Liverpool Hospital upgrade aligned to Council’s vision for Sydney’s third CBD

View of upgraded Liverpool Hospital from Forbes St - artist's impression courtesy SWSLHD.View of upgraded Liverpool Hospital from Forbes St – artist’s impression courtesy SWSLHD.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the NSW Government’s new designs for the $790 million redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital.

“As our great city continues to grow, it’s vital public infrastructure such as our hospitals and schools are kept in top condition,” Mayor Waller said.

“The Liverpool Hospital upgrade will see an expansion of hospital services, providing more job opportunities for locals and greater health outcomes for the Liverpool community.

“As the anchor to the Liverpool Innovation Precinct, established in partnership with Council and neighbouring institutions to harness the city’s key strengths in health, research and education, this upgrade will provide jobs at a critical moment in our history while cementing Sydney’s third CBD as a knowledge hub of the future.”

The new hospital designs were unveiled the same day Council was informed five of its initiatives made the 2020 Local Government Excellence Awards finalist list.

“Among the finalist projects is the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan, Council’s 10-year vision to guide the development of public space and pave the way to a greener, more vibrant and active city centre while fostering an 18-hour economy,” Mayor Waller said.

“Revamped and new Liverpool Hospital buildings and an upgraded main entrance will provide visual improvements to the public domain, supporting Council’s vision for an attractive city centre in which to live, work and learn.

“The other great Council initiatives that were recognised as finalists in the 2020 Local Government Excellence Awards highlight our focus on providing local jobs, bringing the innovative ideas of our community to life, celebrating cultural diversity and promoting harmony.”

Award finalists in the category of Community Partnerships and Collaboration:

Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan

This 10-year plan will guide the development and include enhancements of public space in the Liverpool city centre. Wider footpaths, dedicated cycleways, more street trees and vegetation, public art, better furniture, lighting and paving materials are among the improvements suggested in the plan.

Centre for Civic Innovation

The Centre for Civic Innovation, run as a pilot between October and December 2019, was established in a vacant shop space in Liverpool CBD for community members to turn ideas to improve the community into an initiative, a not-for-profit or a business. Fourteen people shared their ideas for potential innovation activities or projects, with two incubated and one developed into a viable business.

CALD Social Board Games

Run in partnership with STARTTS Liverpool, this regular workshop held at Liverpool City Library invites people of all cultural and language backgrounds to come together for social board games such as chess, cards and backgammon.

Award finalist in the category of Local Economic Contribution:

Local Jobs for Local People

This ongoing project will provide pathways for local jobs in South West Sydney. As part of this initiative, Council is now developing a digital platform to connect people with local jobs.

Award finalist in the category of Special Project Initiative:

Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool

Council’s signature CBD event celebrates the city’s multicultural harmony in a one-night street fiesta that combines a tantalising array of food, live music and performances, markets and plenty of art into a feast for the senses, activating different areas of the Liverpool city centre each year.

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