WestInvest brings Liverpool Park back to life
Dominic Perrottet – Premier of NSW
Matt Kean – Treasurer
David Elliott – Minister for Western Sydney
Wendy Tuckerman – Minister for Local Government
Saturday, 22 October 2022
Light Horse Park will be transformed into a beautiful riverside recreational park in the heart of Liverpool thanks to the $5 billion WestInvest Fund.
Premier Dominic Perrottet, Treasurer Matt Kean, Minister for Western Sydney David Elliott and Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman today announced almost $28 million in WestInvest funding for Liverpool City Council to help deliver the $36.7 million Light Horse Park Embellishment and Upgrade project.
Liverpool City Council is contributing $8.9 million towards the project.
Mr Perrottet said the Light Horse Park Embellishment and Upgrade project would significantly improve amenity and safety for locals and visitors.
“This project will redevelop the foreshore to create an accessible, safe and welcoming park and construct a building to provide vital community services,” Mr Perrottet said.
Mr Kean said the park will become a key location on the river for local events and provide a place for people to exercise, play and relax.
“The city of Liverpool is built adjacent to the mighty Georges River, but Light Horse Park is hard to access and underutilised. WestInvest will bring this important riverside park back to life,” Mr Kean said.
Mr Elliott said the refurbished park will provide important connection pathways and points between the foreshore, Liverpool CBD and the railway station.
“This important project will not only provide greater access to the river but also make it easier for the community to move around the local area,” Mr Elliott said.
Mrs Tuckerman said the revitalised park would support the nearby residents, many of whom live in apartment buildings.
“This park will become a much-loved destination for the many families with children living in apartments in the surrounding area,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said she is proud of the NSW Liberal and National Government’s continued investment in Liverpool.
“This investment will help to bring life back into an underutilised area and provide another place for families and young people to enjoy,” Ms Gibbons said.
“Our commuters will also benefit from a safer, more connected and pleasant walk to the station.”
Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said the project would provide a cool space for the community to gather on hot summer days.
“With this investment the millions of people who call western Sydney home will have an amazing place to play and enjoy for generations to come. The kids of the east have Bondi and now the kids of the West will have Georges River and Lighthorse Park,” Mr Mannoun said.
As part of the WestInvest Fund, $2 billion was reserved for priority Community Projects. This included $400 million for 15 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in West and Southwest Sydney, with each local council eligible for between $20 million and $35 million, depending on population size.
Announcements on other LGAs will be made soon.
The $5 billion WestInvest program was made possible by the Government’s successful WestConnex asset recycling strategy.
A further $1.6 billion from the $2 billion Community Project Grants is available to local community groups.
A total of $3 billion is also set aside to deliver transformational projects that will benefit local communities, led by NSW Government agencies.
To find out more about WestInvest visit www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/westinvest
MEDIA: Clem Hall | Premier | 0499 818 662
Sharon Labi | Treasurer | 0459 123 060
Vanessa Till | Minister Elliott | 0419 603 586
Damien Bolte | Minister Tuckerman | 0498 359 624
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