On exhibition for public comment and Expressions of Interest

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As part of its decision-making processes,  Orange City Council frequently puts significant proposed changes of policy or direction on public exhibition to invite comment from the community, before a final decision is taken.

Other opportunities to engage with the council are put openly to the whole community when the Council seeks ‘expressions of interest’ on a proposal. On this page, you can find details of a number of matters which are currently up for public comment or seeking expressions of interest, along with :

  • links where you can find more information or download documents.
  • the deadline date for making a comment or expressing an interest.
  • details of how to make a public submission or community comment.

There are routinely a number of planning matters, including proposed Development Applications, on display for comment. Details of these planning matters can be found here and here.

There are currently three items item on display for community comment, or seeking expressions of interest.

1. Proposed re-zoning to allow for equine precinct

A proposed re-zoning that would allow landholders nearby the Towac Park racecourse to develop their properties as part of an equine precinct, is now up for community comment.


The deadline for comment is Friday 31 May, 2019.

2. New strategic policies

Orange City Council’s meeting on 21 May has placed these draft strategic policies on display for community comment.

Report – Strategic Policies – ST009 and ST029

3. Draft Orange City Council Budget

Orange City Council’s meeting on 14 June has placed the annual budget (Delivery/Operational Plan on exhibition for community comment.

Online community engagement about the budget is happening on the YourSay Orange site. There you can

  • read the budget papers
  • read articles about key highlights of the budget
  • complete a survey, leave a comment, or
  • find out how to make a formal submission.

The deadline for submissions on the budget is Tuesday 12 June.

Visit the YourSay Orange budget site.

Having your say

Orange City Council seeks community input and feedback on a range of issues. Stakeholder engagement is an important element of the Council decision-making process.

Comments and submissions must be made in writing so they can be seriously considered and the information collated into a report to be considered by a council meeting. Comments can only be considered as formal submissions if the author’s details are included.

People who wish to have their say should keep the mind that written submissions from the community may be made public as part of a report to a Council meeting.

Because a number of matters are always up for public comment, submissions must make it clear which topic is being addressed.

You can find more information here about making a submission to Orange City Council.

Submissions can be sent by mail to:
Orange City Council
General Manager
PO Box 35
Orange NSW  2800

Submissions can also be made by email to : council@orange.nsw.gov.au