Community workshop to discuss Apex Park upgrade

Liverpool Council will invest more than $1.2 million in a major upgrade of the one of the city’s most historic parks.

Apex Park, once home to the city’s first cemetery, is now a lively playground for the growing numbers of residents choosing to live close to the city.

“We know how valuable Apex Park is to the many people living close by – and even for people travelling along the Hume Highway looking for somewhere to take a break,” said Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller.

“That is why Council is investing funds to upgrade facilities in the park to make it even better.”

The first step in the upgrade will be community consultation to create a masterplan and guide the design of new recreation facilities.

A number of Council representatives will be in attendance to speak with local residents about the planned Apex Park upgrade.

Mayor Waller said that like many long-term Liverpool residents she had played in the park as a child, as had her children and grandchildren.

“I have many happy memories of playing in Apex Park,” she said.

“But it's time we made some improvements and the proposed works include picnic shelters, seating, new entry statements, landscaped gardens and accessible pathway networks.

“Other new amenities include a dedicated memorial area, a new playground suitable for all ages on rubber soft fall with natural play elements and shade structures.”

Mayor Waller said the upgrade would complement the facilities available in other parks throughout the Liverpool CBD.

“Apex Park is an integral part of the landscape, with an increasing number of people choosing to live in or close to the CBD and requiring recreational space in which to relax with family and friends or spend time with pets,” she said.

“It is important the design reflects what we need for today and into the future, and that is where we need your input.”

Residents are invited to an onsite community workshop from 11am until 1pm this, Saturday 17 February. Council will provide food, drinks and children’s entertainment in the park, located at the corner of Elizabeth Drive and Castlereagh Street, Liverpool.

People unable to make it on the day can view the proposed upgrade and provide comments by visiting Council’s website.