Wagga City Council will seek community feedback on a request by some residents to close off a pedestrian laneway in Glenfield Park over concerns it is encouraging crime and vandalism.
Residents have told The Daily Advertiser that the laneway between Walla Place and Glenfield Park Oval was being used by people to consume alcohol late into the night, causing noise and leaving broken bottles.
During Monday night's meeting, Cr Rod Kendall sought an amendment.
Cr Kendall added "that after the consultation period, the matter be referred the Council's Crime Prevention Working Group".
A report to councillors stated that "fencing off the laneway at the eastern end with colourbond fencing" would be the most cost-effective way of meeting the resident's request.
"By using this method, the laneway can easily be re-opened to the public if required," the report stated.
The cost of advertising the public consultation was estimated at $600.
In response the to motion passing, Wagga Neighbourhood Watch president Wayne Deaner said it was a good chance for people to have their say.
"We need new ideas as there are a lot of laneways like this one around and some of them are good so we can't just close them all," he said.
"I've heard suggestions that laneways could be open during the day and be locked with a gate overnight, or there could be keys available for residents and others who applied for them."