Council accepts two grants to assist youth and pet owners

Joblink program

Local young people and pet owners will benefit after Council accepted two grants totalling $68,000 at last night’s ordinary meeting.

Council was successful in receiving $50,000 to set up the Camden Youth Joblink Program, as part of the NSW Government’s Local Youth Opportunities Program and $18,000 to install solar powered lighting at dog off-leash areas in Oran Park, Emerald Hills and Arcadian Hills from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said the grants would go a long way to helping the Camden community.

“Council is consistently looking for ways to assist the community in every way possible and these grants will directly benefit both young people and pet owners using our off-leash dog areas,” Cr Fedeli said.

“It is important to continue offering our young people in particular some help as they set themselves up for life and I am looking forward to seeing the Camden Youth Joblink Program come to fruition.

“Camden is home to many beautiful pets and I am excited to see three of our off-leash dog parks receive funding for solar powered lighting as well.

“I’d like to thank the Australian and NSW Governments for the funding.”

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