Funding boost for Light Horse Park redevelopment project

An artist's impression of the playground and sports field.
An artist's impression of the playground and sports field.

Liverpool Council has received more than $2 million to construct a playground and sports field (a multi-purpose recreational space) as part of the second and final round of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

The $2.04 million liveability boost is part of stage one of the Light Horse Park redevelopment project and is a product of the Western Sydney City Deal, an agreement between the commonwealth, state government and eight western Sydney local councils.

Stage one of the project also includes detailed design and design project management components that will be fully funded by council ($4.61 million).

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller welcomed the Liveability Program funding announced for the Light Horse Park masterplan.

"The new Light Horse Park is a key part of council's vision to refocus Liverpool towards the Georges River. Light Horse Park will become a living bridge between the CBD and the river as well as a world-class recreation hub with sports fields, community facilities, playgrounds and gardens," she said.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said not only will these projects benefit western Sydney locals who will use the A-grade facilities, but it will also "create new jobs and stimulate" the local economies.

"Through the Western Sydney City Deal we set a target of 200,000 new jobs in the Western Parkland City, and every investment contributes to realising that target," he said.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said: "This Liveability Program is strengthening our Parkland City's transformation into one of the most vibrant and liveable places in Australia."

The Western Parkland City takes in the council areas of Hawkesbury, Penrith, the Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly.