The next phase of the FutureCity upgrade to Lords Place and Byng Street begins today with an upgrade of the steps and ramp in front of the entrance to the Orange Civic Theatre.
The area will be demolished in two stages to ensure access to the theatre foyer is available during construction.
People with mobility concerns should use either the Orange City Council office entrance, or the entrance from the Council car park.
The pebble surface on the steps and ramp will be replaced by a concrete path way, in line with the look of the existing surface of the cultural precinct near the Orange Regional Museum.
The upgrade is designed to enhance the appearance of the area, create a safer, less slippery walkway and reduce the incline of the existing ramp. This will make access for people using wheelchairs and mobility scooters easier.
The work is expected to finish towards the end of July, weather permitting as well as contractor availability.
Due to the current Public Health Orders regarding people living or working in the Greater Sydney area, no performances at the theatre are booked during the work, with the exception of the Kinross Wolaroi School Show of The Addams Family. Ticketek will remain open as usual.
The aim is to have the new entrance to the theatre completed before the Orange Eisteddfod begins on July 26.