About Our Area

Kellyville

Kellyville is believed to be named after Hugh Kelly, who owned land comprising the Kellyville Estate. Kelly was a former convict who arrived in New South Wales in 1803.  Kelly owned a hotel on the corner of Wrights and Windsor Roads called the Bus outside Kellyville Post Office on the corner of Acres & Windsor Roads Kellyville 1930s. Following Kelly’s death in 1884  John Fitzgerald Burns, James Green and George Withers purchased portions of several early land grants, which were subdivided into farmlets as part of the ‘Kellyville Estate’, thereby giving the suburb its name. Their original land boundaries explain the present route of Windsor Road. The first subdivisions of 100-acre lots were made in 1884.Parts of Kellyville became separate suburbs. Beaumont Hills, north of Samantha Riley Drive, was renamed in 2002. Kellyville Ridge, west of Old Windsor Road, is also a separate suburb in the City of Blacktown.  Major developments such as Kellyville Plaza have encouraged residential growth. Due to the suburb’s location, Kellyville is a major growth area in The Hills.

POPULATION:  IN THE 2011 Census the population of Kellyville was 20,341, an increase of 49% in ten years since 2001. The median age was 34 years and children under 15 years made up 25.5% of the population. 66.3% of residents were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being England 3.8%, India 2.6%,  and South Africa 2.2%.  The great majority (96.1%) of occupied private dwellings were separate houses, while 3.8% were semi-detached, and 0.2% were flats, units or apartments.

Kellyville Shopping Village :Kellyville Village features a Coles supermarket and 38 speciality stores with services, groceries and fashion. The centre and Woolworths supermarket next door both opened in 2003. Other shopping needs are met by the various shops located on a light commercial strip in an area known as ‘The Village’ on Windsor Road, Kellyville. Kellyville Pets, on Windsor Road, is a large and diverse pet store. In 2014 an Aldi supermarket opened next door to Kellyville Village on Wrights Road. In 2015, an expansion of Kellyville Village opened with a larger Coles Megastore, First Choice Liquor, Kmart Tyre & Auto, and an additional 16 speciality stores. Construction is now underway on North Kellyville Square, which contains Woolworths as an anchor tenant and more speciality stores. This centre is set to open in mid-2017 and is set to service the area locally known as ‘North Kellyville’.

HOUSING :Kellyville possesses a combination of semi-rural, older suburban and modern residences offering a variety of lifestyles, spanning from medium-density townhouse developments along Kellyville Shopping Plaza to opulent residences sited adjacent to natural creeks and bushlands. As a result of the suburb’s strategic location, Kellyville offers a relaxed and quiet lifestyle being surrounded by rural areas and suburbanCastle HillBaulkham Hills and Glenhaven.

  • Duncraig Estate (Cattai Creek Drive, north-east Kellyville) – Known for being a popular choice among home buyers due to both leafiness and diverse choice of house types, ranging from modest modern housing to large affluent properties.
  • Highlands Estate (Wellgate Avenue, far-northern Kellyville area) – Renowned for being an upmarket neighbourhood surrounded by natural bushland and creek.
  • Elizabeth Macarthur Estate (Macquarie Avenue, far-western Kellyville area). Noted for its easy access to Rouse Hill Town Centre, Stanhope Gardens and North-west T-way.
  • Old Homeworld Display Village – An estate of various display houses for aspiring brand new home buyers.
  • New Homeworld Display Village (Homeworld IV – River Oak Circuit, western Kellyville area). A neighbourhood of display homes which are designed to encourage purchase of home construction. After being used as a display village, the houses are sold for normal residential occupancy.

EDUCATION

Primary & secondary schools:

  • Kellyville Public School – Public Primary School
  • Sherwood Ridge Public School – Public Primary School
  • St Angela’s Primary School – Catholic Primary School
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School – Catholic Primary School
  • Kellyville High School – Public High School
  • William Clarke College- Private School for students from Kindergarten to Year 12
  • Beaumont Hills Primary School – Public Primary School

Pre-schools:

  • Kellyville Pre-school Kindergarten Inc (President Road)
  • The Cubbyhouse @ Kellyville, Early Childhood Learning Centre (Wrights Road)
  • Treasure Island Early Learning Centre (Acres Road)
  • Scribbles Kindy Preschool and Long Day Care Centre (Hezlett Road)
  • ABC Developmental Learning Centre – Kellyville (Craigmore Drive)
  • ABC Developmental Learning Centre – Kellyville (Redden Drive)
  • ABC Developmental Learning Centre – Kellyville (Arnold Avenue)
  • ABC Developmental Learning Centre – Kellyville (Ironbark Ridge Road)

Special Needs Schools: Tallowood School –  School for disabled students from ages 4 to 18.

TRANSPORT

At the 2011 Census,  10.3% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 72.1% by car. 

Road:

Windsor Road is a significant road linking Parramatta with Windsor. Recent infrastructure development in the Hills District has increased the accessibility of Kellyville. Windsor Road,is a  two-lane road and has significantly improved traffic flow in the area. Green Road  links Kellyville with the nearby Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill trading zone 2 km down the road, home to three Homemaker centres, car dealers, light industrial areas and many other retail outlets. The Glenhaven Bridge, is a concrete bridge suitable for heavy vehicles. Built in 2007, the bridge runs over Cattai Creek and allows for normal traffic flows between Kellyville and Glenhaven.  

Kellyville now has the advantage of faster travel to Sydney CBD fuelled by the new Lane Cove Tunnel and the M2 Hills Motorway.

Bus and Rail:

Transport to Parramatta by bus in the far-western side of Kellyville is serviced through the bus-only North-West T-Way, which runs parallel with Old Windsor Road.

Hillsbus provide services to Rouse Hill (T64, T65, T66, 601, 610, 607X, 617X, 619), Parramatta (T64, T65, T66, 601), Castle Hill (610, 612X, 619), Baulkham Hills (601, 610, 612X, 615X, 619), Macquarie Park (619), North Sydney (602, 612X) and Sydney CBD (607X, 610, 615X, 617X), whilst Busways provide services to Blacktown (T71, T75), Castle Hill (T71), Rouse Hill (T71, T75) and Riverstone (T75).

The North West Rail Link is a railway line under construction which will connect the Hills District with the rest of the Sydney rail network. Additional buses are planned to serve the area in substitution for the present M2 City bus network which will cease after the 2017 opening of the initial Rouse Hill to Chatswood NW rail line.

SPORT AND RECREATION

The Bernie Mullane Sporting Complex is a major recreational facility which was officially opened in March 2003. As part of the project, an indoor facility for a gym and other indoor sports, tennis courts, soccer fields and cricket grounds were constructed.

Other recreational venues include:

  • Caddies Creek Reserve – Radisson Place
  • Commercial Road Netball Reserve – Wellgate Avenue
  • Kellyville Park – Memorial Avenue
  • Macquarie Avenue Reserve – Macquarie Avenue
  • The Hills Centenary Park – Cnr Commercial & Withers

Source: Wikipedia.