Cardiff | a snapshot

April 16, 2013
Richard Windeyer

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Cardiff is a suburb of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It’s located approximately 13km west south-west of Newcastle. Cardiff incorporates 3 areas: Cardiff, Cardiff South and Cardiff Heights. The suburb’s main industrial hub, Cardiff Industrial Park, is home to more than 500 businesses.  

Shopping options Macquarie Rd Cardiff is home to Woolworths. Coles and Bi-Lo is in nearby Kelton St and ALDI is in Harrison St.   

Transport Cardiff railway station is located on Main Rd, Cardiff. The area is well serviced by buses, including Newcastle Buses and Hunter Valley Buses. Cardiff is 12 minutes’ drive from the F3 Sydney – Newcastle Freeway.

Population Cardiff’s population is approximately 10,000 (2011 Census data), with 5,799 in Cardiff, 2,963 in Cardiff South and 1,280 in Cardiff Heights.  

Parks and reserves Local parks include:

  • Harry Ford Reserve
  • Jack Neave Field
  • Hillsborough Oval
  • Wilkinson Park
  • Williams-Miner Reserve
  • Cardiff Oval
  • Evans Park
  • Lloyds Park
  • Neegulbah Park

Schools: Schools in Cardiff include:

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Sources: Cardiff Business, Australian Bureau of Statistics Census (2011), Google Maps,, Lake Macquarie City Council,, and Wikipedia.

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