Your Move Wanneroo
Western Australia | Urban
In 2017, Liverpool City Council completed the final stage of construction on the revitalisation of Macquarie Mall. The project was part of the wider ‘Building Our New City’ initiative, which aimed to position Liverpool as the vibrant and dynamic capital of South West Sydney. During the planning and development process, Council consulted property owners and shopkeepers in Macquarie Mall, business groups, community members and Council staff to understand the local needs of the residents and retailers.
The project transformed a previously unattractive streetscape into an active community space, creating a destination with a strong sense of place, which provides the community with retail, dining, play and cultural opportunities. The revitalisation of this corridor has been key in the success of gaining momentum in Council’s city centre activation. The project was implemented through a three-stage plan to allow businesses to operate while the work was underway.
When evaluating the project, Liverpool City Council sought feedback from stakeholders for future planning use. While the overall feedback about the ‘new look’ and vibrancy of the Mall was positive, there were issues around the Council’s communication strategy with stakeholders during the project.
Stakeholders felt that the strategy to promote the Mall as ‘open for business’ during the construction period was fragmented and would have benefited from a more strategic approach from the initial concept stages. Subsequently, Council has employed a dedicated coordinator to engage with stakeholders and activate the Macquarie Mall precinct. However, they acknowledge that the program should have been considered earlier in the project to better support local businesses and the broader community during the upgrades.
The key components of the project consisted of:
Liverpool City Council