Lighting along the length of the Wirrabarra Walk has been proposed to encourage people to get out and exercise.
Cr Jason Hamling said the lighting was needed to assist people using the walkway alongside the Duntryleague golf course in the evening.
He said he was proposing low-level lighting to ensure the lights did not affect residents whose homes backed onto the walkway.
Solar is the cheaper option however given the shading experienced on the walkway it may not be a viable optionReport to Orange City Council
A staff report to be presented to Orange City Council's meeting on Tuesday night said it would cost up to $200,000.
"There is currently no power supply to Wirrabarra Walk," it said.
"Based on recent projects the lighting of Wirrabarra Walk which is 750 metres long would range from $100,000 to $200,000 depending on the solution that can be implemented.
"Solar is the cheaper option however given the shading experienced on the walkway it may not be a viable option and may need to be achieved through fixed cabling and lighting."
Cr Hamling said the lighting could be in place within months if council agreed to the project.
"A lot of people are walking, I'm doing a lot of walking," he said.
"In the warmer months people like to go walking later on."
Cr Hamling said he had approached by several people who had told them there was a need for the lighting.
He said COVID lockdown rules meant gyms were restricted in opening so people were looking to exercise outside.
Cr Hamling said the lighting would also make the area safer to use. "It gets very dark there," he said.
"If you can light it up a bit for people to use it's a lot better.
"You can make it walker-friendly and kid-friendly."
Cr Hamling said he did not want residents to be affected by his proposal.
"I'm not talking about big lights that shine in people's yards," he said.
He is proposing low-level lights as in Matthews Park.
Cr Hamling said he would ask council staff to investigate the cost and funding options.
He said council could apply for government grants or use some of its own reserves to pay for the work.
"It's all about getting people out and getting healthy and active," he said.
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