Camden Depot Masterplan

Location: Camden, NSW
Project type: Architectural, Engineering, Project Management
Budget: Stage 1 - $14.1m, Stage 2 - $5.5m, Stage 3 - $6.8m
Status: Completed
Organisation: Camden Council

COMPLETE Urban were commissioned to provide Council with an independent review of their Depot operations. As with many Council depots the existing buildings and layout grew in an ad hoc manner over many years, resulting in an inefficient depot.

Camden City Council is expected to grow significantly in the coming years and it is critical that a masterplan is developed that caters for the planned growth. Upon commencement COMPLETE undertook a Functional Analysis in collaboration with Council staff input, plotting all required areas, activities and interrelationships.From this study, COMPLETE developed a number of depot masterplan options incorporating all admin, storage and workshop functions required over the long term.

These were presented to key Council Operational, Parks, Waste & Engineering staff.A subsequent staging plan that identified 3 stages was then developed from the favoured Master Plan as well as a costing plan to allow for on going investment by Council over a number of years. The input by operational staff was invaluable and COMPLETE facilitated a number of interactive sessions with various groups in Council.

Alternative funding options have also been developed for Council.