Economic Development Projects Archive

Liverpool Hotel Study

Liverpool City Council has identified the need for additional short-term accommodation to be developed in Liverpool and specifically the City Centre to support the long term economic development of the City.

In 2014, Council recently commissioned Jones Lang LaSalle to identify the current barriers to accommodation development and potential opportunities for new development in Liverpool City. The report includes the current and future assessment of the Liverpool City accommodation market which can be used to facilitate discussions with potential partners including developers, investors and hotel operators.

Click here to download the full report.


Liverpool City Council, in partnership with the NSW Business Chamber, hosted the inaugural 'InvestLiverpool' event in November 2013 which brought together business leaders and urban renewal strategists to explore opportunities for urban renewal and potential new commercial development for the city centre.

A panel of experts including Ned Mannoun, Mayor of Liverpool City Council, Glenn Byers Executive Director, Property Council of Australia, Professor Ed Blakely Hon. Professor of Urban Design US Studies Centre, Danny Rezek Managing Partner Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Dr Andy Marks Government Relations, University of Western Sydney and Mark Gray Managing Director Leighton Properties discussed potential investment and commercial opportunities in relation to their respective organisations.

Senior executives from both the private and public sectors from banking and finance, building and construction, transport and public utilities and professional services heard that some of Australia's biggest corporations have pinpointed Liverpool as a magnet for future investment and with the University of Western Sydney looking at having a presence in the near future, would bring together innovative partnerships involving research, skilled people and commercial activity.

Liverpool Employment Initiative

The Liverpool Employment Initiative was a joint initiative of Council and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.  The purpose of the project was to identify local jobs for local people. 

This was a place based project that connected with local business people in the Liverpool Local Government Area to support Liverpool Employment Services Providers (ESPs) in placing local job seekers into employment.

The project was funded by DEEWR from the Local Employment Coordinator Flexible Funding Pool, which was designed to fund projects and activities which add value and build on government and other investment in priority employment areas. 

The project was completed at the end of May 2013, with a final report delivered at the end of June 2013. Council also supported and sponsored an Industry Breakfast Seminar which was held on 29 May 2012 in partnership with DEEWR, the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and the Business Enterprise Centre.

Through the workshop mechanism, the Economic Development Unit strengthened business relations and gathered local industry and business intelligence.  This provided a solid platform to continue to engage and support industry, business and the local community beyond the Liverpool Employment Initiative.  

For more details on the Liverpool Employment Initiative, or interest in ongoing local employment opportunities, please visit the below links or contact Sean Oke, Council's Economic Development Officer on 9821 9146 or email

Last updated on 2017-03-02AEDT15:51:08+1100