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. Proposed Funding
Orange City Council, at its meeting held on 22 October, resolved to exhibit for 28 days the following:
1 Funding to Roundhouse Entertainment
Council intends to provide funding to Roundhouse Entertainment for the Heifer Station A Day on the Green to support the event and site establishment as follows:
- Year 1 2019/20 – $40,000
- Year 2 2020/21 – $10,000
- Year 3 2021/22 – $10,000
2 Event Sponsorship to Jumbled
Jumbled are seeking event sponsorship for a Creative Business Bootcamp. It is proposed that Council allocate $1,000. As Jumbled is a business acting for profit, it is placed on public exhibition for public comment.
The deadline for comment is 5.00pm Wednesday 20 November 2019.
2. Rosedale Gardens re-zoning on-exhibition for comment
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.
More information about the proposal can be found on this page.
3. Draft Community Engagement Plan
Orange City Council is reviewing the way it engages with the community on planning and assessment matters.
The council has placed a new draft Community Engagement plan on exhibition for community comment.
The Plan is a strategic document that will set the tone for how community participation and engagement will be carried out in the environmental and land-use planning framework of the Orange Local Government Area.
Parts of the existing Development Control Plan 2004 that relate to exhibition of development applications will be superseded.
The attachment to Council’s Strategic Policy No 24 known as Declaration of Planning and Development Assessment Procedures and Protocols will also need to be updated in order to align with the changes. Other small changes to administration and delegation procedures have been proposed.
The draft Plan and associated documents may be inspected at the Customer Service Counter of the Civic Centre (ground floor), 135 Byng Street, Orange during normal office hours, and online on this page.
Any person may, during the period from Friday, 13 September to Friday, 11 October 2019, make written submission on the draft Plan to Council.
DEADLINE : Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 11 October 2019
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
PO Box 35
Orange NSW 2800
Submissions can also be made by email to : firstname.lastname@example.org