Mr Stokes said the plan for the city can now be prepared for public exhibition after passing through the Department of Planning and Environment’s Gateway process.
“This new vision will help create 10,000 new residential units and an extra 22,000 jobs in the city centre, boosting the local and regional economy,” Mr Stokes said.
“Liverpool is on the cusp of an exciting new era for Southwest Sydney, with Badgerys Creek airport driving new jobs into the area. These plans will transform its CBD into a modern metropolis alive with activity.”
Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons and Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies welcomed Liverpool’s revitalisation plans reaching the next stage.
“This plan will help cement Liverpool’s status as a key regional city centre for NSW, and I’m pleased the community will help shape the city’s CBD,” Ms Gibbons said.
“Liverpool is a key city centre for our community and I’m pleased to see the NSW Government helping to deliver this exciting new vision,” said Ms Davies.
Liverpool City Council applied to change planning rules for the Liverpool city centre to encourage the renewal of the area with new homes, shops and office space.
Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun said changes to the planning rules will allow Liverpool’s CBD to flourish and grow.
“These changes are based upon extensive international research on how to create vibrant cities that really benefit the community,” Mr Mannoun said.
“I look forward to the day when we will see a bright new city centre alive with people enjoying new shops, residences and entertainment, and I commend the Planning Minister for encouraging Liverpool’s revitalisation.”