$113.8 Million Recovery Package

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Last year, Camden Council was proud to provide its $16.8 Million Support Package to residents and local businesses suffering the shock of COVID-19.

The first two stages had something for everyone – from rate rebates to grants; fee waivers to digital campaigns; and accelerated infrastructure work to online events.

Council has now finalised Stage Three of this package – and it’s even bigger and more beneficial for our residents, workers and visitors.

Stage Three, or the recovery phase, has an incredible $113.8 million worth of value packed into it, which is the most significant package offered to a community by a local council in the country.

This robust stage includes 65 projects and programs to be delivered across the next four years. It is focused on getting the Camden community back on its feet, with a range of exciting projects and programs.

Most significant are the estimated impacts of Stage Three on the Camden community. Economic modelling has determined Stage Three will raise output in Camden by between $174 million and $195 million over 2020-21 to 2024-25. Further, 355 to 437 new FTE jobs will be supported by Stage Three, and it will contribute between $76.1 million and $89.4 million to Camden’s GRP.

What is Council doing to help?

Infrastructure

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Local Road and Community Infrastructure Grants – Round 1

 

Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Ron Dine Reserve, Camden South – Playground (McCrae Drive)

General upgrades, replacement of play equipment, installation of soft fall etc

2020/2021

$125,000

Macarthur Park, Camden – Various Items

 

2020/2021

$125,000

Yandelora Reserve, Mount Annan

 

2020/2021

$135,000

Tredinnick Park, Harrington Park

 

2020/2021

$70,000

Charker Drive, Royal George, Harrington Park

 

2020/2021

$110,000

Camden Senior Citizens Community Centre, Camden

High pressure clean external areas including paved paths and stained brickwork

2020/2021

$110,000

Camden Sports Club, Camden (Stage 1)

Building repairs, internal finishes, roof 2020/2021

$94,692

Ron Dine Reserve Old Clubhouse, Camden South

Building repairs, internal finishes, roof

2020/2021 $55,000

Jack Nash Rugby Amenities, Currans Hill

Building repairs, internal finishes

2020/2021 $50,000
    Subtotal $874,692

 

Local Road and Community Infrastructure Grants – Round 2

 

Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Pomaderris Reserve, Mount Annan

General playground upgrade and renewal works

2020/2021

$125,000

Glenlee Reserve, Narellan Vale

 

2020/2021

$125,000

Parkside Reserve, Currans Hill

 

2020/2021

$125,000

Shade Sails Program to improve existing parks and playgrounds

Various locations

Program of retrofitting shade sails into existing parks and playgrounds to improve useability

2020/2021

$400,000

Extension of Walking Track at the BEP - Bicentennial Equestrian Park, Camden

Extension of compressed granite pathway within the BEP

2020/2021

$520,000

Camden Sports Club, Camden (Stage 2)

Building upgrade and renewal works

2020/2021

$210,000

Nugget Beams Reserve Amenities, Narellan Vale

Renewal works, painting, and general upgrade, including improved access

2020/2021

$35,000

Birriwa Reserve Amenities, Mount Annan

General renewal works

2020/2021 $65,000

Liquidamber Reserve Amenities, Narellan Vale

General renewal works

2020/2021 $70,000

Fairfax Oval Amenities and Clubroom, Harrington Park

General renewal works

2020/2021 $45,000

Rotary Cowpasture Reserve, Amenities and Clubhouse, Camden

Carparking renewal, and amenities building renewal works

2020/2021 $275,000

Onslow Oval, Camden

Grandstand, and amenities improvement, seating and general maintenance and renewal

2020/2021 $320,000

Wandarrah Reserve Amenities, Mount Annan

Kitchen renewal and upgrades

2020/2021 $100,000

Macquarie Grove Reserve, Kirkham

Fencing to reduce anti-social behaviour

2020/2021 $30,000

Jack Nash Reserve - sealing of informal parking, Currans Hill

Sealing works along Thow Place, Nash Place and Kitching Way

2020/2021 $250,000

PAMP Plan

Various locations

Various projects 2020/2021 $554,586
    Subtotal $3,249,586

 

Capital Works Projects

 

Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) works and facilities

Various locations

Installation of permanent HVM measures, and/or the purchase of mobile HVM units to support events across the LGA

2021/2022

$950,000

Camden Civic Centre Upgrade and Renewal

Includes minor works and range of cosmetic upgrades renewals to enhance the user experience at the facility

2021/2022

$2,200,000

Alpha Park, Camden

Investigate opportunities to upgrade Alpha Park in Camden

2022/2023

$150,000

Narellan Sports Hub, Narellan - New amenities building (hockey)

Replacement and enhancement of the existing amenities for hockey at the Narellan Sports Hub

2023/2024

$6,000,000

Learn to ride facility

Location to be confirmed

A learn to ride facility, to enable safe off-road area for kids learning to ride bikes and scooters 

Site subject to confirmation

2022/2023

$2,000,000

Hardcourt facility - futsal

Location to be confirmed

Construction of a hardcourt facility.  The facility will address a demand for informal sports and provide additional all-weather training facilities for local clubs

Site subject to confirmation

2022/2023

$1,200,000

Adaptively reuse Larkin Place car park for events and markets

As part of the Camden Urban Design Framework it is recommended to adapt the Larkin Place carpark to activate the space and make it user friendly for small events and markets

2024/2025 $1,000,000

Kayak access and cycleway Nepean River, Camden

Provision of launch points on the Nepean and additional end of trip facilities, signage, and footpath installation to improve access to the Nepean

