Kellyville Ridge, New South Wales facts for kids
Sydney, New South Wales
|Location||41 km (25 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Blacktown|
Kellyville Ridge is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kellyville Ridge is located 41 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of City of Blacktown. It is part of Greater Western Sydney.
The suburb takes its name from the ridge, the main geographical feature of vertical significance in the northern part of the area. Kellyville Ridge is thought to be the area where the Castle Hill Rebellion (also known as the Second Battle of Vinegar Hill) took place, many roads and reserves are named after it in Kellyville and a memorial was placed in Castlebrook Lawn Cemetery in 1988. Kellyville Ridge became a separate suburb when the area west of Windsor Road was renamed in 2002.
Kellyville Ridge is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Sydney. Population estimates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicated that Kellyville Ridge and surrounding neighbourhoods had the largest growth in 2013-14 in Sydney. The area experienced one of metropolitan Sydney's fastest growth rates, with a 9 per cent increase in population in 12 months.
Road to Sydney CBD
Transport to the city is provided by the M2 and M7 motorway. Driving time to Sydney CBD is approximately 34 minutes by car.
Train to Sydney CBD via Parramatta
Kellyville Ridge is located within 8 minutes drive (5.2 km) to Schofields Train Station and 10 minutes (6 km) to Quakers Hill Train Station. Trip by train from these stations to Sydney CBD takes around 47 minutes. Both stations have free all-day commuters parking. The train services also stop at the busy business area of Parramatta, Westmead and Strathfield.
Buses to Sydney CBD
Hillsbus and Busways services take around 60 minutes to Sydney CBD from Kellyville Ridge. The suburb is serviced by Merriville and Sanctuary stations on the North-West T-way, whilst T71, 616X and T63 routes travel through Kellyville Ridge.
North West Rail Link (Sydney Metro)
The new North West Rail Link - now known as Sydney Metro Northwest - will provide high frequency services to Kellyville Ridge, linking it to Sydney CBD in around 50 minutes, which will drop to 40 minutes on completion of the second stage of the project. The metro service will pass through Norwest Business Park, Castle Hill, Epping, Macquarie Park and University, North Ryde, Chatswood, and North Sydney. It will be operational by 2019.
Kellyville Ridge is positioned in a strategic location surrounded by three railway stations sitting on its perimeters; Cudgegong Road station, Rouse Hill station and Kellyville station. Both Cudgegong Road station and Kellyville station will have free all-day commuters parking.
Buses to other business areas
Hillsbus provides services to Parramatta (T63,T65,T66), Rouse Hill (T63, T65, T66, 607X,619), Castle Hill (619), Macquarie Park (619), North Sydney (602) and Sydney CBD (607X, 616X)
Busways provides services to Blacktown (T71, T75), Castle Hill (T71), Rouse Hill (T71, T75) and Stanhope Gardens (T71).
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