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

On display for community comment, or seeking expressions of interest.

Draft budget up for community comment

Orange City Council’s annual budget for the 2023/24 financial year is on display for community comment.

Members of the community are invited to complete a survey, leave an online comment or make a formal submission.

During this period you can find out about the budget on the YourSay Orange website by:

  • reading the official budget papers
  • checking out budget infographics
  • reading news articles about the budget

At the 16 May meeting, as well as making the decision to put the draft budget on exhibition, Council made one change on the night to spend $600K, (up from $408K) on footpaths. Accordingly, the budget documents don’t reflect that change. The extra footpath spend will be from capital, so it won’t change the draft budget’s operating deficit.

On the YourSay Orange site you can have your say on the budget by:

  • completing a short survey
  • making an online comment.
  • learning how to make a formal submission.

The deadline for all submissions, comments and surveys on the budget is 13 June 2023.

A report on the community feedback will be considered by the 20 June Council meeting.

Proposed road closing under section 38B Roads Act 1993

In pursuance of the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, notice is hereby given that Orange City Council proposes to close the council public road listed as:

• Part Dairy Creek Road adjacent to 5255 Mitchell Highway Orange being Lot 200 DP 1288388

Upon closure of the road, council intends to sell the land to an adjoining landowner.

More information

All interested persons are hereby invited to make submissions concerning the proposal. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

Chief Executive Officer
Orange City Council
PO Box 35

Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 14 June 2023

Strategic Policy Review – for Public Exhibition

At the Council meeting of 6 June 2023 Council resolved to place on public exhibition for 28 days the following Strategic Policies for Community review and comment:

  • ST18 – Social Media
  • ST19 – Media
  • ST20 – Community Engagement

The Council report to 6 June 2023 meeting can be found HERE.

Please click on the link to review the policy:

Any submissions made will be collected for reporting purposes and could form part of a report available to the public. Submissions will close 5pm 7 July 2023. 

Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:
Chief Executive Officer
Orange City Council
PO Box 35