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Liverpool The 10-year plan to move Liverpool forward

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Contents Mayor’s message

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Chief Executive Officer’s message

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About the 10-year plan

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Delivering the 10-year plan

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Vision for the future

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Guiding principles

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Statement of commitment

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Our city

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What the community said

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Future directions

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Working with our partners

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Direction 1: Vibrant Prosperous City

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Direction 2: Liveable Safe City

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Direction 3: Healthy Inclusive City

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Direction 4: Proud Engaged City

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Direction 5: Natural Sustainable City

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Direction 6: Accessible Connected City

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Direction 7: Leading Proactive Council

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Acknowledgements

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Mayor’s

message

It is with great pleasure that I present the 10-year

The 10-year plan outlines the path to move

Growing Liverpool 2023 plan, my first as Mayor of

Liverpool forward and realise the community’s

Liverpool.

vision for a vibrant regional city of opportunity, prosperity and diversity. Importantly, the plan also

My commitment is to lead the growth of Liverpool

focuses on strengthening the leadership role of

into a vibrant, robust and compassionate city which

Council as the key advocate and champion for

is the thriving economic hub of South Western

Liverpool.

Sydney. A hub that provides jobs, housing, services and recreation for people in Liverpool and its

On behalf of Council, I extend our appreciation

surrounding regions. I want us to be proud of our

to the many residents, ratepayers, agencies and

city and to embrace our richness of opportunity.

business groups for their contribution to the new

This 10-year plan sets the agenda for us to achieve

10-year plan. Your efforts have contributed to a

this.

robust and visionary plan to make Liverpool the destination of choice for South Western Sydney.

My fellow Councillors and I are committed to listening and delivering on your needs. We have

I look forward to continuing to work with you to

worked hard in the last few months to prepare the

shape and embrace our future and deliver a new

new way forward. Council has formally engaged

and fresh approach to achieving great outcomes

with more than 3500 members of our community

for our local and regional community.

and informally with many more to develop the new plan. We have worked closely with the State Government, our neighbours and partners to ensure the 10-year plan encompasses the local, regional and state landscape. We believe in

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working in partnership and will continue to do so

Ned Mannoun

as the regional city for South Western Sydney.

Mayor of Liverpool

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Chief Executive Officer’s message

Growing Liverpool 2023 sets the agenda for

Council is prepared and ready for the opportunities

Council and its many partners in the coming

and challenges of the future. We are committed

decade. It sets the direction for change and aims

to implementing solutions that will make a

to emphasise Council as an organisation which

difference for the people, agencies and businesses

embraces innovation, excellence, sustainability and

of Liverpool.

equity in delivering the most efficient and effective services for our community.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who contributed to the development

The plan focuses on seven key strategic directions

of the new 10-year plan.

which have been developed following considerable involvement by the community and Council’s

The staff and I look forward to commencing the

partners. The directions focus on the priority areas

implementation of the new 10-year plan and

that will move Liverpool forward rapidly to ensure

seeing first-hand the many benefits that this will

we lead change for the future. Each direction

bring to our community.

includes a number of strategies that need to be delivered in order to achieve the community’s vision for a vibrant regional city of opportunity, prosperity and diversity. The 10-year plan includes targets for each direction that provide Council and the community with real indicators for measuring how Liverpool is progressing in achieving these

Farooq Portelli

desired outcomes.

Chief Executive Officer

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Macquarie Street, Liverpool

This is Liverpool’s community strategic plan It builds on the work commenced in Growing Liverpool 2021 and allows us to realign and refocus our energy towards becoming the regional city for South Western Sydney.

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About the 10-year plan The City of Liverpool is experiencing significant change and

The 10-year plan links directly to the NSW State Plan 2021

will continue to do so into the future. It is the regional city

(the State Plan) and the South Western Sydney Regional

for South Western Sydney and plans are in place to further

Action Plan. It details how Liverpool will support and contribute

develop a high quality, attractive regional city with a full range

to the State Government’s targets, which are outlined in the

of business, government, retail, cultural, entertainment and

State Plan. It also integrates with key government policy and

recreational activities. Liverpool will be the major focal point for

directions to ensure that all levels of government are working

the region and targets have been set to increase the number

together for the betterment of Liverpool.

of jobs and homes in Liverpool. The population is also growing and will almost double in the coming decades with new urban

While Council has a custodial role in initiating, preparing and

development across the city. These changes bring increased

maintaining the plan on behalf of the community, Council is not

prosperity for Liverpool and a better quality of life for all of

wholly responsible for its implementation. Other partners, such

Liverpool’s residents.

as state agencies, the private sector and community groups all have a role to play in implementing the directions.

