Location Area bounded by Melville Street, Clergate Road, Phillip Street, Heatherbrae Parade and Anson Street.
Statement of Significance
This North East section of Bletchington was subdivided by the Bathurst Orange Development Corporation in the early 1980s as part of the regional growth centre strategy launched in 1975. The subdivision is characterised by early 1980s housing stock and an extensive use of native species in the street plantings. The East West running streets provide outlooks across the Main Western Rail Line to rolling rural lands. This area of Bletchington was identified by the community consultation process as a significant feature of the suburban landscape.
Objects and Elements: Bletchington
The street plantings make extensive use of native species which gives the area a distinctly different sense of place to that of Central Orange.
Settlers Close demonstrates a distinctive engineering approach in the drainage channels built into the centre of the road. The channels represent an experimental approach to the engineering works in the subdivision and were identified as significant through the community consultation process.