A magnificent football stadium like the one at Parramatta, picture above, could be headed Liverpool’s way.
And Liverpool councillor and mayoral candidate Nathan Hagarty couldn’t be happier at the prospect of such a facility and the benefits it would bring to the area.
Cr Hagarty has now thrown his weight behind a plan by the NRL to build a top class stadium in the area.
His pledge comes in the wake of reports indicating that the NRL have made enquiries about building their own stadium in the Liverpool local government area.
“This is a great move by the NRL, I strongly welcome it,’’ Cr Hagarty said this morning.
“If elected as mayor I’d do the hard work needed to make it a reality,” he said.
Council elections are scheduled for Saturday, December 4, and in Liverpool they also hold a direct election for mayor, who holds the post during the next term.
Councillor Hagarty, who is good odds to win the mayoral race, has put a motion to the upcoming November meeting calling on council to reaffirm its support for a stadium in Liverpool and to redouble lobbying efforts with the State and Federal Governments.
“We have a Federal election not too far away and the State Government has signalled investment in Western Sydney to aid Covid recovery,’’ Cr Hagarty said.
“Now is the time to be knocking on doors and securing a commitment for a stadium in Liverpool.
“Clubs from national sporting codes have expressed an interest in relocating to Liverpool if a stadium were to be built here. Let’s make it happen.
“A stadium in Liverpool would provide a major boost for our economic, cultural and sporting interests.’’
There have been reports over the past two years of secret state government plans to build a new stadium as part of the development of the aerotropolis – the new city around Western Sydney International airport at Badgerys Creek.
Both the Wests Tigers, Canterbury Bulldogs and other NRL clubs had expressed an interest in playing in such a stadium if it ever became a reality.