Liverpool Council will invest more than $1.2 million in a major upgrade at Apex Park, one of the city’s most historic parks.
Apex Park, once home to the city’s first cemetery, is predominantly serving a lively playground for resident.
Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said it’s because it’s becoming an increasingly popular area.
“We know how valuable Apex Park is to the many people living close by – and even for people travelling along the Hume Highway looking for somewhere to take a break,” Mayor Waller said.
“That is why Council is investing funds to upgrade facilities in the park to make it even better.”
The first step in the upgrade will be community consultation to create a masterplan and guide the design of new recreation facilities.
A number of Council representatives will be in attendance to speak with local residents about the planned Apex Park upgrade.
Mayor Waller said that like many long-term Liverpool residents, she had played in the park as a child, as had her children and grandchildren.
“I can promise you now the steamroller that kids have enjoyed for generations will remain a feature of the playground,” she said.
“But we do want to make some improvements and the proposed works include picnic shelters, seating, new entry statements, landscaped gardens and accessible pathway networks.
“Other new amenities include a dedicated memorial area, a new playground suitable for all ages on rubber soft fall with natural play elements and shade structures.”
Mayor Waller said the upgrade would complement the facilities available in other parks throughout the Liverpool CBD. Another bonus is it will be pet friendly.
“Apex Park is an integral part of the landscape, with an increasing number of people choosing to live in or close to the CBD and requiring recreational space in which to relax with family and friends or spend time with pets.
“It is important the design reflects what we need for today and into the future, and that is where we need your input.”
Residents are invited to an onsite community workshop from 11am to 1pm tomorrow on Saturday February 17.
- Council will provide food, drinks and children’s entertainment in the park, located at the corner of Elizabeth Drive and Castlereagh Street, Liverpool.
- People unable to make it on the day can view the proposed upgrade and provide comments by visiting Council’s website.