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 Hill, Baulkham Hills and Glenhaven.
Primary & secondary schools:
Special Needs Schools: Tallowood School – School for disabled students from ages 4 to 18.
At the 2011 Census, 10.3% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 72.1% by car.
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: