Thursday, April 25, 2024

Draft concept developed for Camden animal shelter and nursery

NSW

Camden Council has released a preliminary concept layout design for the future Camden Animal Shelter, Community Nursery and Community Education Hub at Smeaton Grange.

The $10 million animal shelter and $4 million nursery projects are being funded by the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program.

The purpose-built animal shelter will include adoption viewing areas with meet and greet spaces, designated exercise yards, enrichment spaces and a walking track, reception area, staff workspaces, public amenities and a multipurpose function room that will offer community outreach programs.

Mayor, Ashleigh Cagney said she was eager to see the project come to fruition.

“To have this designated animal shelter and nursery will be incredible for our area and I’m very excited to see work begin next year,” she said.

“I encourage everyone to check out the concept design on this exciting project.”

The Mayor says the community nursery will be used to propagate and grow trees, shrubs and groundcover species that will be used in landscaping and restoration projects delivered by Council.

Plants will also be made available to the community through regular plant giveaways, encouraging and supporting native gardens and bushland restoration on private land.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2025.

The concept design can be viewed online at www.yourvoice.camden.nsw.gov.au/cas.

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