Camden Council joins Pink Up Your Town campaign

Camden Council will paint the town pink for a good cause this October.

The McGrath Foundation and Space Real Estate Oran Park recently approached council to ask them to support and get involved in the Pink Up Your Town initiative.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the council was proud to support the idea.

"This fantastic initiative will bring our community together to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the hard-working McGrath Foundation," she said.

"Supporting this initiative is so important because we all know someone who has been affected by cancer.

"Breast cancer is the most common diagnosed cancer and it's currently the second leading cause of cancer death in Australian women.

"So we'll 'pink up' Oran Park and other parts of Camden in October."

The council will support the initiative by planting pink flowers on the roundabouts located on Argyle and Elizabeth Streets, Camden and Welling and Waterworth Drives, Mount Annan.

Pink flowers will also be planted in the planter boxes located in Argyle Street and around the council's administration building and library in Oran Park.

Council staff will also host a staff morning tea to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation and wear pink ribbons throughout October.

One of the council's waste trucks will be permanently wrapped in pink with breast cancer awareness messaging.

The council will also install a white ribbon above the entry doors to the administration building and light it pink for the month of October.

Local shop owners will be encouraged to dress up their shop fronts with a pink theme for the month of October.

"The cost of providing the above support is approximately $16,000 and funding is available within the adopted 2019/20 budget," Cr Fedeli said in her mayoral minute at last week's Camden Council meeting.

"This is an exciting opportunity for us all to work together to raise awareness and help those within our community affected by breast cancer."