The South Orange Industrial and Freight Precinct initiative aims to expand the options for industrial and manufacturing sites adjacent to the Leewood Estate, 3km south of the CBD.

The project involves reactivating the disused Electrolux and former Orange saleyard sites.

Currently this industrial estate has a focus on heavy industry and mining services. The expanded precinct will increase the supply of industrial land that’s accessible to major highways, railway lines and air transport.  (The Orange Airport is capable of landing up to A320 and B737 jets).

The expansion will allow Orange to meet continuing demand for industrial space for advanced manufacturing, mining and agri-tech, as well as accommodate the growing demand for advanced health and medical manufacturing that will result from the creation of the nearby Life Sciences Precinct.

The initiative is comprised of a series of staged road programs that will be delivered in conjunction with the Life Sciences Precinct, FutureCity initiatives and CreativeActive Orange (Sir Jack Brabham Sports Fields) programs.

The initiative will progressively enable the completion of the planned Orange Southern Feeder Road as part of Council’s strategy to create an orbital road network around the City, freeing up the city centre for modernisation and growth in professional, community and tourism services. It will also create enhanced access to the new industrial and life sciences precinct and sports fields.

The value of these stages is $33.63 million, which will extend the southern feeder road from the Mitchell Highway (East of Orange) to Pinnacle Road.

With an additional $16 million required to upgrade the link around Towac Park along Ploughmans Lane to Escort Way, the project is worth $49.63 million in total.


ComponentStatusCouncilNSW GovernmentAustralian GovernmentTotal
Southern Feeder Road Stage 1 - Huntley Road to Anson StreetCompleted$3,454,000 (Regional Growth Fund)$3,700,000
Southern Feeder Road Stage 2 - Elsham Avenue Bridge to Huntley RoadCommencing$6,125,000$2,000,000 (NSW Congestion and Safety Program)

$6,825,000 (NSW Fixing Country Roads Program)
Southern Feeder Road Stage 3 - Mitchell Highway to Elsham RoadPart Funded$3,000,000 (Regional Growth Fund)$6,000,000
Southern Feeder Road Stage 4 - Anson Street to Escort Way via Pinnacle Road and Racecourse RoadPart Funded$9,200,00
Shiralee Estate Residential Land Release (South Orange)Commenced$4,600,000 (State Budget)

More Information

For more information, please contact Orange City Council on +612 6393 8000 or via email at