Camden Council to spend millions on new facilities

Race is on: Camden Council has teamed up with Macarthur BMX Club to design a new world class facility in Elderslie. Picture: Simon Bennett
Race is on: Camden Council has teamed up with Macarthur BMX Club to design a new world class facility in Elderslie. Picture: Simon Bennett

A new BMX track, an athletics facility and a new water play facility will be built in Camden over the next financial year.

Camden Council has announced its plan to invest more than $313 million across the region as a part of the 2019/20 Operational Plan (Budget).

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the council's history of carefully allocating financial resources proved that a lot could be achieved for residents.

"In the 2018-19 financial year, we were able to have the very popular Curry Reserve Water Play Facility up and running over summer, open the beautiful Oran Park Library and complete the upgrade to the intersection at Grahams Hill and Richardson roads," Cr Fedeli said.

"Before this financial year is up, we'll have the fourth and final stage of the Camden town centre upgrade completed.

"These projects, and so many more, have improved the lives of residents, and visitors to, the Camden area.

"This is the reason council works so hard to bring quality projects to life."

The budget also outlines several exciting projects including the $17.3 million second stage of the Narellan Sports Hub which will include a dedicated athletics facility, construction of the Ron's Creek Water Play Facility in Oran Park ($1.5 million) and construction of two rugby league fields and a BMX Complex at Kirkham Park, Elderslie ($3.5 million).

The budget also outlines design work to upgrade a number of key roads, including Ingleburn, Rickard and Byron roads and Edmondson Avenue ($17.2 million); and construction of community facilities in both Spring Farm and Catherine Park ($5.1 million).

Council will invest $166 million investment into its Capital Works Program, including:

  • $67 million in road/transport infrastructure;
  • $58.8 million in drainage Infrastructure;
  • $29.2 million in parks and playgrounds;
  • $4.3 million in recreation facilities;
  • $2.9 million in plant and equipment replacement;
  • $1.6 million in corporate buildings;
  • $1.6 million in community facilities;
  • $406,000 in information technology; and
  • $352,000 in library resources.

The budget also proposes an additional 14 positions to help maintain a consistent service level across council.

Details: camden.nsw.gov.au.