Liverpool to reach new heights

Growing upwards: Liverpool Ned Mannoun says the Solis unit complex development will be the tallest building in Liverpool when completed next year.Picture: Anna Warr

Growing upwards: Liverpool Ned Mannoun says the Solis unit complex development will be the tallest building in Liverpool when completed next year.Picture: Anna Warr

LIVERPOOL is on it's way to being a "cool vibrant city", Mayor Ned Mannoun says.

With 10 high-rise projects in the works, including Solis on the Hume Highway, a 14-storey, 45-metre tall unit complex, which will be the tallest building in Liverpool, Cr Mannoun said interest in the area was booming.

"I want to see as many cranes on the Liverpool skyline as possible because cranes mean growth and I want to see as much growth as possible in Liverpool," he said.

Cr Mannoun said Liverpool was no longer a small town and was emerging as a capital city of the "great south-west of Sydney with a population of more than a million people". "It'll be great to have a lot of people living in the CBD because that way we'll have a vibrant and alive city with great architecture that will drive demand from commercial investors as well."

Liverpool Labor councillor and former mayor Wendy Waller said the current majority group of Liberal councillors seemed too focused on encouraging development in the central business district.

"Everything is about the central business district and development and rejuvenating the centre of town," she said.

"But most residents don't live in the CBD and are much more interested in the council looking after basic services.

"It often seems that the Liberal councillors are focused on these lofty ideas instead of looking after what the residents really care about."

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