High-rise housing will be considered for Orange as part of a future development strategy.
Orange City Council has called on landowners and the public to have their say about where future sub-divisions should be built.
That includes city in-fill, spreading out to rural areas and going up.
The call for submissions includes asking whether high-rise housing should be included, how high it should be built and how close to the CBD and facilities it should be based.
Council needs to hear from landowners that may be interested in rezoning of their land.Cr Russell Turner
It also asks for views on where to put social and community housing.
Council Planning and Development Committee chair Cr Russell Turner said council wanted to hear from landowners considering selling their land for housing.
"Council needs to hear from landowners that may be interested in rezoning of their land during the 30-year lifetime of the strategy," he said.
However Cr Turner said not all land offered would be suitable.
"Registering an interest doesn't mean that your land will definitely be selected by the strategy," he said.
"For example, there may be more land being offered for development than is needed. Other interested landowners may have land that is better suited by having lower environmental impacts or being easier to service."
He said the housing strategy would set long-term plans in place to guide decisions on housing subdivisions.
"The council wants to avoid the potential for this housing growth to interfere with the factors that some residents value about their neighbourhood," he said.
Orange mayor Reg Kidd said protecting water catchments, prime agricultural land and areas of ecological value was important.
"We need to balance decisions about whether the outer suburbs of Orange will continue to expand with traditional housing subdivisions, or if the focus should be more towards infill opportunities and increasing housing density," he said.
Submissions, on the council's YourSay website, close on August 24.
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