THE push for a prison in Orange will again be debated by Orange City Council.
A motion signed by councillors Margaret Stevenson and Martin Gleeson will be put to council’s planning committee on Monday.
The motion asks: “That Orange City Council immediately investigate the NSW Government proposal to establish a jail within the Orange City Council boundary.”
The motion says the investigation must look into the positive aspects, including job creation and the negatives, including the social impact.
Last Thursday night council voted against expressing an interest and a later motion asking that more information be presented was also defeated.
Cr Gleeson has supported the establishment of a jail in Orange since September when Premier Bob Carr announced that the Government would be building a 350-inmate facility in the Central West.
Cr Stevenson has said she has concerns about a prison but more information was needed to make the right decision.