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.

Annual Draft Budget

Orange City Council’s meeting (6 April) has placed its annual budget for the 2021/22 financial year on exhibition for community comment.

The budget documents are available on the YourSay Orange community engagement site, where you can:

  • complete a short survey
  • leave a comment online, and
  • learn how to make a formal submission.

The deadline for community submissions is Friday 7 May.

Draft Lake Canobolas Masterplan

Orange City Council engaged consultants Stone Three to update the previous Lake Canobolas Precinct Master Plan that was developed in 2004. The timing of the plans is aimed at making the most the opportunities offered by the Council now managing the Canobolas Scout Camp and the former Earth Sanctuary being replaced with a mountain bike park.

The Draft Lake Canobolas Precinct Masterplan can be downloaded here (35 MB)

This report to the 20 April Council meeting  outlines the key points of the Draft Lake Canobolas Master Plan. The plan is currently on public exhibition for community comment for 28 days.

The deadline for community comments is Monday, 24 May 2021. Following this, the plan will be reported back to Council for adoption.

Review of Environmental Factors into the proposed East Orange Stormwater Harvesting wetland is now on exhibition for community comment.

More information can be found here.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 26 April 2021.

East Orange Stormwater Harvesting Wetland

The Review of Environmental Factors into the proposed East Orange Stormwater Harvesting wetland is now on exhibition for community comment.

More information can be found here.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 26 April 2021.

Future City Assistance Fund

Orange City Council’s Future City Assistance Fund is designed to support retail activity, improve the look of the CBD and showcase the City’s buildings. Applications for Round 1 have been assessed. The April 20 2021 Council meeting proposed these grants, which will now be on exhibition for community comment:

 

Applicant Project Amount
Glenmace Pty Ltd Refurbishment of Façade

240-242 Summer Street, Orange

$4,622.40 (ex-GST)
Ian MacLean and Elizabeth MacLean Refurbishment of Façade

169 Summer Street, Orange

$3,387.76 (ex GST)
Anson Street Plaza Owners Corporation Refurbishment of Façade

212 Anson Street, Orange

$5,000.00 (ex GST)
Graham Brindle and Judith Brindle Refurbishment of Façade

197 Summer Street, Orange

$3,945.00 (ex GST)

This report to the 20 April Council meeting outlines the proposals.

The deadline for community comments is Monday, 24 May 2021.

Funding for event sponsorship

At its 20 April 2021 meeting, Council  resolved to exhibit for 28 days three proposed event sponsorships:

  • The intention to provide $10,000 funding and hire fees to Chugg Entertainment Pty Ltd for 2022 Squeeze Music Festival in Orange; and
  • The intention to provide funding of $20,000 annually be made from the Event Sponsorship Program to Tournament X Pty Ltd for the 2022 and 2023 World Jousting Championships and Medieval Faire. This consists of $10,000 cash and $10,000 value of in-kind Council services.

These reports to the Council meeting outline the proposals:

Squeeze Music Festival 

Request to Host 2022 World Jousting Championships and Medieval Faire

Community submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 24 May 2021.

Draft Pesticide Notification Plan

Orange City Council is developing a Pesticide Use and Notification Plan that  will be a public document that outlines:

  • what pesticides Council uses from time to time,
  • where those pesticides are used and
  • sets a program of inform the neighbouring community.

This Draft Pesticide Use Notification Plan is currently on public exhibition for 28 days. This report outlining aspects of the plan was also presented to the 20 April Council meeting.

Deadline for community comments: Monday, 24 May 2021.  A report on any comments from the community will be presented when the draft plan is considered by Council.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION – GLENROI OVAL MASTERPLAN

At the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee meeting on Tuesday 2 March 2021, Council resolved to place the Glenroi Oval Masterplan on public exhibition for 28days:

REPORT – SRPC 2 March 2021 Glenroi Oval Masterplan

Glenroi Oval Master Plan

Further information may be inspected at the Orange Civic Centre, corner Byng Street and Lords Place or through Council’s web page On Exhibition for Public Comment and Expressions of Interest – Orange City Council (nsw.gov.au).

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

Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 6 April 2021.

Submissions can be emailed to council@orange.nsw.gov.au or posted to:

Chief Executive Officer
Orange City Council
PO Box 35
ORANGE  NSW  2800

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