For two years the Ploughmans Wetlands Care Group has been lobbying Orange City Council to upgrade the track at the wetlands on Cargo Road.
All that ear bending has paid off, with council allocating funds for a 40-metre-long elevated boardwalk across the spillway wall of the wetland's main storage dam.
It will replace a dirt track and hopefully a lot of wet shoes.
Ploughmans Wetlands Care Group's Neil Jones described the boardwalk as a "major milestone".
"Completion of the boardwalk will provide all-weather access for all users," he said.
"A significant feature of the wetlands are the pathways and boardwalks that are proving to be be popular with people of all ages, either walking, jogging or cycling.
"It's been great to see so many people exercising, bird watching, walking with family and friends, or just simply enjoying the natural beauty."
The small group, a sub-committee of Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange, is made up of local residents who work with council staff to enhance and maintain the native vegetation and habitat of the wetlands.
"While some members live in residences adjoining the wetlands, and others are residents of the nearby Oak Tree Retirement Village, they all share a desire to help improve environmental and recreational benefits of the wetlands," said Mr Jones.
At a recent community planting day the group toiled alongside council officer Bill Josh.
Over 200 native grasses, shrubs and trees were planted.
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