Share your vision for Camden's future

What does the Camden of 2039 look like to you?

Residents are being asked to have their say on Camden Council's vision for the region over the next 20 years.

Some of the councils top priorities include a hospital, more education facilities including a university and a new rail line.

The plan, known as the Local Strategic Planning Statement, will be submitted to the Greater Sydney Commission after the community consultation process.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said in a statement that infrastructure and collaboration with the community were key themes of the plan.

"The document recognises key infrastructure such as the proposed North-South Rail Line, health and educational facilities, and advocates for their early delivery to support our growing population," she said.

"The [statement] is a 20-year vision for Camden.

"It is important that the community identifies what makes Camden special for them and how they want their local area to grow in the future."

Early community consultation meetings revealed that residents hoped for better public transport options, more parks and open space, plus the creation of more jobs.

Locals also said the natural rural landscape and farming opperatins were important assets and should be preserved.

The Nepean River, in particular, was identified as a key natural asset to be protected and promoted.

The business community said Oran Park and Leppington had the potential to become commercial and professional growth areas.

Camden Region Economic Taskforce executive officer Debbie Roberts said the plan was encouraging for local business owners.

She said the planned Aerotropolis, along with local infrastructure and investment opportunities would boost the region's economy.

"We look forward to working with Camden Council to investigate opportunities to leverage off the future Aerotropolis, and to capitalise on new opportunities created by the Western Sydney Airport," Ms Roberts said.

"We encourage all community members and business owners to have their say on the future of Camden, as we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to build something exceptional for future generations."

The council's key commitment areas listed in the plan include prioritising the delivery of infrastructure in Leppington and advocating for the delivery of the North South Rail Line and other key transport links to the centres of Campbelltown, Liverpool, Penrith and the planned Aerotropolis.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said it was extremely important for residents to have their say on the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement.

"The Camden community know the area best," she said.

"We want to hear about what the community thinks of the vision.

"Residents can get involved by participating in three upcoming information sessions or by speaking to council staff at a drop-in session at one of our local shopping centres."

The draft statement will be on public exhibition until August 27.

Camden Council will host public information sessions on Saturday, August 10 at Harrington Park Community Centre and the Camden Civic Centre Community Hall.

Details: camden.nsw.gov.au.