Dating back into the 180ss, town lots were first sold at Wilton in 1844 and the Church of England received two acres for a church, school and parsonage in 1866. With the introduction of coal mining in the district, miner’s homes were built in the village. More recently growth in the area has boomed with major development construction and young families moving in.
Wilton is in close proximity to the city with a leisurely 1 hour drive. Attractions close by include the Cordeaux Dam, remarkable for its Egyptian inspired architecture and leafy picnic grounds, the stunning Mermaids Pool hike (with caution) and St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre in Douglas Park.
Population Douglas Park, Wilton (as at Census 2018): 4,980