The Growing Liverpool 2023 10-year plan has been developed

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to ensure Council and its partners are at the forefront to

Growing Liverpool 2023 has been developed as a result of

lead this change. The new 10-year plan builds on the work

intensive and ongoing community consultation with more

undertaken in the previous community strategic plan. It

than 3500 members of our community and business and with

provides the opportunity to refine the future strategic directions

government representatives. It is a plan for the whole city, not

for Liverpool and reflect on progress made. In this way we

just Council. It sets the direction for all stakeholders, including

can achieve a higher level of integration with our strategic

government, business, the not-for-profit sector and local

directions and the actions that are needed to deliver better

residents to work together to capitalise on the opportunities

outcomes on the ground for our community.

and move Liverpool forward.

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Mayor and Councillors Elected by the community to represent their vision and interests

Community engagement

Government directions and policy

Our vision Liverpool, the vibrant regional city of opportunity, prosperity and diversity

Community Strategic Plan

7 directions and 26 strategies

Resourcing Strategy

Long-term Financial Plan

Workforce Management Plan Asset Management Plan

Four-Year Delivery Program One-Year Operational Plan Job descriptions

Six-monthly progress reports Annual report to community

Senior staff business plans

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Delivering the 10-year plan Growing Liverpool 2023 articulates where we want to be as a community in 10 years’ time, what we need to do to get there, and how we will know when we have arrived. It is the highest level plan for Liverpool. The 10-year plan is supported by a suite of documents that outline how Council will deliver on the community’s vision and the activities and actions that will be taken. The Delivery Program outlines the principal activities that Council will deliver over four years to implement the 10-year community strategic plan. The Operational Plan is the annual plan that describes the specific actions that Council will undertake and its budget for completing these. The Long-Term Financial Plan is about the financial resources needed over the next 10 years to ensure the plans can be delivered and Council continues to operate in a financially sustainable manner. The Workforce Management Plan is about our people and details the four-year staffing, skills and human resources that are required in Council to achieve the outcomes documented in the plans. The Asset Management Plan is about our infrastructure and outlines the 10-year plan for ensuring that our assets are developed, managed and maintained effectively and efficiently to meet current and future community needs.

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Vision for the future

Liverpool, the vibrant regional city of opportunity, prosperity and diversity.

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Guiding principles The 10-year plan is based on a set of principles that guide delivery of the vision for Liverpool.

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Leadership

Excellence

Partnership

We will be proactive and lead

We will be recognised across the

We will actively work with our

with integrity and honesty. We will

sector. We will provide services,

partners. We will bring all key

take initiative and set the direction

programs and information which

stakeholders together and

for Liverpool and South Western

exceed community expectations,

strengthen relationships to move

Sydney, embracing challenges and

and we will lead industry best

Liverpool forward in an integrated

capitalising on opportunities.

practice and progression.

and cooperative way.

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Innovation

Equity

Sustainability

We will develop new solutions

We will be fair and just. We will

We will embrace and champion

to new challenges. We will take

recognise, respect and promote

environmental, economic, social and

advantage of more efficient and

the rights of all citizens and support

cultural outcomes. We will ensure

state-of-the-art technologies and

all groups to have equal access

the wellbeing of present and future

approaches to deliver services on

to services, information and

generations is considered in all of

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opportunities, particularly groups

the decisions we make.

who require additional support.

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Statement of commitment Liverpool City Council acknowledges the original inhabitants of the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA), the Dharug, Gandangara and Tharawal Aboriginal people. We recognise the devastating impact of European invasion and the effects of forced assimilation by the removal and separation of Aboriginal people from their families and communities. The impact has created a loss of culture, language and identity. We celebrate the survival of Aboriginal people and we acknowledge their right to live according to their own beliefs and culture. We acknowledge that Aboriginal culture continues to strengthen and enrich our community. We commit ourselves to preserve past, present and future identified Aboriginal sites and cultural landscapes, and to recognise and accept the significance of the Georges River as a ‘meeting place’ for the Dharug, Gandangara and Tharawal Aboriginal people. We accept Aboriginal history as integral part of Australian history. We acknowledge the contribution of Aboriginal servicemen and women in the defence of our country. Liverpool City Council supports and encourages Aboriginal and nonAboriginal people working together towards reconciliation. We recognise the diversity of many cultures who share the values of tolerance and respect for one another, and their rights together with all Australians to live according to their own beliefs and culture. Liverpool City Council adopts the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation’s Vision Statement: “A united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.” Signed by Council in July 2000.

