Better Footpaths

Orange City Council is boosting its spending on footpaths.

In the coming four years the council will spend $1.4 million to improve the quality of local footpaths.

From this page you can :

  • read about how the new footpaths will be built
  • look at a map to see when and where in Orange the footpaths will be upgraded and where new footpaths will be built
  • learn how Orange's picturesque street trees impact on nearby footpaths

Orange City Council is boosting its spending on footpaths.

In the coming four years the council will spend $1.4 million to improve the quality of local footpaths.

From this page you can :

  • read about how the new footpaths will be built
  • look at a map to see when and where in Orange the footpaths will be upgraded and where new footpaths will be built
  • learn how Orange's picturesque street trees impact on nearby footpaths
  • William and Sampson streets next footpaths for upgrade

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    2 Nov 2017

    A mixed industrial and residential area in William Street is the next location for a footpath upgrade, as Orange City Council’s footpath program continues.

    Work began in August on the $1.4 million, four year project. Since then work has been completed in five locations.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said it’s good to be seeing damaged asphalt footpaths replaced with new concrete paths.

    “The concrete footpaths are more expensive than hot mix asphalt but they have a much longer life-span, are more easily maintained and will handle the pressure from tree roots better,” Cr Reg Kidd said.

    “It’s... Continue reading


    2 Nov 2017

    A mixed industrial and residential area in William Street is the next location for a footpath upgrade, as Orange City Council’s footpath program continues.

    Work began in August on the $1.4 million, four year project. Since then work has been completed in five locations.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said it’s good to be seeing damaged asphalt footpaths replaced with new concrete paths.

    “The concrete footpaths are more expensive than hot mix asphalt but they have a much longer life-span, are more easily maintained and will handle the pressure from tree roots better,” Cr Reg Kidd said.

    “It’s important that the council has given footpaths a funding priority, and it’s important that crews are getting on with the work. We’re half-way through the list of footpath projects planned for this year.”

    “There’s going to be some short-term inconvenience for residents and businesses, but council staff have been door-to-door, talking with business operators and residents about what we can to minimise disruption.”

    FOOTPATH : Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee chair Cr Sam Romano , pictured at the site of Orange’s newest footpaths in Williams St, takes a close look at a ‘hinge’ being installed in new paths to deal with potential damage from tree roots.

    Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee chair, Cr Sam Romano said the concrete paths are being built to last.

    “Even in a business area like William Street, one of the big problems for footpaths has been the impact of tree roots. We’re using technology, which allows each slab of concrete path to move with the growing tree roots over time,” Cr Sam Romano said.

    “A hinge is placed between the slabs which allows each to move, reducing the chance of cracks and trip edges forming.”

    Work began earlier this week on a 140 metre section of William Street between Byng and March Streets. Work is also about to begin Sampson between Moulder St and National Ave.

    New footpaths have been constructed in :

    • Sampson Street – Kite Street to Moulder Street (landscaping to be completed)
    • Sampson Street – Lamrock Avenue to National Avenue (landscaping to be completed)
    • Lords Place – Moulder Street to Torpy Place
    • Moulder St – Kenna to Woodward St
    • Anson Street – Anson Street School to TAFE

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  • Work is under way on the city’s footpaths

    4 months ago
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    25 August 2017

    An extra concrete crew will be employed by Orange City Council to complete its record footpath upgrade and construction program.

    Work is under way on the $1.4 million, four year project as the first asphalt footpath is ripped up and replaced with a concrete path in Lords Place.

    Orange City Council’s Works Manager Wayne Gailey said the Lords Place footpath, alongside Wade Park was a good example of where Orange’s street trees had affected the footpath.

    “It’s a balancing act we face when it comes to maintaining the trees and the footpaths, which is one of the... Continue reading


    25 August 2017

    An extra concrete crew will be employed by Orange City Council to complete its record footpath upgrade and construction program.

    Work is under way on the $1.4 million, four year project as the first asphalt footpath is ripped up and replaced with a concrete path in Lords Place.

