Camden Council unveils the preliminary concept layout design for the forthcoming Camden Animal Shelter, Community Nursery, and Community Education Hub at Smeaton Grange.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program, the $10 million animal shelter and $4 million community nursery projects aim to enhance community welfare and environmental sustainability.

The purpose-built shelter will feature adoption viewing areas, exercise yards, and a multipurpose function room for community outreach.

Meanwhile, the community nursery will propagate native plants for landscaping and restoration initiatives, fostering biodiversity.

Construction is slated to commence in mid-2025, with Mayor of Camden Ashleigh Cagney expressing eagerness for the project’s realization.

“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,” Ms Cagney said.

The concept design can be viewed online at

An information afternoon on Wednesday 20 March, between 4pm and 7pm on site at 55 Topham Road, Smeaton Grange.