ORANGE councillor Reg Kidd wants council to unemotionally address water security at the first council meeting.
As chair of the infrastructure policy committee he would hold councillors to their pre-selection promises.
“Nearly every candidate said that we should look at raising and strengthening Suma Park dam as a way of dealing with water issues,” he said.
“They all made promises about roads and as the chair of that committee I want to hold them to that.”
He said he was pleased he scored the job as head of the committee.
Cr Kidd said he wasn’t against any proposal to secure Orange’s water supply. He said he wanted to ensure councillors looked at every option.
“We need to make informed decisions not emotional ones,” he said.
He said he had lobbied both sides of government, attended every water security meeting and would be the best person for the chair job.
“We need to have another review of all the reports,” he said.
Cr Kidd said it should not be a matter of whether a councillor is for the Macquarie pipeline or against it. He said the issue should be whether council have looked at all options thoroughly.
Cr Kidd said more can be done to improve roads in Orange.
“Every candidate mentioned roads as their pre-election promises.”
The infrastructure policy committee deals with the concrete assets that council manages such as roads, drains and sewerage.