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Rosedale Gardens re-zoning now on-exhibition for community comment

By October 3, 2019October 8th, 2019Business, Major DAs, News

A proposal for a new housing subdivision at the northern end of Leeds Parade is being considered by Orange City Council.

The proposal would involve a re-zoning of agricultural and industrial land into a residential zoning, and the amendment to Orange Local Environmental Plan (to be known as LEP Amendment 13) has now been placed on exhibition for community comment.

From now until 1 November the community are invited to review and comment upon a planning proposal, known as LEP Amendment 13.

The land is at the northern end of Leeds Parade, alongside the council border with Cabonne Shire Council, and comprises the former abattoir site and adjoining rural lands.

HOUSING : A proposal for a new housing estate in North Orange would require a re-zoning. The proposed re-zoning is now on exhibition for community comment. 

The proposal seeks to rezone this land and adjust the minimum lot size for subdivision to enable the area to be considered for a large lot residential subdivision.

Ultimately the proposal may enable up to 450 residential lots of 1 – 2 acres in size with some corridors of public open space particularly along drainage corridors and creeklines.

An existing transmission line easement will be separately zoned to ensure protection of important infrastructure.

The proposal seeks to rezone the land from a combination of

  • IN1 General Industrial and
  • RU1 Primary Production

to a mix of

  • R5 Large Lot Residential,
  • E4 Environmental Living,
  • RE1 Public Recreation and
  • SP2 Electrical Transmission Line.

The proposal also seeks to amend the minimum lot size for subdivision from 100ha to a combination of 4,000m2 and 8,000m2 and will be subject to an Urban Release Area designation to ensure that appropriate Development Control Plan provisions are adopted prior to any development application.

An associated Addendum to the existing Blayney Cabonne Orange Sub-Regional Rural and Industrial Lands Strategy seeks to address the implications for industrial land supply across the three council sub-region.

Making a submission

The Planning Proposal for Amendment 13 and associated documents may be inspected at the ground floor Customer Service Counter of the Civic Centre, 135 Byng Street, Orange during weekdays (9am to 5pm) and from the online links below. The  Planning Proposal will be exhibited for twenty-eight (28) days from Friday, 4 October to Friday, 1 November 2019. Any person may, during the exhibition period, make written submission on the Planning Proposal to Council.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 1 November 2019. If you wish to make a submission, please quote “F140 – Orange Local Environmental Plan 2011 – Amendment 13 – Rosedale Gardens” in your correspondence. If your 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.

Information on making a submission can be found online here.

All submissions will be evaluated and reported to Council following the exhibition period. When available, both the report and submissions may be viewed by any other persons with an interest in the Planning Proposal.

Here are links to the documents associated with the proposal:

Planning Proposal


Planning Proposal

Preliminary Site Investigation Assessment of Potential Site Contamination

Land Use Analysis

Bushfire Assessment

Servicing Strategy

Traffic Impactment Statement

Ecology report


Preliminary Biodiversity Assessment

Land Use Conflict Risk Assessment

Local Environmental Study

Gateway Determination

Alteration of Gateway Determination Clergate 6 Feb 2017

DRW signed letter dated 3 July 2019

Extension June 2018

Gateway determination – proposed rezoning – Clergate Hills – Clergate Road

Proceed to Community Consultation – PP_2016_ORANG_002_01

Addendum to the Blayney Cabonne Orange Rural and Industrial Lands Strategy 2008

BCO Addendum 041219

Responses from Blayney and Cabonne Council

Response from Cabonne Council

Response from Blayney Shire Council

Other agency responses

Biodiversity Conservation Division (formerly Office Environment & Heritage) submission

John Holland Rail Submission

Roads and Maritime Services Submission

Rural Fire Service Submission

Biodiversity Conservation Division (formerly Office Environment & Heritage)Submission

John Holland Rail Submission

Resonse from Central Tablelands Local Land Services

Response from Essential Energy

Response from Transgrid

Orange City Council’s response to agency comments

Agency response letter

Covering letter explaining the proposed changes to the the LEP maps as a result of the the planning proposal, in response to agency requests.

Covering letter

Proposed LEP maps