Suburbs We Represent

‪Liverpool, New South Wales‬

Liverpool City is our closest major CBD and is the hub from where all the suburbs we service spread out. It has a significant history in the story of the development of Sydney. 

Here are some extracts from the account recorded through Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool,_New_South_Wales ) :

Liverpool is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Liverpool is located 32 km south-west of the Sydney central business district, and is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Liverpool. It was identified in the New South Wales Government's Sydney Metropolitan Strategy as a regional city, establishing it as a major centre in Greater Western Sydney.[1]
Liverpool is one of the oldest urban settlements in Australia, founded on 7 November 1810 [2] as an agricultural centre by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. He named it after Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool, who was then the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the British city of Liverpool, upon which some of the area's architecture is based.[3]
Liverpool is at the head of navigation of the Georges River and combined with the Great Southern Railway from Sydney to Melbourne reaching Liverpool in the late 1850s, Liverpool became a major agricultural and transportation centre as the land in the district was very productive.
Until the 1950s, Liverpool was still a satellite town with an agricultural economy based on poultry farming and market gardening. However the tidal surge of urban sprawl which engulfed the rich flatlands west of Sydney known as the Cumberland Plain soon reached Liverpool, and it became an outer suburb of metropolitan Sydney with a strong working-class presence and manufacturing facilities. The Liverpool area also became renowned for its vast Housing Commission estates housing thousands of low-income families after the slum clearance and urban renewal programs in inner-city Sydney in the 1960s.
The following buildings are listed on the Register of the National Estate or the State Heritage Register:[4]
•    Technical College (formerly Liverpool Hospital), probably designed by Francis Greenway, circa 1825–30
•    Former Court House, corner of Bigge and Moore Streets, extended circa 1855
•    Collingwood (also known as Captain Bunker's Cottage), Birkdale Crescent, circa 1810, extended circa 1860
•    Liverpool Dam, Georges River, built 1836, designed by David Lennox
•    St Luke's Anglican church, designed by Francis Greenway, 1818
•    Liverpool Railway Station[5]
•    Rosebank (formerly home of architect Varney Parkes), Speed Street, 1882-83
•    Del Rosa (formerly home of Dr James Pirie), Speed Street
•    Liverpool Fire Station, Terminus Street
•    Memorial School of Arts, Macquarie Street, 1924
•    New Commercial Hotel (formerly Ground Zero Hotel), corner Bigge and Scott Streets, 1896
 
Liverpool is currently undergoing a rapid transformation into a major CBD in its own right. It has been earmarked by the state government in the coming years to be a major regional area in Sydney. It is currently the major city centre in South Western Sydney. The city centre has a Hoddle Grid layout with many little laneways and arcades, similar to that of Melbourne. The main strip is Macquarie Street which contains numerous small cafes. In recent times the extension of the Westfield shopping centre has seen many new fashion stores come in.
The main shopping area is centred on Macquarie Street, with Westfield Liverpool, a major shopping centre at the northern end. The northern end of the city has been zoned for high density residential apartments. The southern end of the city is zoned for high density commercial developments. Liverpool is also home to the largest public lending library in Australia[citation needed], a large teaching hospital, two technical colleges and many shopping centres and office buildings. The private hospital operator Healthscope owns the Sydney Southwest Private Hospital in Liverpool.
Industries include a large cable factory, a telephone manufacturer, pharmaceutical laboratories and cold storage plants.
Liverpool is well served by roads such as the Hume Highway (also known as Liverpool Road), the M5 motorway, the Westlink M7 motorway.
Liverpool railway station has reasonable services to Sydney CBD and Campbelltown as well as two morning peak services to Parramatta on most weekdays. The Liverpool to Parramatta transitway provides a bus-only route for buses.
A number of long distance coach operators also service Liverpool for Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Priors Scenic Express provides a service six days a week from Liverpool station to the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and the South Coast of New South Wales.
Parks
Bigge Park
There are many open spaces within the city centre, including botanical parks and sporting facilities. Bigge Park on the east side of the city features a War Memorial while Pioneer Memorial Park to the north has a historical cemetery. Woodward Park to the west is the main sporting precinct containing a number of outdoor playing fields and the Whitlam Leisure Centre, hosting a swimming pool and a 3000-seat indoor sports stadium. Other notable sports facilities within the suburb of Liverpool include Collimore Park (netball) and Paciullo Park (soccer and touch football).
The Liverpool LGA has two off leash dog park and exercise area located in:
•    Lieutenant Cantello Reserve, Stewart Avenue Hammondville
•    Hoxton Park Recreation Reserve, Wilson Road Hinchinbrook.[12]
Sporting teams
Prominent local teams include Fairfield-Liverpool Cricket Club which plays in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition, Liverpool City Netball, which has participated successfully in many State and representative competitions, and FC Bossy Liverpool which plays in the New South Wales Super League. The West Sydney Razorbacks basketball team used to play out of the Gough Whitlam Centre while they were in the NBL.
Newspapers
Liverpool has had several newspapers since the late 1800s. The first newspaper appeared in Liverpool in 1886 was The Liverpool Times which was soon superseded by The Liverpool Mercury. Both of these newspapers were then incorporated with The Liverpool Herald. There was also the free newspaper The Liverpool News that ran from 1904 to about 1973. Liverpool now has two newspapers, The Liverpool Leader and The Liverpool Champion published every Wednesday.
 
Demographics
According to the 2006 census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Liverpool had a population of 21,318 with 55.5% of the population born overseas including Iraq (6%), India (4%) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (3.4%). Apart from English, languages spoken at home were Arabic (12%), Serbian (12%), Hindi (4.2%). The religious affiliations were Catholicism (24%), Eastern Orthodox religion (16%), Islam (12%) and Anglican (7%).[13]
Over half the dwellings in Liverpool were apartments (52%) and a high proportion were being rented (46%). The average rent of $180 was a little lower than the national average ($190) but the average household income of $760 per week was substantially lower the national average of $1027.
Notable residents
•    Politician Craig Knowles
•    Cricketer Michael Clarke
•    Entertainer Nathan Foley, a former member of Hi-5
•    Poet Jennifer Harrison
•    Rugby league players Vic Hey, Brett Hodgson, Anthony Minichiello, Pat Richards, Tony Williams and Isaac De Gois
•    X Factor season two finalists Mahogany and season three finalists Three Wishez.
•    Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich