On exhibition for public comment and Expressions of Interest

 135 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199

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.

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

Wentworth Park Reserve

Council is the manager of the Wentworth Park Reserve which has been leased to the Wentworth Golf Club since 1968 and operated as a golf course from the commencement of the lease.
The proposed lease to Orange Ex-Services Club will have no impact on the reserves current use.  Comments can be made by emailing council@orange.nsw.gov.au

Annual budget

Orange City Council has placed its annual budget on exhibition for community comment.

By visiting the YourSay Orange site, you can

  • find out more about the budget
  • Complete a survey
  • Leave an online comment, or
  • make a formal submission.

The deadline for submissions on the budget is 10 June 2020.

Local Housing Strategy

Work continues on the development of a local housing strategy for Orange with the goal of establishing a vision for providing housing within the City that meets future needs.
Local housing strategies are prepared by Councils, in consultation with communities, to detail how and where housing will be provided in local areas. They include consideration of demographic factors, local housing supply and demand, and local land-use opportunities and constraints.
Local housing strategies can also identify areas of cultural, environmental, heritage or local character significance.
To date, the first step of the data gathering, analysis and constraint mapping has been undertaken by consultants Premise. This work has tentatively identified two areas to the northwest and south that could be further investigated for urban development. This should not be regarded as conclusive as community input may lead to other sites being nominated. includes a detailed design for the proposed interpretative signs and other park features.

The 17 March Council decided to place the research report on exhibition and invite community comment.

The reports and mapping documents can be found here.

Orange Local Housing Strategy

DPIE Local-Housing-Strategy-Guideline-and-Template

Orange Local Housing Strategy (LHS)

Request for Financial Assistance – Anson Street Uniting Church

Council has received a request for financial assistance to install lighting on the new Anson Street Uniting Church tower.

Council at its meeting held on 12 May 2020 resolved to place on public exhibition for 28 days, its intention to provide financial assistance:

That Council resolves:

  1. That funding of $27,000 for Lighting to the Anson Street Uniting Church be funded from the FutureCity Project fund.
  2. To place the proposed allocation of funds to Orange Uniting Church on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days (in accordance with section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993).

Deadline for Comment: 5.00pm Friday 12 June 2020

Draft Health and Innovation Precinct Masterplan

Council at its meeting held on 19 May 2020 resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Orange Health and Innovation Precinct Masterplan.

Report – Health and Innovation Precinct

Draft Masterplan – Orange Health and Innovation Precinct

Deadline for comment: 5.00pm Friday 26 June 2020

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 : council@orange.nsw.gov.au