Argyle Street Camden upgrades continue in 2018

The latest round of upgrade works on Argyle Street, Camden start today.

The $2.3 million project will take place between Oxley Street and Murray Street to continue the completed design theme between Oxley Street and Hill Street and Elizabeth Street and Edward Street.

Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak said much of these works are basic infrastructure upgrades which are needed to ensure pedestrian safety.

“Council is investing in our historic town centre and streetscape to enhance the safety and visual appeal for residents and visitors to the area,” she said.

“The building materials have been chosen to complement the look of the heritage buildings and the diversity of architecture along the street front.

“The overall design supports the unique rural character of the town and the economic prosperity of this business centre.”

Camden Council confirmed all of the Jacaranda trees along the main street will remain and an additional mature Jacaranda tree will be planted as part of the landscaping.

The construction company, Statewide Civil, will conduct the works in stages to ensure pedestrian and shop front access is maintained at all times.

There will be some changes to traffic conditions and parking will be restricted in the immediate area.

The works will include:

  • Widening and reconstruction of footpaths to improve footpath levels
  • Installation of new street furniture
  • Landscaping of the Murray Street roundabout
  • Additional trees (including one mature Jacaranda tree) and garden beds
  • Installation of new street lighting
  • Improved drainage

Provisions have been made to ensure that the Australia Day celebrations will go ahead as usual on Friday, January 26.