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Now’s your chance to have a say on what the Orange Central Business District of the future should look like?
This Thursday (30 August), Council is hosting a community forum, looking for input into ways they can improve the CBD.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said upgrading the CBD was a key priority for the community based on feedback they received while preparing their Community Strategic Plan earlier this year.
Council has budgeted $10 million over the next two years for upgrades to the CBD and is looking to source a further $20 million from state and federal grants.
The initial planning work is being undertaken thanks to a $100,000 federal grant through the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.
The project labelled the ‘OC Future City initiative’ is aimed at supporting jobs growth as well as improving the look of the CBD.
“While improved access, amenity and liveability will be important, we will be focused on ideas and initiatives that support economic growth,” Mayor Kidd said.
“This is principally about new jobs and ensuring we have a vibrant CBD for decades to come.”
The community forum will be held in the Council Chamber from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 30 August. Attendees can register by emailing coOKuncil@orange.nsw.gov.au