Celebrating the old and the new, two of Orange’s buildings have been recognised by Council’s Tidy Towns Committee for their contribution to improving the city’s streetscape.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd recently presented a Certificate of Recognition to father and son Murray and Jack Evans of Worklocker Orange for ‘enhancing and beautifying Peisley Street with a new shop frontage’.
Tidy Towns Committee member Chris Gryllis nominated the store, which was built at the turn of the century.
To tie in with the new Worklocker branding, Murray and Jack put a fresh coat of paint on the store, formerly Jack Evans Workwear, which was opened by Murray’s grandfather Jack in the early 1950’s.
“The store has undergone quite a few facelifts over the years,” Murray said.
Cr Kidd also presented a Certificate of Recognition to representatives of the Department of Planning Industry and Environment’s (DPIE) Armstrong Building in Prince Street.
The new $75 million building, which was officially opened in November, was nominated by Tidy Towns committee member Tony Rodd.
The DPIE was recognised for “enhancing and beautifying Prince Street with a new office block”.
“The DPIE’s Armstrong Building has not just revitalised the old hospital site but the whole area, and will continue to inspire a new direction for the precinct in the future,” Cr Kidd said.
DPIE Property, Fleet and Procurement Executive Director Caroline Myers and David Gosling of Verde Property (AUST) Pty Ltd accepted the certificate.