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Tuesday March 2, 2021 Council meeting

What happened at Tuesday night’s (2/3/21) Orange City Council meeting.

Montage of markets in McNamara Street

Montage of markets in McNamara Street

Latest Future City plans given the go ahead

The latest plans to upgrade sections of Orange CBD as part of the Future City program were given the go ahead at last night’s council meeting.

The meeting approved plans for upgrades in:

  • Lords Place between Byng and Summer,
  • Byng Street between McNamara Street and Lords Place and
  • McNamara Street between Summer Street and Kite Street.

The future of McNamara Street

A report on the plans and community consultation was presented at last night’ meeting.

New proposes aim to change lot sizes in Shiralee

A proposal to change the lot sizes in a section of the Shiralee housing area was supported by last night‘s meeting.

The proposal would affect the size of lots of land in Park Road and Rifle Range Road.

A report to the meeting suggested the proposed change in zone from R2 Low Density Residential to R1 General Residential is consistent with the surrounding zoning and is aligned with the proposal to change the minimum lot size

(The proposal will now be sent to the NSW Planning Dept for preliminary assessment, before community exhibition in Orange.)

Plan to boost awareness of AEDs

Orange City Council will investigate ways to boost community awareness of the location of defibrillators around Orange.

Last night’s meeting passed a motion from Cr Jeff Whitton calling for a campaign to encourage businesses to place the life-saving equipment (AEDs)in their facilities. The motion also called for staff to investigate funding opportunities to install more ADEs around Orange.

Big plans for Glenroi Oval

Last night’s meeting backed a long-term plan to transform Glenroi Oval.

The meeting voted to put the draft Glenroi Oval Masterplan on exhibition for community comment.

The masterplan, which has been developed after consultation with the local community, includes:

  • Planting over 200 trees to create the look and feel of a parkland
  • Improved paths connecting Glenroi Heights Public School, the Hockey Centre and other locations
  • More shade and places to sit
  • A new toilet block to replace the current dilapidated facility
  • Expanded play equipment and an expansion of the skate park
  • The current cricket oval to be converted into a Rugby League ground as the home ground for Orange United.

$250,000 has been allocated over the next two year to begin the upgrade



Last night’s meeting agreed to a request to waive fees for user-groups of the cultural centre in Sale St for the period when the building couldn’t be used last year at the height of the COVID lock-down.


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