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Liverpool at a glance 22,000 TOTAL JOBS IN LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE

31,000 TOTAL JOBS IN LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE IN 2031

KEY INDUSTRIES

Manufacturing, retail, warehousing, transport and logistics

GROWING INDUSTRIES

Medical, health and community, education, construction, property and business services

13,666

NUMBER OF REGISTERED BUSINESSES

ORIGINAL ABORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF CURRENT LIVERPOOL LGA BOUNDARIES DHARUG, GANDANGARA AND THARAWAL ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

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TOP LANGUAGES SPOKEN

ENGLISH, ARABIC, VIETNAMESE, HINDI, ITALIAN

POPULATION IN 2011

180,143

FOUNDED

1810 TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND CABROGAL CLAN OF THE DHARUG NATION

POPULATION IN 2021

230,000

Number of homes in 2011

57,800

Median house price

$453,000

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Median unit price

$280,000

SMALL

BUSINESSES

97% FEWER THAN 19 EMPLOYEES

Median weekly rent 3-bedroom house

SQ KM

$420

Median weekly rent 2-bedroom unit

$300

$1299 AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME

42 SUBURBS

More information on Liverpool’s demographics is available on the Liverpool Community Profile on the Liverpool City Council website, www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

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A strong community identity and image

Access to opportunities for education

To feel safe and secure

Jobs that are closer to home

A clean and cared for city with attractive public streets and places

High quality open space with opportunities for walking and cycling

What the

community said Reliable and frequent public transport

A range of programs and services which are suitable for all groups and interests

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A local, state and federal government that is responsive and listens to you

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Recreation and entertainment options that are close to home

To protect the natural environment for future generations Less traffic and affordable parking


Opportunities for a healthier lifestyle

The 10-year plan has been developed as a direct result of in-depth and ongoing community engagement and consultation.

More than 2000 people were involved in the first phase of planning for Growing Liverpool 2023 and a further 1500 people contributed in the next phase. During the first phase the community was able to provide feedback at engagement booths, speak-outs, art workshops, community events and forums. During the next phase of engagement, all households in Liverpool received a letter inviting them to comment on Council’s directions. In addition, Council undertook a random telephone survey to encourage and receive community feedback. Once the plan was in draft stage, focus groups were held with residents and Council’s partners to ensure all of the community priorities were captured.

Well maintained assets and facilities

Mixed and affordable housing options so you can stay in Liverpool when your circumstances change

A harmonious City that respects the rich cultural diversity of our community

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Future directions The Growing Liverpool 2023 10-year plan concentrates on seven key strategic directions to move Liverpool forward.

The directions are based on feedback from the community, stakeholders and leaders, and incorporate local, regional, state and national priorities for Liverpool.

Our Principles Leadership Excellence Partnership

Liverpool, the vibrant regional city

Innovation

of opportunity, prosperity

Equity

and diversity.

Sustainability

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Community Vision

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Our Directions Direction 1:

Vibrant Prosperous City Direction 2:

Liveable Safe City Direction 3:

Healthy Inclusive City Direction 4:

Proud Engaged City Direction 5:

Natural Sustainable City Direction 6:

Accessible Connected City Direction 7:

Leading Proactive Council

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Working with our partners

Federal electorates

Fowler

Macarthur

Werriwa Hughes

As the regional city for South Western Sydney, we will work collaboratively and cooperatively with all the relevant partners and stakeholders so that we are all moving towards the same goal and sharing our resources. The 10-year plan for Liverpool directly integrates with the NSW State Plan 2021 and the South Western Sydney Regional Action Plan. It also encompasses the plans of our partners for a coordinated and integrated approach to growing Liverpool economically, environmentally, socially and culturally.

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State electorates

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Liverpool

Macquarie Fields Menai

Liverpool Council Wards

North Ward South Ward


DIRECTION Vibrant Prosperous City

FEDERAL

STATE

▶ Regional Development

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Draft Metropolitan Strategy

Australia – Regional Plan for Sydney

urban design protocol for Australian cities ▶ State of Australian Cities Report 2012 ▶ National Crime Prevention Framework ▶ Federal Government’s

Healthy Inclusive City

Proud Engaged City

Social Inclusion Agenda ▶ Australian Multicultural Principles ▶ National Partnership Agreement on Preventative Health

