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Community forum to discuss ideas about revitalising Lords Place south

By July 9, 2021Future City, News

Everyone is invited to come along to a community forum on Tuesday 13 July to discuss ideas about the revamp of Lords Place, between Summer and Kite streets.

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said a revamp of Lords Place south was one of the next projects on the list as part of phase two of Council’s FutureCity plan to revitalise the central business district and encourage more people to spend time in the inner city.

UP NEXT: Members of the community are invited to come along and provide their opinions on the future of Lords Place, between Summer and Kite streets.

“We have made great progress on the FutureCity upgrades so far, and are already enjoying many of the projects completed in phase one, including improved footpaths and lighting, public art, outdoor entertainment events and the popular Summer Street fairy lights,” Cr Kidd said.

“But FutureCity is about much more than appearances, it’s about supporting our businesses, improving traffic flow and pedestrian safety, and making the CBD a place where people want to be.

“It’s important to remember that we’re not starting from scratch. The SJB urban designers did a lot of research across the community already and they’ve given us a great starting point that’s about making the CBD more attractive and more walkable. It’s up to the community to take that vision on and work out what it means for this section of Lords Place.

“We will hold a forum with Lords Place south business owners on Monday to get their views, but this second forum is open to anyone in the community to share their thoughts about the next lot of upgrades.

“That’s why I encourage all interested residents to come along. We want to know what you like about the street, what you want to see changed, or what vision you have for the space going into the next 20 years.”

The community forum will be held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in the Council Chambers at Orange Civic Centre on Tuesday 13 July.

RSVPs are essential and numbers are limited. To book your spot contact Ellie Bryce on 6393 8028 or 0428 632 613.

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