Place:Horsley, New South Wales, Australia

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NameHorsley
TypeTown
Coordinates33.567°S 150.8°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Horsley is a suburb in Wollongong previously known as West Dapto. It is the location of the new Dapto Primary school and a community centre. This suburb has expanded since 1999 and contains many newly developed houses. As of the 2006 Census Night there were 6,798 persons counted in Horsley, 49.6% were males and 50.4% were females.[1] Of the total population 1.5% were of Indigenous Origin. The previous Dapto primary school was moved here in 2004.

Horsley has a small shop area. It is surrounded by parkland, skatepark grounds and playing fields to the east (in the narrow area separating it from Dapto, and farmland to the north, west and south. West of Horsley is Mount Bong Bong, part of the Illawarra escarpment range and the Dapto cliffs, providing a towering backdrop. Much of the land about is the last remaining land available to housing developers and much growth is possible. There is a shooting range west of Horsley reached via Bong Bong Road.

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