18 March 2020
Landcom and Greenfields Development Company entered into an agreement with Camden Council called a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA). This agreement has allowed us to build our facilities upfront for Council to benefit our residents. Gardner Reserve, Jack Brabham Reserve, Oran Park Library and the new Julia Reserve Precinct are examples of facilities built under this agreement.
For some time, Greenfields Development Company have been in discussions with Camden Council to determine the facilities to be included within the new Oran Park Leisure Centre. We have now come to an agreement with Council that the new Leisure Centre should be upgraded from what was originally included in the VPA, including upgrading the 25m pool to a 50m pool which we feel will better serve our community. We also agreed that Council will deliver the facility instead of Greenfields Development Company from funds provided by Greenfields Development Company. We have estimated the cost of the facility originally contemplated in the VPA to be around $28M in todays value. Greenfields Development Company have agreed to make a $57.6M contribution to Camden Council to enable Council to construct this upgraded leisure centre with Greenfields Development Company continuing to be involved in the design process.
We believe that this will be a fantastic civic facility complementing the adjacent Library and will be accessible by everyone with its location being right in the middle of the town centre.
This proposed change has triggered a formal amendment to the VPA which will require the amendment to be placed on public exhibition prior to being endorsed by Camden Council.
Camden Council currently has this amendment on exhibition. Submissions will be received by Council until the close of business on Tuesday 31 March 2020. For more detailed information, please visit https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/council/matters-on-exhibition/
The appointment of architects and the design of the leisure centre will commence immediately after the exhibition of the amendment, a formal acceptance of the agreement by council and once both parties have executed the agreement.
For further enquiries, please contact the Oran Park Town Sales and Information Centre on 9043 7500.