Liverpool’s city centre will be completely revitalised as part of a collaboration between the NSW Government and the Liverpool City Council, which will see up to 10,000 new homes built and over 22,000 new jobs created.
25 hectares of land in the city centre will be ‘rezoned’ for commercial and mixed-use developments, aiming to reinvigorate the CBD and build a vibrant new commercial and residential hub for NSW.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said this plan which will transform Liverpool’s commercial areas and unlock the city’s potential as a thriving and well-connected place to live, work and play.
“Changes to the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) will open the door for Liverpool to fulfil its potential as the next significant city centre in Sydney,” he announced.
The new city centre is right on the cusp of the future Western Sydney Airport, so it is likely to be visited by thousands of local and international visitors alike.
“Council’s plans to rejuvenate the Liverpool CBD will also see improvements to pedestrian and cycle paths throughout the city to enhance access to the Georges River. A key focus will be allocating green grids and preserving open space community areas with enhanced walkway connections through the city,” he said.
Liverpool City Council Mayor, Wendy Waller, said that by allowing homes and a mix of businesses in the Liverpool CBD, a lively city neighbourhood with new lifestyle and entertainment facilities will provide a vibrant night-time economy.
“The new plan will encourage the commercial heart of the city to grow, while at the same time creating a walkable and active street life for people of all ages and abilities.”
The next step for the project is for Liverpool City Council to assess development applications.
More information on the project can be accessed here.