Terminus station on Sydney Metro Northwest renamed

Terminus station on Sydney Metro Northwest renamed
Terminus station on Sydney Metro Northwest renamed

The terminus station on the Sydney Metro Northwest which will open next year has been renamed to Tallawong, a word of local significance that's derived from the Dharug word 'dalawang' for apple gum tree.

The station until this point has been known as Cudgegong Road and is seeing significant amounts of new development projects proposed within the new station's environs.

As you might expect for an outer suburban station, Tallawong will have a 1,000 strong commuter car park and will also include various bus and kiss-and-ride bays as well as parking and storage for 55 bicycles.

All other station names on the Sydney Metro Northwest have been confirmed according to a NSW Government media release.

Tallawong will serve the outer growth area of Rouse Hill and The Ponds and developers in the area have answered the call and invested in building significant density around the new train station.

The Urban.com.au database is showing 7 projects within walking distance of the under construction station.

Those projects collectively have a whopping 1,895 residential units at various stages of the development pipeline.

Terminus station on Sydney Metro Northwest renamed
49 Terry Road, Rouse Hill

4 of the projects with a total of 930 dwellings are currently being assessed by local councils and there are 2 projects which have been approved with 831 dwellings.  

A single project is under construction with 134 dwellings soon to be added to the local market.

We'll take a look at other new outer suburban stations on the new Sydney Metro in time, however, there is a distinct pattern: the public and private investment into the new Sydney Metro is certainly producing the goods when it comes to what should be built next to new stations.

We're currently still in build-up mode in terms of projects outside of Melbourne on the Urban.com.au database but with over 600 already present from New South Wales we expect our own numbers will be superseded fairly soon.

In light of the Great Cities research released by the Property Council of Australia, who needs offshore examples of changing the way we develop cities when the country has a live one right on our doorstep?

Lead image credit: Sydney Metro.

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

New South Wales Sydney Metro Rouse Hill

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