Thousands of Orange residents waited in line for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday - the first day of the city and the region's week-long lockdown.
At the Orange Showgrounds, a long queue of cars stretched from the Naylor Pavilion up Leeds Parade, all the way to the Northern Distributor.
It was a similar story at Wade Park, with cars circulating the entire block waiting to to be tested.
The chief executive of Western NSW Local Health District, Scott McLachlan said by 11am Wednesday more than a thousand people had already been tested across Orange, Blayney, Molong and Bathurst.
Given the demand for testing, Orange MP Phil Donato said he was trying to get more drive-thru sites open.
"I knew that people would come out in droves to get tested even if they may not have gotten an alert from attending those businesses if they did attend that Woollies or if they did attend Officeworks over the weekend they would come out to be tested just to be abundantly cautious," he said.
"On my way here this morning I drove past Wade Park just after it opened at 8am and there was a line going down Peisley street, that was probably for several hundred metres."
Mr Donato said he had also raised the issue with Mr McLachlan.
"I told him we will need to look at that, that we may need to increase the testing venues and the supplies of people being able to test because we don't want to see the same as what happened to Sydney where people wait in a line for six or seven hours to get tested," he said.
Mr Donato said the old Bunnings site would also be a "perfect site".
Mayor Reg Kidd added that it would be excellent if another testing centre could be opened.
"We will be pushing to get more testing stations if we need them, we've already looked at extending the hours and making them earlier in the morning and later in the evening," Cr Kidd said.
"Last time this happened with some young chaps who went visiting out west who stopped at a café here in Orange on their way back to Sydney.... we went through all the testing and everything came back negative.
"I cross my fingers and I hope the same thing happens this time."
A pop-up drive-thru testing site is now open at the old Bunnings site at 7 Bathurst Road.
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