Sunday, September 19, 2021

Liverpool seeing green for Phillips Park redevelopment

Liverpool City Council is progressing well with its delivery of a new $16.2 million community and recreational hub at Phillips Park in Lurnea.

Liverpool Mayor, Wendy Waller said the redevelopment of Phillips Park aligned with Council’s strategic direction to provide facilities that incorporate sustainability and were energy efficient.

“Reducing energy and water consumption were key elements in the redevelopment of Phillips Park,” Mayor Waller said.

“The community building will have solar panels installed, reconstituted timber interior wall lining and roof run-off water will be used for irrigation of playing fields.

“The Garden areas will have solar-powered lighting and the car park has been planned with water sensitive urban design in mind, reducing the volume of stormwater and pollution entering our waterways.

“Sustainable resources such as granite natural stone pavers have been used in landscaping and native shrubs and trees will be planted alongside existing trees and turf that were able to be retained.

“These green elements in the Phillips Park transformation reinforce Council’s position to work towards a greener Liverpool by reducing the impacts of urban development while meeting the needs of the community.”

Mayor Waller said the Phillips Park redevelopment had created 50 full-time jobs during construction with up to 20 people working at the community hub and sporting facilities.

“This urban renewal project supports the social, economic and recreational needs of the community and will stimulate confidence in the area. It also ensures residents have access to facilities that help improve their quality of life,” she said.

The upgrade of Phillips Park will include:

  • A state-of-the-art community hub including a café;
  • Sports amenities, function and meeting rooms, and professional suite;
  • Sports complex including soccer, cricket ovals and half basketball court;
  • Picnic facilities, new park furniture and shelters;
  • Recreational park featuring an outdoor gym and playground;
  • Accessible paths, landscaped and new turf areas;
  • An Indigenous community garden

The Phillips Park redevelopment is largely funded by a $13 million grant from the Western Parkland City Liveability Program as part of the Western Sydney City Deal and is a direct investment and commitment from all three tiers of government for the provision of high-quality community infrastructure and public spaces.

To learn more about this project visit https://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/development/major-projects/current-major-works.

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