Liverpool Civic Place Proposal Survey

Above: Artist impression of the future Liverpool City Library, part of the Civic Place development proposal.

Liverpool City Council is seeking community input into the revised plans for the proposed Liverpool Civic Place development at 52 Scott Street, Liverpool. The revised plans were endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Meeting held on 29 October 2018.

The mixed-use development will anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool CBD.

Following initial community engagement in 2017, a number of changes to the plans have been proposed. A summary of changes are outlined below:

Original scheme

  • Council offices and Chambers;
  • A new central Liverpool City Library and community hub;
  • University of Wollongong South Western Sydney campus;
  • Student accommodation;
  • Hotel (125 rooms);
  • Retail space; and
  • Residential.

Revised scheme

  • Council offices and Chambers;
  • A new central Liverpool City Library and community hub (increased floor space);
  • A child care centre;
  • A new Civic Plaza;
  • University of Wollongong South Western Sydney campus;
  • Hotel (126 rooms);
  • Commercial office and retail space; and
  • Public parking.

Subject to approval processes and obtaining development consent, construction is expected to commence in early 2020 and take two to three years to complete.

Above: Artist impression of the future Liverpool City Library, part of the Civic Place development proposal.

Liverpool City Council is seeking community input into the revised plans for the proposed Liverpool Civic Place development at 52 Scott Street, Liverpool. The revised plans were endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Meeting held on 29 October 2018.

The mixed-use development will anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool CBD.

Following initial community engagement in 2017, a number of changes to the plans have been proposed. A summary of changes are outlined below:

Original scheme

  • Council offices and Chambers;
  • A new central Liverpool City Library and community hub;
  • University of Wollongong South Western Sydney campus;
  • Student accommodation;
  • Hotel (125 rooms);
  • Retail space; and
  • Residential.

Revised scheme

  • Council offices and Chambers;
  • A new central Liverpool City Library and community hub (increased floor space);
  • A child care centre;
  • A new Civic Plaza;
  • University of Wollongong South Western Sydney campus;
  • Hotel (126 rooms);
  • Commercial office and retail space; and
  • Public parking.

Subject to approval processes and obtaining development consent, construction is expected to commence in early 2020 and take two to three years to complete.

  • Write to Us

    about 1 month ago

    Written submissions can be sent to the Director Property and Commercial Development and must be clearly marked as ‘Liverpool Civic Place’:

    Submissions will be received up until 11.59pm on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

    Written submissions can be sent to the Director Property and Commercial Development and must be clearly marked as ‘Liverpool Civic Place’:

    Submissions will be received up until 11.59pm on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    about 1 month ago

    Why is this project happening?

    Liverpool City Council has identified 52 Scott Street, Liverpool, as a key site to anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool CBD. Council’s objectives for Liverpool Civic Place are to:

    1. Provide a mixed use development incorporating a combination of Council services, commercial, retail, cultural, educational, hotel and dining functions;

    2. Provide a civic identity, focus and anchor to activate the southern end of the Liverpool City Centre;

    3. Contribute to environmental, social and economic sustainability by capitalising on the site's location;

    4. Create a generous public space which is active, responsive, high...

    Why is this project happening?

    Liverpool City Council has identified 52 Scott Street, Liverpool, as a key site to anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool CBD. Council’s objectives for Liverpool Civic Place are to:

    1. Provide a mixed use development incorporating a combination of Council services, commercial, retail, cultural, educational, hotel and dining functions;

    2. Provide a civic identity, focus and anchor to activate the southern end of the Liverpool City Centre;

    3. Contribute to environmental, social and economic sustainability by capitalising on the site's location;

    4. Create a generous public space which is active, responsive, high quality, connected, engaging and sustainable; and

    5. Achieve the highest quality design outcomes having regard to environmental sustainability and appropriateness for the land.

    Who will build the Liverpool Civic Centre and how were they chosen?

    The procurement of the Liverpool Civic Place project has been a two-stage process, including an initiation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and a Request for Detailed Proposal (RFDP). On 29 June 2016, Council resolved to award the delivery of Liverpool Civic Placeto Built Holdings Pty Ltd (Built). Liverpool Civic Place, to be delivered by Built, is separated into two components, as outlined below:

    Council works:

    · A new Liverpool City Centre Library;

    · New Council offices and Chambers;

    · University of Wollongong South Western Sydney campus space / Commercial space;

    · A childcare centre;

    · Council and public parking; and

    · A new Civic Plaza.

    Developer works

    · Commercial office space;

    · A 3.5 to 4 star hotel – providing approximately 126 rooms;

    · Retail; and

    · Hotel parking.


    What is the cost of the project and how will the project be funded?

    The total project cost is approximately $400million. Liverpool City Council will commit around $195 million to its components of the development.

    What will happen to the old library building when the new library has been built?

    The old library building will remain in Council ownership and will initially be used for community facilities and programs. There is a potential to redevelop the site in future depending on emerging community needs.

    What will happen to the old Council offices and Chambers when the new Council offices are built?

    The Council offices at 33 Moore St, Liverpool, will continue to be leased and occupied by the University of Wollongong.

    Will the School of Arts building be impacted?

    The School of Arts building will not be impacted by the development and will remain as an integral part of Augusta Cullen Plaza.

    When will the Liverpool Civic Place development be finished?

    Subject to approval processes and obtaining development consent, construction is expected to commence in early 2020 and take two to three years to complete.