The massive population and property value growth along Sydney’s Metro line has been dubbed the “Metro-fication” of Sydney.
A new report from CBRE reveals that the new rail network is having a huge impact on the property market and attracting younger buyers chasing high density living along with the cafe/restaurant scene.
Data from CBRE and PropTrack shows that suburbs along the Metro line have had a 49 per cent increase in capital value over the past decade, outperforming surrounding suburbs by an average of 5 per cent.
Some extreme examples have included the Metro line suburb of Castle Hill which has recorded capital value growth of 72 per cent compared to the 49 per cent growth in Baulkham Hills.
Meanwhile Crows Nest has notched up capital value growth of 79 per cent, compared to 62 per cent in Cammeray.
Many Metro station integrated developments have been greenlit offering residential, retail and office space, with suburbs of Kellyville and Bella Vista also planning thousands of new homes as well as educational and community facilities.
“These Metro-line suburbs have unlocked significant apartment development to accommodate stronger population growth,” CBRE’s Metro – Transforming Sydney Precincts report states.
CBRE’s Pacific head of research Sameer Chopra has dubbed the growth “metro-fication”, saying it was transforming the living experience, work patterns and retail choices of Sydneysiders close to the city’s new railway stations.
“By 2030, Sydney will have a network of four Metro lines, 46 stations and 113km of new Metro rail,” he said.
“We’ve already seen early evidence of this driving higher residential price growth and we see this outperformance increasing once the next stage is completed, with shorter commute times being a key driver.”
Mr Chopra said the trip from Macquarie Park to Barangaroo had dropped from 53 minutes to 18 minutes, while the commute from Pitt St to Bankstown dropped from 1 hour and 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
Fiona Killman, Real Estate Reporter