Significant Trees: Central Orange

Binya Pine located rear yard of Orange Fire Station Location Rear yard of Orange Fire Station, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwillii) Physical Description Large trunked tree with a semi domed form. Tree is a healthy specimen with no signs of deterioration. Statement of Significance This Bunya Pine... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Croagh Patrick

Pine and Cedars at Croagh Patrick Location Park Street, Bowen. Tree Species Pine (Pinus sp) Cedar (Cedrus sp.) Physical Description Condition of mature trees are to a high standard with dense foliage and typical branch structure. No evidence of pruning Statement of Significance Many of the avenue plantings have historical significance because they are believed... Continue Reading →

Endsleigh Avenue Vista

Endsleigh House located on the bend of Endsleigh Avenue Location Endsleigh Avenue. Statement of Significance Endsleigh Avenue follows the Main Western Railway and has an uncharacteristic bend in the road, close to the Franklin Road rail bridge. The road bends to the West and accommodates Endsleigh House which terminates the vista. The tall exotic plantings... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Orange Cemetery

Location Orange Cemetery. Lone Pine Avenue, Bowen. Tree Species Himalayan Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) Physical Description The two Cypresses exhibit a strong upright conical habit, which is broad spreading at the base. Statement of Significance These trees form a visually prominent feature of the cemetery landscape. The heritage listing for the cemetery notes that the mature... Continue Reading →

Bel Air

Location Bounded by Molong Road, Forbes Road and Pine Ridge Drive. Statement of Significance This subdivision formed part of the regional growth centre strategy undertaken by the Bathurst Orange Development Corporation (BODC). The strategy was launched in 1975 and this subdivision was one of the early concepts of the strategy. However, the plan for this... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Greengate Park

Location Rawson display home, corner of Burrendong Way and Mitchell Highway. Tree Species Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deoda ra) Oak trees (Quercus sp. ) Physical Description The trees frame the entrance to Burrendong Way from the Mitchell Highway. The blue/grey foliage of the Deodar Cedar contrast with that of the Oak Trees. Statement of Significance The... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Duntryleague

Location Entry Avenue, Northern border of Orange High School and Duntryleague. Tree Species Sequoia (Sequoiadendron spp.) Physical Description These particular trees exhibit a typical growth of cylindrical upright forms with dense branch structure. The trees have still not reached full mature height. Statement of Significance The Sequoia have a significance as an uncommon tree in... Continue Reading →


Location Orange Golf Club, Woodward Street, Orange Statement of Significance Duntryleague was built in 1876 as a stately home for James Dalton, a member of the prominent Orange family, the Daltons. Duntryleague indicates the wealth of some of the Irish people who settled in Orange. Duntryleague, along with the Park, Gates, Gatekeeper’s Lodge and Stables,... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Coronation Drive

Location Coronation Drive (section between Woodward Street and Cargo Road). Tree Species Holly Oak (Quercus ilex) Physical Description The Oaks of Coronation Drive consist of a round-headed canopy, that displays signs of pruning due to overhead power lines. The foliage exhibits glossy dark green leaves which contrasts with the grey bark. Statement of Significance The... Continue Reading →

Coronation Drive

Coronation Drive near its starting point at Woodward Street Location Coronation Drive (between Woodward Street and Cargo Road). Statement of Significance Coronation Drive is a commemorative drive characterised by avenue plantings in several different species. A plaque at the start of Coronation Drive near the intersection with Woodward Street indicates that Coronation Drive originally extended... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Garden Suburbs – West of Orange

Location Wiare Reserve Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Physical Description The trees frame the western edge of a community park and dominate the surrounding landscape. These trees are beginning to show signs of intolerance to extreme dry conditions and heat. Statement of Significance The radiata pines have an historic link with the agricultural history... Continue Reading →

Wiare Subdivision

The streetscape of Green Lane Location Bounded by Ploughman’s Lane, Wentworth Golf Club, and Kinross Wolaroi (PLC Site). (A place within the Garden Suburbs of West Orange.) Statement of Significance This area was subdivided under the name Wiare in the early 1970s and follows a similar garden suburb approach to Westlea. This area is characterised... Continue Reading →

