Deputy mayor Glenn Taylor has welcomed the installation of new seating on Summer Street, months after he raised the issue with council.
Cr Taylor said he had been "pretty angry" about the fact seats had been ripped up as part of the council's Future City program, but not immediately replaced.
The seats were removed when pavement was broken up to make way for new lighting on Summer Street.
Following a spray at council in the Central Western Daily last month, Cr Taylor said he was happy to offer ''bouquets'' when they were deserved.
"It's been a long time since the seats were in the CBD ... I congratulate council for acting on it, they've done the right thing," he said.
"My concern was always for the elderly and the disabled people and the young mothers with prams who need seating at regular intervals.
"There have been people who said I went about it the wrong way, but I was frustrated and I needed to demand that something be done.
"I'm proud I took on this issue and got a result."
Cr Taylor said he had been approached by residents in the months after the old seats were removed last year complaining that they had nowhere to sit down.
He described the new seats (pictured right) as "good quality" and had already noted people taking advantage of them.
He said that although some people may view a lack of seating on the main street a ''little issue ... as far as I'm concerned being a councillor is not just about major issues like roads".
"I know some people scoffed and I was criticised, but that's part of what being on council is about, fighting for the little person who doesn't have a voice, the same way you do over bigger issues."
Cr Taylor said after 25 years on council 'when you see a wrong you try and alert council'.
But, he said, when "there was no response, I came to the Central Western Daily, and it was pretty strong [language], but it got the desired result".
Orange City Council spokesperson Allan Reeder said there were plans for more seating to be installed.
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