Busker fee scrapped

Liverpool Council recently abolished its $130 quarterly busking fee, with the mayor proclaiming the area a "busker-friendly" zone.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said buskers were an important part of the city centre revitalisation plans.

"Buskers come from different disciplines and capabilities, but we encourage those with talent to come and perform on the streets of Liverpool," Cr Mannoun said. "Our streets should be alive and vibrant, and buskers are part of creating that atmosphere.

"The abolition will send a green light to the arts and busking community that they are welcome to visit Liverpool."

In other news in brief:

Apprentices' chance

The NSW government will employ at least 1000 apprentices to help deliver its $60 billion infrastructure program, which includes road projects in the Liverpool area.

"Minimum requirements will be set for apprenticeships on a project-by-project basis and the bidders will be required to spell out how they will leave a lasting skills dividend for the local communities," Menai MP Melanie Gibbons said.

Pioneers perform

Hip-hop group The Pioneers will perform at Liverpool Night Markets on Saturday.

The Pioneers, who will represent Australia at the World Hip-Hop Championships, will perform to raise money to travel to the competition in Las Vegas.

The crew consists of 26 local dancers from Ted Noffs' Street University.

Details: liverpool.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/night-markets.