Westlea Residential Subdivision

The edge of Westlea, viewed from Coronation Drive Location Subdivision bounded by Forbes Road, Ploughman’s Lane, Wirrabarra Walk and Coronation Drive. (A place within the Garden Suburbs Precinct of West Orange.) Statement of Significance This subdivision is an example of the “garden suburb” approach to planning. The area was subdivided during the early 1960s by... Continue Reading →

Precinct: Garden Suburbs – West of Orange

Binnari Avenue, Westlea Location Area bounded by Forbes Road, Wirrabarra Walk, Wentworth Golf Club and Ploughman’s Lane. Statement of Significance The Garden Suburb was an influential approach to planning that shaped much of Australia’s suburban landscape. The two key subdivisions of this style in Orange were originally titled Westlea and Wiare which have now been absorbed... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Ploughman’s Lane

Location Ploughman’s Lane (between The Escort Way and Canobolas Road), West of Orange. Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’). Physical Description Tall narrow trunked tree with numerous branches starting from ground level. Some examples of wind damage to western facing trees. Statement of Significance The poplars have an aesthetic significance for the strong... Continue Reading →

Ploughman’s Lane

Location Ploughman’s Lane (between The Escort Way and Canobolas Road), West of Orange. Statement of Significance Ploughman’s Lane has significance as a linear landscape that serves to divide suburban Orange in the East from the rural fringe in the West. The lane is framed on either side by an avenue of Poplars. Contrasts of landscape... Continue Reading →

The Rail System

Location Main Western Railway, running North and South through the Local Government Area, and the Orange Broken Hill Railway, running West from Orange. Statement of Significance The railway line is examined here as a “linear landscape”. The railway line is a feature of the landscape in both urban and rural areas and forms a significant... Continue Reading →


he quarry site on Racecourse Road, viewed from adjacent to the railway line Location Racecourse Road, adjacent to the Orange Broken Hill Rail Line. Statement of Significance The former quarry site forms a distinctive post-industrial landscape within the suburban fringe of Orange. The quarry site is characterised by large areas of exposed basalt bedrock. Water... Continue Reading →

Vista along National Avenue

Vista along National Avenue Location National Avenue, looking East. Statement of Significance This vista is significant because of the established avenue of good specimen Plane trees, proximity to parklands and row of quality homes. The changing landscape quality with the seasons due to deciduous trees and the open parklands to the South reinforce the parkland... Continue Reading →

Blackman’s Swamp Creek Park System

Location Matthews Park, Moulder Park, Endeavour Oval, Elephant Park, Pilcher Park and Ken Rawle Park (stretching from Lords Place to West of Woodward Street). Statement of Significance The series of interconnected parks forms a significant green belt and recreational space for the city. The parks are connected by Blackman’s Swamp Creek. The creek forms a... Continue Reading →

The Springs

Location Crown Land West of the TAFE, accessed via Shiralee Road, approximately 4 km South of the Orange CBD. Statement of Significance From around the 1920s to 1940s the site located near a number of dams/waterholes on the Southern fringes of the town and known as “The Springs” developed as a transient settlement. The Springs... Continue Reading →

Bloomfield Hospital

Location Between Forest Road and Bloomfield Road, a place within Sir Jack Brabham Park and Bloomfield Hospital Precinct. Statement of Significance Bloomfield Hospital was developed as a mental health facility in the 1920s and is still in operation today. Bloomfield’s unmistakable institutional character of both buildings and grounds forms a distinctive feature on the Southern... Continue Reading →

Sir Jack Brabham Park and Bloomfield Hospital

The boundary between Jack Brabham Park and Bloomfield Hospital is planted with Pinus radiata and Populus nigra var italica Location Forest Road (between Huntley Road and Bloomfield Road). Statement of Significance Located on the Southern edge of the city, the landscape of this precinct includes historically, aesthetically and socially significant places. The institutional landscape of... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Glenroi

Location Endsleigh House, Endsleigh Avenue, part of the Precinct of Glenroi. Tree Species Cedar (Cedrus sp.) Conifer (Chamaecyparis sp.) Physical Description The historic homestead of Endsleigh House is characterised by a mixed planting of Conifers. The bright yellow/green foliage of the Chamaecyparis contrasts with that of the deciduous Cedar located in the front yard. Residential... Continue Reading →


