Cringila, New South Wales

Cringila, New South Wales

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Cringila, New South Wales

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Cringila is a densely populated southern suburb in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, about 4 km along Springhill Road. The suburb is bounded by Berkeley, Unanderra, Lake Heights and Warrawong.

The suburb is planned on a north-south residential/commercial strip and the east west streets that adjoin it, making a rectangular pattern. From the hilltops fine views of Lake Illawarra to the south and Port Kembla steelworks and industries to the north are had.

Cringila Community Park is a 78 ha site purchased by Wollongong City Council after residents defeated a proposal by BHP to use the land as a dump for industrial waste. Its main purpose is to regenerate the local area's natural wildlife.

Surrounding Cringila's primary school is a spectacular protected rain forest which is much loved by the entire community. The rain forest contains much flora and fauna, which is admired by Cringila and surrounding suburbs.

Immediately west of Cringila is a reservoir topped hill.

Cringila gained its fame in Wollongong for being the setting for the movie A Man's Gotta Do starring John Howard.

A fraction of Cringila is the Port Kembla steelworks which employs many people in the local area. It was the focal point of the region as it attracted many workers from overseas. This led to an influx of ethnic groups, primarily Macedonian and Portuguese immigrants. This in turn transformed the demographics of Cringila significantly and in 2001 Macedonian was more spoken than English thus...
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