Coin deposits are not proving a deterrent to people dumping shopping trolleys all over Orange.
Orange councillor Sam Romano told this week's council meeting he had inspected several dumped trolleys at the old Kurim shopping centre in Glenroi.
"There were three or four coin-operated trolleys there with the coins still in them," he said.
"The dollar isn't making people take them back."
Cr Romano's call to council to instead look at asking supermarkets and trolley providers to put wheel locks on trolleys to stop them leaving shopping centre car parks won support at Tuesday night's meeting.
"We've got a problem in town with shopping trolleys being left here and there, willy-nilly left on roundabouts," he said.
The dollar isn't making people take them backCr Sam Romano
Mayor Cr Reg Kidd said he counted 13 trolleys in one location in Orange over last weekend.
He said apart from being an eyesore dumped trolleys also presented a threat to cause damage to cars and 'a safety hazard' to elderly people.
Cr Tony Mileto said there might be more cost-effective methods available.
Council agreed for staff to begin talks with supermarkets in Orange about wheel locks and other methods.
A developer's amendments to plans for a boarding house development in a city street has led to council approving the proposal.
Council this week approved the development of a 15-room boarding house on a site currently housing six units.
The $700,000 Curran Street development was initially opposed by residents on grounds including traffic and congestion in the narrow street.
However councillors said changes made to the plans had been accepted by residents.
Council deferred a decision on the proposal at an earlier meeting and instead sought a site visit.
The changes included providing an extra car parking space and changing some of the building.
A $5.7 million sheet metal factory on a green site planned for an industrial estate on Clergate Road has been approved by the council.
Orange-firm Storco's new plant will machine, manufacture and roll sheet metal and provide about 30 full-time jobs plus construction work.
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