Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo is a harbourside, inner-city eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Woolloomooloo is located 1.5 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Sydney.

The suburb is located in a low-lying, former docklands area at the head of Woolloomooloo Bay, on Sydney Harbour. The Domain sits to the west, the locality of East Sydney is near the south-west corner of the suburb and the locality of Kings Cross is near the south-east corner. Potts Point sits immediately to the East.

The suburb has historically been a poorer working class district of Sydney. This has changed only recently with recent gentrification of the inner city areas of Sydney. The redevelopment of the waterfront, particularly the construction of the housing development on the Finger Wharf, has caused major change.

Woolloomooloo is home to the Finger Wharf building is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest wooden structure in the world. It is 400 metres (1,310 ft) long and 63 m (210 ft) wide and stands on 3,600 piles.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolloomooloo,_New_South_Wales

The Sydney Harbour Trust built the Finger Wharf, or Woolloomooloo Wharf, between 1911 and 1915 with the charter to bring order to Sydney Harbour\'s foreshore facilities. The wharf became the largest wooden structure in the world. The areas commerce was dominated by shipping at the wharf and by the regular influx of sailors & officers from the Garden Island base of the Royal Australian Navy.

The wharf\'s influence diminished for Woolloomooloo during the 1970s when other more modern wharves were preferred. By the 1980s the wharf lay derelict and empty and in 1987, the state government decided to demolish the Wharf.[3] A new complex was approved to replace the wharf in Woolloomooloo Bay, but when demolition work was due to begin in January 1991, locals blocked entrance to the site.[4] Unions imposed a Green ban which stopped demolition crews from undertaking work.[4]

In the mid-1990s the wharf was renovated into a boutique hotel featuring 104 guestrooms, loft-style suites and private residencies. It also features several restaurants and bars, including the popular Water Bar, frequented by many visiting celebrities. At first the hotel was launched as \"W Sydney - Woolloomooloo\" and was the W Hotels brands\' first internationally launched property outside of the United States. The hotel\'s licensing expired in 2007 and rebranded as \"Blue Hotel\", managed by Taj Hotels & Resorts. Notable residents include actor, Russell Crowe, who lives in a $14 million penthouse which as a result has become famous in Australia and abroad and as well as one of the most expensive and sought after places in the country and prominent and controversial former Australian radio presenter John Laws.[5]

The Andrew \"Boy\" Charlton Pool, sits on the western side of Woolloomooloo Bay, amongst the Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • Suburb:Woolloomooloo
Address Suburb Bed Bath Car Price
106/88 Crown Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO 2 1 1 Leased by Julian Tebay 0412 326 327 View Property
Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
106/88 Crown Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO 2 1 1 Undisclosed View Property
9/30A Brougham Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO 2 1 1 Undisclosed View Property
9/147 Brougham Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO 0 1 0 Undisclosed View Property
106/1 Boomerang Place WOOLLOOMOOLOO 1 1 1 Undisclosed View Property
45/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO 2 2 2 Undisclosed View Property
17/165 Dowling Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO 0 1 1 Undisclosed View Property