In Camden, $24 million in WestInvest funding has been allocated to two projects:
- $14 million for the Cut Hill Reserve Sports Field Redevelopment project that will renew 18.5 hectares of public open space to deliver new recreation opportunities.
- $10 million for the Camden Animal Shelter and Community Education Hub project to transform an industrial area into a community-focused shelter.
As part of the WestInvest Fund, $2 billion was reserved for priority Community Projects. This included $400 million for 15 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in West and South West Sydney, with each local council eligible for between $20 million and $35 million, depending on population size.
The Cut Hill Reserve Sports Field Redevelopment project will renew 18.5ha of green space with two double playing fields to support the many nearby sporting codes including archery, AFL, soccer, rugby and cricket clubs.
The Camden Animal Shelter and Community Education Hub project in Smeaton Grange will transform an industrial works depot into a sustainable animal shelter. It will set a new national standard for sustainable shelter design, embody shelter medicine principles and have a significant focus on community outreach.
The project will also create employment, volunteer and partnership opportunities for the community.
A further $1.6 billion from the $2 billion WestInvest Community Project Grants is available to local community groups. A total of $3 billion is also set aside to deliver transformational projects that will benefit local communities, led by NSW Government agencies.