Community committees

 135 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199
 council@orange.nsw.gov.au

Orange City Council has established a network of Community Committees and task groups to help guide the development of council policy in key areas and to stay in touch with community insights and experience.

Click on the name of each committee to find out more about :

  • Its purpose
  • Draft Charter
  • The chair of the Committee
  • Contact details for the City Council staff member who works with that committee
  • More resources assembled by that committee

The membership of any of the committees is renewed at the start of each new council term (after a council election).

New members for Committees

Orange City Council wants to hear from community members who are interested in serving on a Community Committee. There are currently more than twenty community committees. These small groups provide a source of information and discussion to feed into the decision-making of Orange City Council.

At the start of each new council term, the membership of committees (even for previous members) begins again, and depends on potential volunteers expressing their interest, and completing a form which can be found below.

Expression of interest form

Expression of interest (EOI) is currently closed. You can download the EOI – Community Committees form, print it, fill it in and return the form to the council when EOI opens.

Community Committee Expression of Interest Form [PDF]
Community Committee Expression of Interest Form [.docx]

‘Expression of Interest’ forms should be completed and mailed or emailed to:

General Manager
Orange City Council
PO Box 35
ORANGE NSW 2800
or emailed to council@orange.nsw.gov.au.

Ageing and Access

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy and planning in relation to meeting the needs of older people, people with special needs, people with disabilities and families with young children.

Committee Chair:
Cr Duffy

Staff Contact:
Ms Amanda Rodwell
6393 8053
arodwell@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Ageing and Access Draft Charter

Airport

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Infrastructure Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Orange Airport.

Committee Chair:
Cr Romano

Staff Contact:
Mr Tim Mooney
6393 8054
tmooney@orange.nsw.gov.au

Australia Day

Purpose:
To co-ordinate and arrange Australia Day commemorative activities. To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to Australia Day.

Committee Chair:
Ms K Tollner

Staff Contact:
Ms Rachel Butler
6393 8220
rbutler@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Australia Day Community Committee Draft Charter

City of Orange Traffic

Purpose:
The City of Orange Traffic Committee has been established in accord with the delegation to Councils for the regulation of traffic by Roads and Maritime Services.

Committee Chair:
Cr Mileto, Cr Turner (alternate)

Staff Contact:
Jason Theakstone
6393 8505
jtheakstone@orange.nsw.go.au

Meeting DatesAgenda
8 May 2018Traffic Committee Agenda May 2018 [.pdf]
8 May 2018Traffic Committee Agenda Late Items May 2018
[.pdf]
12 June 2018Traffic Committee Agenda June 2018 [.pdf]
10 July 2018Meeting cancelled
14 August 2018Traffic Committee Agenda August 2018 [.pdf]
Traffic Committee Agenda Late items August 2018 [.pdf]
11 September 2018Traffic Committee Agenda September 2018 [.pdf]
9 October 2018Meeting cancelled
13 November 2018Traffic Committee Agenda November 2018 [.pdf]
Traffic Committee Agenda Late items November 2018 [.pdf]
13 December 2018Agenda

Clifton Grove Community

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to Clifton Grove.

Committee Chair:
Cr McRae

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Clifton Grove Community Committee Draft Charter

Community Safety and Crime Prevention

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to community safety and crime prevention.

Committee Chair:
Cr Hamling

Staff Contact:
Ms Louise Geaghan

6393 8605

lgeaghan@orange.nsw.gov.au

Companion Animals

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and implementation of Orange City Council’s Companion Animals Management Plan.

Committee Chair:
Cr Nugent

Staff Contact:
Mr Mark Hodges
6393 8292
mhodges@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Companion Animals Community Committee Draft Charter

Cultural Heritage

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on Planning and Development policy relating to the development and conduct of cultural heritage programs, education, exhibitions, conservation and promotion throughout the Orange area.  Aspects may include natural resources, local Aboriginal heritage, cultural landscapes, places that have aesthetic, historic, scientific or social value and movable cultural heritage.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Mr Andrew Crump
6393 8299
acrump@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Cultural Heritage Community Committee Draft Charter

Economic Development

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee, on the implementation of the Economic Development Strategies contained within Council’s Delivery/Operational Plan.

Committee Chair:
Cr Whitton

Staff Contact:
Mr Tony Boland
6393 8250
tboland@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Economic Development Community Committee Draft Charter

Environmental Sustainability

Purpose:
To advise through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on policy relating to:

  • Community planning for waste and natural resource management services and associated learning programs.
  • Assisting Council with educational strategies that will promote responsible use and management of natural resources, including climate change initiatives.
  • Facilitating Council’s participation in regional planning strategies which promote resource conservation and sustainable environmental management.

