Environment

IMG 1968

The Camden Local Government area contains a mix of agricultural land, country towns, villages and new residential areas with associated commercial and industrial development.

Clearing for agriculture and urban development has significantly reduced the extent and condition of native vegetation across the LGA. Additional pressures include overgrazing, chemical run-off, irrigation and dryland salinity, erosion and sedimentation, unsustainable firewood collection, competition from weeds and rubbish dumping.

Continuing urban development within the Camden LGA has the potential to exert various environmental pressures on the land, water, air, soils and biodiversity of the LGA.