Views of Native Vegetation

Location Native Vegetation - various locations, yet predominantly in the Eastern areas of the Local Government Area. Statement of Significance Patches of remnant Box vegetation occur sporadically throughout the Local Government Area (LGA) and are mostly contained to road reserves and isolated hillsides. Views of these remnants contribute to the way in which Orange is... Continue Reading →


Exotic species mark the village’s location within the rural landscape Location Mitchell Highway, a place within the Precinct of Frederick’s Valley. Statement of Significance Shadforth has historic significance as it was considered to be a contender as a location for the main town in the district. However, the limitations of its topography meant that the... Continue Reading →

Chinaman’s Bend Cemetery

Location Mitchell Highway, approximately 4 km South East of the Orange CBD forms a place with the Precinct of Frederick’s Valley. Statement of Significance Chinaman’s Bend Cemetery is listed on the Register of the National Estate as both an historic and geological site of significance. The Cemetery is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Frederick’s Valley

Location Highland Heritage Estate and Winery, Mitchell Highway. Tree Species Oak trees (Quercus sp.) Physical Description Two Oaks located at either side of the entry, provide a feature entry to the estate. The trees are healthy specimens with densely leafed branches, which provide good shade and visual amenity. Statement of Significance The Oak trees form... Continue Reading →

Precinct: Frederick’s Valley

Frederick’s Valley looking South from Lucknow towards Shadforth Location Frederick’s Valley - between Lucknow and Shadforth on the Bathurst Road (Mitchell Highway). Statement of Significance The valley between Shadforth and Chinaman’s Bend has a unique landscape and offers views along its length. The valley is narrow and elongated along the Summer Hill Creek with the... Continue Reading →

View from Phoenix Mine Road

Location Phoenix Mine Road. Statement of Significance Phoenix Mine Road offers a sequence of changing views as it traverses up slope from Lucknow. The road meanders to accommodate the level change and this results in a range of views being available. The road rises from the floor of Frederick’s Valley near Lucknow and elevated views... Continue Reading →

Frederick’s Valley

Location Frederick’s Valley is traversed by the Mitchell Highway between Chinaman’s Bend and Shadforth. Statement of Significance The landscape of Frederick’s Valley is characterised by evidence of Orange’s historical development since European settlement. The land has been cleared for agriculture and mining; the creek course diverted for mining; villages have been settled and roadways built.... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Gateway Park

Location Mitchell Highway, approximately 3 km south east of the Orange CBD. Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description A lineal planting of Poplars, adjacent to the Mitchell Highway exhibit a narrow conical habit. The trees provide a changing feature entry to Orange: with their deep green foliage in summer, turning yellow... Continue Reading →

View from Gateway Park

View of Mount Canobolas and The Pinnacle from Gateway Park Location View from Gateway Park, Bathurst Road (Mitchell Highway). Statement of Significance View of Mount Canobolas and The Pinnacle from Gateway Park, as seen through the avenue of Lombardy Poplars. This view signifies the arrival into Orange City Centre and can only be appreciated in... Continue Reading →

Gateway Park

Location Mitchell Highway, approximately 3 km South East of the Orange CBD. Statement of Significance The linear planting pattern of the Lombardy Poplars at Gateway Park forms a distinctive landscape feature of the approach to Orange from Bathurst. The Poplars have been planted in a line, parallel to the road from which a sequence of... 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 →

Orange Cemetery

An avenue planting of Eucalypts provides a backdrop for the grave sites in the foreground, with flowers adorning many of graves Location Lone Pine Avenue, Bowen. Statement of Significance Orange Cemetery was one of the early civic constructions at Orange. It was reserved and laid out in 1853 as a replacement for the cemetery at... Continue Reading →

Bathurst Road Memorial Avenue

Location Bathurst Road (between McLachlan Street and Redmond Place). Statement of Significance Memorial Avenue is a commemorative landscape and a distinctive feature of the approach to Orange from Bathurst. The original avenue planting of Cedrus deodara dates from 1923 when they were planted as a memorial to the Orange residents who had died fighting in... Continue Reading →

Suma Park Dam

Location Suma Park Dam, approximately 4 km East of Orange. Statement of Significance Suma Park Dam was commissioned in 1962 and since then has become a significant water feature within the landscape to the East of Orange. The dam has significance as an example of 1960s engineering as well as historic significance as it was... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Banjo Paterson Memorial Park

Location Banjo Paterson Memorial Park, Orphir Road, approximately 6 km north east of Orange. Tree Species Oak tree (Quercus sp.) Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Physical Description Two mature Oak trees with a typical broad form and dense branch structure. The Hawthorn specimen trees are showing evidence of die back and lower branch formation due to stress.... Continue Reading →

Banjo Paterson Memorial Park

Anthony Chandler’s Bronze Bust of Banjo Paterson stands near the trees which stand as testimony to the prior presence of the homestead of Narrambla Location Ophir Road, approximately 6 km North East of Orange. Statement of Significance Banjo Paterson Memorial Park is a small historic site set within rural surroundings. The mainly open site includes... Continue Reading →

Waratah Oval

A row of planting separates the playing fields from the water Location Farrell Road, Bletchington. Statement of Significance Waratah Oval is located at the Northern suburban fringe, in an area that is currently under the process of being subdivided for residential development. The community consultation process identified the “wetland” area near Waratah Sports Complex as... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Clifton Grove

Location Clifton Grove Homestead, corner of Coolabah Drive and Banjo Paterson Way, Clifton Grove Estate. Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description Tree maturity has been reached and show no signs of decline. Trees show typical characteristics of form and growth. The trees are located adjacent to the... Continue Reading →

Clifton Grove

Location North East of Orange, located East of Ophir Road and North of Summer Hill Creek. Statement of Significance Clifton Grove is a rural residential subdivision which receives its name from the original homestead. Clifton Grove is significant as one of the first planned rural residential estates in NSW. The subdivision plan was given approval... Continue Reading →

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