Orange City council is to consider two separate Development Applications (DAs), both concerned with the proposed establishment of a new Domestic Violence and Family Support Centre.
UPDATE : The exhibition period for these DAs has been extended. The closing date for submissions is Friday 25 January 2019.
One DA seeks approval to build a new centre called ‘The Orchard’, a group home, community facility and hostel which would be built in stages to be operated by Housing Plus as a Domestic and Family Violence Centre.
The other DA proposes a new council-owned 10-lot subdivision alongside the Escort Way. The proposed DV centre would be built on one of the blocks.
The two DAs are now on public exhibition for community comment.
One this page you can :
- Find out more about each proposal
- Look at the official documents about the proposals
- Learn about the deadline for making a comment
- Find out the best way of getting more information
A DA has been lodged with Orange City Council (DA 448/2018-1) seeking approval for a transitional group home, community facility and hostel. The centre, to be known as ‘The Orchard’, would be a domestic violence centre. It would be built in stages and operated by Housing Plus. This Media Release – DA Lodged for The Orchard was issued by Housing Plus when the DA was lodged.
It would be built at 20 George Weily Way and Lot 125 of The Escort Way in Orange.
The community centre and hostel are expected to employ approximately eight staff. The centre will be staffed on a 24 hour basis.
The proposal would comprise:
- The main building which will operate as a community facility and hostel. The building will provide offices, counselling areas, staff amenities, staff sleeping quarters, and emergency sleepover accommodation supported by a common room and shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.
- Six transitional group home units (as three duplexes), with two bedrooms per unit that would be occupied by a single household. The dwellings would be designed so as the internal design could be flexible to suit the requirements of each particular occupant. For example, adjacent units can be used as 2 x two bedroom dwellings; as a one bedroom dwelling and a three bedroom dwelling; or a single four bedroom dwelling. Each unit is proposed to be self-contained and will be equipped with its own private open space.
- 20 off-street car parking spaces, site landscaping and communal open space areas, a playground, a salon ancillary to the transitional group home units, and a shed. Access to the development is proposed via a yet to be constructed cul-de-sac road connecting to George Weily Place, which is subject to a concurrent development application lodged with Council (DA 444/2018(1))
The application may be inspected at the Customer Service Counter, ground floor, Civic Centre – corner of Byng Street and Lords Place, Orange – during ordinary office hours, being 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday from Tuesday, 18 December 2018 to Friday, 18 January 2019. During this period, any person may make written submission on this development proposal to Council.
Because of the holiday season, the deadline for community comments is Friday 18 January, 2019.
Information about the DA and the proposal can be found here :
A DA has been lodged with Orange City Council (DA 444/2018-1) seeking approval for a 10-lot subdivision.
The proposed council-owned subdivision is in the a5rea of 20 George Weily Way and Lot 125 of the Escort Way in Orange.
The subdivision comprises :
- seven standard residential lots between 908m² and 1,926m²;
- one large residential lot with a size of 5,260m², to house the new Domestic Violence Centree (which is the subject site for a concurrent development application (DA 448/2018-1)
- one lot to be used for stormwater management of 495m²; and
- one residue lot of 5.86 hectares consisting of the alignment of the Northern Distributor Road and all land to the east of the Northern Distributor Road.
No physical changes to the land on the eastern side of the Northern Distributor Road are proposed.
An 80m long cul-de-sac local road would be provided from the west to connect George Weily Place to five residential lots via current Lot 119 DP 1087517.
The three remaining residential lots on the southern boundary would be provided legal access from The Escort Way.
The applicant for the proposed development is Orange City Council. The consent authority is Orange City Council.
This document contains more information about the subdivision proposal :
This Community Advertising, issued 20 December 2018, has more information about making a submission. The closing date for submissions has been extended since this advertisement.
The two applications can be inspected at the Customer Service Counter, ground floor, Civic Centre – corner of Byng Street and Lords Place, Orange – during ordinary office hours, being 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday from Tuesday, 18 December 2018 to Friday, 25 January 2019.
During this period, any person may make written submissions on these development proposal to Council.
The deadline for community comments is Friday 25 January, 2019.
Comments and submissions
In the interests of facilitating community discussion, this web page includes a ‘Comment’ feature.
While anyone can make an online comment here, and a report on these online comments will be considered by council, a formal submission will be assessed separately in line with state legislation.
Formal submissions should be should be sent to the General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to make a submission, please quote reference numbers DA 444/2018(1) – PR20570. Please include your return/postal address and a contact telephone number if you wish to be advised of the progress or the outcome of the application. It would also be appreciated if you could include a contact email address if you have one. If a submission includes objections to the proposal, the grounds of objection must be specified. Submitters are required to comply with section 10.4 (Disclosure of Political Donations and Gifts) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.