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

Summary of Current Works

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

Expected Completion Date: June 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.


Construction Impacts

Pedestrian access to shops and businesses will be maintained during business hours and traffic flow along Argyle Street will be maintained during the day, with one lane in each direction kept open within the construction zone. Some works will be conducted at night time. 

scope of works stage 4

Scope of works


Timing

The next stage of works between Hill and Elizabeth Streets commenced in mid-September 2018 and are scheduled to be complete by June 2019, weather permitting.


More Information

Camden Town Centre Streetscape Improvements

Major Projects Branch

Community Assets Division

Camden Council

PO Box 183

CAMDEN NSW 2570


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