Ambo hub for old Liverpool Council chambers

AN ambulance station will be built on the site of Liverpool's former council chambers destroyed by fire more than three years ago.

At their last meeting the council voted to remove a confidentially agreement which barred councillors from discussing a deal with NSW Health Infrastructure to sell the site for a NSW Ambulance station.

A council report said the station would be one of eight "key ambulance hub stations" planned for the area.

Cr Anne Stanley said it was a relief to be able to talk about the deal, which had become public knowledge despite the confidentiality agreement.

The site, located at 1 Hoxton Park Road, was home to the council's chambers from 1987 until the building was burnt down in a suspected arson attack in August 2010.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said the council got a good deal, receiving a payment of $7 million.

He said the council still planned to find new permanent council chambers but that was a work in progress at the moment.

A Health Infrastructure spokeswoman said the old council site and arterial road access met their requirements.

"Securing the site is an important first step in a long-term program, to be followed in due course by the necessary planning," she said.

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