Schoeffel Park Stage 2 Under Way

09/11/2021

Liverpool City Council announced Stage 2 construction on the multi-million-dollar development of Schoeffel Park at Horningsea Park is underway which includes the construction of one of the biggest pump tracks in Australia.

Council’s announcement follows the completion of Stage 1 works on the $2.2 million facility at Schoeffel Park which included the construction of a playground featuring a sky tower with three slides, nest swing, seesaw, trampoline, drum, flowers, and a xylophone. Stage 2 works include the construction of a playground catered towards younger children, an outdoor fitness gym, two car parks and the installation of shade structures, park furniture and picnic tables.

Mayor of Liverpool Wendy Waller expressed how delighted Council is to bring a high-quality recreation and leisure space which will be the key suburb park for all members of the Horningsea Park community. 

“We have worked with our fantastic partners to ensure the playground equipment promotes accessibility and provides an engaging environment for all ages.

“One of the standout features of this park is the pump track which will be a first for the Liverpool Local Government Area and complement the BMX and mountain biking hub under construction in Western Sydney Parklands,” Mayor Waller said. “This pump track will provide a riding place for people to BMX and mountain bike without the rider pedalling over a continuous circuit of loops, turns, berms and mounds.”

“Liverpool is further evolving into a destination of leisure and recreation for South West Sydney and beyond. We expect BMX and mountain bike enthusiasts from all over Greater Sydney to want to visit us and use these great facilities.”

As announced on Friday 5 November, Liverpool City Council is working to deliver the pump track in partnership with planning and design consultancy Common Ground Trails and Growth Civil Landscapes, a multi-award-winning landscape construction and civil works company which oversaw the development of Apex Park in the Liverpool City Centre.

Glenn Simpson, Managing Director of Growth Civil Landscapes, said, “We are proud and honoured to once again be collaborating with Liverpool City Council on such a significant, high-quality project as Schoeffel Park.

“It will be marvellous to see the local Horningsea Park and surrounding communities utilising the new recreational facilities that we will be constructing including the playground, outdoor gym and carpark, which complements the Stage 1 works we carried out in 2020.

“Schoeffel Park will be a magnificent asset to the local area allowing people to enjoy the fresh air in a healthy, active way!”

Schoeffel Park Stage 2 has been programmed for delivery as part of Council’s 2021/22 Capital Works program with the junior’s playground, outdoor fitness equipment, car park and amenity building set to be completed in December 2021. Meanwhile, the pump track is scheduled to be completed the following year in February.

The project at Schoeffel Park has received $1.4 million in funding under the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.