Have your say on future parks, playgrounds and facilities

Posted 31 days ago

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Residents have the chance to voice their opinions on their needs of open space, recreation spaces and community facilities, with Council’s Spaces and Places Strategy now on exhibition.

The document aims to provide a strategic framework and action plan to support the significant role Council plays in the delivery of parks, playgrounds and community facilities to meet the needs of current and future populations.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said it was important to hear from the community as the area continues to grow.

“As Camden grows the need for more open space and facilities increases while putting pressure on existing social infrastructure and it is pivotal to address these challenges with the input of the community,” Cr Fedeli said.

“The strategy will assist Council in identifying gaps, project future demands and needs for facilities and establishing benchmarks.

“I encourage the community to spread the word and have their say on the strategy and look forward to hearing your opinions.”

Recommendations in the strategy include:

  • Identify gaps in the provision of open space, recreation spaces and community facilities;
  • Project the future demands and need for such facilities, considering the projected population growth;
  • Establish best practice benchmarks and agreed definition of terms;
  • Provide an action plan and priorities to meet the needs of the current and future population of the Camden area;
  • Inform future capital works improvement plans; and
  • Inform and guide social infrastructure planning for future urban development in the Camden.

The Spaces and Places Strategy is on public exhibition until Wednesday 28 October at Matters on Exhibition.

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