The New South Wales Government is set to deliver Australia’s first fully-automated metro rail system, the Sydney Metro Northwest.
The plants are to have the track open in the first half of 2019 with eight new railway stations and a reliable system operating every 4 minutes at peak times.
This major project will see around 13,000 new homes to be built over the next two decades as the area increases in popularity due to the fast, new system. The main areas of development are thought to be in Sydney’s Central West around the Kellyville, Showground and Bella Vista stations.
Planning Minister Rob Stokes said, “Our plans will support these precincts to become vibrant new towns, with new homes close to jobs, parks, shops and restaurants.”
The plans that were released on Sunday 6th December 2015 show smaller townhouses and terraces than what we traditionally see in these Western Suburbs. “By encouraging taller, slimmer buildings rather than shorter, bulkier buildings, more private open space and landscaping can be delivered,” The Plans say.
The government believes it will also deliver 14,000 new jobs to the area. The Castle Hill state MP Ray Williams said, “The opportunity to provide residential growth for new vibrant communities, together with a world-class public transport system is a first for the north western Sydney region.”