Kellyville Ridge, New South Wales
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 only geographical feature of any vertical significance in the northern part of the area, that runs through the suburb. On 21 June 1972, the ridge was blanketed by a freak snow fall - a very rare event in Sydney. 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.
Alternative shopping is provided by the newly developed Rouse Hill Town Centre, located only 1 kilometre away at Rouse Hill, where approximately 200 retail stores are available. Castle Towers, located 9 kilometres away, and Westpoint Blacktown, located 10 kilometres away, provide for other places of shopping.
There is a commercial and residential complex to be built on Merriville Road, adjacent to McDonalds, however its construction has been widely opposed by residents and councillors.
Transport to the city is provided by the M2 and M7 motorway.
Hillsbus and Busways provide extensive bus services, many of which utilise the North West T-way. 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.
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).
The North West Rail Link will provide high frequency services to Norwest Business Park, Castle Hill, Macquarie Park and Chatswood, and will be operational by the end of 2019. Cudgegong, Rouse Hill and Kellyville stations will be accessible from Kellyville Ridge.
Kellyville Ridge has a wide selection of schools to choose from. Primary schools include Kellyville Ridge Public School, John XXIII Primary. Nearby high schools include Glenwood High, Kellyville High and St Marks Catholic College.
A high school was proposed to be built within Kellyville Ridge. However it was announced by Education minister Adrian Piccoli that the High School will be built in The Ponds and would still serve the families of Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville Ridge and The Ponds. The new high school will accommodate 1100 students in 52 classrooms is due to open in 2015. The school will be built at the intersection of Hambledon Rd and an extended Riverbank Drive.
Kellyville Ridge has gone under many new developments since 2002, with new estates developing quickly. There are also several medium-rise apartments on the southern side of the suburb, backing Windsor Road.
Notable current and former residents of the suburb include:
- Chloë, ARIA Top 10-scoring singer, full name Chloë Stafford.
- Kellyville Ridge Community Association
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