A typical Glenroi streetscape Location Area bounded by the Eastern side of the Railway Line; Bathurst Road; Lone Pine Avenue and extending to Catto Close in the South. Statement of Significance Orange City Council’s Development Control Plan (DCP) identifies the Glenroi area as having a concentration of housing from the Victorian and Edwardian periods as... Continue Reading →

Wade Park

Location Moulder Street (between Peisley Street and Lords Place), Orange. Statement of Significance The site of Wade Park has significance to the sporting history of Orange. The site was marked “Reserved for Cricket” on the 1866 plan of Orange. The site has been used for a variety of sports ever since, including cricket, rugby union,... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Cox Avenue

Location No. 54 Cox Avenue Tree Species Weeping Cherry Physical Description This Weeping Cherry located in the front lawn of a residents house is highly ornamental, with a ‘cubby house’ effect of branches reaching the ground. Residential Tree Statements The Weeping Cherry is a mature tree and good ornamental example.

Significant Trees: Kinross Wolaroi

Location Bathurst Road (between Cox Avenue and Icely Road), Bowen. Tree Species Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Oak (Quercus sp.) Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) Physical Description An avenue of mixed exotic trees including Oaks and Cedars line the entry driveway to Kinross Wolaroi. All trees are healthy specimens showing good branch and vegetation structure. An individual... Continue Reading →

Kinross Wolaroi

Location Bathurst Road (between Cox Avenue and Icely Road), Bowen. Statement of Significance The heritage character of the grounds and main school building form an historically and aesthetically significant feature of the Orange townscape. The former mansion, now the main school building, is listed as a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance in the... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Memory Park

Location Memory Park. Icely Road and Bathurst Road. Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description Healthy mature specimens with tall trunks and many branches from the ground up. Trees create a ‘soldier’ effect of straight lines. Statement of Significance The Poplars were planted beginning in 1935 for each former Mayor of Orange... Continue Reading →

Memory Park

The memorial poplars of Memory Park are at left and the cedars of the Memorial Avenue plantings are at right Location Icely Road and Bathurst Road. Statement of Significance Memory Park formed part of town planner Norman Weekes’ concept developed during the 1920s aimed at enhancing the entry points to Orange. Weekes’ original gateway concept... Continue Reading →

View from Rotary Park

Location Dalton Street, Rotary Park - Mount Lindsay. Statement of Significance View across the city to the ridgeline containing Mount Canobolas and The Pinnacle from Rotary Park at Mount Lindsay. The view is significant as there are limited opportunities within the region to view the city as the foreground to Mount Canobolas. During Autumn and... Continue Reading →

Resource Recovery Centre

The main entry to the Resource Recovery Centre features landscaped areas in keeping with the environmentally friendly objectives of the facility Location Ophir Road, 5 km North East of the Orange CBD. Statement of Significance The Resource Recovery Centre is a culturally and environmentally significant part of the Orange landscape. A community based public art... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: ‘Strathroy’, Spring Street

Location ‘Strathroy’, Spring Street. Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Physical Description Historic homestead with a row of Radiata Pines along the front boundary behind the fence. The stands of Pines exhibit clusters of dark green foliage and evidence of damage consisting of downed limbs and scarred trunks. Residential Tree Statements The historic “Strathroy” is listed... Continue Reading →

Croagh Patrick

Location Park Street, Bowen. Statement of Significance Originally titled “Llanello”, the house and grounds of Croagh Patrick form an aesthetically and historically significant part of the townscape of Bowen. The house was built by Edwin Lane in 1883 to the design of John Hale, who also designed Wolaroi. By 1914 the house was in the... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Newman Park

Location Newman Park. March Street (between Autumn and Nile Streets), Bowen. Approximately 1 km East of the Orange CBD. Tree Species Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) Physical Description The Oak trees of Newman Park display dense foliage which provides a seasonal variation of colour. The trees form and growth habit contrast to that of the Radiata... Continue Reading →

