The first part of community consultation for Lords Place south is well underway.
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.
“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.
Two community forums have been held simultaneously to an online YourSay site that gave community members and Lords Place businesses the chance to share their ideas about what they think Lords Place south could look like.
Orange City Council staff are working towards a concept design, based on the community’s feedback that will then be brought back to the community for further discussion.