Location Spotlight: Having a Ball in Liverpool

Adam Wyatt
Updated On
June 27, 2024

Welcome to Liverpool, a dynamic and bustling city on the southwestern edge of Sydney! In our new Location Spotlight series, we'll be touring some of the happening neighbourhoods that Vertika's Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) properties are located in.

Whether you're a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or a social butterfly, Liverpool offers exactly what you’re after.

Liverpool is one of Sydney’s most multicultural areas, with over 48% of its residents having been born overseas. There are large communities from India, Lebanon and Italy, who make up over 17% of a vibrant and diverse urban population.

So, without further ado, unpack your bags and get ready to discover what could be your next neighborhood!  

Fuel Your Day

When it comes to culinary adventures in Liverpool, you'll be spoilt for choice. From award-winning restaurants to hidden cafes serving up steaming flat whites, there's something to tantalise every taste bud.

  • The Macquarie Inn: This historic pub, built in 1820, offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Tuck into classic pub fare or sample their impressive selection of craft beers on tap.
  • Giorgios on Macquarie: Craving a taste of the Mediterranean? Look no further than Giorgios. Their menu boasts fresh, seasonal produce, with a focus on Italian and Greek cuisine. Don't miss their melt-in-your-mouth spanakopita!
  • The Grounds of Alexandria (Liverpool): This trendy hotspot, an extension of the original Grounds in Alexandria, offers a unique dining experience. Sip on specialty coffee surrounded by lush greenery or indulge in their renowned breakfast menu.

Get Active

Liverpool boasts a range of green spaces and sporting facilities, perfect for those who like to stay active.

  • Whitlam Leisure Centre: This state-of-the-art and fully accessible facility features a 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, a gym, and a variety of fitness classes. There's something for everyone, from lap swimmers to yoga enthusiasts.
  • Fairfield Adventure Park: Get your adrenaline pumping at Fairfield Adventure Park. This park offers a challenging ropes course, high ropes activities, and even a zipline. It's a great place for a fun-filled day out with friends or family. The park includes a Liberty Swing to allow children in wheelchairs to swing in safety, a wheelchair-accessible carousel, ground-level trampoline, and an accessible public toilet.
  • Liverpool Park: Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at Liverpool Park. Explore scenic trails, have a picnic by the lake, or spot native birds in their natural habitat. Liverpool has over 250 parks and open spaces, offering you unlimited opportunities to explore the great outdoors!

Shop Til You Drop

Liverpool caters to shopaholics of all persuasions, with a vibrant mix of shopping centres, specialty stores, and bustling markets.

  • Westfield Liverpool: This major shopping centre is a one-stop shop for all your retail needs. Browse through department stores, discover the latest fashion trends, or grab a bite to eat at the extensive food court.
  • Casula Power Centre: For a more budget-friendly shopping experience, head to Casula Power Centre. This outlet centre features a variety of discounted brand-name stores, perfect for finding a bargain.
  • Liverpool Farmers Markets: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Liverpool Farmers Markets, held every Saturday morning. Stock up on fresh local produce, artisan breads, and handmade crafts.

Connect with Your Community

Liverpool is a city that buzzes with community spirit. There are numerous events and activities on offer throughout the year, allowing you to connect with your neighbours and indulge your interests.

  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre: This renowned arts centre offers a diverse program of exhibitions, performances, and workshops. Catch a play, explore a new art form, or participate in a creative workshop.
  • Liverpool Library: This fully accessible library is a treasure trove of books, magazines, and resources. They also host regular events like story time for children, author talks, and book clubs for adults.
  • Liverpool Regional Park Events: Throughout the year, Liverpool Regional Park hosts various events, from open-air concerts and movie nights to cultural festivals and community barbecues. It's a great way to get involved in the local scene.

The spacious and modern Turbine Hall in the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre boasts a range of digital art installations.

Events Calendar

Liverpool offers a jam-packed schedule of events that will keep you busy and entertained all year round. Some annual events you might want to get involved with include:

  • EuroFest: A cultural event held every May that celebrates the magic of Europe, with food and activities showcasing European delights.
  • NAIDOC Celebrations: Every year in July Liverpool holds a family fun day with live performances, food, free kids activities, and a range of participating organisations representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Starry Sari Nights: A vibrant bazaar of spices and fabric held on George Street in September each year.
  • Primavera: An event that offers the chance to experience the vibrant flavors, colours and sounds of Latin America, held each year in November.
  • Pasifika Summer: A vibrant festival that celebrates the cultures of the Pacific Islands, held at Macquarie Mall in November each year.
  • Liverpool Garden Competition: An event that runs throughout the year where residents are encouraged to nominate their gardens. Winners are announced and a trail is organised to showcase the winning gardens.

For exact dates and more information, you can view Liverpool’s Events Calander.  

Disability Support with Liverpool City Council

According to Liverpool City Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan, one in every nineteen residents in the city lives with a disability. Subsequently, the local council recognises the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive environment for everybody.  

Liverpool’s accessible urban spaces, parks and public facilities are the result of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. If you’re moving around the city, Liverpool City Council’s CBD Mobility Map and Accessible Toilet and Playground Map will help you find your way with ease.

Liverpool City Council can also connect you with NDIS information and resources and fill you in on the latest local disability events and initiatives. For more information you can call the local council on 1300 36 2170 or email  

A Vibrant Community Hub

Vertika's innovative Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) property in Liverpool goes beyond just providing a place to live – it's a vibrant community hub designed to promote your sense of connection and belonging.

Understanding the importance of independence and individuality, our Liverpool SDA property breaks the mold of traditional institutional housing and offers you an apartment all to yourself, or for you and a friend or loved one.

Spacious living areas and accessible kitchens become the heart of the home, while wide doorways, ramps, assistive technologies, and accessible bathrooms ensure everyone can participate fully in all the property has to offer.

A large rooftop terrace with panoramic views offers a perfect area for social gatherings and BBQs, creating that all-important sense of community.  

Living Beyond the Apartment

Liverpool offers a diverse and dynamic city community that extends far beyond the walls of your Vertika apartment. With its delicious food scene, exciting activities, and dependable support network, it’s a place where you can discover the joy of living.

If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of a next-generation SDA Sydney home in a new and exciting neighbourhood, Vertika is ready to advise. Whether you’re looking for High Physical Support, or Improved Liveability, we’ll help you find your perfect spot.  

You can streamline your SDA house hunt by talking to one of our friendly NDIS experts today:  

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Adam Wyatt
Updated On
June 27, 2024
Adam Wyatt is a content writer at Vertika and subject matter expert of the NDIS space. He holds a doctorate in communications and media is an advocate for human-centred content that makes a positive impact in people's lives.
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