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Real Estate Agents Port Kembla – 2012/13 Performance

Port Kembla Real Estate Agents sold 67 properties over the last 12 months (55 houses and 12 units). On average these 55 Port Kembla houses took 101 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -13% from their initial listing price. Port Kembla units on average took 87 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price.

The best Port Kembla Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Port Kembla agents are in our free report

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 45 agents operating in the Wollongong Bal council area servicing the Port Kembla market and 17 agencies, vendors should only use those Port Kembla agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Port Kembla property.

Growth in Port Kembla houses over the last year has been satisfactory, coming in at 9%. Agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market.

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Port Kembla and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Port Kembla houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 8 years, securing the best Port Kembla real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Port Kembla real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

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Suburb Overview

Port Kembla is a suburb of Wollongong 8 km south of the CBD and part of the Illawarra region of New South Wales. The suburb comprises a seaport, industrial complex , a small harbour foreshore nature reserve, and a small commercial sector. It is situated on the tip of Red Point, first sighted by Captain James Cook in 1770. The name "Kembla" is Aboriginal word meaning "plenty wildfowl".

Before Port Kembla was an industrial suburb of Wollongong, it was a town with a remarkably self-sufficient society, a growing commercial centre, and a vibrant civic life. Town subdivision began in 1908, and by 1921 there were 1622 residents. Economic expansion propelled further population growth.

A new copper smelter and refinery, the Electrolytic Refinery and Smelting Company of Australia, began production in 1908, followed by the opening of Metal Manufactures in 1917 and finally the arrival of the Hoskins Iron and Steel Works in 1927, which became Australian Iron and Steel in 1928. By 1947 the town's population has increased to 4,960 with smaller satellite suburbs such as Cringila and Lake Heights, mushrooming on its fringes. That year, 1947, marked the climax of a local campaign for municipal autonomy which was ultimately thwarted by the creation of a Greater City of Wollongong. In the post second world war period there was an inexorable decline of a 'Port Kembla' society as local town boundaries were slowly but surely absorbed into a more Wollongong-focused or regional identity.

Despite the decline from the heyday of the 1920s, the town experienced major social and demographic change in the 1950s and 1960s. Waves of migrants, mostly from the United Kingdom, Italy, Macedonia and Germany, moved to the town. During this period, Port Kembla was on the cusp on changes affecting Australian society generally as new ethic and cultural influences found a place in local society. With its long migration history accommodating waves of migrant workers and their families, Port Kembla is still one of the most culturally diverse suburbs in New South Wales.

Port Kembla's highest point, Hill 60, overlooks the Five Islands and Red Point. Hill 60, originally the site of an Aboriginal settlement, was used by the army during World War II to make a coastal gun emplacement known as Illowra Battery. In September 1942, Aboriginal inhabitants were forcibly evicted from the area. It has remained in the army's ownership and is now a public lookout reserve, despite a vigorous campaign to return some of the land to its Aboriginal owners.

Dated: 1944 No. 2 gun Illowra Battery, Showing it's original BL 6 inch Mk XI gun

Gun position No. 2 at Illowra Battery, which formed part of the Kembla Fortress defences in World War II

Port Kembla is known for the BlueScope Steel steelworks operations on Springhill Road and throughout North Port Kembla. Other notable industrial operations in the suburb are: Port Kembla Coal Terminal, Port Kembla Copper, Port Kembla Port Corporation, Incitec, Adstream Services, Port Kembla Gateway and GrainCorp.

Port Kembla has a CityRail railway station on the Port Kembla branch of the South Coast railway line. It is the terminus of the branch line, and serves the residential area of the suburb of the same name. The station has one side platform, used for terminating trains. It is served by approximately one train per hour, usually a local service to Thirroul, but extra direct trains to and from Sydney are provided in the peak hours.

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