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Taskforce wants to make Camden number one

Adriana Care

Adriana Care: We want to make Camden number one.

“This is a strategy for business – it unashamedly encourages the establishment of new businesses in the Camden local government area and intends to facilitate better business outcomes.’’

Speaking is Adriana Care, chairperson of Camden Region Economic Taskforce Limited (CRET).

The taskforce has launched its strategic plan to facilitate economic growth in Camden and Ms Care is keen to get on with the job.

“It is our intention that through the implementation of this plan, the Camden LGA will be recognised as the best place in Greater Sydney to live, work, invest and visit,’’ she said.

Camden Council established CRET late last year and appointed an independent board to proactively seize opportunities to attract and encourage investment and create new jobs.

“It is important that we foster a culture of innovation and creativity that encourages the development of employment generating enterprises to establish a diverse, vibrant, resilient and balanced economy,” Ms Care said.

“We will actively advocate for the economic development of the area and support Camden Council to better integrate economic considerations into its planning, regulatory and engagement activities,” she said.

Under the strategic plan, the key directions to be achieved in the next three years include:

  • Engage with the Camden LGA business community;
  • Understand and promote the identity and opportunities that exist;
  • Understand the education and training required to grow local jobs;
  • Take advantage of the opportunities of infrastructure and major development in Western Sydney.

The plan will be implemented in partnership with Camden Council, key government stakeholders and industry partners and engage with the local business community to ensure effective collaboration.

Debbie Roberts has recently been appointed to the position of executive officer to facilitate and support the taskforce to fulfil its objectives.

Ms Roberts has extensive experience working in economic development and business engagement.

She previously worked at Camden Council as the economic development officer, was executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Westmead and also served as CEO of local charity Youth Solutions.

“I am looking forward to having the opportunity to make a difference in the Camden LGA, in an exciting position that will contribute to the economic growth and viability of the community,” Mrs Roberts said.

For more information about the taskforce contact Ms Roberts on 0447 096 914 or email

The Camden Region Economic Taskforce Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is available here:


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