Sydney Metro Northwest priority urban renewal corridor
The NSW Government has committed $8.3 billion to build Sydney Metro Northwest – Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project currently under construction.
Once complete, the 23km rail link will run from Epping to Cudgegong Road at Rouse Hill. New stations will be built along the rail link at Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Rouse Hill and Cudgegong Road (Area 20).
How to participate in shaping the future of your area
Precinct proposals to rezone the Showground, Bella Vista and Kellyville precincts are currently being prepared.
Our aims for these precincts are to:
- make them great places to live and work with access to parks, shops and cafes
- make sure the right local infrastructure is provided, like local roads and community facilities
- make getting around the precinct easier, by providing for better connections and improved pedestrian and cycle paths
- provide new homes, with greater choice, to suit different household needs help create jobs closer to home.
Once these draft plans have been prepared, the community, key stakeholders and local councils will be invited to view the proposals and provide feedback on the proposed changes.
To find out how you can get involved, please visit the Bella Vista, Kellyville and Showground web pages.
Planning and consultation history
The NSW Government worked in partnership with Blacktown, Hornsby, and The Hills Shire Councils to develop the Sydney Metro Northwest.
This strategy looks at places along the rail link that are likely to go through change now or in the future – from how the land is currently being used to how we can better plan and coordinate investment over the next 20 years.
Our work identified opportunities for new homes, jobs and community services conveniently located around good transport links. This included areas for new parks, schools, roads and services that will provide greater housing choice, shorter commutes and job opportunities.
We invited people to view the draft North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy and structure plans in April 2013. 172 submissions were received from councils, State agencies, the community, businesses and landowners. The corridor strategy and structure plans were then finalised in September 2013.
In October 2013, the Hills Shire Council nominated Showground Station, Bella Vista Station and Kellyville Station as Priority Precincts, which were endorsed by the NSW Government in August 2014.
Draft amendments to the Area 20 Precinct Plan, which includes Cudgegong Road Station and surrounding land, were exhibited for consultation in late 2014. Feedback is now being used to finalise the plan, which will be available later in2015.
Submissions received and all the draft documents are available on our exhibition page.
The department finalised the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy in 2013 after exhibiting the strategy and the eight draft structure plans during March and April 2013.
During this time, four drop-in sessions were held at Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Norwest and Cherrybrook. Submissions received and all the draft documents are available on our exhibition page.
Following community consultation amendments were made to the draft corridor strategy and structure plans, incorporating where appropriate, suggestions received from the community.
Community input is an important part of the planning process. A draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy will be prepared for each of the Showground, Bella Vista and Kellyville Priority Precincts. We will then seek community feedback in the second quarter of 2015. To find out more about how you can get involved please visit the Bella Vista, Kellyville and Showground priority precincts page.