A unique farmstay tourist accommodation project has been proposed for near Orange.
The Mount Pleasant Pavilions proposal would see two farmstay buildings with five bedrooms built on a rural property on Canobolas Road.
The proposed dwellings offer a unique opportunity to promote the rural beauty of the Orange regionDA to Orange City Council
A development application for the work is currently on public exhibition at Orange City Council.
The DA states guests would be staying on a working farm.
Its principal business is a mixture of grazing cattle, pigs and chickens with a small commercial vegetable and herb production area being established.
"The farmstay accommodation will be situated at the northern end of the property on Canobolas Road with a new access road to be located off Mt Pleasant Lane," it said.
"The proposed dwellings offer a unique opportunity to promote the rural beauty of the Orange region whilst maintaining and contributing to the rural agricultural landscape of the surrounding area.
"The pavilions have been carefully designed to take advantage of the rural landscape and its views to the north and south."
It said privacy would be achieved by setting the dwellings back from the boundary and through proposed native landscaping.
The cost of the project has been stated as $500,000.
The DA claims the development will bring economic and social benefits to Orange.
That includes exposure and promotion of the region for tourism, showcasing Orange's agricultural and rural assets and providing jobs and services for workers.
It said the buildings would be attractive to tourists.
It said they were a "subtle, simple architectural icon" that would encourage people to visit the region and spend money on other attractions and services.
The DA is on public exhibition on the council's website and at the front desk of the council offices in Byng Street until Friday January 29.
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