Kellyville residents want to be part of Bella Vista expansion

PETITION'S PROPOSAL: An image from the petition that indicates the area that residents want included as part of Bella Vista's expansion.

PETITION'S PROPOSAL: An image from the petition that indicates the area that residents want included as part of Bella Vista's expansion.

A group of Kellyville residents will submit a petition to The Hills Council on Friday, asking to the council to make their area part of Bella Vista.

The residents live in an area bounded by Free Settlers Drive, Balmoral Road and Severn Vale Drive, and claim they more connected to Bella Vista than Kellyville.

The petition, organised by resident Neeraj Gureja, states residents in the affected area go to Bella Vista shops and the post office and will use the future Bella Vista train station as it is a lot closer than the same resources in Kellyville.

“It would avoid a lot of confusion in the area,” Mr Gureja told the News.

“People would hop off the train at Bella Vista, get out of the station and see a sign saying welcome to Kellyville.

“Everything in Bella Vista is right on our footstep, and we feel we have more of a social connection to Bella Vista.”

COUNCIL'S PROPOSAL: The Hills Council plan to expand Bella Vista and create two new suburbs to help reduce the size of Kellyville. If Kellyville stays as is, the suburb's population is projected to be 70,000 in 2036.

COUNCIL'S PROPOSAL: The Hills Council plan to expand Bella Vista and create two new suburbs to help reduce the size of Kellyville. If Kellyville stays as is, the suburb's population is projected to be 70,000 in 2036.

Mr Gureja said the petition has 114 signatures.

The Hills Council is planning to extend Bella Vista north, but the area associated with this petition was kept in Kellyville in the council’s proposed new suburb map.

the council’s proposal includea creating new suburbs Norwest and North Kellyville to decrease the size of Kellyville.

Submissions are due Friday, March 17, and can be submitted via The hills Council website. 

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