COVID-19 not stopping planning for Liverpool's future

COVID-19 not stopping planning for Liverpool's future

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller says despite the setbacks created by the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for Liverpool City's growth and development have not been put on pause.

The mayor said the Council's recent Developer Forum, its first for 2021, was adapted from an in-person to an online event.

The forum's agenda focused on Council's Planning and Development Application functions and its plans for the revitalisation of the CBD.

"Liverpool City Council has brought together business leaders and experts, developers, and Council staff to discuss its vision for commercial development in the Liverpool City Centre and beyond," the mayor said

The forum attracted leading real estate, property, planning, law, and hospitality practitioners including Deloitte, AMP Capital, Colliers, Lendlease and Frasers.

Cr Waller said forums such as these are a great way to engage with the development community.

"The challenges posed by the pandemic haven't stopped us from getting on with things in a big way. For four years in a row, Council has approved $1 billion or more in development applications creating many opportunities," she said.

Major developments in the Liverpool Local Government Area were also on the agenda including Phillips Park, Moore Point, and Liverpool Civic Place, the biggest public project in the heart of Liverpool.

This was followed by a Q&A segment where attendees were able to engage directly with Council staff.

"The purpose of the forum was to give further insight into Liverpool's current developments and the scope for future projects," mayor Waller said.

"Leaders and businesses have the same confidence in the future prosperity of the region as we do."