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Roads and Footpath workshop
August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Find out which Orange roads and footpaths are on Council’s hit list this year and gain insight into how those decisions are made at a public workshop next week.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd encouraged everyone to come along to hear and see for themselves how Council staff prioritise work.
“Over the last three years, Council had focused on roads, then footpaths with its budget and you will be able to see on Tuesday exactly what we did with that funding and the difference made,” Cr Kidd said.
“Given how dry it’s been, it’s hard to cast your mind back to 2016 where we had record rainfall three out of four months.
“That rainfall played havoc with our road network and it was all people were talking about, Council responded by allocating record funding.
“We upgraded dozens of kilometres of roads including major upgrades likes the ones completed in William Street, Leeds Parade, Cargo Road, Forest Road and Kite Street.
“We added several kilometres to our footpath network and we’ve begun replacing asphalt footpaths around the CBD with concrete paths.”