The construction of the Sydney Metro Northwest is rapidly progressing before our eyes both above and underground. The first fully-automated (driverless) metro rail system in Australia will provide reliable public transport to our residents, with a train promised every four minutes during peak periods. The rail system is greatly transforming our Shire with six out of the eight new stations located in The Hills between Rouse Hill and Castle Hill.
Recently, together with my fellow Councillors, I was privileged to visit both the Tallawong and Bella Vista Stations. It was exhilarating to see and learn about the stabling and maintenance facilities housing two of the new ‘sleek looking’ trains at Tallawong and see firsthand the design and layout of the modern and fully accessible station at Bella Vista. I am certainly looking forward to the opening of the rail in the first half of 2019!
The start of Spring not only brings the warmer weather but also one of my family’s favourite calendar of events to The Hills – Orange Blossom Festival. For the month of September there will be a variety of events for the young and old to participate in and enjoy. My highlight each year is the Community Fun Day which will be held at Bella Vista Farm on Sunday 16th September. I look forward to seeing many of you there!