Liverpool City Council has reopened Apex Park following a $1.9 million upgrade which included a $24,000 grant contribution from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for tree planting.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said the Apex Park redevelopment provides residents living in the area with an aesthetically appealing and functional space that meets the current and future demands of urban growth and development.
“As part of the works Council engaged an Excavation Director to supervise all archaeological activity and record in detail relics, structures and features discovered on the site.
“We got the bulk of the building works done during coronavirus restrictions, which is a major achievement.”
The Apex Park upgrade includes:
- A new all-ages playground with rubber soft fall and shade structures;
- Landscaped gardens, tree planting and new turf areas;
- New accessible pathway networks;
- New park furniture;
- Installation of picnic facilities and shelters; and
- A memorial area.
The tree plantings at Apex Park support the Council’s vision to pave the way to a greener, more active and vibrant city centre.
“There is so much activity and development taking place across Liverpool – as Apex Park reopens, works to build Stante Reserve Waterplay Park in Middleton Grange have commenced and are expected to be completed by March 2021,” Mayor Waller said.
Other major works underway in Liverpool 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.