    Orange City Council’s Works Manager Wayne Gailey said the Lords Place footpath, alongside Wade Park was a good example of where Orange’s street trees had affected the footpath.

    “It’s a balancing act we face when it comes to maintaining the trees and the footpaths, which is one of the reasons we are replacing the asphalt footpaths with concrete,” Mr Gailey said.

    “The concrete footpaths are more expensive than hot mix asphalt but they have a much longer life-span, are more easily maintained and will handle the pressure from tree roots better.

    “We’re using technology, which allows each slab of concrete path to move with the growing tree roots over time.

    “A hinge is placed between the slabs which allows each to move to an extent with the tree roots, reducing the chance of cracks and trip edges forming.”


    Orange City Council published its program of footpaths on the Your Say Orange website and residents can easily look up when footpaths will be upgraded

    The list also includes several new footpaths to be built, including several requests from the public which were submitted during the budget public consultation period earlier this year.

    The residents of north Orange will be receiving several new footpaths in the coming years and an extra crew will be employed to get the job done.


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  • Footpath plan unveiled

    5 months ago
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    28 July 2017

    Orange City Council has unveiled the list of old footpaths to be replaced and the locations where new paths will be built during the next four years.

    The list comes after council resolved to spend a record $1.4 million on the city’s footpaths by 2021.

    Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Policy Committee Chair Cr Glenn Taylor said he was pleased to see existing, high traffic footpaths would be upgraded and new footpaths would also be constructed.

    “The list was determined after community consultation about the current budget and it’s good to see that residents have had a... Continue reading


    28 July 2017

    Orange City Council has unveiled the list of old footpaths to be replaced and the locations where new paths will be built during the next four years.

    The list comes after council resolved to spend a record $1.4 million on the city’s footpaths by 2021.

    Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Policy Committee Chair Cr Glenn Taylor said he was pleased to see existing, high traffic footpaths would be upgraded and new footpaths would also be constructed.

    “The list was determined after community consultation about the current budget and it’s good to see that residents have had a direct input into this list,” Cr Taylor said.

    “We found the existing footpaths that received the most feedback from the community matched council’s own priority list, determined using its asset management system, so it was good to see we’re all on the same page.

    “When it came to determining where new footpaths would go, we took seriously the feedback from the community and selected a range of locations based on residents’ views,” Cr Taylor said.

    Orange Mayor John Davis said the newly completed footpath at Anson Street School was an example of where the community had helped determine where works would commence.

    “We stand here, at Anson Street School where we’ve recently completed a footpath after a request from the school. The case was made, that parents and carers dropping their kids off to school would greatly benefit having a longer section of footpath in both directions.

    “Another example, we’ve chosen a section of busy Dalton Street, near Bowen Primary School where parents, dropping off their children, have to walk prams on the road.

    “We received several comments and submissions from the community about this area which aligned with Council’s own planning for new works and I’m pleased to announce it’s on the list for work in this financial year.

    “If all goes to plan, this time next year there will be a concrete footpath from Seymour Street all the way to Spring Street which takes into account most of the feeder roads to Bowen Primary School.

    “A new path in Spring Street is also on the list for future years.”

    Developer contributions for some of the newer suburbs in north Orange will be used to build several new footpaths in the area.

    When a developer subdivides parcels of land, council charges them money to put in footpaths. The developers then treat that as a cost of developing the block and pass that charge onto the people buying the parcels of land.

    For some years previous to 2005, council resolved to not charge developers contributions for footpaths.

    Therefore, anyone who bought a block of land sold during that time didn’t pay for a footpath.

    Cr Davis said the council would prioritise footpaths in locations with high traffic.

    “Our priority is to fix up high traffic existing footpaths in and around the CBD, so that’s where we will be concentrating our efforts.

    “We’ve mapped out the next four years but it’s important to remember it’s just a plan and it might change if needs change or if we’re impacted with the weather and availability of crews.”

    A map of the proposed footpaths is available which shows when each new footpath will be built.

