Newcastle Living

Local Insights:
Throsby Precinct

The most eclectic of the region’s suburbs, the mix of industrial urban living with residential has dominated much of the transformation of these suburbs that were once a hive of activity for commerce.

Local Insights Edition 13: Throsby Precinct

Throsby Creek, Wickham

Islington is only a small collection of homes on small allotments that are constantly being improved and revitalised. Wickham is Islington’s industrial brother/sister, and has a mix of medium and high density living and terrace homes, interspersed with factories and industry.

The waterfront of Maryville is lined with townhouses, which are proving very popular with younger couples.

Carrington, or ‘Carrodise’ as it is known among the locals, is known for its miner’s cottages – but you’ll be amazed by the way many are being transformed with smart, architecturally designed additions on these smaller blocks. The centre of Carrington is home to Young Street, where you’ll find popular pubs, shops and cafes.

Tighes Hill has grown significantly in recent years, with many newcomers attracted to the ‘Inner- West’ lifestyle and proximity to shops and cafes, as well as a number of great primary schools.

Popular spots within the Throsby Creek Precinct include The Flotilla in Wickham, Praise Joe in Tighes Hill and Elementa in Wickham.

Local Insights Edition 13: Throsby Precinct


La Chosita, 78 Maitland Road, Islington

For authentic Peruvian street food, head along to La Chosita in Islington. Serving lunch on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as well as dinner on Saturdays, you’ll find favourites like ceviche, antichuchos and tamales and a relaxed fun atmosphere among other local food trucks.


Throsby Creek Boardwalk | Carrington Foreshore | Cowper Street Wharf | Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club | Newcastle Rowing Club | Carrington Park | Commercial Fishermen’s Co-operative Newcastle | Grahame Park | Islington Park | Wickham Park Playground and Oval | Revolution Sports Park | Popular restaurants – Sticky Rice, Elementa, Flotilla, Young Street Hotel | Carrington Bowling Club | Earp Distillery | Inner City Winemakers | TAFE NSW


Median House Price
Tighes Hill


Best Return on Investment
Wickham = 3.99%
Islington = 3.42%
Carrington = 3.06%


Median Unit Price


Best Return on Investment
Wickham = 6.45%
Carrington = 4.39%
Tighes Hill = 4.00%

Brett Bailey

Brett Bailey
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer
Phone 0432 601 051