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Camden Haven Community Plan


In late 2018, members of the Camden Haven community came together in a series of Community Think Tank workshops to:

  • Tell us what they like about their community;
  • Draft a vision for the community;
  • Identify key themes for their community and
  • Identify actions that they would like to see delivered in the next 3-5 years.

A Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) for the local community has been established who will work together to draft a Community Plan for the area. This Plan will then go out to the community for further input and feedback before being endorsed by Council.

There is still time to be a part of this part of this Action Team. If you would like to shape the future direction of your community, find out more and complete a nomination form.

ision for the Camden Haven Area

The Camden Haven is connecting our community through heritage, environment and coastal lifestyle.

Key Themes

Vibrant Community - Well-connected - Sustainable local economy - Rural/Coastal Character - Heritage

Priorities of the Camden Haven Community-Council Action Team

Over the past 3 months, representatives from the local Camden Haven community have come together with Council to establish a Community-Council Action Team (C-CAT) who are developing a Community Plan and Action Plan for the area.

The Camden Haven C-CAT have identified the development of a "Shared Pathway Network" around the Camden Haven and the joining of the three community-instigated pathways - Beach to Beach (B2B), School to School (S2S) and Creek to Creek (Ck2Ck) as the top priority for the area. Significant work on these pathways has been completed under the initiative of the community. In order for the Camden Haven C-CAT to move ahead on this Shared Pathway Network, the C-CAT is advocating to include the following actions into Council’s Operational Plan for 2019/20:

  • Provide ongoing support to develop a Strategic Pathways Plan to consolidate and construct the B2B, Ck2Ck and S2S network in alignment with other identified key linkages to public spaces, reserves, national parks and recreational parks.
  • Construct the section of the S2S Pathway requested between Sirius Drive and Brotherglen Dr Lakewood. This is the last remaining section of the pathway that will connect Lakewood residential and commercial with Camden Haven High and the Village of Kew. This will allow Students, Mobility Scooters and general pedestrian access, from homes to school and both shopping precincts. This is an extremely important pedestrian link for the developing local community.
Key Projects for the Camden Haven Area in Council’s Draft 2019/20 Operational Plan

  • North Haven Beach Reserve – Upgrade of North Haven to Bonny Hills walkway – $104,000
  • Pilot Beach Reserve  – Replacement of public amenities – $100,000
  • Vince Inmon Sporting Fields  – Sports facility Upgrade  – $560,00
  • Riverview Reserve – Playground Upgrade – $85,750
  • Scribbly Bark Reserve, Scribbly Bark Place – Playground Replacement – $85,750
  • Bold Street Pedestrian Crossing – Construction finalisation – $200,000
  • Beach to Beach – Shared path project – adopted continuing from previous years
  • Diamond Head/Boulevard flood Access raising road  
  • Dunbogan Bridge – Reid Street – undertake substructure rehabilitation

 Have Your Say on Council’s Draft Operational Plan

Council’s key planning document for 2019/2020 (“The Operational Plan)” is on exhibition from March 21st until April 18th. This is your time to Have Your Say on what you would like to see happen in your community. 

Give us your feedback online or visit one of our pop-ups:

Tuesday 2 April 11am–1pm – Settlement City Shopping Centre

Thursday 4 April 11am-1pm – Port Central Shopping Centre

Tuesday 9 April 11am-1pm – Lake Cathie (Outside Woolworths)

Thursday 11 April 11am-1pm – Laurieton (Next to Coles)

Thursday 11 April 4pm-6pm – Port Macquarie Library

Saturday 13 April 8am-1pm – Foreshore Markets Westport Park



This page was last updated on: 01 April 2019