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 currently three items on display for community comment, or seeking expressions of interest.
1. Regional Museum Collections Officer
The Orange Regional Museum is seeking quotations for a contract position as a Collections Officer. This position supports museums across the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne Council areas to document and digitise objects, photographs and heritage places, and use these resources to share community conversations to connect audiences with objects and local stories.
Full details about the request can be downloaded in this Request for Quotation – Regional Museum Officer document.
The closing date for the submission of proposals is 12 noon, 11 January 2019.
2. Changes to Council Fees & Charges
The activities and operations of Council are constantly changing and evolving and from time to time alterations are needed to the fees and charges register. The following additions have come from the September budget review.
Council has also resumed control of the old Canobolas Scout Camp and the new fees are available for comment.
The proposed new 2018 19 Fees and Charges Amendments can be downloaded here.
Deadline for community comment : Monday 7 January 2019
3. The addition of ‘artisan food and drink industry’ as a permissible land use in certain business zones
Orange City Council has submitted a planning proposal for Amendment 23 to the Orange Local Environmental Plan 2011.
The planning proposal intends to include ‘Artisan food and drink industry’ as a land use which is permitted with consent in the following business zones:
– B1 Neighbourhood Centre
– B2 Local Centre
– B3 Commercial Core
– B4 Mixed Use.
Anyone wishing to make a submission about the changes should do so, in writing, before 5pm January 18, 2019.
The planning proposal report can be viewed at the Civic Centre, 135 Byng Street, Orange during office hours (9am to 5pm).
These documents can also be viewed online on the NSW Department of Planning’s LEP Tracking website:
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. 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.
Submissions can be sent by mail to:
Orange City Council
PO Box 35
Orange NSW 2800
Submissions can also be made by email to email@example.com