On exhibition for public comment and Expressions of Interest

 135 Byng St, Orange
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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, which are also on display for comment. Details of these planning matters can be found here and here.

Items on display for community comment, or seeking expressions of interest.

Proposed financial assistance for CBD building upgrades

At 5 October 2021 Council meeting  it was resolved to place on public exhibition for community comment a request for financial assistance for the Greek Community of Orange & District and the Orange Scout Club as part f the Future City Assistance Fund.

The request for the financial assistance from Greek Community of Orange for $1,805 is for refurbishment of the façade of 36 McNamara Street, Orange.

The request for the financial assistance from Orange Scout Club for $5,000 is for refurbishment of the façade of 94 Kite Street, Orange.

The Council report outlining the Future City Assistance Fund – Greek Community and Scout Group proposal can be downloaded here.

Deadline for community comments: Thursday 4 November 2021.

Comments can be sent to [email protected]

Proposed lease of former Netball building at Moulder Park

At the Council Meeting held on 21 September 2021, Council resolved to enter into a 21 year lease with the Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council for sports related purposes subject to public exhibition of such proposal.

All interested persons are invited to make submissions concerning the proposal by mail to the Chief Executive Officer, Orange City Council, 135 Byng Street, Orange NSW 2800 or by email to :

[email protected]

Submissions must be received by 5.00 pm 28 October 2021. Any submissions made will be collected for reporting purposes and could  form part of a report available to the public.

Proposed changes to fees & charges for Carl Sharpe Cricket Centre and Anson St School OSHC

At the Council Meeting of 7 September 2021, Council resolved to exhibit the proposed changes to the fees and charges.

The proposed additional Carle Sharpe Cricket Centre fees and charges are for Non-Commercial Operators visiting for approved events, a maximum of $250 Gst Incl. per day is proposed to be charged, regardless of the number of lanes hired, number of attendees, or day of the week.

Carl Sharpe Cricket Centre GST Ex GST Total
Non-Commercial Operator (approved events only). Hourly rate charged per above to a maximum of $250 per day, regardless of lane hire. Any day of week. $227.27 22.73 $250.00
Orange District Cricket Association & Orange Junior Cricket Association, Annual Cricket Centre Levy $18.18 $1.82 $20.00

 The proposed additional Anson Street OSHC fees and charges are:

Anson Street OSHC GST Ex GST Total
Late fee – after 15 minutes of service closure,  hourly ratio rate applies To be determined by the NDIS agency
Short Notice Cancellations To be determined by the NDIS agency

More information about the proposed changes can be found in this Report to 7 Sept Council Meeting on proposed changes to fees and charges

Deadline for community comments is : 15 November 2021

Proposed changes to hiring fees for the Southcourt area

At the 21 September 2021 Council meeting, it was resolved to place on public exhibition for community comment proposed changes to fees and charges for hiring the South Court, as follows:

Southcourt  Fees & Charges 

Activity Existing fee EX GST Proposed fee Ex GST Justification
Charities/Not for profit community groups (per day) – where admission is charged to the event Not included in Fees & Charges $156.36 Proposed new fee category for Southcourt. There currently isn’t an option for charities/not-for-profit community groups to hire Southcourt at a reduced rate. This proposed fee matches the charities/not-for-profit community groups hire fee charged for the use of Northcourt.
Charities/Not for profit community groups (per day) – where NO admission is charged to the event Not included in Fees & Charges $81 Proposed new fee category for Southcourt. There currently isn’t an option for charities/not-for-profit community groups to hire Southcourt at a reduced rate. This proposed fee matches the charities/not-for-profit community groups hire fee charged for the use of Northcourt.

Existing fees already in place for hiring the area, are:

Activity Existing fee EX GST Proposed fee Ex GST Justification
Commercial Hire –

Charge per

non-performing day

$220.14
Commercial Hire –

Charge per

performing day

$659.91
Commercial Hire – Security bond To be determined based on size and nature of event
Friends of Orange Regional Museum No charge
Orange Regional Arts Foundation No charge
Orange City Council No charge
Orange Visitor Centre supported Tourism Events No charge
Stall holder fees $50

The Council Fees and Charges Amendments – South Court report outlining the proposed changes can be downloaded here.

The deadline for community comments is close-of-business Friday 5 November 2021.

Comments may be sent to [email protected]

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:

Chief Executive Officer
Orange City Council
PO Box 35
Orange NSW  2800

Submissions can also be made by email to : [email protected]