Station gets a spruce-up

Liverpool commuters will benefit from the state government's Station Refresh program.

The program involves a deep clean and overhaul of facilities at 28 Sydney stations.

Works will include toilet upgrades, new furniture, energy-efficient lighting, repainting and landscaping.

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said the upgrades will be completed by the end of the year.

In other news in brief:

Help for young entrepreneurs

Liverpool's young business owners will be able to pick up tips from more experienced counterparts as part of a program run by the Liverpool Council and the South West Sydney Business Enterprise Centre.

The Young Enterpreneurs Success program, launching this month, aims to help business owners aged 18 to 35 years to develop their business skills by providing workshops and the opportunity to work with a mentor with local business experience.

Workshop topics include business planning, marketing, financial fundamentals, strategic selling and managing customer relations.

Places are limited. To apply, call 9821 1922 or email

ALP candidate starts campaign

Holsworthy ALP candidate Charishma Kaliyanda launched her campaign on the weekend with a barbecue at Prestons.

Ms Kaliyada said she started her campaign for the March state election early so she would have as much time as possible to listen to the concerns of residents.

"As a new electorate, it's an opportunity to send a message to the Baird Liberal government and [sitting MP] Melanie Gibbons that we have had enough of this area being ignored and taken for granted," Ms Kaliyada said.

The occupational therapist said she was particularly concerned about the federal government's cuts to health.

Right way to install child seats

Ray Williams, the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, and Menai MP Melanie Gibbons were at Hammondville shops last week for a demonstration on how to install child seats safely.

Transport for NSW has contributed to a website with information about making the safest seat choices, at

Parents can also find an authorised child-seat fitting station at


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