▶ Creative Australia-

National Cultural Policy

▶ Australia’s Biodiversity

Natural Sustainable City

Accessible Connected City

Leading Proactive Council

▶ WSROC Future

Directions 2030

▶ South Western Sydney

Regional Plan

▶ Places for People-An

Liveable Safe City

for Sydney

REGIONAL

Conservation Strategy 2010-30 ▶ Partnership Agreement and Strategy on Energy Efficiency (2009)

▶ National Digital

Economy Strategy ▶ Road Safety Strategy 2011-20

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Draft Metropolitan Strategy

for Sydney

▶ WSROC Future

Directions 2030

▶ South Western Sydney

Regional Plan

▶ State Environmental

▶ State Environmental

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Draft Metropolitan Strategy

▶ WSROC Future

Planning Policy – Affordable Housing (SEPP)

for Sydney ▶ NSW Multicultural Advantage 2012-15 ▶ National Disability Strategy NSW Implementation Plan

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Draft Metropolitan Strategy

for Sydney ▶ Creative Industries Industry Action Plan

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Draft Metropolitan Strategy

for Sydney ▶ NSW Biodiversity Strategy ▶ Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2007

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Draft Metropolitan Strategy

for Sydney

▶ NSW Long Term Transport

Master Plan ▶ NSW Digital Economy Industry Action Plan ▶ State Infrastructure Strategy

Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing)

Directions 2030

▶ South Western Sydney

Regional Plan

▶ Western Sydney

Parklands Plan of Management 2020

▶ WSROC Future

Directions 2030

▶ WSROC Future

Directions 2030

▶ South Western Sydney

Regional Plan

▶ Western Sydney

Parklands Plan of Management 2020

▶ WSROC Future

Directions 2030

▶ South Western Sydney

Regional Plan

▶ Local Government

Sustainability Framework ▶ Building the Case for Innovation in Local Government

▶ State Plan 2021 ▶ Destination 2036 Action

Plan for Local Government

▶ WSROC Future

Directions 2030

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Macquarie Street’s restaurant precinct

“I love that I have a great job in one of the biggest hospitals in NSW. Actually, biggest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.” –Tania, Wattle Grove


Direction 1

Vibrant Prosperous City We will be a dynamic regional city of growth, prosperity and diversity. A hub of creative and innovative activity where businesses are both environmentally and economically sustainable. We will capitalise on our competitive advantages in health and medical research, distribution, logistics, and professional services.

Liverpool is already a major employment destination for Sydney’s South Western and West Central regions with 22,000 jobs currently being located here. There is significant state investment through the Liverpool teaching hospital and TAFE precincts and established health, educational, retail and community service industries. Liverpool’s economy is experiencing rapid growth and marketing and branding Liverpool as the destination of choice for South Western Sydney is a continuing priority. The State Government has set a target of 31,000 jobs in Liverpool by 2031 and there is a fast growing knowledge-based services industry.

Council will play a lead role in supporting and promoting a robust local economy. There will be a range of strategies in place to develop vibrant and dynamic public spaces that attract business and investment. We will proactively work with landowners, business and stakeholders to develop retailing places and destinations that attract people to Liverpool and we will support land use policies that are conducive to commercial growth in both the city centre and across Liverpool.

It is important in Liverpool that prosperity is shared across all sections of the community and that workforce participation rates are increased. To support this, we will facilitate employment and training opportunities and promote life-long learning and skills development which will assist in boosting our economy as well as supporting all sections of our community.

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This direction

will support: The

NSW State Plan 2021

▶ Goal 1:

Improve the performance of the NSW economy

▶ Goal 6:

Strengthen the NSW skill base

The South Western Sydney Regional Action Plan ▶ Priority 1: Grow the economy of South

Western Sydney

The WSROC Future Directions 2030 ▶ Improving the brand ▶ Distinct identities ▶ Economic resilience ▶ Increase employment opportunities ▶ Jobs and services in regional centres ▶ Creative industries

The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney ▶ Balanced growth ▶ Productivity and prosperity

Regional Development Australia Regional Plan for Sydney

The

▶ To champion integrated whole of

Sydney planning

▶ To support industry development which

creates more diverse and innovative jobs closer to home

Western Sydney Parklands Plan of Management ▶ Providing tourism, sports and recreational

hubs which provide employmet opportunities in the region

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Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm Racecourse

Our strategies for

the next ten years 1.a Position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney 1.b Activate the city centre and develop vibrant places that attract people to Liverpool 1.c Assist existing businesses to grow, innovate and become more competitive 1.d Improve the availability of a diverse range of jobs and increase workforce participation rates

Our ten

year targets

Key policies

City Centre Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

10,000 additional jobs in Liverpool

An unemployment rate comparable to Sydney at 5% or less

An increased gross regional product (GRP)

