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A developer wants to build 10 double-storey dwellings on this land north of the Orange CBD

July 21, 2023

A layout from the DA overlaid on a Google Earth map.

By Peter Holmes

A development application (DA) to build 10 two-storey dwellings on a 2,358-square-metre block north of the CBD has been lodged with Orange City Council.

The DA seeks to construct four two-bedroom dwellings and six one-bedroom dwellings at 7 Gregory Place. All 10 would be double storey.

The two-bedroom properties would have a gross floor area (GFA) of 146 square metres each.

The one-bedroom properties would have a GFA of 115.9 square metres.

All square meterage includes garage, storage/void and balcony.

About 830 square metres of the total land size would be for communal access spaces.

The site as it is. Google Earth.

"Each dwelling will consist of an entrance, laundry and garage at the lower level," the DA states.

"The upper level will consist of bedrooms, ensuite and balcony to the main bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, open plan living and dining."

The proposed development consists of four stages:

Stage 1: Two-Lot Torrens Title Subdivision to create Proposed Lot 100 and Proposed Lot 200.

Stage 2: Construct Multi-Dwelling Housing (four dwellings) on Proposed Lot 100. At the completion of the dwellings, an occupation certificate would be sought to allow habitation.

Stage 3: Construct Multi-Dwelling Housing (six dwellings) on Proposed Lot 200. At the completion of the dwellings, an occupation certificate would be sought to allow habitation.

Stage 4: Community Title Subdivision of Proposed Lot 100 and Proposed Lot 200.

Construction materials for the new dwellings would consist of a mix of brick and selected wall cladding, panel lift garage doors, aluminium framed doors and windows, timber entry door and selected colorbond roof sheeting.

"Colour scheme will be consistent with neighbourhood character and modern construction," the DA states.

Access to the site would be via an existing access point off Gregory Place.

The DA says the existing access point would be retained and upgraded for the construction of the new dwellings to the rear.

"Adequate car parking will be provided on site to service the new dwellings. Visitor parking is also allocated on the site."

The block is "adequately serviced for all essential connections for water, sewer, electricity and telecommunications", according to the submission.

Multi-dwelling housing on the site "is permissible under the provisions of the Orange Local Environmental Plan (OLEP) 2011 subject to development consent of Council", it states.

Do you support more smaller (and theoretically cheaper) dwellings in Orange like the ones in the DA?

  • Yes

  • No


The application will be on public exhibition from today (Friday July 21, 2023) to Thursday August 3, 2023. You can view them here, or at the Customer Service Counter of the Civic Centre (ground floor) Byng Street, Orange.

If you wish to make a submission, please include your name and full contact details (postal address, phone number and email address if you have one), and quote reference numbers: DA 177/2023(1) - PAN-336795.

If a submission includes objections to the proposal, the grounds of objection must be specified. Information on making a submission can be found here.

Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday August 3, 2023.

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