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Activate Orange

a new blue-print for

Orange’s economic future.

Orange City’s ActivateOrange Strategic Vision focuses on how our city will operate and support economic and employment growth, over the next 20 years. This vision is the first stage of a once-in-a-lifetime regional transformation that will activate Orange’s endowments and competitive advantages, enabling it to be the powerhouse of inland NSW.

The ActivateOrange Strategic Vision aligns with the NSW Government’s Economic Vision for NSW and builds on the strategies identified in the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) that was undertaken by AgEcon Plus Consulting in 2018 for the Functional Economic Region of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne.


Health & Innovation Precinct

The new Health & Innovation Precinct will incorporate the existing hospital site, the new private hospital, the Department of Primary Industries’ agribusiness accelerator (the GATE), education and research facilities, and Clinical Trials Unit.

Future City 

The Future City strategy embraces a fundamental change in how the CBD is organised.

Creative Active Orange

Over the last 10 years, Orange has worked to create and upgrade a range of cultural and recreational assets for residents and visitors to the City.

Industrial Freight Activation Precinct

The South Orange Industrial and Freight Precinct expands the existing industrial and manufacturing land adjacent to the Leewood Estate, 3km south of the CBD.


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November 4, 2020

Council asks community about 40km/h zone in the CBD

Orange City Council has asked the community what it thinks about whether the Central Business District (CBD) should have a 40km/h speed limit. (more…)
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October 29, 2020

Spend the afternoons at Future Tunes

Orange musicians are encouraged to put their hand up to be considered for a paid gig in Robertson Park, as part of Council’s Future City Plans. (more…)
Activate OrangeFuture City
September 30, 2020

Scramble crossings proposed for major intersections

Orange City Council plans to install several ‘scramble crossings’ in the central business district as part of the Future City project.  (more…)
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September 21, 2020

Orange City Council staff work with businesses along Anson Street as pedestrian mall comes to life

A major upgrade of one of the main corridors of Orange’s CBD is set to transform a section of the existing roadway of Anson Street into a new pedestrian mall…
Activate OrangeBusinessNews
September 13, 2019

Future City consultants making progress on ideas to transform Orange’s CBD

Orange City Council is making progress on its plans to upgrade the city’s CBD. The council appointed SJB, a firm of urban designers to work on plans to guide the…
Activate OrangeBusinessNews
August 23, 2019

New website to drive region’s promotion

A new relocation, business and investment website has been launched under a joint regional economic development project involving Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council and Cabonne Council. (more…)
Proposed LEP amendments up for discussionActivate OrangeBusinessNews
August 20, 2019

Inner city breweries and cheese factories get the green light

The NSW government has given the green light for boutique micro-breweries and small-scale food manufacturers to set up in and around Orange’s CBD. (more…)
Activate OrangeBusinessNews
March 20, 2019

Bright outlook for Orange economy

The Orange economy is in a strong position and is reaping the benefits of hosting the region’s largest construction sector, according to the city’s mayor. (more…)
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March 6, 2019

Candidates back new Life Sciences precinct proposal

There’s been strong signs of public support from candidates in this months’ state election for Orange’s proposed new Life Sciences precinct. (more…)