The Municipality of Orange was established in 1860 to cater for a population of 400 within a village area of one square mile. Heritage consists of those places and objects that we as community have inherited from the past and want to hand on to future generations. Our heritage gives us a sense of living history and provides a physical link to the work and way of life of earlier generations. It enriches our lives and helps us to understand who we are today.
Over the past 140 years Orange has continued to add to its stock of heritage items and has some remarkable old buildings in Orange. The heritage of Orange includes a wide variety of places including houses, industrial buildings, commercial precincts, parks, landscapes and conservation precincts. These places contribute to the character of the local government area and help to make the City of Orange an attractive place to work.
Orange City Council encourages the use of the right materials, colour schemes and the reinstatement of missing items from heritage properties. When altering or conserving an old home it is important to get the details right. Residents of Orange are taking great pride in preserving the greatest assest you will ever own - your home. Conservation and sympathtic extensions can be rewarding, economical and of course, maintains our heritage.