ORANGE’S Tidy Towns committee has ramped up its campaign to make Orange the best city it can be by initiating regular tidy town awards to individuals and businesses who do the right thing.
The committee decided to honour the owners of the old Dudley Hospital building on the corner of Summer and Hill streets because of their efforts to restore the building and keep the heritage facade.
Yesterday’s presentation to Daniel Miller, one of the owners, was the second of what organisers said would be a regular presentation. Alexandra Rezko received the committee’s inaugural award for her efforts to tidy up the Huntley area.
Tidy Towns committee chair Chris Gryllis said the awards were about recognising the efforts of people within the community.
“Tidy towns has a motto ‘do the right thing’ ... anybody who does the right thing, we will acknowledge them,” he said.
Mr Miller said he appreciated the award and believed the most impressive part of the building’s renovation was the facade.
“A few of us are all local boys and it was important to keep the facade as close to the original as we could,” he said.
Tidy Towns co-ordinator Roger Smith said the building was chosen because the owners had done a “fantastic job” keeping the heritage value of the building while bringing it into the modern era.