Council completes major infrastructure projects

Liverpool City Council spent nearly $1 million a week building and maintaining local infrastructure in the last financial year.

Mayor Wendy Waller said the extent of work completed highlights Council’s commitment to providing quality infrastructure and services for the community.

“I am proud that Council is doing such a good job, providing important infrastructure for the Liverpool Community,” said Mayor Waller.

“A total of $44 million was spent on infrastructure projects in the last financial year.

“The $10 million upgrade of Bigge Park is also due to be completed in coming months.

“Upgrading our open spaces is a key focus, with a number of park and playground projects recently completed.

“Works to the value of $880,000 were completed at 12 playgrounds across the local government area, which included the installation of new play equipment, recycled rubber softfall surfaces, seats and shade structures.

“We have invested $15 million on restoring and enhancing Council’s road network, including upgrades to pavement, shared paths and footpaths.

“Building infrastructure was also a priority, with $4.3 million spent on refurbishing our leisure centres, child care and community centres and car park buildings.

“The $12 million revitalisation of Macquarie Mall offers a mix of dining and entertainment options, with a giant screen, children’s play area and water feature.

“I would like to thank the community for their patience during upgrade works. I’m sure that many local residents and families will use these facilities for many years to come.”

Key projects

Bigge Park - $10 million

Macquarie Mall revitilisation - $12 million

Carpark repairs at Warren Serviceway and Northumberland Street - $2.4 million

Drainage infrastructure - $2.6 million

New rural fire station at Middleton Grange - $1.2 million

Local park refurbishments - $909,000

Sporting field upgrades - $815,000

Park lighting upgrades - $190,000