Camden Council’s first playground upgrades, which are being undertaken as part of their COVID-19 Community Support Package, have officially started this month.

Upgrades are being made to Macquarie Grove Reserve, Yandel’ora Reserve, Royal George Drive Playground, and McCrae Drive Playground. Some of the additions include wire rope fencing, contemporary fitness equipment and bubblers. Soft-fall rubber and landscaping works are also set to be replaced at some of the parks.

Aside from Macquarie Grove Reserve, where the improvements are already complete, the upgrades are set to be finished in August.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, says that the package will be extremely beneficial to our local community, boosting Camden’s economy by an estimated $221.7 million and generating up to 507 new jobs.

“These four playground upgrades will have a direct effect to a number of our residents who use these facilities. I look forward to seeing these and many other projects completed as part of the Community Support Package.”

For more information on the upgrades and on Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit

📷Photo: Camden’s Mayor Therese Fedeli inspects Macquarie Grove Reserve’s new fence

– Cassidy Pearce