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21 December 2013 Posted by 

Liverpool entices investment with its location

By Red Dwyer

LOCATION, location, location could well become Liverpool City Council’s new mantra of its drive to entice investment in the regional city’s economy.

“Our strategic location at the junction of the M7, M5 and the Hume Highway provides an outstanding location for business and development.”

To underline his description of the city as a “place of enormous potential”, Liverpool Mayor, Ned Mannoun, could have mentioned also that the city be promoted as the logistics capital of Western Sydney, given the increasing number of warehouse and distribution facilities in the area.

Clr Mannoun told a group of 70 senior executives that the city’s strategic location was “reinforced by our status as the commercial and administrative hub for the south west Sydney region.”

He was speaking about investment opportunities in the city at the InvestLiverpool function, hosted by council, for members of Western Sydney First, an organisation comprising CEOs of leading state and national organisations.

He instanced the opening of Costco,  the commencement by Masters of a facility and plans to another in the city, the DA approval for a Quest hotel in the CBD, the opening of an

Aldi store in the Liverpool Plaza and the Deb Group’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Moorebank.

“These projects are a tangible demonstration that Liverpool provides attractive opportunities for investment,”

However, he said, while population growth provided business opportunities, council needed to attract new investment to contribute to the 35,000 new jobs projected by the

Department of Planning and Infrastructure, by 2036, to keep pace with the population growth.

Clr Mannoun said the Liverpool city centre, which had the largest concentration of commercial and administrative activity in the south-west region, included Liverpool Hospital, the largest in Australia, and the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, a world-class research facility.

“The presence of a major health, medical and educational precinct in a downtown location is a unique quality of Liverpool that can be harnessed,” he said.

“We have plans in place to develop a high-quality, attractive regional city with a full range of business, government, retail cultural, entertainment and recreational facilities.”

These plans were supported and encouraged by a panel comprising Glenn Byres, executive director, Property Council of Australia (NSW), Ed Blakely, honorary professor in urban studies, United States Study Centre, University of Sydney, Danny Rezek, office managing partner – Western Sydney, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Dr Andy Marks, associate director, community and government relations, University of Western Sydney and Mark Gray, MD, Leighton Properties Pty Ltd.



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