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Council asks for community comment on next stage of sports precinct

By September 15, 2021January 5th, 2022Major DAs, News, Sport, Sports Precinct

The community is being encouraged by Orange City Council to comment on the next stage of the proposed new sports precinct and parklands along Sir Jack Brabham Park as part of the latest Development Application (DA) that was today placed on public exhibition.

The new DA includes the design of the precinct’s new landscape master plan, prepared by landscape architects Taylor Brammer and outlines plans for earthworks along with the planting and removal of trees across the site.
The latest DA also includes an independent traffic study into the impact of the proposed new sports precinct. It finds nearby roads have the capacity to handle traffic generated by the project.

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the community will have several opportunities to find out more about the DA and have their say.

“For the first time, the community can see a plan showing the location of the stadium and the specialist athletics track. Following community feedback, we have worked hard to include parkland features to create a sports precinct in a parklike setting,” Cr Kidd said.

PRECINCT: An artist’s impression of the new precinct.

The DA provides an overarching concept for the sporting facility, which sets out key design parameters for how the site will be developed. The DA seeks ‘concept’ approval for the entire complex at this stage as well as specific approval for the next stage of development.

If the concept is approved by the WRPP, future development applications for components such as the stadium will have to align with the concept plan moving forward.

Orange City Council’s Sport & Recreation Committee chair, Cr Jason Hamling said plans for a face-to-face community forum will go online.

“When there’s a lot of community interest in a proposal, there’s usually a face-to-face community forum,” Cr Jason Hamling said. “That can’t happen during a lockdown, but we’ll be doing our best by using the Zoom platform to give people the chance to be as an informed as possible.”

Community feedback will form part of the proposal to the NSW Heritage Council for consideration. It will then be considered by Orange City Council, before Western Regional Planning Panel makes the final decision on the DA. That process is expected to take between two and three months.

You can view a video of the community information session here.

Community consultation will also happen on the YourSay Orange site.

The community can also lodge formal submissions in writing to Council or send an email by 5pm, Wednesday, 13 October 2021.


New traffic study finds local roads can handle sports precinct

The Development Application documents can be found here:


Appendix A1 – Bulk Earthworks Drawings

Statement of Environmental Effects

Appendix A2 – Civil Drawings (there is no Appendix A3) 

Appendix A2 – Civil Drawings (pages 1-30)

Appendix A2 – Civil Drawings (pages 31-63)

Appendix A4 – Architectural Grandstand

Appendix B1 – Bulk Earthworks Civil Engineering Design Report

Appendix B2 – Civil Engineering Concept Design Report

Appendix C – Landscape Master Plan

Appendix D1 – Section 60 Letter

Appendix D2 – Section 60 Approved Plans

Appendix E – Site Renders

Appendix E – Site Renders

Appendix E – Site Renders (page 1)

Appendix E – Site Renders (pages 1-2)

Appendix F – Preliminary Contamination Investigation

Appendix G – Statements of Significance

Appendix H – Photomontage

Appendix I – Heritage Impact Statement

Appendix J – Geotechnical Investigation

Appendix K – Traffic Impact Assessment

Appendix L – Significant Tree Protection Management Plan

Appendix M – Biodiversity Assessment Report

Appendix N – Noise Impact Assessment


One Comment

  • Denis O'Brien says:

    It is good to see the new Orange City sports complex progressing.
    We need to plan for the future growth of the city now.
    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and will be a great asset to the community.

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