Council’s Plans Available For Viewing

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Camden Council’s Draft 2024/25 Operational Plan, Budget and Capital Works Program are among documents now on public exhibition, after they were endorsed at last week’s Ordinary Meeting.

The $531 million draft budget will see the delivery of several new key projects and vital maintenance work continue across the Camden area. Set to open later this year is the exciting Oran Park Leisure Centre – a $63 million project which will contain an indoor 50m competition pool, a separate water play area, four indoor basketball courts as well as a gymnasium, creche and café. The project is part of Council’s unprecedented investment in local community infrastructure through the continuation of the Community Support Package.

Council is continuing to work on 11 exciting projects totalling $132 million, secured through the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program. Earlier in 2024, Council released the preliminary concept design for the $10 million animal shelter and community education hub and $4 million community nursery at Smeaton Grange. Work has also begun on the Camden Civic Centre Renewal and Upgrade project, which will give this important arts and cultural hub in the heart of Camden extra spaces for activities and improved functionality.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Ashleigh Cagney, said the draft Operational Plan was exciting for the entire community.

“Council is committed to delivering the best it can in every capacity and the draft budget truly has something in it for everyone,” she said.

“We know our Local Government Area is headed for growth and change over the coming years and we want to continue to ensure Camden is well-connected, diverse and thriving. This Operational Plan, and the wider Delivery Program, is how we will achieve that.

“I’m very proud to be leading Council in helping our community in such a way, and this draft Budget will ensure we continue providing fantastic outcomes for our community.”

The items on public exhibition from 17 April to 14 May include:

  • Draft 2024/25 Operational Plan and Budget including Revenue Policy;
  • Draft 2024/25 Capital Works Program;
  • Draft 2024/25 Fees and Charges schedule; and
  • Draft Long-Term Financial Plan.

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