Support for airport

The majority of residents who responded to a Liverpool Council survey about whether they would support an airport at Badgerys Creek were positive about the idea, says preliminary data presented to the council on Monday.

The council gathered residents' views using a telephone survey, focus groups and an online survey, which concluded on November 29.

Cr Tony Hadchiti asked whether there was a way respondents could have completed the online survey several times, but general manager Farooq Portelli said the council had a way of eliminating those submissions.

The council heard that 54 per cent of residents who responded to the telephone survey supported Badgerys Creek as the location of the second airport.

It was also found that 59 per cent of participants of the first focus group and 50 per cent of the people in the second group supported the plan and 52 per cent of responders to the online survey responded positively to it.

In other council news: 

Tenders accepted

Liverpool Council has voted to award tenders to four architectural firms to begin planning the Liverpool City Centre Revitalisation Program.

Councillors voted to accept a tender from Urbis Pty Ltd to start design works on Macquarie Mall and the Bigge Park Precinct for $183,816 for each project.

They also accepted a tender from SJB Architects for the urban design of the East Street precinct for $96,800 and one from the Architectus Group Pty Ltd for works on the Gateways to the City and Linkages to the Georges River projects for the cost of $109,159.

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