Committee Chair:
Cr Nugent

Staff Contact:
Mr David Waddell
6393 8261
dwaddell@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Environmental Sustainability Community Committee Draft Charter

Floodplain Risk Management

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Infrastructure Policy Committee, in relation to the development and implementation of Orange City Council’s Floodplain Risk Management Plan.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Ms Courtney Smolenski
6393 8000
csmolenski@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:

Charter – Floodplain Risk Management Community Committee

Lucknow Community

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the village of Lucknow.

Committee Chair:
Cr Mileto

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Lucknow Community Committee Draft Charter

NAIDOC Week

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on the planning, resourcing, management and conduct of the National Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders Celebration week and observe other significant occasions throughout the year in Orange.

Committee Chair:
Mr Gerald Power

Staff Contact:
Ms Karen Boyde
6393 8972
kboyde@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
NAIDOC Week Community Committee Draft Charter

Orange Health Liaison

Purpose:
To provide an interface between Council, health providers and education providers to the health industry, to discuss local health issues.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Orange Health Liaison Committee

Orange and Cabonne Road Safety

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, and support in the development and implementation of the Orange and Cabonne Road Safety Strategic Action Plan and other road safety matters as required.

Committee Chair:

 

Staff Contact:
Ms Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan
6393 8620
ahamilton-vaughan@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Orange and Cabonne Road Safety Committee

Orange Conservatorium and Planetarium

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on management and policy relating to the development of the Orange Conservatorium and Planetarium project.

Committee Chair:
Cr Duffy

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Orange Conservatorium and Planetarium Community Committee

Orange Rail Action Group (ORAG)

Purpose:
The community committee was formed with the objective of improving access to faster and more efficient rail transport between Orange and the Central West region, and Sydney.

Committee Chair:
Mr Neil Jones

Staff Contact:
Mr Nick Redmond
6393 8017
nredmond@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources:
For more information view the Orange Rail Action Group page

Orange Regional Museum

Purpose:
To provide community consultation for the Orange Regional Museum and to receive advice, ideas and knowledge from the local community.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Scott Maunder
6393 8141
smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Orange Regional Museum Committee Draft Charter

Orange Showground

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and conduct of the Orange Showground.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Orange Showground Community Committee

Parks, Trees and Waterways

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to:

  • Community planning in relation to parks and open space, including Cook Park and the Orange Botanic Gardens.
  • Community planning for streetscapes.
  • Community planning for waterways and stormwater management programs and associated learning programs.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Mr Nigel Hobden
6393 8241
nhobden@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Parks Trees and Waterways Community Committee

Sister Cities

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee, on policy relating to the promotion of relationships with Orange’s four Sister Cities :

  • Ushiku (Japan)
  • Mt Hagen (Papua New Guinea)
  • Timaru (New Zealand)
  • Orange (California)

through personal exchanges of information and support of cultural and academic visits.

Council also has a Co-operation Agreement based on an Education Program, Tourism and Cultural Activities’ with the city of Valparaiso, Chile.

Committee Chair:
Mr Bryce Ostini

Staff Contact:
Allan Reeder
6393 8217
areeder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Australia Day Community Committee Draft CharterSister Cities Community Committee

Sport and Recreation (including Bicycling)

Purpose:
To advise Council and make recommendations in relation to the development and implementation of strategies relating to sport and recreation including the Orange Bicycling Plan, Orange Outdoors Strategy and Orange Active Travel Plan.

Committee Chair:
Cr Hamling

Staff Contact:
Mr Ben Keegan
6393 8535
bkeegan@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Sport and Recreation Community Committee

Spring Hill Community

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the village of Spring Hill.

Committee Chair:
B Ostini

Staff Contact:
Ms Alison Russell
6393 8170
arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Spring Hill Community Committee

Tidy Towns

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the management and development of project initiatives, including detailed project submissions, to promote Orange as a ‘Tidy Town’ within the parameters of Clean Up Australia Day campaign criteria.

Committee Chair:
Cr Duffy

Staff Contact:
Mr Roger Smith
6393 8025
rsmith@orange.nsw.gov.au

Draft Charter:
Tidy Towns Community Committee Draft Charter

Youth Services Interagency

Purpose:
To plan and implement a program of activities for networking among youth services.

Committee Chair:

Staff Contact:
Ms Katrina Hausia
6393 8628
khausia@orange.nsw.gov.au

World War 1 Centenary

Purpose:
To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to activities and celebrations to mark the Centenary of World War I 1914-1918 as it relates to Orange.

Committee Chair:
Cr Kidd

Staff Contact:
Ms Jan Richards
6393 8120
jrichards@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources:
www.centenaryww1orange.com.au