Orange Council Unveils Masterplan For Shiralee Urban Land Release

05/05/2014 6:10 pm
Shiralee

Orange City Council - Shiralee Village Masterplan

Orange City Council is embarking on a new approach to planning new housing areas with the release of the ‘Shiralee Village Masterplan’. The 276 hectare area covered by the Shiralee Village Masterplan includes around 1600 house blocks in the area to the south of the railway line.
The Orange City Council at it’s meeting to be held on Tuesday 6 May is expected to put the Shiralee Village Masterplan on display for public comment.

Shiralee, located in South Orange NSW, is a proposed new urban village that will provide housing, amenity, recreational and educational opportunities to a diverse range of residents and visitors.

Orange Local Environmental Plan 2011 (LEP 2011) Amendment 1 was gazetted on the 14 March 2014. The Amendment classified the area bounded by the railway line, Pinnacle Road, Hawke Lane and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) site/Rifle Range as an Urban Release Area (URA).

As a URA, Part 6 of LEP 2011 has the effect of preventing actual subdivision development until such time as a Development Control Plan (DCP) is adopted that covers a range of design matters.

The land release now needs to undertake formal public exhibition to satisfy legislative requirements and provide the wider community with the opportunity to review and comment on the direction proposed for the Shiralee area.

The Shiralee Masterplan provides that the desired future character of the South Orange urban release area is for Shiralee to be a new urban village that will provide housing, amenity, recreational and educational opportunities to a diverse range of residents and visitors. Higher densities will be located within the centre of the village and in places where views and access to parkland is best.

The Masterplan acknowledges that the role and function of the Orange CBD needs to be preserved. Accordingly while the Shiralee Precinct is of significant size and will ultimately be home to a substantial population, its position, relative to both the CBD and the Southern B2 zone, mean that only the most immediate day-to-day needs of residents should be catered for within the Precinct.