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Proposal to rename Northern Distributor Road after the late Glenn Taylor

Former deputy mayor Glenn Taylor, who died last month, photographed at the Northern Distributor Road. Supplied.

By David Fitzsimons

The Northern Distributor Road would be renamed after former councillor Glenn Taylor under a proposal put to Orange City Council on Tuesday night.

Councillor Jeff Whitton called for a council staff report into renaming the road The Glenn Taylor Way, or something similar, in recognition of the long-serving councillor and previous deputy mayor who died after a battle with cancer late last month.

Councillor Taylor was one of the strongest council advocates for the road.

The move comes as the NDR will finally be taken out of council’s hands by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to become a state government responsibility.

The council meeting voted to agree to the TfNSW plan and request other key roads in Orange also become eligible for more state government funding through reclassification.

Meanwhile, Orange golfers have reason to rejoice after the council also approved a development application for a shiny new $8.3 million clubhouse at the Wentworth Golf Club.

It will involve a multi-level building with indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces including lounge, dining and gaming areas.

There will also be a golf pro-shop, simulator rooms and a golf cart store.

An undercover car park will also be provided.

The new clubhouse would largely be on the same site as the previous clubhouse, which burnt down in May 2019.

Wentworth is now owned by the Orange Ex-Services’ Club following a merger of the two bodies since the fire.


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