2021/2022 $5,100,000

Shade Sails Program

Various locations

Ongoing program of retrofitting shade sails into older play areas to increase usage during hot months

2022/2023 $300,000

Sheathers Lane, Camden - shared path

Construction of a shared path along Sheathers Lane from Carrington to Camden

2022/2023 $3,000,000

Cawdor Road, Camden - shared path

Construction of a Shared path along Cawdor Road to Camden High School

2022/2023

$1,000,000

New Animal Care Facility (Concept Scope)

Location to be confirmed

Scoping and concept design for a future Animal Care facility for the Camden LGA

2021/2022

$150,000

Oran Park Leisure Centre, Oran Park

Construction of the Oran Park Leisure Centre to complete the civic precinct, includes 50-metre pool and enhanced leisure water areas, gym, and indoor courts

2020/2024 $57,600,000

Harrington Park Reserve, Harrington Park

Project to improve the capacity and user experience of the grounds at Harrington Park Reserve

2022/2023

$5,000,000

Renewal and upgrades at Mount Annan Leisure Centre – Wet Area

Renewal of spa, sauna, and steam area of the Mount Annan Leisure Centre

2020/2021 $160,000

Oran Park Community and Administration 

Investigation of scope and partnership opportunities for Oran Park Community/Arts and Administration Centre

2022/2023

$150,000

Sportsground Strategy

Field Improvement Program

A four-year program to upgrade and improve a range of fields within the Camden LGA, includes irrigation, turf replacement, hybrid, and synthetic fields

2021/2025

$12,000,000

Sportsground Strategy

Floodlighting Upgrades Sports Field

A four-year program to facilitate the upgrade of floodlighting to sportsgrounds, includes implementation of LED, and increased lighting levels

2021/2025

$1,000,000

Sportsground Strategy

Building and Facility Upgrade

A four-year program to facilitate a range of upgrades and improvements as identified within the Sportsground Strategy

2021/2025

$4,000,000

Sports Ground Strategy

Carparking and Seating

A four-year program to facilitate a range of upgrades and improvements as identified within the Sportsground Strategy

2021/2025

$1,500,000

Caravan effluent dump point, Camden Town

Caravan effluent dump point and associated works and signage

Location to be confirmed

2020/2021 $60,000

Provision of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Implement Electric Vehicle charging Stations within the key centres of Camden and Narellan

2021/2022 $100,000

Camden RSL Youth Club

Building repairs, internal finishes, roof repair and carparking improvements

2020/2021 $375,000
    Subtotal $104,995,000

 

Building Renewal Works

 

Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Currans Hills Community Centre, Currans Hill

General upgrades, painting, internal upgrades, pathway upgrades.

2022/2023

$50,000

Lighting Tennis Facilities

Various Locations

Upgrade of lighting at tennis facilities and multi-purpose hardcourts to improve useability

2022/2023

$100,000
    Subtotal $150,000

Events

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Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Employment and Education Virtual Expo Camden

Online celebration of local employers, expo of “who Camden employs”

2020/2021

$20,000

Event Program - Post COVID

Program of events for all ages, aimed at getting people out and about in our open space and utilising our exciting spaces and re-connecting with friends

2020/2021

$150,000

Program of Activations

Program to include activations across the LGA in the three LGA wards – North, Central and South

2020/2021

$150,000
    Subtotal $320,000

Grants and Financial Assistance

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Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Cultural Activation Grants

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Funding for cultural performances and art projects 

Also includes Camden Civic Centre performance subsidies and subsidisation of other Council facilities as part of performances and events

2020/2021

$74,600

Sports Grants

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Grants for sports clubs for programs to improve their club’s capacity and resilience post-COVID

2020/2021

$135,000

Expanded Community Grants

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Combining councils Community Small Grants and Community Sponsorship Grants (Round 2) and provide grants based on building community and resilience

2020/2021

$150,000
    Subtotal $359,600

Local Employment

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Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Expansion of Apprentice/Trainee Program within Council

Expand Council's current apprentice/trainee employment across the organisation across the 4 years of the program

2022/2023

$675,000
    Subtotal $675,000

Programs

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Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Continued expansion of online library programs to increase accessibility

Continuation and expansion of Councils Library Services online content

2020/2021

$0

Outdoor Dining Acceleration, Camden Town Centre

Ongoing promotion and implementation of Council's outdoor dining policy

2020/2021

$0

Camden Businesses Recovery marketing campaign

Marketing and promotion campaign to assist in business recovery

2020/2021

$95,000

Economic Review Implementation

Implementation of recommendations from the Economic Development Review and Strategy

2020/2021

$135,000

Mental Health Awareness through sports clubs

Camden LGA

Development of a mental health support program specifically targeted at local sporting groups. Council to work with a qualified organisation to develop a program

2021/2022

$18,000

    Subtotal $248,000

City Beautification Program

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Project

Description

Commencement

Value

Open Space Embellishment Works

Camden LGA

Woody Weed removal program, garden bed mulching, garden bed renewal and replanting, tree planting and waterways cleaning

2021/2022

$1,180,000

Additional Street Sweeper Service Levels

Camden LGA

Inclusion of an upgrade of the current service levels for city presentation to include more streets been sweep more regularly

2021/2022

$1,089,000

City Improvement Taskforce

Camden LGA

Funding to implement a range of city improvement/beautification projects

2021/2022

$711,000

    Subtotal $2,980,000