Camden Town Centre Streetscape Improvements

The revitalisation of Argyle Street will help ensure the main street of Camden remains relevant to our growing Local Government Area, while improving the safety and visual appeal of the historic town centre.

Argyle Street Stage 4 - Hill to Elizabeth


Project Name: Argyle Street Streetscape Improvements

Project Address: Argyle Street, Camden between Hill and Elizabeth Streets

Ward: South

Project Outcome: Construction of new kerb and gutter, drainage works, widening and paving of footpaths, adjustment of road pavement levels, new energy efficient street lighting on multi-functional poles, undergrounding of power and landscape works.

Project Budget: $3.55M

Completion Date: July 2019

About the Project

Upgrades to the Camden Town Centre streetscapes are imperative to ensure Camden continues to grow and flourish. The injection of significant infrastructure into the Camden CBD after Council moved to Oran Park in 2016 will help ensure Camden is stronger and better placed than what it is today.

In June 2008 Council adopted the Camden Town Centre Strategy 2008. The purpose of the Strategy was to provide planning principles and establish a framework for the implementation of a range of public realm improvements within the Camden Town Centre.

Camden sits within one of the fastest growing parts of the Sydney Metropolitan Area. In addition there have been many challenges affecting Camden including the recent increase in size and role of the Narellan Town Centre and the relocation of Council’s Administration Centre to Oran Park in 2016.

Given these challenges, Council commenced investigations in 2014 to guide the future of the Camden Town Centre. JBA Urban Town Planning consultants were appointed by Council to engage with the community and stakeholders to develop a vision for the Camden Town Centre.

Council subsequently adopted the Camden Town Centre Vision Report on 14 April 2015. Refer to the Council Report and the Camden Centre Vision Report for more information.

Council ran an extensive community consultation period for the Argyle Street streetscape improvements in 2014 over an extended 8 week period, with 587 formal submissions containing over 3,000 individual comments. The consultation process identified majority community support for the proposed works.

The improvements as part of this stage of works will be a continuation of the style of landscaping, paving and street furniture completed in 2016 between Oxley Street and Hill Street (Stage One), the median widening completed in 2017 between Elizabeth Street and Edward Street (Stage Two), and the drainage and visual streetscape improvements completed in September 2018 between Oxley Street and Murray Street (Stage 3).

Key consideration has been given to maintaining the operation of local businesses and the works have been scheduled in a sequence of stages to minimise impacts on the community.

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The most recently completed stage of works between Hill and Elizabeth Streets commenced in mid-September 2018 and were completed in July 2019.

More Information

Camden Town Centre Streetscape Improvements

Major Projects Branch

Community Assets Division

Camden Council

PO Box 183


Project Documents

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