Sustainable Settlement Strategy & Local Environmental Study
Orange City Council engaged consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia Pty Ltd to prepare a Sustainable Settlement Strategy and Local Environmental Study for lands surrounding the City of Orange as part of ongoing strategic planning investigations for the City.
The Sustainable Settlement Strategy provides an analysis of demand and supply of residential land and identifies where additional land may need to be set aside for these purposes and how infrastructure and services can be provided.
Following public consultation a report was presented to Council at it's meeting held on 19 August 2004 (Sustainable Settlement Strategy Report)
Council adopted the recommendations of that report with the addition of the words "with the specific investigation of South Orange areas being included in that regional planning review" of recommendation 1a.
The purpose of the strategy is to provide Council with a strategic plan to manage growth and to provide strategic direction for urban and rural residential land release in the city.
In 2010 Council engaged NewPlan to undertake a review of the Sustainable Settlement Strategy to help inform preparation of Orange Local Environmental Plan (OLEP) 2011. The review was publicly exhibited and adopted as part of the OLEP 2011 process. The review updated the location and timing of future urban land releases taking into account a range of developments that had occurred since the 2004 version was prepared. This 2010 review therefore supersedes the 2004 version.