Urban Consolidation in Liverpool

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Urban Consolidation in Liverpool CBD (Part 1)

Stage 1:
Liverpool is suburb located 32 km south-west of the Sydney central business district in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Liverpool. Liverpool Local Government Area (LAC) covers an area of 305 square kilometers in which is incredibly diverse and enriched with many heritage listings, one monument was the TAFE College which was built as the first hospital. Coming after Sydney, Parramatta and Hobart, Liverpool is the fourth oldest town in Australia. Urban Dynamics looks at land use and change in urban environments, in order to provide a perspective of land use change and an assessment of the spatial patterns, rates, correlation, trends, and impacts of that change. The main goal is to provide a greater understanding of the land use and the changes occurring in the city. This is done by:

- Developing methods for land use reconstruction, geographic analysis, and regional assessments of urban land use change.

- Identify the spatial linkages between the physiographic and socio-economic variables that contribute to urban growth.

-Develop and test models for predicting future land transformations with some statistically defined confidence.

-Provide the public and decision-makers with the data and information resources needed to make informed decisions regarding future development and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

Liverpool LAC, Liverpool CBD

Urban consolidation involve the increasing of the number of houses or units within the existing area, so they can more efficiently make use of services and also reduce the impacts of human activity on the environment. Urban consolidation helps reduce the total amount of land needed to house the increasing population. In Liverpool growth has been driven not only by increases in population but also by the nature of residential development. Liverpool is currently undergoing a rapid transformation into a major CBD . The State Government states that, in the coming years Liverpool will become a major regional area in Sydney. It is currently the major city centre in South Western Sydney. Liverpool is well served by roads such as the Hume Highway, the M5 motorway and the West-link M7 motorway. The Liverpool train station has reasonable services to Sydney and Campbelltown. Another is the Transitway, bus-only route for buses from Liverpool to Parramatta. Because Liverpool is planning for the future of the population, housing and services needs, the planning of urban land use has been taken in account. With the recent $390 million redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital, the newly redeveloped Liverpool Hospital will be at the heart of the highest quality healthcare services, for the people in South-Western Sydney. Also happening in the Liverpool’s CBD are newly built 12 story high apartments which will cater for the increasing population of the city.

The major impacts of urbanisation are the effects on the environment. The process of urban sprawl means the environments suffer. As more ecosystems are disrupted and habitats are destroyed, urban growth leads to an even greater reduction in the biodiversity of areas surrounding cities. The problems of pollution and sewage disposal are also made worse by increases in population size. Another impact is that, as fewer people live in the city centre, the quality of the original urban areas falls into decay. The process of cities expanding outward and then starting to deteriorate is known as 'urban growth and decline'.

Stage 2:
Liverpool was founded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie on the 8th November, 1810. It was named in honor of the Earl of Liverpool, then the Secretary of States for the colonies. In 2006 Liverpool’s population stood at 164,603. Between the years 2001 and 2006 the population increased by 7 Percent or 10,000 people. In the period of...
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