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Kootingal

New South Wales, Australia



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Kootingal
Population: 1,593 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode: 2352
Elevation: 452 m (1,483 ft)
Location:
LGA: Tamworth Regional Council
County: Inglis
State District: Tamworth,
Federal Division: New England


Kootingal is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the Tamworth Regional Council area. It is commonly called a satellite suburb of Tamworth because of its closeness and the fact that its residents use Tamworth's services. Founded as an Aboriginal mission, Kootingal traces its name roots to the local Aboriginal Kamilaroi language. At the 2006 census, Kootingal had a population of 1,593 people.[1]

It is an agricultural based town, with lucerne, fruit, vegetable, chicken and egg farms.[2] It is nestled in a small rich alluvial valley in the Moonbi Range, part of the Great Dividing Range. Kootingal is located on the northern bank of a bend in the Cockburn River. Kootingal is located between the villages of Moonbi to the north and Nemingha to the south. It is located 474 km north west of Sydney and 20 km north east of Tamworth on the New England Highway.

Kootingal holds an annual Pumpkin Festival and Outdoor Leisure Show in April at the Kootingal sports ground. There are a variety of stalls and the show is suitable for all ages.

ServicesEdit

  • Bowling Club
  • Caravan Park
  • Catholic and Anglican Churches
  • Kootingal Public School
  • Moonbi House Retirement Village
  • Motel
  • Police Station
  • Post Office
  • Railway Station
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sportsground
  • Tennis Courts
  • War Memorial Hall, Library and Pre-School

TransportEdit

Kootingal
Kootingal railway
Station statistics
Address Station Street, Kootingal
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 31°03′32″S 151°03′22″E / -31.058747, 151.056181
Line(s) Main North line
Distance 472 km (293 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code KNG
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink

Kootingal is situated on the Main North railway line. Trains no longer continue all the way to the Queensland border, but the town is still served twice daily by the NSW TrainLink Xplorer service between Sydney and Armidale in both directions. This station is less than 20 minutes away from Tamworth.

ScoutsEdit

Kootingal has a Scout group in combination with the village of Moonbi. The Kootingal-Moonbi Scout group consists of Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts. It is a thriving Group and enjoys many activities.

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