Significant projects ▶

City Centre Revitalisation Project which includes:

- development of several unique ‘precincts’

- revitalisation of Macquarie Mall

- improved transport/parking options

- events and place-making

- new gateways to the city

Marketing and Promotion Strategy

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Direction 2

Liveable Safe City Liverpool is an area of significant growth. The development of Liverpool into the regional city for South Western Sydney will transform the city centre into a key employment, entertainment and retail precinct. The latest State Government projections estimate a population of 230,900 by 2021. To prepare for this growth, we will continue to work closely with all tiers of government and the private sector to plan for sustainable urban development and advocate for the delivery and funding of the infrastructure and services required by a growing population. You have told us that you want the city to be well looked after and that cleanliness is of highest importance. We will revitalise Liverpool’s towns and neighbourhoods by reviewing our public and open space maintenance program to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness are being implemented. We will create liveable and safe neighbourhoods that are designed to bring people together. Integral to this is a simple and flexible planning system which supports high quality development. Safety is an issue which is paramount to our community and a range of strategies will be in place to address this. Safer by Design Principles will be incorporated into the planning of public places and Council will capitalise on its relationships with the police and State Government to implement a range of community safety initiatives.

“People are genuinely nice, housing is affordable, transport is accessible and there are many amenities nearby. When your children grow up they can afford to buy a house nearby.”– Ian, Moorebank

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This direction will support:

The NSW State Plan 2021 ▶ Goal 5:

Place downward pressure on the cost of living

▶ Goal 16:

Prevent and reduce the level of crime

▶ Goal 20:

Build liveable centres

▶ Goal 23:

Increase opportunities for people to look after their own neighbourhoods and environments

Key policies

The South Western Sydney Regional Action Plan ▶ Priority 7: Provide more affordable housing

options

The WSROC Future Directions 2030 ▶ Healthier communities ▶ Housing choice and affordability

Urban Development Plans

The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney ▶ Balanced growth ▶ A liveable city ▶ Productivity and prosperity

Strategic Maintenance Plan

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) ▶ To provide a consistent planning regime for

the provision of affordable rental housing

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Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy


Middleton Grange, Liverpool

Our strategies for

the next ten years

2.a

Deliver an efficient planning system which embraces sustainable urban renewal and development

2.b Create clean and attractive public places for people to engage and connect 2.c

Improve the community’s sense of safety in Liverpool

2.d Facilitate diverse and more affordable housing options

Our ten

year targets

85% of people in Liverpool report being satisfied or better with the cleanliness of public spaces

▶ 85% of people in Liverpool report feeling safe in  the community

An increase in housing diversity

Significant projects ▶

CCTV in the city centre

Faster development application processing

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Whitlam Leisure Centre offers a range of state of the art recreational facilities

“The multicultural atmosphere which makes people more aware of other cultures makes for a great community.”–Kristine, Moorebank


Direction 3

Healthy Inclusive City Liverpool is a socially, culturally, and economically diverse community, both as a whole and within its suburbs. Our diversity and multiculturalism are one of our key strengths and defining features. The diversity of Liverpool is visible in our vibrant city centre, in our public places and in our many primary and high schools.

There are over 140 languages spoken in Liverpool by people from more than 150 different countries. We observe a wide variety of cultures and religions including Catholic, Anglican, Islam and Hindu. We are a city of young people and families with almost 40 percent of the population aged under 25. We work in a range of professions and industries including manufacturing, retail, health care and construction. While there are commonalities amongst us, we do have some unique differences. Most of us live in the urban areas of Liverpool while others live in rural and periurban areas. Some areas have a higher than average income while many areas have a lower than average income. These differences need to be considered when planning for local services and facilities.

As a healthy inclusive city, we will be a community where our distinct skills, characteristics and cultures are valued and used to build a connected, friendly, safe, healthy and vibrant lifestyle for all. Our community will have a sense of belonging and feel welcomed. We will offer diverse sport, recreational, cultural and leisure facilities for the enjoyment of all. We will support the development of a strong not-for-profit sector and deliver programs and initiatives which are founded on best practice. We will create active public places through good planning and design, and promote healthy and active lifestyles by offering appealing parks and playgrounds. Equity and inclusion will underpin all of our service delivery as we strive to build community strength and ensure social inclusion.

