Balgownie is a small suburb lying to the nor-west of the Wollongong central business district in New South Wales.
The Princes Motorway lies to the west of the suburb and the Princes Highway to the west. Balgownie sits on the fringe of the light industrial and commercial suburb of Fairy Meadow.
Lying at the base of the Mt Keira slopes, the towns history, like so many in the area was originally was centred around logging, coal mining and farming industries but in later years has been consumed by urban sprawl and residential development. In recent times, expanses of land have been subdivided and transformed into estate projects containing villas and townhouses.
Balgownie Village, the central hub, offers locals convenienc...