b'PEOPLEACTIVATINGORANGEORANGE CITY COUNCILS CEO DAVID WADDELL IS ENTHUSIASTICALLY GUIDING THE CITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL."im really keen to put my energy intoSTORY BY DIANA SMITH PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED got in with that first wave of environmental gained an engineering degree at UNSW.developing the social and physicalHis working life then started with consultingengineering and did that for ten years and then infrastructure of Orange for the nextstints with the GHD Group Pty Ltd, PPK andcame back to Australia to work on projects such generation.This is a beautiful city in aDames and Moore. His European passport thenas the Sydneys desalination plant before being fantastic region and we need to continuehelped in working in the UK, Eastern Europeoffered a role with GDH in Orange.the work of invigoration without spoiling theand Russia doing environmental audits forThat was 14 years ago and David and his wife historical and physical beauty of the place heforeign investors. jumped at the chance to move to Orange to raise says.The work involved cleaning contaminatedtheir son and two daughters and both have good Born in England, with primary school in Portsites; air, noise and water pollution; sewer andcareers. Annie studied in Orange and works for Moresby then high school in Sydney when hiswaste water and public health engineering.the DPI so this was like a second home for her, so parents immigrated to Australia, David thenThey were miles behind. he explains. Iit didnt need too much discussion.30Blue Mountainslife'