    The map shows which side of the road the footpaths will be built on and when they are expected to be built within the four year proposal.

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    The work planned for this year (2017/18) is below.

    Replacing existing old footpaths with new concrete footpaths :

    • Bardia Avenue from Maxwell Avenue to Glenroi Avenue
    • Lords Place - Moulder St to Torpy Street
    • William Street - March Street to Byng Street
    • Sampson Street – Moulder Street to National Avenue
    • Sampson Street- National Avenue to Lamrock Avenue
    • Autumn Street – Dalton Street to Newman Park
    • Sampson Street – Kite Street to Moulder Street
    • Peisley Street – Dalton Street to Beaumont Tiles
    • Byng Street – Spring Street to Nile Street

    Building new concrete footpaths where there was previously no footpath :

    • Dalton Street – Seymour Street to Spring Street
    • Anson Street – Anson Street School to Mitchell Parade
    • Winter Street – Thomas Brosnan Way to Icely Road
    • Wakeford Street – Icely Road to Austin Street
    • Moulder Street – Woodward Street to Kenna Street

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    The following list contains the proposed work for the following three years. (2018/19 - 2020/21)

    Replacing existing footpaths with a new concrete footpath :

    • Eyle Street Bathurst Road to Ellard Street
    • March Street – Sale Street to Hill Street
    • Sale Street- March Street to Byng Street
    • McNamara Street – Kite Street to Moulder Street
    • Byng Street- Hamer Street to Woodward Street
    • Byng Street – Sampson Street to Hamer Street
    • Sale Street – Orana Street to Casey Street
    • Clinton Street- Summer to Kite Street
    • Caroline Street – McLachlan Street to Edward Street
    • Tobruk Crescent- Maxwell Avenue to Churchill Avenue
    • McLachlan Street – Byng Street to Summer Street
    • Hill Street- Prince Street to March Street
    • Sampson Street – Byng Street to Summer Street
    • Summer Street East – McLachlan Street to Summer Street
    • March Street – Sampson Street to Woodward Street
    • Sampson Street – Prince Street to March Street
    • Autumn Street- March Street to Byng Street
    • Glenroi Avenue – Moad Street to Churchill Avenue
    • Churchill Avenue – Tobruk Crescent to Glenroi Avenue
    • McLachlan Street- Little Warrendine Street to Caroline Street
    • March Street – Anson Street to Sale Street
    • Peisley Street – Franklin Road to Gardiner Road
    • Anson Street – Prince Street to March Street
    • Nile Street- March Street to Byng Street
    • Autumn Street – Dalton Street to March Street
    Building new concrete footpaths where there was previously no footpath :
    • March Street – Spring Street to Nile Street
    • NDR- Telopea Way to William Maker Drive
    • Dalton Street – Carramar Avenue to Spring Street
    • Dalton Street – Clinton Street to Burrendong Way
    • Dalton Street – Albert Street to Burrendong Way
    • Park Street – March Street to Byng Street
    • Anson Street – Coombes Place to NDR
    • Anson Street- Heatherbrae Parade to Matthews Avenue


    The following is a list of new footpaths to be built in north Orange with developer contributions. It’s expected this will happen over a number of years.

    • Footpath alongside Botanic Way
    • Ellenbrae
    • Diamond Drive, between Ellenbrae & Platinum Parade
    • Footpath off Platinum Parade
    • Jasper Street
    • Moonstone Drive
    • Turquoise Way
    • Agate Street
    • Quartz Street
    • Sapphire Street
    • Ruby Street,
    • Garnett Street,
    • Moonstone Drive
    • Topaz Street
    • Diamond Drive
    • Jade Avenue
    • Farrell Rd, west from Diamond Drive
    • Pearl Circuit
    • Emerald Street
    • Opal Street
    • Eurwillah Street
    • Emmaville Street
    • Bligh Street
    • Andres Street,
    • Newport Street
    • Buckland Drive
    • Webb Street
    • Newport Street
    • Stevenson Street
    • Emmaville Street
    • Hughes Street
    • Dimboola Way
    • Downey Crescent
    • Glasson Drive
    • Hughes Street
    • Dimboola Way
    • Eurawillah Street
    • Daffodil Street
    • Glasson Drive
    • Brown Street
    • Dimboola Way
    • William Maker Drive
    • Molloy Drive
    • Newport Street
    • Halloran Way
    • Webb Street
    • Buckland Drive
    • Connemarra Drive
    • Botanic Way
    • Kearneys Drive
    • Botanic Way
    • Japonica Place
    • Clem McFawn Place
    • Bella Vista Cl

