Community committees

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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.

Committees are usually only open to new members when vacancies occur.

Expression of interest form

When occasional vacancies occur in community committees, this the Expression of interest (EOI) form to be completed. You can download the EOI – Community Committees form, print it, fill it in and return the form to the council.

Community Committees Expression of Interest form

General Manager
Orange City Council
PO Box 35
ORANGE NSW 2800
or emailed to [email protected]

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 Peterson

Councilor Members:
Cr McDonell
Cr Kinghorne

Staff Contact:
Ms Amanda Rodwell
6393 8053
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Ageing and Access Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
11am – 2 August, 2022, 1 November, 2022 (Quarterly)

Airport

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

Committee Chair:
Cr Evans

Councilor Members: 
Cr Greenhalgh
Cr Kinghorne
Cr Whitton

Staff Contact:
Mr Tim Mooney
6393 8054
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Airport Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
6pm – 24 August 2022, 23 November 2022 (Quartlerly)

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:
Mr Matthew Chisholm

Staff Contact:
Tony Boland

Councilor members:
Cr Power
Cr Greenhalgh

Draft Charter:
Australia Day Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

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

Staff Contact:
Jason Theakstone
6393 8505
[email protected]

Meeting date:
9.30am – 2nd Tues of the month

Meeting DatesAgenda
17 February 2022COTC 17 February 2022 - Agenda
8 March 2022COTC 8 March 2022 - Agenda
12 April 2022COTC 12 April 2022 - Agenda
14 June 2022COTC 14 June 2022 - Agenda

Clifton Grove Community

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

Committee Chair:
Cr Kinghorne

Councilor members:
Cr Peterson

Staff Contact:
Mr Nick Redmond
6393 8027
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Clifton Grove Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
26 May 2022 (6 monthly)

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 Mileto

Councilor members:
Cr Whitton
Cr Greenhalgh

Staff Contact:
Ms Louise Geaghan
6393 8605
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
12.30pm – 22 August 2022, 28 November 2022 (Quarterly)

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 Mallard

Councilor members:
Cr Hamling

Staff Contact:
Ms Melissa McCallum
6393 8282
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Companion Animals Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
12.30pm – 7 July 2022, 6 October 2022, 1 December 2022 (Quarterly)

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 Power

Councilor Members:
Cr Mallard
Cr Whitton

Staff Contact:
Marg Morgan

Draft Charter:
Cultural Heritage Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
5.30pm 15 August 2022,  24 November 2022 (Quarterly)

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 Mileto

Council Members:
Cr McDonell
Cr Greenhalgh
Cr Evans
Cr Kinghorne

Staff Contact:
Mr Tony Boland
6393 8250
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Economic Development Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

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 Mallard

Councilor members:
Cr McDonell

Staff Contact:
Mr Lindsay Hall
6393 8208
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Environmental Sustainability Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
8 am – 8 July 2022, 2 September 2022

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 Floyd

Councilor member:
Cr Evans

Staff Contact:
Jason Theakstone
63938505
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Floodplain Risk Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date :
Meets when required

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 Evans

Councilor member:
Cr McDonell

Staff Contact:
Mr Nick Redmond
6393 8027
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Lucknow Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
5.30pm – 19 May 2022 (6-monthly)

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:
Cr Power

Councilor members:
Cr Hamling
Cr Mallard

Staff Contact:
Ms Julie Proctor
6393 8608
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
NAIDOC Week Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
1pm – 1st Thursday of the month

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 Peterson

Councilor Members:
Cr McDonell
Cr Kinghorne

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Orange Health Liaison Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
8 am – 2 August 2022, 1 November 2022 (Quarterly)

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:
To be determined

Councilor members:
Cr Hamling
Cr Duffy

Staff Contact:
Ms Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan
6393 8620
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Orange and Cabonne Roads Safety Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting dates:
10.30 am – 19 October 2022

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

Councilor members:
Cr McDonell
Cr Floyd

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Orange Conservatorium and Planetarium Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
6pm – 9 August 2022

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
[email protected]

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 Peterson

Councilor member:
Cr Power

Staff Contact:
Scott Maunder
6393 8141
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Orange Regional Museum Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
3pm – 18 October 2022

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 Duffy

Councilor members:
Cr Greenhalgh
Cr Kinghorne

Staff Contact:
Mr Scott Maunder
6393 8141
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Orange Showground Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
To be determined

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 McDonell

Councilor member:
Cr Mallard

Staff Contact:
Mr Nigel Hobden
6393 8241
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Parks, Trees and Waterways Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
5pm- 14 July 2022

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 and cultural and academic visits.

Committee Chair:
To be appointed

Councilor Members:
Cr Hamling
Cr Duffy

Staff Contact:
Allan Reeder
6393 8217
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Sister Cities Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
To be determined

Sport and Recreation

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 Greehalgh

Councilor members:
Cr Floyd
Cr McDonell

Staff Contact:
Mr Ben Keegan
6393 8535
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Sport and Recreation Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
5.30pm – 6 July 2022

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:
Cr Mileto

Councilor member:
Cr Evans

Staff Contact:
Mr Nick Redmond
6393 8017
[email protected]

Draft Charter:

Meeting date:

(Quarterly)

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

Councilor members:
Cr Power
Cr Floyd

Staff Contact:
Mr Roger Smith
6393 8025
[email protected]

Draft Charter:
Tidy Towns Community Committee Charter 2022 – Draft

Meeting date:
12 noon – 26 May 2022

Youth Services Interagency

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

Committee Chair:

To be determined

Staff Contact:
Ms Katrina Hausia
6393 8628
[email protected]