Woodward Park Boundary

Onsite Road

Community Services

Sporting Facilities

Woodward Park Boundary

Car Access

Cyclist Access

Pedestrian Access

Major Intersection

Poor Pedestrian Permeability

Pedestrian Crossing

Cyclist Thoroughfare

Bus Route

Bus Stop

Train Station (800metre catchment)

Woodward Park Boundary

R2

R3

R4

IN2

B1

B2

B3

B4

B6

SP1

SP2

RE1

RE2

Woodward Park Boundary

State of NSW (0.23h,0.9%)
Care of Kindergarten

Council Ownership (6.89h, 27%)

Ambulance Station (1.99h, 7.9%)
In care of health administration

Canterbury League (2.95h, 11.6%)

Crown Ownership (13.3h, 52.6%)
council has care and control

Woodward Park Boundary

Multiple Users: Intermittent Use

Exclusive Use: Intermittent Use

Exclusive Use: 100% Use

Carpark

Unknown Use

Green Open Space

Minimal Use Green Space

Site Uses

Site uses

Currently, Woodward Place is home to a range of sport, education, community and recreation facilities which are used by community groups and organisations in and around Liverpool.
 

Sporting Facilities


• Field Sports: 
There are two sporting fields onsite, Hillier Oval and clubhouse, and the Canterbury League Site. These fields are used for junior rugby league and sporting events. They are also used informally by local residents and schools, however, they have a low rate of use.
 • Netball Courts & Facilities: The site houses 32 netball courts and supporting facilities which have been recently renovated and are exclusively used by the Liverpool City Netball Association. The courts are currently single purpose and only used for netball training and competition.

 • The Whitlam Leisure Centre is a landmark regional multi-purpose hall and aquatic centre. The centre is used by a range of groups and individuals, and the demand for hire spaces is high. The centre hosts national championships, concerts, exhibitions, filming and school uses. The facility is nearing the end of life and is expected to require an upgrade after approximately 5-10 years.
Community Facilities
• Community Halls: The park is home to three community halls. The Brass Band and Pipe Hall have a current deed on the site and a permanent lease in exchange for providing community services. The usage of the Girl Guides Hall is dwindling and the Marching Girls Hall is primarily for storage for the Netball Association. All halls are nearing the end of life. The site is also home to the Memorial Community Centre which is currently on a short term
lease to Civic Disabilities service providers. 
• KU Preschool & Autism Services: The KU Preschool and Autism Advisory and Support Services is a co-located facility for education, childcare and support needs for children with autism. The centre is in operation daily.
• Meals on Wheels: The Meals on Wheels Centre provides meals through a delivery service, as well as collections onsite by some community groups, requiring short term vehicle access. The facility is issued daily.
• Ambulance Services: The Ambulance Hub is a key health infrastructure facility comprised of ambulance parking bays, administrative facilities, logistics and storage. The facility is expected to remain on site for at least ten years but faces access constraints and conflict with the sites gradual intensification of sporting, events and community uses.
• LCC North Wing: Liverpool City Council operates a proportion of its services out of the site and is expected to acquire additional land adjacent to its current location. The North Wing is in operation daily.
• Parking: Onsite facilities are supported by almost one thousand existing parking spaces which are also used informally by local residents and visitors.
• Events: Key large scale civic events are held onsite throughout the year including Australia Day, New Year and EID celebrations, circus shows and other annual fireworks and festivals
 

Connectivity

Connectivity

Woodward Park is located adjacent to the commercial core of Liverpool and is bordered by busy roads and heavy traffic volumes, with 3 vehicle access points

The north-eastern corner of the site (Memorial Avenue and Copeland Street/Hume Highway) is located 800m from Liverpool Station and the site is directly serviced by 12 bus stops and 14 bus routes which connect to Parramatta, Miller, Ingleburn, Campbelltown, Carnes Hill, Austral, Bringelly, Narellan and Casula.

Woodward Park is bordered by intersections between the three major road thoroughfares which service Liverpool, surrounding suburbs and key highway networks. The site is bordered at the south-east by the major junction between Hoxton Park Road, the Hume Highway/Copeland Street and Newbridge Road. This heavy intersection features 6-8 lane roads and is a busy interchange between routes to the Sydney CBD, Canberra, North-western, South-western and Western Sydney.

The entrance to the site, at the north-east corner, is at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Memorial Avenue. Access to the site via this entrance point is the most direct walking and driving route from the CBD. Vehicle access to the site includes the minor two-lane street off Memorial Avenue and the three-lane access via Gill Avenue near the Ambulance site off Hoxton Park Road.

