New Liverpool Council boss hired

After searching for nearly three months Liverpool Council has found its new chief executive from a field of 31 applicants.

Carl Wulff, the former chief executive of Ipswich Council, Queensland, is due to start in the post on June 24, taking over from Farooq Portelli who left the role in March.

Mr Wulff, who grew up in Penrith, ran Ipswich Council from 2006 and had previously been chief executive of the Greater Dandenong and Wollongong councils.

"Liverpool has a lot of potential; it's a growing city and I look forward to facing the challenges ahead," Mr Wulff said.

"There's a lot going for this area particularly due to the position of the South West Growth Centre and the new airport planned at Badgerys Creek."

In other news:

OK for high-rise units

Liverpool Council has approved the construction of a 10-storey, 58-unit building on Speed Street.

At its last meeting, the council approved the demolition of existing outbuildings located on blocks at numbers 36, 38, 40 and the construction of the unit complex which is set to include eight one-bedroom units, 46 two-bedroom units, four three-bedroom units and three levels of basement car parking.

Scholarships awarded

Two Liverpool high school students received special commendations at the Public Education Foundation at a gala awards night, last week.

During the night, top students from across NSW received scholarships to continue and enhance their learning pathways.

Jessica Jenkins from Casula High School received a commendation for the First Seeds Scholarship.

Zainab Naseer from Liverpool Girls High School was commended for the Medich Foundation's Elizabeth H Blackburn Western Sydney Scholarship.