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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW

Stormwater

Stormwater drainage is a major, usually unseen infrastructure asset throughout the City.  It is estimated that the city maintains 233 kilometres of storm drains and channels with an approximate value of $83m.

Sections of the East Orange stormwater channel are currently being upgraded in a long-term project.

These images show progress in the long term upgrade of the East Orange stormwater channel. Click each image to see a larger picture.
Chaennel before upgrade Click to see larger image East Orange Channel during upgrade Click to see larger image An upgraded section of the East Orange channel between Byng and Summer Streets. Click to see a larger image.

 

The water which runs through these channels and the way it is harvested has become an integral part of the city's water supply.

Information about the first two constructed wetlands to be built can be found here.

Blackmans Swamp Creek Stormwater Harvesting Scheme  

Ploughmans Creek Stormwater Harvesting Scheme 

 

Policy Documents

There are a number of policy documents which provide information about the way stormwater is managed in Orange

Click here to find out more about the Floodplain Management Plan.

Click here to find out more about the Stormwater Management Plan.