Liverpool City Council has approved its Delivery Program 2017-2022, Operational Plan 2021-2022, and Budget, including Revenue Pricing Policy, Fees and Charges at its June Council meeting (30 June 2021).
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said this year Council will continue to provide essential services such as domestic waste collection, library and community services and maintaining Liverpool’s many parks and playgrounds while also delivering a range of impressive new community initiatives and major capital works.
“It is an exciting time for Liverpool as we undergo great transformation as one of the fastest growing local government areas in NSW experiencing vast growth in urban and release areas and redevelopment in established area.
“Infrastructure is a key highlight within the plan with $256 million allocated for new community infrastructure as well as for the renewal of assets such as roads, bridges, footpaths, parks, and drainage to improve our city for the long-term,” Mayor Waller said.
“Over $18 million will be spent on pavement reconstruction, and resurfacing covering over eight kilometres of local and regional roads as well as over three kilometres of rural roads.
“Recreation and Open Space improvements of over $8 million will see enhancements to parks including the progression of Light Horse Park to detailed designs and tender documentation, upgrades to 14 playgrounds and the installation of three new outdoor gyms”.
Mayor Waller said Liverpool is a place where opportunity thrives and this plan shows our commitment to delivering major projects, initiatives, and services to meet the changing needs of the community.
“Council will oversee a budget of $475 million in 2021-22 which includes $256 million for capital works and $219 million for operating expenditure,” added Mayor Waller.
Some of the key project highlights for Liverpool Council in 2021-2022 include:
- Liverpool Civic Place: The demolition phase of Liverpool Civic Place – the city’s biggest commercial redevelopment is complete, and the excavation phase is nearing completion. This exciting new complex will include a civic plaza, new Council offices, a childcare facility, city library and public parking;
- Liverpool City Centre Urban Forest Strategy: Council is progressing the first phase of the Liverpool City Centre Urban Forest Strategy, which includes the installation of more than 200 new trees within the Liverpool city centre. This project is co-funded by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment under the ‘5 Million Trees for Greater Sydney’ grant program and will increase the quantity of tree canopy and shade to assist with cooling the city centre; and
- The Western Sydney City Deal and Resilient Sydney Program: These will present opportunities to collaborate with our surrounding councils and deliver coordinated projects that facilitate beneficial outcomes for the city.
Residents are encouraged to read the final documents which can be downloaded here.