Orange's Heritage includes the places and buildings that we as community have inherited from the past and that we 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 150 years Orange has continued to add to its stock of heritage buildings. 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 community and help to make the City of Orange an attractive place to live and work.
Orange City Council encourages local residents to share in the task of maintaining our heritage. The City Council offers a range of practical support, including these programs.
Orange City Council provides a free Heritage Advisory Service. Free professional advice is given by Orange City Council's Heritage Advisor who visits Orange each month. The advisory service is offered to all property owners, land developers, tradespeople in the building industry and owners of heritage listed buildings.
Orange City Council has produced a Heritage Manual and a number of practical fact-sheets to assist local residents with their resoration plans.
Cultural Heritage Awards
Orange City Council stages a system of Heritage Awards to acknowledge the restoration efforts of locao residents.
Orange City Council, together with NSW Heritage authorities operates a Heritage Grants program to assist local residents.
Survey of Significant Landscape Features
In 2006 Orange City Council appointed consultants to conduct a survey of significant landscapes.