In Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia (a suburb of Sydney), the demolition of decrepit, outdated old structures has begun, in order to create the new Liverpool Civic Place. This $400 million (AUD) mixed-use redevelopment is hoped to revitalize the entire area.
“The mixed-use Liverpool Civic Place development, constructed in partnership between Liverpool City Council and Built, is one of the most significant projects in our city’s history,” Mayor Wendy Waller said.
“Liverpool Civic Place will anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool city centre, providing new public spaces, community facilities and job opportunities for our growing city. The start of demolition works sends a strong message that Council is getting on with transforming Liverpool into a vibrant and exciting city to improve liveability and encourage further investment to support jobs and economic growth,” she added.
Built Managing Director, Brett Mason, said the project—designed by leading Australian architects fjmt—will be one of the most significant urban projects undertaken in Western Sydney in the next few years.
“As both the development and construction partner, we are looking forward to delivering the first phase of this development jointly with Liverpool City Council and to provide world class public space and community facilities to Liverpool and South-West Sydney,” Mason said.
“This project will provide job creation and employment training opportunities. We estimate that at the peak of construction we will have 350 workers on site, of which 30 roles will be new construction industry graduates and apprentices,” he added.
The state-of-the-art Liverpool Civic Place redevelopment is one of numerous Council-led projects in the pipeline that will enhance Liverpool’s public spaces and investment potential.
Liverpool Civic Place will be delivered across two stages:
Phase A (Council Works component):
- Council offices, Council Chambers and a childcare facility;
- A new city library and community hub;
- A new Civic Plaza; and
- Council and public car parking.
Phase B/C (Developer Works component):
- Office space to accommodate a combination of commercial, retail and education spaces; and
- A nine-level hotel or student accommodation building.
“Liverpool Civic Place is part of more than $1 billion worth of major mixed-use developments in the pipeline for the Liverpool city centre, aided by Council’s 2018 rezoning to mixed-use development,” Mayor Waller explained.
“Council is also paving the way to a greener, more vibrant and active city centre through our 10-year Public Domain Master Plan, which will see more street trees, public art, furniture, and wider footpaths implemented to improve amenity and accessibility while helping foster an 18-hour economy. Liverpool has emerged as Sydney’s Third CBD and Council is proud to play a part in transforming Liverpool into a city of opportunity,” she concluded.
The Development Application (DA) for first phase of the $400 million Liverpool Civic Place has been lodged and is on public exhibition this month. This follows approval of the project’s Concept Masterplan by the Sydney Western City Planning Panel in September.
Demolition and excavation works are expected to finish in mid-2021, with the Council Works component of the development estimated to be complete by the end of 2022 or early in 2023.
Renderings by fjmt. Photo courtesy of office of Mayor Waller.