Norwest Business Park
The Norwest Business Park is a business park in the suburb of Bella Vista, New South Wales in Australia. Norwest Business is bordered by Windsor Road to the East, and Old Windsor Road to the West, with Norwest Boulevard stretching the length of the park between the two main arterial roads. It is growing every day with new companies moving in to serve the people of The Hills District. Over 400 companies are located in the park employing more than 25,000 people. The complex consists of several office buildings, Australia's largest ice-skating rink, a shopping centre, a Crowne Plaza Hotel, two service stations, Hillsong Church, medical centre, banks, child care centres, drive-through post office, waterways and landscaped public open spaces.

History
The park was established in the 1990s, during the Sydney housing boom. Farms had previously occupied the area. The park grew with the expanding population of the area, and the first business to be constructed was the Bella Vista Coles supermarket. The expansion of the Hillsong Church in the area saw a corresponding expansion in the businesses of the area. In 2005, the Woolworths Limited head office was constructed, and now employs several thousand staff. Cafes and restaurants also serve the park. Other large scale corporations in the Norwest Business Park include ResMed, AAMI Insurance, Bunnings Hardware store, Fitness First gym, and The Reserve Bank of Australia.

Transport
As of 2009 the only form of public transport to the business park is by bus. In late 2005, the M7 Motorway opened up with an exit at the western end of Norwest Boulevard; this gave the business park greater exposure for businesses in Southern and Western Sydney with motorway exits at the M5 at Prestons and the M4 at Eastern Creek respectively. The M2 Hills Motorway (which connects with the M7 near Old Windsor Road) also provides travel connections to the Sydney CBD and airport. However the increase of traffic flow from the motorways brought traffic congestion. Norwest Boulevard, Windsor and Old Windsor Roads often suffer traffic jams during morning and afternoon peak times.

North-West T-Way
In late March 2007, the North West T-Way opened, providing relief to the traffic congested business park. The T-Way runs from Parramatta to Rouse Hill, with plans to extend it further towards Windsor. The T-Way provides frequent bus services between Parramatta and Rouse Hill, promoting the use of public transport in and around Sydney. The route runs primarily along Old Windsor Road with several stops. The two main bus stations for Norwest Business Park is Norbrik (near the corner of Old Windsor Road and Norwest Boulevard) and Edgewater (near the corner of Old Windsor Road and Cellebration Drive). The North West T-Way also runs from Blacktown to Rouse Hill, running along Sunnyholt Road before joining the Parramatta - Rouse Hill T-Way at Burns Road. Until the North West Train Link is constructed (due for completion in 2017), the T-Way is the only form of public transport linking the park with Blacktown and Parramatta train stations.

References and external links
  • Norwest Business Park