Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Orange opens industrial parks EOI

Orange City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest to drive development in two emerging industrial parks.

The Council says it’s keen to hear from businesses looking to secure land in a new industrial subdivision on Clergate Road and on the Old Saleyards site on Edward Street.

The 19.1 hectare Clergate Road subdivision is located on the northern outskirts of Orange with direct access to the Northern Distributor Road via Clergate Road, which links to the Mitchell Highway.

The 7.43 hectare Old Saleyards site is located to the south of the CBD, with road frontage to Edward Street. It is bounded by McNeily Avenue to the north, and the rail line to the west. The site has direct access to the Southern Feeder Road (via Edward St) which links to the Mitchell Highway to the east, with a link to the west being constructed over the coming years.

Employment and Economic Development Committee Chair, Councillor Tony Mileto said industrial parks in the city were already major employers and the EOI process was about making sure the city was ready for growth.

“With the employment sectors in Orange that are most likely to be located in an industrial were talking about approximately 15 per cent of the jobs in the city,” Cr Mileto said.

“If you look at the relatively high levels of occupancy or land availability in the existing estates of Leewood and Narrambla the time is right to look to the future.”

While Council has approved subdivision plans for both Clergate Rd and the old saleyards site the EOI process will help guide a final design to make sure they meet the needs of the businesses looking to establish in the areas.

Cr Mileto said the focus of the EOI was the positive economic impact the new areas can deliver to the Orange community.

“This is not just a land sale. We want to know about your proposed development, the type of the business, the number of jobs and any spin-off opportunities it could deliver to the Orange economy,” he said.

An industry briefing session will be held in relation to the EOI at 10am Monday 4 July at the Council offices, 135 Byng St, Orange, 2800.

The EOI can be found here.

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