The two parties will collaborate on ways to serve residents and visitors

Sydney, 28 August 2018 – Building on its experience in working with cities across Australia and beyond, Mastercard has today signed an agreement with Liverpool City Council aiming to collaborate via Mastercard’s City Possible  program. As part of the agreement, Liverpool City Council and Mastercard will research, develop and potentially implement new solutions for addressing the challenges of this growing city. Through the City Possible network, Liverpool will also get access to best practices and learnings from cities around the world.

“We’re extremely excited to be working with Mastercard on City Possible and look forward to working together on ways to encourage people to stay in the city for longer,” said Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller.

“As a Council, we place a high value on working smarter to create a better city. The establishment of Western Sydney Airport wholly within our Local Government Area is bringing with it an unprecedented boom.”

“We need to be innovative to ensure Liverpool is a great place to live and work, for the people here already and for the people who will make it their home in coming years.”

“Liverpool is working strategically to build a vibrant city with an 18-hour economy, and we recognize that collaborative partnerships such as the one we are about to enter into with Mastercard offer us opportunities to deliver on that promise,” Waller said.

“By 2050, more than 70% of the world’s population are expected to reside in urban areas. With this growth comes challenges that are shared by cities everywhere – such as addressing ageing infrastructure and providing economic opportunities – all the while running against tighter municipal budgets,” said Miguel Gamiño Jr., Executive Vice President & Head of Global Cities, Mastercard.

“The City Possible initiative brings together cities, businesses and academia across the globe to identify, prioritize and address urban challenges through scalable solutions in areas such as transportation, economic development, and digital inclusion. No city should start anywhere but where the last city has left off.”

“Mastercard is genuinely excited to welcome Liverpool to the City Possible program. Mastercard understands the power of public-private collaboration in advancing inclusive and sustainable communities. Key to successful outcomes is developing a true partnership that puts people at the centre of solution design,” Gamiño said.

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About Liverpool City Council
Liverpool is the rapidly-growing heart of South West Sydney. Home to Western Sydney Airport, Liverpool is fast becoming Sydney’s third CBD. Its diverse and vibrant population of 216,000 is growing by 100 new residents each week. Liverpool is a city on the move and Liverpool City Council is aspiring to do great things for its community – creating a vibrant and liveable city.

About Mastercard
Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry.  Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.  Follow us on Twitter @MastercardAP, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

Liverpool City Council Communications Contact
Frances Sacco, 0409 719 765
SaccoF@liverpool.nsw.gov.au
Mastercard Communications Contact
Alana Morton, 0481 917 678
Alana.Morton@mastercard.com
 
Agency Communications Contact
Olwyn Flanagan, 0432 836 067
olwyn.flanagan@elevenpr.com.au
Emma Graham, 0401 363 662
Emma.graham@elevenpr.com.au