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.

There are currently three items on display for community comment, or seeking expressions of interest.


1. Purchasing Policy

Orange City Council, at its meeting held on 6 August, resolved to place the below draft strategic policy on display for community comment.

Strategic Policy Report – ST093

DRAFT – Strategic Policy – ST093 – Purchasing

The deadline for comment is 5.00pm Thursday 5 September 2019.

2. Updated Flood Study and LEP amendment 24

Orange City Council has placed its updated flood study, together with associated  changes to the Orange Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP) on public exhibition for community comment.

More information about the about the updated flood study can be found on the YourSay Orange website.

More information about the proposed changes to the LEP and DCP (called Amendment 24) can be found here.

The consultation period is from Friday 26 July to Monday 26 August. The deadline for submissions is Monday 26 August, 2019

There is more information here about making a submission.

3. Gosling Creek Reserve Draft Plan of Management

Orange City Council has created the Gosling Creek Reserve Plan of Management and is now placed on public exhibition for public comment.

Public comments are invited and will be accepted by Council up until 5.00pm – Friday 23 August 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
General Manager
PO Box 35
Orange NSW  2800

Submissions can also be made by email to : council@orange.nsw.gov.au