Work to fix black spot

The federal government will fund $46,500 worth of works to fix a traffic black spot in Liverpool.

Hughes MP Craig Kelly said the funding would go towards installing a raised median island and the installation of an additional stop sign on Speed Street, at the intersection with Pirie and Bigge streets.

Mr Kelly said the project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and would be delivered during the course of the 2014-15 financial year.

He said the investment would deliver safer roads for Liverpool.

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Good health outcomes

The construction of an outdoor gym and publication of an active travel map were just two of the achievements of the recently completely Live Well In Liverpool project.

Liverpool Council held the program as part of the Healthy Communities initiative. Mayor Ned Mannoun said the project had been highly successful with positive outcomes achieved across the board.

The new outdoor gym at Hart Park includes 12 exercise stations and a free training program while the Liverpool-Fairfield travel map highlights walking and cycling paths within the two local government areas and is available in 20 community languages.

The 16-week healthy living program, healthy cooking classes and walking and cycling programs were also part of the initiative.

Sports funding boost

Liverpool Council allocated $30,000 in sports funding to local organisations at their most recent meeting.

Bringelly Netball Club and the Southern Districts Soccer Football Association received $5000 each while the Moorebank Sports Netball Club was given $3618 and the Southern Districts Softball Association got $2932.

Another five local sporting groups received a range of smaller amounts.

Council officers suggested in their recommendations that because there were no applications from groups which specialised in sport for people with a disability the council should also allocate $5000 to the Liverpool Primary Schools Sports Association.

Applicants had to show how the grant would be used for specific purposes including coaching clinics, minor capital improvements, buying uniforms and other activities.

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