Orange City Council provides a wide range of services and facilities serving the Orange community and the wider region, including childcare, tourism support, sports fields and park and gardens, water storages and treatment, waste management and more than 500 kilometres of roads. The Orange Local Government Area is 290 sq. kms.
The Municipality of Orange was established in 1860 to cater for a population of 400 within a one square mile village area. Of the 54 eligible voters, 49 voted in the February elections.
Orange was proclaimed a city in 1946, and today with more than 38000 citizens, it is a thriving city with 12 Councillors and a dedicated staff to help run and maintain the city.
Orange City Council employs approximately 400 people, including casuals. This number fluctuates seasonally throughout the year, as extra people are employed to operate facilities such as the Aquatic Centre, Vacation Care and busy periods at the Orange Function Centre.
To provide for maximum efficiency and effectiveness of staff, the Council has negotiated a number of Enterprise and Council agreements. These agreements relate to particular works areas, and have a focus on multi-skilling, autonomy and teamwork. The agreements have ensured a more flexible workforce, one that can better carry out the work required to implement Council's Management Plan.
To ensure ongoing performance, all permanent employees are involved in annual performance appraisals. This involves assessing performance over the last year, and setting goals and targets for the coming year.
The Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke-free workplace. Visit Employment for more information about working for Orange City Council.