Orange seeks state cash for truck stop

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi

Council and local industry want an amenity in a region where they are scarce

Orange seeks state cash for truck stop
Orange City Council wants a heavy vehicle facility


Orange City Council wants to build a truck stop in a bid to remove heavy vehicle traffic from the city.

The council in New South Wales’ central west is calling on the State Government to help fund the project on the Northern Distributor Road.

The local transport industry has asked the council to look in into rest areas due to lack of facilities, Councillor Glenn Taylor says.

"There’s expression of interest out there at the moment for a major truck stop such as a service station for heavy vehicles which would be placed on the Northern Distributor Road," Taylor says.

"Truck drivers have indicated to me there is a shortage of truck stops around the Orange region – we believe we are providing a safer working environment for those drivers."

The council wants to build a rest area close to Ron Finemore Transport’s depot on Hanrahan Place.

"What we’re proposing is to put the rest stop in close proximity to that roundabout so that we are able to cater for both directions," Taylor says.

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