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This direction will support:

The NSW State Plan 2021 ▶ Goal 11:

Keep people healthy and out of hospital

▶ Goal 13:

Better protect the most vulnerable members of our community and break the cycle of disadvantage

▶ Goal 27:

Enhance cultural, creative, sporting and recreation opportunities

The South Western Sydney Regional Action Plan ▶ Priority 3: Deliver appropriate services to

disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community

The WSROC Future Directions 2030 ▶ Social capital ▶ Healthier communities ▶ Participation in sports

The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney ▶ A liveable city

The Federal Government’s Social Inclusion Agenda ▶ To achieve a socially inclusive society in

which all Australians feel valued and have the opportunity to participate fully in the life of our society

The Australian Multicultural Principles ▶ Celebrating and valuing the benefits of

cultural diversity

▶ National unity and harmony ▶ Creating a just, inclusive and socially

cohesive society

▶ Welcoming the benefits of successful

multiculturalism

▶ Promoting understanding and responding to

intolerance and discrimination

Western Sydney Parklands Plan of Management 2020 ▶ Provision of regional open space

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Key policies

Our strategies for

the next ten years 3.a Foster social inclusion, strengthen the local community and increase opportunities for people who may experience barriers

Library Services Strategy

3.b Celebrate and respect Liverpool’s rich cultural and social diversity and embrace the opportunities it provides 3.c Improve health and wellbeing and encourage a happy, active community 3.d Plan, support and deliver high quality and accessible services, programs and facilities

Multicultural Action Plan

Our ten

year targets

Children’s Services Strategy

90% of people feel that Liverpool is a harmonious society which respects cultural diversity

An increase in the number of people who participate in regular physical activity

85% of people believe that there is a sense of community in Liverpool

90% of people express satisfaction or better with their contact with council

Recreation Strategy

Significant projects Disability Strategy

Carnes Hill Recreation and Community Precinct

Live Well in Liverpool

New Customer Services Standards

Youth Strategy

Harmony Day 2013

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Heritage listed Liverpool Weir

“I would like to see Council develop a restaurant and theatre district for Liverpool – open later hours but for more mature cultural activities, such as live plays, comedy shows, water view restaurants.” –Hanan, Mt Pritchard


Direction 4

Proud Engaged City Our community will be proud of its city. Our people will feel like Liverpool is a great place to live and promote our city as the destination of choice for living, working and recreation. Liverpool has several iconic places and spaces that inspire community pride. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is nationally recognised as a leading cultural institution, attracting local, national and international audiences. The Whitlam Leisure Centre hosts events which have been broadcast nationally and showcase Liverpool and its facilities. Our newly developed Brownes Farm Reserve attracts people from all over Sydney to play sport and enjoy recreational activities.

As a regional city, Liverpool will continue to deliver iconic facilities, servicing the whole South Western Sydney region as well as state and national visitors. We will foster innovation and creativity, hosting world-class events, programs and festivals which showcase our city and attract people to Liverpool.

As well as providing these newer places and spaces, we will value and celebrate our heritage. Liverpool has an array of highly significant heritage places, including Collingwood House and the Cecil Hills Farm. We will ensure that our heritage, both landscape and cultural, is protected and commemorated. We will put in place strategies to strengthen Liverpool’s local character and celebrate our unique community identity.

Our community will participate in shaping our city. To achieve this, we will implement innovative and effective community engagement practices to ensure that the community has the opportunity to be informed and involved in Council’s services and decisions. We will take advantage of the latest technological advances and use social media and mobile applications in conjunction with more traditional forms of communication. We will ensure opportunities are available for everyone to have a voice and remove barriers to participation which may be experienced by some groups.

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This direction will support:

The NSW State Plan 2021 ▶ Goal 24:

Make it easier for people to be involved in their communities

▶ Goal 27:

Enhance cultural, creative, sporting and recreation opportunities

▶ Goal 32:

Involve the community in decision making on government policy, services and projects

The WSROC Future Directions 2030 ▶ Improving the brand ▶ Distinct identities ▶ Community pride ▶ Iconic projects and signature events

The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney ▶ A liveable city

The NSW Creative Industries Industry Action Plan ▶ To recognise creative industries as crucial

to the state’s future economic prosperity and positive social outcomes

The Australian National Cultural Policy ▶ To support the arts, culture and creativity for

the next 10 years

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Our strategies for

the next ten years

Key policies

4.a Strengthen and celebrate Liverpool’s unique community identity 4.b Engage and consult with the community to enhance opportunities for communication and involvement 4.c Deliver a range of stimulating and vibrant cultural events, programs and festivals 4.d Provide first class and iconic facilities and places 4.e Protect and preserve Liverpool’s heritage, including its rural landscape and cultural history

