Future of Camden set with three plans endorsed
Camden is set to become an even better place to live and work in the future, after Council endorsed their Community Strategic Plan at its ordinary meeting last night.
The Community Strategic Plan, entitled Connecting Camden – Our Community Strategic Plan, incorporates the community’s vision and aspirations for the area.
The Plan provides a roadmap for Council to work in partnership with the community, local businesses and Australian and NSW Government agencies in continuing to advance the Camden area.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said the plan cemented Council’s ambitions for the growing Camden area.
“Camden continues to grow with more than 100 new residents moving in every week and it is important that Council facilitates the growth with a plan in place,” Cr Fedeli said.
“This is about making Camden welcoming, liveable, prosperous, and balanced for years to come and is built on aspirational pillars and the future of the area including its heritage, economics, community building and the environment. It is equally vital to consult the community with a plan such as this, and I am proud to say community consultation over the last four weeks as well as more research helped informed the plan.
“We are now in a fantastic position moving towards an exciting future for our beautiful and thriving Camden.”
Along with Community Strategic Plan, Council will also continue delivering high quality infrastructure projects, services and initiatives after adopting the 2022/23 – 2025/26 Delivery Program, the 2022/23 Budget and Fees and Charges schedule and Long-Term Financial Plan.
The 2022/23 – 2025/26 Delivery Program, which includes the 2022/23 Operational Plan, outlines the primary activities to be undertaken to achieve the aspirations set out in the Community Strategic Plan.
It will also continue to see the delivery of Council’s $130.6 million COVID-19 support package, after the successful rollout of Stages One and Two in 2020, for residents and local businesses adversely affected by the pandemic.
The 2022/23 budget includes the final year of the four-year Community Infrastructure Program adopted by Council in June 2019. This program has seen $5.1 million invested in infrastructure renewal projects across the Camden area over this four year period.
Over the next three years, more than $16.5 million will be spent on sports ground projects.