Orange is set to receive another drug and alcohol treatment centre with a proposed "health services facility" development.
In exhibition documents which were made available to the public on Friday, the Lives Lived Well treatment centre is planned for a site of over eight acres at 6 Lysterfield Road, near Towac Park.
The proposal will involve the construction of four new buildings for residential treatment for drug and alcohol problems, including withdrawal support, therapy, and mental health management.
The development application to Orange City Council further stated that the proposed health services facility would provide a "positive economic and social impacts".
The DA goes on to say that the treatment centre was "in demand" in the Orange community.
Plans for the 29-bed facility will also include a car parking area for 20 additional spaces at the site which is expected to be close to the still-under-construction Southern Feeder Road. `
According to the DA, the land surrounding the proposed site is characterised as "low density residential".
The site itself is currently owned by not-for-profit Lives Lived Well - an organisation which provides support to people and communities impacted by drugs or alcohol or problems with mental health.
The new facility at Lysterfield Rd will offer a treatment program which runs between 6 to 12 weeks.
Speaking about the proposed treatment centre, Mayor Reg Kidd said he was expecting some backlash over the DA from residents.
"Any development always has [a backlash]," he explained, pointing to the opposition the domestic violence refuge, The Orchard, recently faced during both its DA and construction process.
"Everyone says, 'this is absolutely critical that we have it in Orange but not near me', and I think we've got to grow up a little bit.
"In a democracy and in a community that cares, we've got to care for all sectors of the community. I think that's how you've got to look at it."
Cr Kidd added that drug and alcohol treatment facilities - both the one outlined in the DA and the one that has been operating at the Bloomfield Hospital precinct - are "necessary in any community"; adding that "we shouldn't hide from the fact".
Residents have until Friday, February 5, to submit any written comments over the DA to Council.
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