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  • Find out where work on footpaths will be happening in Orange

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    26 July 2017

    You can use this map to find out where work on footpath is happening around Orange.


    Make the map 'full-screen' and then click on each line to see its location and what work will be happening there.



    26 July 2017

    You can use this map to find out where work on footpath is happening around Orange.


    Make the map 'full-screen' and then click on each line to see its location and what work will be happening there.

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  • Footpath damage comes alongside beauty of street trees

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    26 June 2017

    Orange City Council is drawing up the list of footpaths to be targeted for repairs following the allocation of $1.4 million over the next four years.

    But Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee chair, Cr Glenn Taylor is urging the community to make sure their expectations for better footpaths are realistic.

    “The council has heard loud-and-clear the community’s call for more spending on footpaths, and that’s why there’s a major jump in the budget spending,” Cr Glenn Taylor said. “Our works team now has a figure to work on, and I’m looking forward to seeing the list... Continue reading

    26 June 2017

    Orange City Council is drawing up the list of footpaths to be targeted for repairs following the allocation of $1.4 million over the next four years.

    But Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee chair, Cr Glenn Taylor is urging the community to make sure their expectations for better footpaths are realistic.

    “The council has heard loud-and-clear the community’s call for more spending on footpaths, and that’s why there’s a major jump in the budget spending,” Cr Glenn Taylor said. “Our works team now has a figure to work on, and I’m looking forward to seeing the list of footpaths set down for work in August.”

    “It’s important though for the community to keep in mind the reality of what our footpath repair crews are dealing with already. I stopped by where a crew was working on footpath repairs in March Street.

    “We’ve all seen the paint marks sprayed on damaged footpaths. That’s a sign of routine inspections happening, which lets the council plan for major repairs, and also a caution sign for pedestrians.

    “It’s also a sign that by and large these cracks are happening right alongside our beautiful street trees. I love our trees, and they create a fantastic ambience for our city, but the reality is the roots of these trees will go wherever they can to find water, and that means it’s inevitable that nearby footpaths will be damaged.”

    “Council crews will be doing their best to repair more footpaths, but the other side of the coin is that I’d like people to realise that a cracked footpath is an inevitable downside of our beautiful street trees, not a sign of council neglect.”


    “I’m sure there are footpaths out there, which haven’t been damaged by tree roots, and which are simply past their useful life, and that it’s time to replace them. “

    When cracks in a hot-mix asphalt footpath are repaired, council crews remove the damaged asphalt in the area around the cracks and then carefully expose the tree roots. After assessing the potential impact on the nearby tree’s health and stability, a decision can be made on whether the roots can then be cut away before a new layer of hot-mix is added.

    Where a whole section of footpath is being replaced with a new concrete structure, a plastic root barrier is also added.

    Cr Taylor said he was pleased there are signs the Orange City Council crews are exploring new ways of dealing with the damage caused by tree roots.

    “Where a former asphalt footpath is showing signs of tree damage, it can be cost-effective to build a new concrete footpath along a whole section to replace it. That means root guards can be installed to slow down the impact of tree roots.

    “It’s good to see the council is also exploring using an industry technique to install a ‘hinge’ between the control joints of concrete slabs. This can allow some movement in the concrete paths caused by the future growth of tree roots.”

    DAMAGE : Infrastructure Committee chair, Cr Glenn Taylor, checks out the damage caused to footpaths in March St by nearby trees.