There are seven designated parking areas on site, directly servicing facilities including the KU Preschool and Autism Centre, the Whitlam Leisure Centre, Ambulance site and netball courts. 

Land Zoning

Land zoning

The site is strategically located in relation to public transport, services and employment. It is 800 metres from Liverpool Railway Station and a short walk to the commercial core, medical precinct, major retail centre, residential developments and open space.

Woodward Park is mostly bordered by high-density residential zones which are interspersed with public recreation areas, and are expected to experience large scale high-rise residential development over the next ten to twenty years, resulting in a wave of new residents and demand for facilities.
 
Current land use zone for Woodward Park under the Liverpool LEP is primarily Public Recreation alongside business and private recreation uses.

The current location of the “RE2 Private Recreation” lands sever the public uses from the CBD and key intersection of Memorial Ave and the Hume Highway. 

The current location of the business zone “B6 Enterprise Corridor” limits the ability for businesses to engage with the CBD or other uses. In this area the current use is Ambulance Services and a Liverpool City Council buildings and ancillary uses.

Land Ownership

Land ownership

Occupied by original inhabitants of the Liverpool area, the Darug, Tharawal and Gandangara Aboriginal people. Some historians believe that Liverpool acted as an important social, economic and cultural exchange point between these three groups, facilitated by access via the Georges River.
 
Historically Woodward Park was named after Thomas Woodward in 1935. Woodward Park is part of the
“Township Land” that was set aside for the Town of Liverpool, as shown on the early parish map below. The
land was dedicated as a public park on 20 January, 1983. The Whitlam Leisure Centre was opened and construction of the multi-purpose hall was completed in 1983.
Now Woodward Park is home to a range of sport, education, community and recreation facilities which are used by community groups and organisations in and around Liverpool.
 
The majority of the site is owned by State and Local Government however the ownership patterns are fragmented and unrelated to the uses sited on them. 

Current Facilities

Current facilities

Woodward Park is home to a range of sport, education, community and recreation facilities that are used by community groups and organisations in and around Liverpool.

The site is strategically located in relation to public transport, services and employment. It is 800 metres from Liverpool Railway Station and a short walk to the commercial core, medical precinct, major retail centre, residential developments and open space.

The existing Woodward Park features over 25 hectares of developed land and remnants of natural space. Woodward Park is mostly bordered by high-density residential zones which are interspersed with public recreation areas, and are expected to experience large scale high-rise residential development over the next ten to twenty years, resulting in a wave of new residents and demand for facilities.

  • Field Sports: There are two sporting fields onsite, Hillier Oval and clubhouse, and Bulldog Park. These fields are used for junior rugby league and sporting events. They are also used informally by local residents and schools, however they have a low rate of use.
  • Netball Courts & Facilities: The site houses 32 netball courts and supporting facilities which have been recently renovated and are exclusively used by the Liverpool City Netball Association. The courts are currently single purpose and only used for netball training and competition.
  • Leisure Centre: The Whitlam Leisure Centre isa landmark indoor aquatic centre which features a multi-purpose recreation, event and community hall. The centre is used by a range of groups and individuals, and the demand for hiring spaces is high. The facility is nearing end of life and is expected to require an upgrade after approximately 5-10 year
  • Community Halls:The park is home to three community halls. The Brass Band and Pipe Hall has a current deed on the site and a permanent lease in exchange for providing community services.The usage of the Girl Guides Hall is unknown and the MarchingGirls Hall is used primarily for storage. All halls are nearing end of life. The site is also home to the Memorial Community Centre which currently houses a youth centre and is operating on a rotating lease.
  • KU Preschool & Autism Centre:The KU Preschool and AutismCentre is a specialty co-located education and childcare facility for children with autism. The centre is in operation daily.
  • Meals on Wheels:The Meals on Wheels Centre provides meals through a delivery service, as well as collections onsite by some community groups, requiring short term vehicle access. The facility is used daily.
  • Ambulance Services:The Ambulance Hub is a key health infrastructure facility which features ambulance parking bays, administrative facilities, logistics and storage. The facility is expected to remain onsite for at least ten years and is in operation daily
  • LCC North Wing:Liverpool City Council operates a proportion of its services out of the site and is expected to acquire additional land adjacent to its current location. The North Wing is in operation daily
  • Parking:Onsite facilities are supported by seven dedicated parking areas which are also used informally by local residents and visitors
  • Events:Key large scale civic events are held onsite throughout the year including Australia Day Celebrations, an annual circus, and annual festivals
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