The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has accepted a revised proposal for
a business park at the Orange Airport and Orange City Council is seeking comment on
the plan.

The proposal will be on exhibition for 28 days from tomorrow November 19 and can be
found at

Initially Council proposed a 300ha business park and following feedback from the
community, the department and neighbouring councils the proposed site has been
reduced to 114ha, with a yield of approximately 75ha of services lots.

Orange Mayor John Davis OAM said the proposal was an opportunity to make sure
Orange continued to provide jobs into the future.

“One of the strengths of the proposal is the colocation of several key drivers for
development. These include the area’s natural and man-made attributes, particularly
extensive areas of flat land, key infrastructure such as gas and a future water pipeline,
regional road connections and rail and air links,” Cr Davis said.

“Council from time to receives requests for larger scale operations that cannot be
satisfied within existing zoned land. We need to make sure we are ready when these
opportunities arise.”