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 two items item on display for community comment, or seeking expressions of interest.
1. Proposed new Subdivision & Development Code
Orange City Council is asking for community comment about a proposed new guide for businesses involved in constructing new real estate subdivisions.
The Council’s engineering requirements for new subdivisions were first adopted back in 1979. The early policy dealt with the accepted work methods used in the Orange area at the time.
Since then there’s been major changes to work practices and Australian standards, as well as a major shift in community expectations in how a new subdivision will be created.
The deadline for comment is Friday 12 April.
2. Proposed changes to Council strategic policies concerning councillors and council staff
The 19 March 2019 Council meeting decided to place a number of draft strategic policies on public exhibition for community comment.
Orange City Council routinely reviews and amends its strategic polices to make sure they are in line with industry best practice and comply with legislation.
This Report ( ST050, ST110, ST020) to the council meeting outlines the proposed changes in these policies concerning councillors.
The proposed new draft policies can be downloaded here.
This Report to the council meeting outlines the proposed changes in a policy concerning council staff.
The proposed new draft policy can be downloaded here.
Deadline for community comment : 5pm, Friday 19 April, 2019
3. Tender for the construction of animal shelter
Council is currently calling tenders for the construction of a new animal shelter at 36 Astill Drive Orange. The development involves the construction of a colorbond shed 30m x 21, 4m wall height and 5.862m ridge with concrete slab. Associated works and associated civil works will include, but not limited to:
- Drainage, including all internal hydraulic services under and in the concrete slab;
- Concrete stairs;
- Retaining walls;
- Driveway and car park;
- Extension of external services such as electrical, data and hydraulics to the new building for the fit-out contractor to connect to.
Full Tender plans and documents are available at www.orange.nsw.gov.au/tenders-quotations-contracts/ architectural plans may also be viewed here.
However, attached are extracts of the architectural plans that provide an overview of the project for prospective tenderers.
It should be noted that a separate tender will be called in the near future for the fit out of the base shed and surrounds.
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