ACCOMMODATING 57 bins inside a cul-de-sac is one of the challenges facing Housing Plus' north Orange proposal as it seeks approval.
The not-for-profit has applied to build 19 units at the corner of Emerald Street and Pearl Court, which the Western NSW Joint Regional Panel will decide.
Seven will be one-bedroom units and 12 will be two-bedroom units, aimed at easing the affordable housing shortage.
Orange City Council staff assessed the development, finding it was consistent with the character of the area, it was closely located to shopping, childcare and medical services and the single-storey buildings would not encroach on their neighbours.
However it noted a garbage truck would not be able to access the internal roads and a waste collection facility was required.
"The location of this facility at the site frontage has the potential to impact upon the property at 9 Emerald Street if not properly managed or suitably landscaped," the report said.
Staff included conditions to have the floor of the facility painted red, yellow and green to indicate where bins should be placed for collection and have it cleaned and maintained weekly.
A condition of consent was added to limit tenants to affordable housing tenants, not social housing.
Of the 267 submissions received, 192 supported the development and 75 opposed it.
Police assessed the risk rating for the development as high and recommended CCTV, external lighting and clear numbering to reduce crime opportunities.
However, the Western Research Institute found there was no evidence linking affordable housing to an increase in crime because crime was associated with temporary housing and the proposal was not considered temporary.
The development will add up to 95 traffic movements a day, which staff said was within the roads' capacity.
Councillors will consider the report on Thursday night, but only for the purpose of making a submission to the panel.
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