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Wyee, New South Wales

Summary
Wyee (waɪiː )) is a small town in Greater Newcastle that is located in the City of Lake Macquarie local government area in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. It is near the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and has a railway station (opened 1892) on NSW TrainLink's Central Coast & Newcastle Line. It had a population of 1,487 in 2001, which significantly increased to 2,588 in 2011, and decreased to 2,406 in 2016. Wyee is considered a shanty town and remains highly unchanged since World War II. Wyee is said to be derived from an Awabakal Aboriginal term for "fire" or "place of bushfires". The Awabakal are the traditional people of this area. Wyee is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area but it lacks a connection to sewer system; there are the Hunter Water Sewage Treatment Plant and the Central Coast Council Treatment Plant in the area, in the neighbouring Central Coast region. Wyee Colliery, when State-owned, operated here 1962–2002.List of New South Wale
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