A LACK of footpaths dominated concerns from residents at Tuesday night's workshop on the city's $400 million worth of transport assets.
Orange City Council hosted the workshop to inform the public of the work to be completed in the next financial year and how roads and footpaths were managed.
With seven footpaths to be built this year through north Orange, Poplars Estate resident Mel McDonell queried why her estate wasn't also receiving paths.
"I've been there six years and I was one of the last ones in that area to build and we still don't have footpaths," she said.
In newer estates like Poplars Estate and Wentworth Estate, that requirement wasn't put on the subdivider at the time.Orange City Council works manager Wayne Gailey
Works manager Wayne Gailey said the council required north Orange developers to pay contributions.
"We have a bucket of funding that's been pre-paid for those footpaths and that's what we're spending," he said.
"In newer estates like Poplars Estate and Wentworth Estate, that requirement wasn't put on the subdivider at the time."
2019 road reseals
- Anson Street - Heatherbrae to Douglas
- Anzac Place - hot-mix on cul-de-sac
- Ash Street - Scott to Huntley
- Banjo Paterson Way - Rossi to Coolabah, Narrambla to the city boundary
- Glenroi Anvenue - hot-mix North to Garden
- Gorman Road - Hewitt to Manning
- Health Place - hot-mix on cul-de-sac
- Icely Road - Winter Street, 400 metres to the Northern Distributor Road
- Leeds Parade - Margaret to Dalton
- Lone Pine Avenue - hot-mix on south cul-de-sac
- Matthews Avenue - Anson to Kearneys
- Moulder Street - Sale to Hill
- Murphys Lane - Orange Anglican Grammar School to Gorman
- Pinnacle Road - rail bridge to Canobolas
- Scott Place - 80 metres at the end
- Sieben Drive - Ibis to Yarrawong, Lukin to Ella
- Wattle Avenue - Lesbos to Waratah
- Autumn Street - March to Byng east side
- Byng Street - Sampson to Clinton north side
- Churchill Avenue - Tobruk to Glenroi both sides
- Clinton Street - Byng to Summer west side
- Forest Road - Southern Feeder Road to the East Fork east side
- Glenroi Avenue - Moad to Churchill east side
- Hill Street - Moulder to Kite east side, Franklin to existing path west side
- March Street - Sampson to Clinton north side
- Nile Street - Byng to March, Summer to Byng west side
- Peisley Street - East Fork to Franklin east side
North Orange paths
- Buckland Drive - west side
- Emerald Street - east side
- Emmaville and Stevenson Way - north and east sides
- Hallaran Way - east side
- Moonstone Drive - west side
- Newport Street - north side
- Pearl Court - south side
Transport asset engineer Jason Lewis said infrastructure was rated on its condition in keeping with the Moloney system, used by councils Australia-wide.
He explained sub-arterial, collector and CBD roads and CBD footpaths were maintained not to fall below rating six, which meant fair to poor condition with obvious deterioration, while quieter roads and footpaths outside the CBD were kept to condition eight and better, described as very poor condition with high maintenance costs and need for renewal.
"Pavements generally across Australia are designed to last 20-25 years," he said.
"I often hear, 'why don't you build it to last?', well we do but that's how long they last."
Marj Strong and Meryl Hillan asked about a footpath between Sir Jack Brabham Park and the East Fork, which will be built this year, while Val Bradley asked whether a linking footpath could be added to Park Street and was told it was included in the four-year plan.
"Parents are struggling on the grass with strollers and young children walking up to the church," she said.
Residents also queried a missing link on Franklin Road, which will be completed this year.
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