Community Engagement Policy

Communications Plan

Heritage Strategy

Our ten

year targets

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An increase in the community’s sense of belonging in their city

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85% of people express satisfaction or better with Council’s consultation with the community

▶ 

An increase in the number of people who participate in arts and or cultural activities

Significant projects ▶

Vibrant Liverpool

Communications Strategy

Events Strategy

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Direction 5

Natural Sustainable City Liverpool has two significant rivers in the Georges and Nepean rivers and over 500 open space reserves covering approximately 1400 hectares. We are home to a wide variety of plants, animals and ecosystems, including 35 threatened fauna species and 23 threatened flora species. Approximately one third of Liverpool is covered in vegetation, made up of 16 different vegetation communities. Protecting our community from the effects of flooding, climate change and minimising our ecological footprint, including energy and water use, is integral to ensuring our environment is protected for many generations to come.

Liverpool is currently undergoing significant change and development. There will be extensive population growth over the next 20 years with many residents settling in to new suburbs in a city built on the flood plains of the Georges and Nepean river systems. Our focus will be on ensuring development is environmentally sustainable and that our natural corridors, waterways and bushland are enhanced and protected.

We will create an environmentally healthy, vibrant and sustainable city where our natural environment is valued and protected. We will advocate sustainability goals as plans are developed and corridors will be regenerated and restored to natural bushland. We will lead by example by implementing sustainable practices and engaging and informing the community and business to participate.

“It’s close. You have everything you need. I come here for shopping, picnics, eating and coffee.”–Jaime, Greenfield Park

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This direction will support:

Key policies

The NSW State Plan 2021 ▶ Goal 22:

Protect our natural environment

▶ Goal 23:

Increase opportunities for people to look after their own neighbourhoods and environments

South Western Sydney Regional Action Plan

The

▶ Priority 6:

Protect our environment and heritage

Environment Restoration Plan

The WSROC Future Directions 2030 ▶ Adaption and mitigation projects ▶ Environmental resilience ▶ Healthier communities ▶ Low carbon solutions

Integrated Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney ▶ Healthy and resilient environment

The

draft NSW Biodiversity Strategy

▶ To establish smarter biodiversity investment,

whole of landscape planning, improved partnerships, effectively managing threats and sustainable production environments

The Western Sydney Parklands Biodiversity Strategy 2020 ▶ To inhance and increase the Cumberland

Plain Woodlands and engage the community to deliver biodiversity strategies

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Floodplain Risk Management Plans


Our strategies for

the next ten years 5.a Lead the community to develop and implement environmentally sustainable practices 5.b Enhance and protect natural corridors, waterways and bushland 5.c Reduce adverse environmental impacts for present and future generations

Our ten

year targets

Increased natural bushland corridors that are restored

Improved condition of rivers and waterways to B+ or better

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At least 80% of domestic waste is diverted from landfill

A yearly household water consumption rate comparable to Greater Sydney at 200 kl or better

Significant projects ▶ Community Recycling Centre ▶ Community Nursery and Environmental Education Centre

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Direction 6

Accessible Connected City We will be a city which is accessible and connected with a diverse range of transport options including public transport, roads, cycleways and pathways. We will work with all stakeholders to achieve a transport network that is convenient and efficient. We will rely less on our cars and journey times will be reduced.

Liverpool is the major transport hub for Sydney’s South West and parts of the West Central sub-region. Key transport assets include the Liverpool train station and bus interchange which are supported by the Liverpool to Parramatta transitway. Liverpool has good access to motorways through the M5 and M7 and an extensive network of cycleways and pedestrian pathways. As the regional city for South Western Sydney, we need to ensure that our transport system has the capacity to support people travelling to Liverpool from across Western Sydney. We will improve the connectivity and functionality of Liverpool’s transport system by investing in key infrastructure and working with all relevant partners. In addition to being locally accessible through high quality transport networks, Liverpool will be globally connected. We will work with the Federal Government to support the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Liverpool and support community access to high speed internet and technology. We will take advantage of new generation technologies which reduce the need for travel to work and capitalise on all of the benefits the internet has to offer.