Newman Park

Plantings of exotic species date from the planting program of the 1890s Location March Street (between Autumn and Nile Streets), Bowen. Approximately 1 km East of the Orange CBD. Statement of Significance The landscape of Newman Park has evolved to fulfil a range of social and cultural functions from commemoration to active recreation. Newman Park... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Orange Showground

  Location Between Pavilion buildings and Leeds Parade, approximately 2 km North East of the Orange CBD. Tree Species Sequoia (Sequoiadendron sp.) Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description Typical examples of mixed exotic tree’s including the Lombardy Poplar which are showing healthy growth and Sequoiadendron sp., which have lower branch die back. Statement... Continue Reading →

Orange Showground

Location Leeds Parade, approximately 2 km North East of the Orange CBD. Statement of Significance Located toward the North Eastern outskirts of town, the Showground has been an important site for the agricultural and social life of the town since it was developed in 1908. The entry gate is flanked by mature remnant Eucalypts, and... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Orange Botanic Gardens

Location Orange Botanic Gardens, The Apple Orchard - Kearney’s Drive, Bletchington. Tree Species Apple tree (Malus domestica) Crab apple (Malus spp.) Pear tree (Pyrus spp.) Physical Description Historic Crab apples and apples are being cultivated as per a ‘Orchard’ style planting. Branch structures have been pruned to allow for controlled growth and exhibit a strong... Continue Reading →

View from Botanic Gardens

Views from Botanic Gardens looking South West Location Botanic Gardens, Kearney’s Drive. Statement of Significance The view from the Botanic Gardens is considered significant as it is a spectacular, uninterrupted view of Mount Canobolas and its foothills. Agricultural plantings and windbreaks can be seen on the gently undulating foothills in the foreground to Mount Canobolas.... Continue Reading →

Place: Orange Botanic Gardens

Meandering paths form a picturesque walk around the central billabong leading through the “Federation Arch” Location Kearney’s Drive, Bletchington Statement of Significance The Orange Botanic Gardens is a comparatively new parkland of 20 hectares located within the Northern suburban edges of the city. The Botanic Gardens were officially opened during the Bicentenary year in 1988.... Continue Reading →

Place: Bletchington

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... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Casey Street

Location Street trees - Casey Street. Tree Species Washington Thorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum). Physical Description Exotic trees which are showing typical characteristics of there species which is colourful foliage produced during Autumn. Die back is occurring which will need to be removed. Statement of Significance Aesthetically significant due to their seasonal/autumn foliage colour. The trees are... Continue Reading →

Place: Casey Street

The Hawthorn plantings on Casey Street (in Winter) Location Casey Street, North of the Orange CBD, running between Peisley and Clinton Streets. Statement of Significance The Hawthorn street plantings on Casey Street were identified as a distinctive feature of the Orange townscape through the community consultation process. Although a common feature of the rural landscape... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: East Orange

Location Colvin Park, corner of McLachlan and New Street, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Elm (Ulmus sp.) Physical Description A single trunked specimen with dense dark green foliage. The low, spreading canopy displays healthy growth, providing shade in summer. Statement of Significance The elm is a healthy example of a specimen... Continue Reading →

Place: East Orange

Cottages of the East Orange on March Street, Bowen Location Area bounded by William Street, Dalton Street, Nile Street, Icely Road and Bathurst Road, within the suburb of Bowen. Statement of Significance The 1986 Hughes Trueman and Ludlow Heritage Study identified the focus of Heritage interest within East Orange as the area generally bounded by... Continue Reading →

Vista along Anson Street

Excellent specimens of Plane Trees on Anson Street Location Vista along Anson Street. Statement of Significance The vista on Anson Street is considered significant given that the Plane trees are excellent specimens for their species and the view to the North is terminated by the church spires of the Uniting Church and Holy Trinity. The... Continue Reading →

Place: Sampson Street

Avenue planting pattern of Plane trees on Sampson Street Location Sampson Street, between Byng and Summer Streets, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Statement of Significance Sampson Street was identified as a significant landscape feature during the community consultation process. Sampson Street is characterised by a wide street and an avenue of mature Plane... Continue Reading →

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