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BREAKING GROUND AT CIVIC PLACE
“Liverpool Civic Place will anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool city centre, providing new public spaces, community facilities and job opportunities for our growing city.”
‘Start demolition!’ With these words Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller set the wheels in motion for work to begin on Council’s most ambitious project to date Liverpool Civic Place.
Built Managing Director Brett Mason said: “This project will provide job creation and employment training opportunities. We estimate that at the peak of construction we will have 350 workers on site, of which 30 roles will be new construction industry graduates and apprentices.”
Built Managing Director Brett Mason, Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller and Liverpool City Council Acting CEO Dr Eddie Jackson.
The Mayor joined senior representatives from Built including managing director Brett Mason to get works under way. “This important community facility, constructed in partnership between Liverpool City Council and Built, is one of the most significant projects in our city’s history,” Mayor Waller said.
Liverpool Civic Place will consist of a public plaza and city library, new Council offices and chambers, a childcare centre and underground parking. Demolition and excavation works are expected to finish in mid 2021 with project completion planned for early 2023.
VISIT www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/civicplace for more information.
GETTING ON WITH THE JOB Coronavirus did not stop our Infrastructure and Environment team. Council opened Apex Park in November following a $1.9 million upgrade. Works to build the Stante Reserve Waterplay Park in Middleton Grange
are well under way with a forecast completion of March 2021. Other major works include the $16.2 million redevelopment of Lurnea Community Hub - Phillips Park which will be part funded with $13.2 million from the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program; and construction of the $9 million Cirillo Sporting Facility in Middleton Grange - expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Mayor Wendy Waller at the new Lurnea Community Hub, Phillips Park site.
COMMUNITY ANN JOBS AND INVESTMENT WE APPROVED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
an increase of 25% from 930 in the previous year worth
WORTH $172,000 OF BUSINESS RESILIENCE GRANTS PROVIDED TO SUPPORT
50SMALL BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Liverpool City Council Charity Ball
Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
FREE PARKING PERMITS AND PASSES ISSUED to essential services and employees in the city centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$385,000 on NEW OUTDOOR GYMS
New recreation space at CIRILLO RESERVE New tennis courts at MCGIRR PARK New amenity building in BIGGE PARK
Upgrades to PLAYGROUNDS
OUTDOOR GYMS in the city.
COMMUNICATION WE RESPONDED TO More than
111,000 an increase of 5000 or 4% from previous year.
156,000 More than
25,985 Facebook followers
a 12% increase from 23,036 in previous year.
PAGE VIEWS on Liverpool Listens
an increase of 13,000 or 9% from previous year.
a 194% increase from 2800 in previous year.
NUAL REPORT 2020 CAPITAL WORKS
WE INVESTED MORE THAN
26,000 More than
on community facilities
to the Community Recycling Centre (CRC)
an increase of 160% from 10,000 visits in the previous financial year.
This saved TONNES of garbage from landfill.
on stormwater drainage
on open space and sporting ovals
Council’s Bush Regeneration Team planted more than 2700 trees and shrubs in parks in the Liverpool Local Government Area during coronavirus restrictions. Around 400 native shrubs and trees were planted at Woodside Park, 360 at Joshua Moore Park and almost 2000 native plants at Fassifern Park. Tree planting reduces climatic extremes, improves air quality and
bushland such as the kei apple found growing in the Austral and Kemps Creek;
provides habitat for birds and other wildlife. Help protect Liverpool’s natural biodiversity by: •
Replacing non-native plants with native species;
Taking away your rubbish when visiting parks and open spaces;
Reporting and eradicating pest plants that pose a risk to native
Volunteering with Council’s Environment groups;
Keeping pet cats inside (or contained in a secure environment); and
Purchasing food from sustainably responsible growers.
www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/sustaining-liverpool for more information on ways you can help to protect our environment.
BELLBIRD IS BACK!
With Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre open again join us for brekkie, brunch or lunch 7 days a week.
In line with NSW Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Council is now holding meetings online. Watch live or catch up via the Liverpool City Council YouTube channel.
Bookings are essential phone 8711 7077.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula
NEW LIBRARY APP Put the Library in your pocket with the new Liverpool City Library mobile app. You can access the Library collection 24/7 to reserve and renew items, and find and enjoy eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, eComics, and eResearch databases. Now available via the Apple App store and Google Play.
KOORI FLOOR RESTORED We are excited to announce the restoration of the Koori Floor at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre - a major First Nations public artwork on the Turbine Hall floor by Brisbane based Waanyi artist Judy Watson.
If you need this information translated call the interpreter service on 131 450 and ask them to contact Council on 1300 36 2170.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre to see this incredible public art work VISIT
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The $75,000 upgrade was partially funded through the Metropolitan Public Library Grants Program.
A new accessible technology space for patrons with severe or profound disability is now open at Liverpool City Library.
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