LYSTERFIELD Road looks like continuing as the epicentre for Orange's southern expansion with two more development applications for housing estates proposed for Orange City Council's Shiralee precinct.
Under the Shiralee masterplan, Council is pushing a diversified approach for housing development where blocks range in size to suit various lifestyle choices.
Both these DA's reflect that strategy.
Council is calling for submissions on a proposed housing estate for 142-158 Lysterfield Road which is ear-marked for an 85-lot subdivision while a similar project is being flagged for 157 Lysterfield Road where 151 blocks are planned.
Lodged by Orange firm Saunders and Staniforth, acting for Queensland-based company DMAA, the plan for 142-158 Lysterfield Road will create blocks ranging in size from 340 to 754 square metres.
Hawkes Lane will act as the southern boundary for the estate which will contain five roads which will have footpaths either side, bus stops and landscaped traffic islands.
The plan calls for a two stage development of the land, the first to separate the existing homes into three separate lots while in the second stage, 10 sheds will be demolished for the earthwork, although a large shed on the northern edge of the property will be retained, painted 'shale grey' and landscaped.
The application also includes plans to bury the existing power lines on the southern edge of the property and the creation of 5000 square metres of public recreational space.
According to the DA, "It is considered that the proposed designs for each allotment, suitable open space provided for each dwelling can ensure that the proposed subdivison is considered suitable in this instance.'"
Submissions for this DA close at 5pm on Friday, October 1.
On the eastern side of Lysterfield Road, Wentworthville firm the Bathla Group has a proposal before council for 157 Lysterfield Road which will be developed into 151 lots, ranging in size from 280 square metres, again to fit in with Council's diversification strategy.
The site is occupied by a large single-storey dwelling located to the south of the site which will be retained on the largest block of 6148m2.
Bikepaths, footpaths and LED staggered street lighting will feature.
Submissions close for this proposal on Monday, October 11 at 5pm.
Under both plans, Lysterfield road is to be upgraded.
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