“There’s easy access to the M5/M7. Love the access for a country drive out.”– Peter, Liverpool

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This direction will support:

The NSW State Plan 2021 ▶ Goal 7:

Reduce travel times

▶ Goal 8:

Grow patronage on public transport by making it a more attractive choice

▶ Goal 10:

Improve road safety

▶ Goal 19:

Invest in critical infrastructure

The South Western Sydney Regional Action Plan ▶ Priority 3: Improve integrated regional

transport

The

WSROC Future Directions 2030

▶ Adaptation and mitigation projects ▶ Creating the missing transport links ▶ Embracing the digital world ▶ Smaller more efficient and fewer vehicles

The draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney ▶ Accessibility and connectivity

The NSW Long Term Transport Masterplan ▶ To support Greater Sydney’s employment

centres and growing regional centres

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Our strategies for

the next ten years 6.a Provide safe and easy travel with a high quality road and traffic management network

Key policies

6.b Encourage sustainable and alternative transport options such as walking, cycling and intergrated public transport 6.c Collaborate with key stakeholders to maximise community access to emerging technologies

Our ten Traffic and Transport Plan

Asset Management Plan

year targets

25% of trips to work are made by modes other than private car

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85% of people express satisfaction with the management of traffic and safety on local streets

95% of homes have access to broadband

Significant projects Road Safety Plan

Construction of Kurrajong and Bernera roads

Wi Fi in the city centre

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Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun welcomes delegates from Toda, Japan


Direction 7

Leading Proactive Council Liverpool City Council is one of the largest councils in NSW. In 2013-14, Council’s operating budget is approximately $214 million including $64 million in capital expenditure with more than 700 staff. Local government is currently experiencing significant change and in order to deliver the best possible service to the community, Council needs to ensure it is not only prepared but a key driver in leading this change.

We will be a strong advocate for the community, representing Liverpool’s needs at all levels to ensure Liverpool is heard and receives its fair share of support and resources. We will place customer satisfaction, innovation and best practice at the centre of everything we do. We will take advantage of technological advances and embrace new ways of thinking. The community has entrusted us with their vision and we will integrate their vision into all of our operations, reviewing our functions and services to ensure they are in line with the community’s aspirations. We will ensure long-term financial sustainability by effectively and efficiently managing our resources and assets, actively seeking funding and developing dynamic and strong partnerships with all relevant stakeholders. We will seek to optimise revenue streams from our property portfolio and other income sources to reduce costs to our ratepayers. To maintain levels of service and infrastructure assets, we will consider seeking a special rate variation, if it is supported by our community. We are committed to demonstrating integrity, professionalism, and transparency in our decision making and have strong governance structures in place to support this. To ensure Council is an employer of choice, we will attract and retain a highly skilled workforce and develop a culture where staff are supported and rewarded for performing at their best.

“I love the historical, the new and the multicultural flavour to our city. Casula Powerhouse, Bigge Street Park and St Luke’s Anglican Church.”–Marion, Green Valley

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This direction will support:

The NSW State Plan 2021 ▶ Goal 30: Restore trust in State and Local

Government as a service provider

The WSROC Future Directions 2030 ▶ Economic resilience ▶ Doing more with less ▶ Embracing the digital world

The Destination 2036 Action Plan for NSW Local Government ▶ Ensure efficient and effective service

delivery

▶ Quality governance ▶ Financial sustainability ▶ Appropriate structures ▶ Strong relationships

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Our strategies for

the next ten years 7.a Position Council as an industry leader, delivering best practice and innovation 7.b Lead partnerships and collaboration with community, business and governments

Key policies

7.c Provide business excellence and financial sustainability to deliver services that meet community expectations

Our ten

year targets

Long-Term Financial Plan

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Increased number of people report satisfaction or better with the overall performance of Council An organisational climate score of 90% A financial sustainability rating of Strong and Positive financial outlook

Workforce Management Plan

Significant projects Property Strategy

New website

Property Strategy

Information Technology Strategy

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Acknowledgements The 10-year community strategic plan relies on the collaboration of many stakeholders including residents, ratepayers, business, community groups, visitors and governments.

Liverpool City Council acknowledges and thanks all these people for their contribution towards the development of the new 10-year plan through participation in the many workshops, forums and telephone surveys or at an engagement booth. Council also acknowledges the contribution of children and young people in planning for the future across our network of education facilities.

Council welcomes further contributions to the 10-year plan and invites everyone to become more involved in the local community.

If you are interested in having your say about Liverpool’s future and would like to be involved, please contact Council:

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By phone

1300 36 2170 or 9821 9222

National Relay Service

133 677

In person

Level 2, 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

By fax

9821 9333

By email

lcc@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

By post

P.O. Box 7064, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871

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Our Directions Vibrant Prosperous City Liveable Safe City Healthy Inclusive City Proud Engaged City Natural Sustainable City Accessible Connected City Leading Proactive Council

Our Guiding Principles Leadership Excellence Partnership Innovation Equity Sustainability

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