Push for rail at Round Corner

Building track-tion: "A light rail line that went up Old Northern Road to Castle Hill has the capacity to later be extended into Round Corner," mayor Michelle Byrne said. Picture: Geoff Jones

Building track-tion: "A light rail line that went up Old Northern Road to Castle Hill has the capacity to later be extended into Round Corner," mayor Michelle Byrne said. Picture: Geoff Jones

The Hills mayor Michelle Byrne wants the state government to consider putting Round Corner on the Western Sydney Light Rail Network — a plan Dural and Round Corner Chamber president Rod Cuevas has praised as "visionary".

While she welcomed the state government's decision to investigate 10 potential routes for a future network, Cr Byrne said Round Corner was a gateway to the rural north of not only The Hills shire but also Hornsby and the Hawkesbury.

"It's only logical that it could be the entry point into a future light rail network," she said.

Mr Cuevas said: "I think that's a brilliant bit of vision by The Hills Council.

"I think it would be brilliant if it could go all the way up to Glenorie.

"There are a lot of people who drive from Wisemans Ferry all the way to Parramatta [to work].

"That would justify a lot of the dwellings they're proposing to have around Glenorie and Galston."

Hornsby Council's future urban release area, known as South Dural, could accommodate between 2500 to 3000 dwellings as well as educational and retail development.

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