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West end of former hospital site up for sale

Orange City Council’s development plans for the western end of the former base hospital site in Prince Street, have taken a further step with the site now on the market for sale.

The Council wants to explore the development of multi-story residential apartments on the site and recently adopted a site-specific Development Control Plan (DCP). The DCP includes planning controls that would allow a mix of two-storey and four or five-storey apartment buildings to be constructed along with an area of open space.

The 10,000 square metre site is now being offered for sale by Expressions of Interest (EOI).The west end block of the former base hospital

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the aim is to ensure a developer created a project on the site in line with Council’s ideas for the area.

“The aim of a Development Control Plan (DCP) is to guide certain types of development, and achieve particular development outcomes within certain areas,” Cr Kidd said.

“It’s important that there are more diverse options in the Orange housing market. The Orange housing market is really good at providing family homes, brick veneer houses with three bedrooms and a backyard.

““What is lacking are other options like apartments and townhouses, which are being developed in regional cities across the country.

“We want to create more diverse options for people and this site so close to the CBD is perfect for these types of homes. The western end of the former base hospital site is ideal for exploring attractive and interesting ways in which we can provide medium density housing.”

Council has engaged a local specialist broker JPAbusiness Pty Ltd to manage the Expressions of Interest process. Parties interested in being involved in the development of the site can contact JPAbusiness to secure a copy of the Information Memorandum and the EOI Bundle. Contact JPAbusiness on 02 9893 1803 or Managing Director James Price at james@jpabusiness.com.au

The deadline for the EOI is 5pm Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

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