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Rail link to boost Castle Hill
Released 17 June 2011



Castle Hill, in Sydney’s growing north-west corridor, is set to be a property hotspot following the NSW government’s green-light for the North West Rail Link, connecting Rouse Hill to Epping via Castle Hill.    

Raine & Horne Castle Hill Principal Damien Hickey said the North West Rail Link would prove a major bonus for local homeowners in coming years by increasing available transport options for city commuters, which were currently limited to private buses and the M2 road link.

Proximity to the North West Rail Link was set to become a major consideration for homebuyers who commute daily to the Sydney CBD," he said.

“This will factor into the thinking of many buyers, while the link will likely add to the values of homes within two or three kilometres of the proposed railway stations," Hickey said.

Nevertheless, Mr Hickey warned that proper planning was essential, and urged the state government to continue to consider parking and carriage capacity for commuters intending to use the new rail service.

“These are key issues, and we are very pleased the Government has announced that 3000 park and ride spaces will now be made available, while access will also be provided for buses, pedestrians and cyclists.”