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.

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

There is currently one matters on display for community comment.

Annual Financial statements

Orange City Council’s Annual Financial Statements 2910-2020 have been audited and will be presented to a council meeting on 15 December.

The statements are available on this page.

The closing date for community comments about the statements is one week after the meeting on 22 December 2020.


Council resolved to place the following amendment to the Schedule of Fees and Charges on public exhibition for 28 days for public comment.

Occasional Care Fees

  • Fee per hour or part thereof, per child, no CCS – $9.75 ex GST
  • Fee per hour or part thereof, per child with CCS – $11.00 ex GST

Orange Aquatic Centre Summer Pass

  • $100.00 including GST

Orange Civic Theatre

  1. That the COVID-19 Recovery Offer be offered to users from 1 August 2020 to 31 March 2021.
  2. That the COVID-19 Recovery Offer consist of a 50% discount for Theatre Venue Hire (Monday to Sunday) for professional/commercial, performing arts businesses in the Local Government Area, community/Not-for-Profit and schools/registered charity, noting that this does not include public holidays and all other fees and charges remain the same.
  3. That Council cease the COVID-19 Recovery Offer should full capacity of Orange Civic Theatre be allowed within four weeks of an event or show.

Orange City Council Pound

  • Microchipping – $30.00 ex GST
  • Orange City Council De-sexing program – $60.00 ex GST

Written comments are sought on the above proposal up to 5.00pm Monday 4 January 2021.

Further information may be inspected at the Orange Civic Centre, corner Byng Street and Lords Place or through Council’s web page www.orange.nsw.gov.au/comment.

Any submissions made will be collected for reporting purposes and could form part of a report available to the public.


Council has amended the following Strategic Policies and resolved to place these policies on public exhibition.

REPORT – Strategic Policy Review

ST049 – Communications & Community Engagement  DRAFT – Strategic Policy – ST049 – Communications and Community Engagement (December 2020)

ST029 – Donations and Grants DRAFT – Strategic Policy – ST029 – Donations and Grants Policy (December 2020)

ST032 – Gallery Collection DRAFT – Strategic Policy – ST032 – Gallery – Collection – December 2020

These documents may be inspected at the Orange Civic Centre, corner Byng Street and Lords Place or through Council’s web page https://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/on-exhibition-for-comment/.

Written comments are sought on the above proposals up to 5.00pm Friday 29 January 2021.

Any submissions made will be collected for reporting purposes and could form part of a report available to the public.

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