An Orange company will start work next month on replacing the administration building at Orange City Council's Works Depot in McLachlan Street.
Council has awarded a $866,000 contract to Saran Pty Ltd.
Company director Jim Saran said he expected the work would take four to five months to complete.
"We're very pleased to be awarded the contract for the project and look forward to working with council to provide an energy-efficient building for depot staff," he said.
The original building, built in the 1980s, was damaged by a fire in June 2019 and demolished.
Staff have been working out of temporary demountables.
At 480 square metres, the replacement administration building will be nearly twice as big as the previous building.
It will provide for about 30 staff with flexible office accommodation, meeting room and conference room, kitchen, breakout areas and amenities.
The new building will be equipped with renewable and energy-efficient features including grid-connected solar panels, rainwater tanks, and high-efficiency lighting, heating and cooling controlled by a building management system.
Orange mayor Reg Kidd said he was pleased the tender went to a local company.
"From a council perspective, it's something we've been pushing for a long time, to use local contractors and sub-contractors as much as we can," he said.
Council Infrastructure Policy Committee chair Jeff Whitton said the council received 14 tender submissions for the project, including some from interstate.
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