A major land release for residential development to the south of Orange, NSW’s CBD meant Council needed to embark upon a major planning exercise using best-practice urban design methods. The suburb will provide a range of housing options for approximately 1700 houses, a village centre and protection of key habits and recreation land throughout.
OCULUS was commissioned to develop the masterplan, in consultation with the community and Council, and Shah was project manager on behalf of Council. Shah’s role as planning expert in relation to the DCP has continued since the establishment of sala4D, with detailed design continuing, including subdivision modelling and the development of typical landscape plans.
The project takes Orange City in a new direction for residential development, recognising active travel, slow streets, shared open space values and community development as important qualities to develop in regional towns of the future.
The Shiralee Masterplan and DCP can be downloaded from Orange City Council at: https://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/planning-directions-and-policies/development-control-plan/