Serving a range of tasty savoury dishes and desserts, all day. Offers own online app for food delivery to selected suburbs.

Brew Tales;  Specialty Espresso Bar

Brew Tales Coffee

Wickham Maryville are two inner city suburbs that sit on the edge of the Honeysuckle Entertainment Precinct offering diverse dining options and bars to spend a sunny day, a relaxing evening, or a fun night out.

Education: Wickham Maryville, Newcastle

Public Schools

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

Primary Schools:

Neighbouring Suburbs

Neighbouring Schools that may include Wickham Maryville in their Intake Areas;

Carrington Public School – Young St, Carrington

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

KU Wickham Preschool – 18A Albert St, Wickham

Neighbouring suburbs

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)

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

Neighbouring Suburbs

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

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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