2018 was a major year for booming Liverpool as the South-West continued to grow with rapid development, infrastructure and more job opportunities. We take a trip down memory lane on the major events of 2018 which have changed Liverpool’s future.
1. Western Sydney Airport
The key turning point was at the Badgerys Creek site of Western Sydney Airport in September. The vision for the airport hub was released by Liverpool Council and it was a good one for the area – the dynamic zone of education advancement and employment around the future international airport. In addition, Western Sydney University officially opened its CBD campus. We just know that smart jobs will beckon in the airport hub.
2. Liverpool CBD
Liverpool City Council rezoned 25 hectares to allow a modern, vibrant, 18-hour economy to flourish, a significant change to the city centre that will encourage new businesses and double the resident population in the CBD. Liverpool is well on its way to becoming Sydney’s third CBD. The Council believes this forward planning has paved the way for its future as a dynamic, walkable, interesting and vibrant city.
Liverpool Council delivered an operating surplus for the 2017/2018 year, a $2.9 million turnaround on the previous year with a record $192 million earmarked for capital-works spending to benefit the local community.
In June, a $740 million commitment from the NSW Government to transform Liverpool Hospital into the largest stand-alone facility in Australia by 2026 was made thanks to the launch of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct.
What’s to come in 2019?
The Council is undertaking a LEP (Local Environmental Planning) review of the controls that guide planning decisions across the Local Government Area and plans to engage with the community to ensure their voices is heard.
Original article: Liverpool City Champion, January 9, 2019
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