Work is set to start in the new year on revitalising parts of the Orange CBD under the Future City plans.
Council CEO David Waddell told Orange City councillors McNamara Street, Lords Place and Byng Street were planned to receive facelifts.
He said the plans would come to council early next year before a public consultation process.
We want to get those moving, particularly McNamaraDavid Waddell, CEO, Orange City Council
Mr Waddell said work on a mall in Anson Street had been "put on the backburner" after a public outcry led to large trees being saved from culling.
He said staff were now concentrating on other parts of the major redevelopment.
"It's a big project and staff have been working very hard and progressing on a number of fronts," he said.
"The three projects you will see before you and through the process, including public forums, is McNamara Street, between Summer and Kite, Lords Place, between Summer and Byng and Byng Street [near the council offices].
"They're the projects we'll swing to, we want to get those moving, particularly McNamara."
The work in McNamara Street is proposed to include painting the road, greening up walls and providing a community square where the current car park is sited.
While the car park will remain in use on weekdays it is proposed it become a venue for live music, markets and for projecting movies onto walls.
Mr Waddell said there were big plans for enhancing Matthews Park, on Moulder and Anson streets.
"Matthews Park, where the little trains are, that is a project that will be coming up soon," he said.
"Playground, flood lighting, wall plantings of trees and various pathways, that project we expect this financial year."
Mr Waddell said council had just won a grant for $200,000 toward public art.
"We have half a million dollars in public art spending to do this year," he said.
"You can see with the historical photographs that's the sort of stuff the community is really liking."
"Lighting is going to plan. The lighting is just rolling out, we will have fairy lights in trees soon."
"We also have a park solar bollard lighting program that is now started.
"You will see it in Elephant Park."
The entire project is spread over three years.
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