Job boost as station precinct plans finalised

December 21, 2017 by  

An injection of jobs, green space and major communities with town centres has been announced for the Hills District as plans for new station precincts at Kellyville and Bella Vista are finalised.

The focus has temporarily moved away from Castle Hill’s Showground station precinct where plans are still up in the air, according to Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne:

“We are glad that the planning has now been completed that will determine where the new communities will be located, and what can be built within these new zones.”

The plans at Kellyville and Bella Vista involve the construction of 8400 new dwellings and two new schools, all of which is expected to contribute towards a local jobs boon.

The state government revealed the plans, complete with graphic design images, recently after three years of extensive consultation.

Kellyville’s Memorial Avenue is to receive a $50m upgrade with the establishment of a registered club and the transference of State Emergency services in Baulkham Hills to Kellyville or Bella Vista also on the cards.

According to Planning Minister Anthony Roberts, upward of 10,000 jobs are expected to be created as a result of the new precincts which would feature new parks and town centres:

“A variety of housing choices for people of all ages, close to transport and jobs and with access to adequate open spaces, is what this growing community requires.”

An area of approximately 100ha of rezoned land would house the new developments.