Thursday, May 30, 2024

Liverpool unveils $16.5m park

Sydney’s City of Liverpool Mayor, Ned Mannoun, has officially declared the city’s $16.5 million community and recreational hub at Phillips Park, Lurnea, ready for play.

“The redevelopment of Phillips Park has transformed the park into a modern recreational space with many fantastic elements for our residents to enjoy – a new playground, outdoor fitness equipment, a community hub with café amenities, a soccer, cricket sports oval and half basketball court and First Nations Art Murals to name a few,” said Mayor Mannoun.

“Our beautifully designed Lurnea Community Hub provides a perfect and affordable place to hold your next family gathering, birthday party, wedding reception or anniversary. This is an exciting milestone, not just for Liverpool residents but for the greater Western Sydney community.”

The redevelopment of Phillips Park includes:

  • a playground space suitable for all ages and abilities;
  • outdoor fitness equipment;
  • dual soccer, cricket sports oval and half basketball court;
  • an indigenous community garden along with First Nations Art Murals;
  • a multipurpose community hub complete with café amenities and hireable community spaces; and
  • a pathway network that provides access to all park amenities.

The Mayor said the redevelopment of Phillips Park also took into consideration Council’s new direction to provide facilities that incorporate sustainability and energy efficiencies.

It includes a community building powered mainly by solar energy, garden areas with solar-powered lighting and the use of other sustainable resources in the landscaping.

“We are proud of the renewable elements that are included in the Phillips Park redevelopment and believe that this showcases how we are continuing to work towards a greener Liverpool. We are not only thinking of today’s Liverpool, but how this development will impact tomorrow’s residents as well,” Mayor Mannoun said.

Holsworthy State MP, Melanie Gibbons said she was proud of the NSW Government’s $6.5 Million investment to help create the state-of-the-art precinct.

“The redevelopment of Phillips Park enhances liveability and supports the social, economic and recreational needs of the community,” Ms Gibbons said.

“I am pleased to see the park balance its natural environment while providing passive and active recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy.”

The $12.96 million project is co-funded by Liverpool City Council under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20-year partnership between the Australian and NSW Governments and the eight councils of the Western Parkland City.

Liverpool City Council contributed $3.43 million from section 7.11 developer contribution funding.

“It’s clear that our ratepayers are benefiting from the partnership with the Western Parkland City councils and the state and federal governments. We are extremely grateful for both governments’ generous financial contributions,” said Mayor Mannoun.

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