By: Ben Baker
There is no suburb in Sydney that offers the same level of recreational opportunity as Wentworth Point. Straddling sparkling waterways, boundless open parklands and Sydney’s premier sports and entertainment precinct, Sydney Olympic Park, almost anything you could want to do in your free time is in very close proximity to Wentworth Point.
Nevertheless, daily responsibilities – both familial and business – often beckon beyond one’s general area of residence. Transport options and their accessibility are therefore a crucial consideration in any property investment decision. To better equip you with the knowledge you need to make an informed investment decision, this post will explore the existing and forthcoming transport options around Wentworth Point’s One The Waterfront.
Two full-time bus lines make their way through Wentworth Point on a daily basis. For One The Waterfront residents, The Hill Road bus stop is just across the road from the Piazza, which will be no more than a 3 minute walk from any apartment.
The first service, 526, travels between Burwood and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf, with extensions across Bennelong Bridge out to Rhodes Railway Station and Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre. This service will connect One The Waterfront residents to Strathfield, which costs $4.50 for an adult and takes approximately 25 minutes. Other connections include to Olympic Park Station and Burwood Westfield as well as further transportation options, including ferry and train lines.
The second service, 533, is a peak hour service that connects Wentworth Point residents to Sydney north-western and northern suburbs, including Ryde and Chatswood. This service offers One The Waterfront residents an easy connection to Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, as well as an additional option to Sydney Olympic Park.
All One The Waterfront apartments include a secure parking spot, with purchasers of 3 bedroom apartments entitled to 2 parking spots. An extra spot can be purchased pending availability. Parking spots will be housed in an underground parking garage that has 3 entry points: a Building A entry from Amalfi Drive Eastern, and two more from Amalfi Drive Southern. One The Waterfront also houses 30 visitor car spaces, most of which located in the underground lot.
One The Waterfront residents are set to benefit hugely from the Westconnex M4 widening project, which is currently underway and due for completion in 2018. The project will alleviate congestion travelling along Parramatta Road to Sydney CBD by providing a bypass of up to 52 sets of traffic signals. This means considerably shorter commute times for One The Waterfront residents who travel by car.
Thanks to the opening of Bennelong Bridge in mid-2016, travelling by train has become a breeze for residents of Wentworth Point. Over the bridge is Rhodes station, which is on the T1 Northern Line and connects you to Central in under 30 minutes.
Alternatively, there is a train that runs out of Sydney Olympic Park via Lidcombe, which is a 6 minute drive when parking in the adjacent P8 garage. Lidcombe services the T1 North Shore Line, T1 Western Line, T2 Inner West & South Line, and T3 Bankstown Line.
Into the future, the NSW government has proposed to build a light rail service that links Western Sydney suburbs with Parramatta CBD. As part of phase 2, the light rail will stop at Sydney Olympic Park. This will give Wentworth Point residents yet another option to travel to and from the heart of Sydney’s West.
At the very tip of the Wentworth Point peninsula is a newly refurbished ferry wharf. Easily accessible for One The Waterfront residents via bus, the ferries departing from the wharf dock at multiple locations spanning between Parramatta CBD and Circular Quay. A schedule of how often ferries dock at Wentworth Point can be observed here. Please note: Wentworth Point is referred to as Sydney Olympic Park on this schedule.
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