A list of projects that Orange City Council is seeking to pursue under the latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, has been put out for a community vote. Read More
A series of proposed changes to Orange’s chief planning document, the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) have gone on public exhibition for community comment. Read More
Here are the maps that are part of the LEP Amendment 24.
Land Application Map
This defines the boundaries of Orange City Council.
Land Zoning Maps
All land is located in one or more Land Use Zones. These zones are defined in the Land Use Table of the LEP which establishes a range of objectives for the zone and whether development of different types may be carried out without consent, with consent and what forms of development are prohibited in that zone.
Minimum Lot Size Maps
Establishes the minimum amount of land required for a new lot during a subdivision. For example an area shown as category Z requires 2ha for each new lot created, therefore a property would need to be at least 4ha or more in order to be able to subdivide. A white area denotes no minimum lot size applies.
Combined Local Map 1
This map contains the Drinking Water Catchments and the Obstacles Limitations Surface information.
Map sheet 12 will be adopted to complete the drinking water catchment map, the drinking water catchment is used to guide design requirements of development in order to protect water quality flowing into the urban water supply.
Map sheets 9, 10 and 15 will be amended with respect to the obstacle limitation surface map to reflect the adopted obstacle limitation layer consistent with RL990 on the diagram prepared by Airport Survey Consultant. The obstacle limitation surface is used to ensure development does not impede the safe operations of the airport both in terms of building heights and the location and design of exterior lighting.
This map provides a visual indication of which properties contain heritage items and where heritage conservation areas are located.
Floor Space Ratio Maps
Identifies which properties are subject to a floor space ratio control. This limits the amount of floor space allowed on a given property. For example an area shown as category D has an FSR of 0.5:1 meaning that if the property is 1,000m2 in area it can only have 500m2 of floor space. This figure is cumulative of all buildings on the land with some minor exceptions. A white area denotes no set limit on the amount of floor space – however assessment of each proposal would still need to satisfy a range of DCP controls, such as setback requirements and bulk and scale issues, which may have the effect of limiting the achievable floor space area.
Height of Buildings Maps
Identifies the maximum height of any building above natural ground level. This applies to the highest point of the roof line but does not include minor protrusions such as antennas. A white area denotes no specific limit on the height of buildings – however assessment of each proposal would still need to satisfy a range of DCP controls, such as preserving reasonable solar access for neighbours, which may have the effect of limiting the achievable height.
Land Reservation Acquisition
Identifies certain locations where a public authority has an interest in acquiring the land for a specific public purpose. Of itself this does not obligate the affected landowner to sell but would limit the ability to undertake additional development on the identified land.
Urban Release Area
Identifies areas of land intended for urban purposes but that require specific development control plan provisions to address a range of matters identified in Part 6 of the LEP before such development could occur.
Additional Permitted Uses
Identifies individual properties that may be able to undertake certain additional development beyond that which the zone would normally allow. Each such case is detailed in Schedule 1 which sets out the extent and nature of the additional permitted use.
The Macquarie to Orange Pipeline and Orange City Council’s stormwater harvesting scheme have added about two months’ worth of water supply to Suma Park Dam in the last six months. Read More