Infrastructure: Metro Norwest
In a continuation of Colliers International’s coverage of infrastructure projects in Sydney, we investigate the Metroline from Sydney’s Northwest.
Set to open in 2019, the first service test commenced in January across nine stations in Sydney’s Northwest. The test services ran from Tallawong station through to Chatswood, and we are now beginning to see the Metro Stage One, Norwest project come to fruition.
The Metroline will connect Sydney’s Northwest through to the CBD, and then onto Bankstown, Lakemba and Campsie. The Norwest line will have operating services every four minutes, up to 15 trains per hour, and will see a reduced commute to the CBD compared to that of current bus and train running times.
The Metroline will benefit the suburbs along the line offering greater transport options to Sydney CBD and proposed connecting services onto Sydney’s South and Airports. Earlier this month, further proposals for the Metroline were communicated by the NSW Government, including proposed line extensions to Sydney Airport, Kogarah and onto Miranda; as well as services from Randwick onto Sydney’s Southern suburb of Malabar. However, and more importantly than the Metroline’s connection to Sydney CBD and greater Sydney, is the benefit that the region and communities along the line will receive.
The Northwest Corridor of Sydney, which falls into the greater Sydney “Three District Plan” has been identified as a growth area for the future of Sydney. The NSW Government has committed $15 million in the Precinct Support Scheme, for local infrastructure, and up to 33,000 new homes by 2026, with an introduction of up to 12,700 new jobs in the area – particularly along Kellyville, Bella Vista, and the Showground Station Precincts. The area will also benefit from $50 million in State Infrastructure Contribution funding, a further $21 million towards a new 10-hectare district park, and $70 million available for land for a new hospital in Rouse Hill – which is also along the Metro line.
There is no doubt that the Northwest Corridor we have today will change over the next 5-10 years, with significant public investment. The up and coming region of the Northwest is set to house new residences, play host to more businesses and welcome new public amenities, such as hospitals and schools. The Kellyville Station Precinct site, by Landcom – a Government entity, is just one example of this. The site, which is being marketed by Colliers International, is a sought-after precinct – zoned for residential development, and is at the doorstep of the Kellyville Metro station.
Kellyville Station Precinct is Landcom’s vision for a vibrant town centre that creates a new benchmark for transit orientated development that will be a great place to live, work, shop and play. Landcom is committed to delivering high-density housing for different generations, lifestyles and price points together with commercially viable retail and commercial activities. The vision extends to the delivery of high-quality public domain works and integration with Sydney Metro infrastructure.
Colliers International Director of Residential Development Sites, Eugene White, says that “The State Government has identified the Northwest as a growth area and has created the North West Priority Growth Area – Land Use and Infrastructure Plan. The North West Priority Growth Area provides substantial land release areas for homes and jobs in Sydney’s northwest and is forecasted to contribute approximately 12% of the homes needed to meet demand over the next 20 years. The North West Priority Growth Area will capitalise upon and integrate with transport nodes, including the Sydney Metro, the M7 Motorway with connections to the M4 Motorway and the new Western Sydney Airport.”
Further to the Kellyville station site, Colliers International are also marketing The Bellevue by Aqualand - a masterplan community in the Norwest. Selda MacDonald, Director Project Marketing Colliers International states that “Aqualand’s Bellevue Residences is set to benefit from the new Norwest Metroline station which is due to be completed shortly, the new station is located within 600 metres from the development providing faster connectivity for its residents to all areas of Sydney including the CBD.”
“The development is perched up on the rolling hills of the Norwest with tree-lined streets in what will be a wonderful new neighbourhood within an established part of Sydney. The Aster Collection, the first release at the Bellevue Residences, offers grand land lots which sets the canvas to build your dream home.”
For further information on the changing face of Sydney’s Northwest Corridor, Bellevue Residences Norwest or the sale of the Kellyville Station Precinct, contact Colliers International at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 685 759.