With the new metro train line open, Sydney’s north-west is set to see a pickup in apartment construction around the train stations, writes Matt O’Sullivan. Sydney’s north-west is changing before the eyes of residents, spurred by the opening of a $7.3 billion metro train line two months ago and a fast-growing population.
Yet the dozens of apartment buildings to have sprung up within 800 metres of the new stations between Rouse Hill and Epping in the past three years are only the start of what is planned. Two years ago, a 10-year plan was unveiled for about 11,000 dwellings around six of the new stations – Tallawong, Kellyville, Bella Vista, Norwest, Castle Hill Showground and Cherrybrook – on the metro line, which cuts through the burgeoning suburbs of the city’s north-west. So far, the construction of apartments near stations represents a small proportion of those slated.
Eleven developments were completed near Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Norwest and Castle Hill stations in the two years to June 2018, only one of which comprised more than 100 apartments.
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