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.

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

New draft Housing Strategy on exhibition for community comment.

The 19 October, 2021 Council meeting  decided to place the draft Orange Local Housing Strategy on exhibition for community comment.

You can find more information about the strategy on the YourSay Orange website, where you can also complete a survey, leave a comment and find out more about making a formal submission.

Deadline for community comments: Monday 21 February, 2021.

Comments can be sent to [email protected]

Gallery Collection policy on exhibition for community comment

The Orange Regional Gallery Collection Strategic Policy was reviewed by Council at the meeting held 16 November 2021. It was decided to put the revised strategic policy on public exhibition for community comment until close of business Wednesday 2 February 2022.

The Draft Gallery Collection Policy can be downloaded here.

Deadline for Community comments: Wednesday 2 February 2021.

Comments can be sent to [email protected]

Proposed financial assistance for CBD building upgrade

Acting under delegated authority during the Council’s caretaker period, the CEO is placing on public exhibition  for community comment a request for financial assistance for 199 Summer Street as part of the FutureCity Assistance Fund.

The request is for financial assistance of $4,054.10 towards refurbishing of the façade of 199 Summer Street, Orange.


More information about the proposal can be found in this memo to the CEO:

Memo CBD Assistance Fund Application 199 Summer Street

Deadline for community comments: Monday 10 January 2022.

Comments can be sent to [email protected]

Council writes to residents about Kearneys Drive child care centre proposal

Orange City Council is writing to residents in the neighbourhood of a proposed child care centre in Kearneys Drive to keep them in touch with proposed new plans for the centre.

The letter is the latest outcome of a legal dispute in the Land & Environment Court between Orange City Council and the developers of the proposed new centre.

More information about the proposed centre and how to make a submission can be found here.

Deadline for community comments: Wednesday 19 January, 2022

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 : [email protected]