Liverpool Action Group forges on

Annual meeting: The Liverpool Action Group, which has been in existence for almost a decade, held its annual meeting at Liverpool Library recently. Members include group secretary Ian Bailey (left, front) with former Liverpool councillor Gary Lucas and attendees. Picture: Simon Bennett

Annual meeting: The Liverpool Action Group, which has been in existence for almost a decade, held its annual meeting at Liverpool Library recently. Members include group secretary Ian Bailey (left, front) with former Liverpool councillor Gary Lucas and attendees. Picture: Simon Bennett

THEY have been campaigning for a better suburb for nearly a decade and are not planning on stopping.

Liverpool Action Group secretary Ian Bailey said the group, which recently held its annual general meeting, will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year.

"Our group was formed in 2005 when the people of Liverpool were searching for help with their everyday problems of rates, roads and rubbish," Mr Bailey said.

He said that because Liverpool Council had been dismissed in 2004 Liverpool residents often didn't know where to turn with their council problems.

Mr Bailey said many residents felt that during the time the council was under administration not much was done to improve services.

"During this time our focus was combating graffiti, rubbish dumping and posters on poles, and trying to clean up Liverpool.

"We actively campaigned on these issues and also took part in cleaning up the area ourselves.

"We're proud to say we had quite a lot of success in bringing matters to the attention of the council once it was elected."

Mr Bailey said that for the past two years, the group's focus had been on the outdoors.

"We've formed the LAG Environment Group and we work with Liverpool Council officers at Chauvel Park, Chipping Norton, to restore native bush along the banks of the Georges River.

"We have removed large areas of lantana and vines which were strangling trees and have planted many indigenous [varieties]."

He said the group wanted to rejuvenate 1.8 kilometres of the river bank in the next five years.

"To do this we need government and/or corporate support [for] equipment, materials, volunteer indemnities and plants."

Anyone who is interested contact Mr Bailey on 9821 4284 or ibails@bigpond.net.au.

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