Fight for children's safety: Donato

Tilga Street Crossing

After many discussions with residents of Canowindra and visiting the area of concern myself, I am continuing to push the government about the urgency of a crossing in Tilga Street.

It is vital to keep the combined 300 school children from both schools safe as they cross the road to and from school.

On May 28 in NSW Parliament I delivered a Notice of Motion to the government calling for the crossing to be established as soon as possible to respond these very real concerns.

The fact that the government has so far refused to see the failure to install a supervised crossing to protect children is a major failure on their behalf.

Attracting visitors and street beautification

I recently travelled to Canowindra to meet with proprietors of local businesses about their vision for enhancing the streetscape and harness the potential for tourism and visitation in the area.

Canowindra is a beautiful and historic town with some incredible and resilient small business owners, who remain proactive and enthusiastic about the future.

We discussed the challenge of encouraging visitors who are heading for Boorowa or Yass or beyond to Canberra, to divert through the main street as there is just so much to offer in terms of hospitality and the history of the main street.

I will continue to liaise with Cabonne Council on this matter; I'd love to see Canowindra get the tourism and economic boost it deserves.

Wear Red on July 5

When Ronald McDonald opened its doors, the first family to take advantage of this facility which offers free accommodation was a family from Canowindra.

Since then eleven families from Canowindra have stayed at the house free of charge for a total of twelve visits, totalling 66 nights.

On Wear Red day, July 5, I'm encouraging locals to get in to the spirit of the RMH Orange fundraising day, with all funds to go directly to the house in Orange, to help families from the broader Central West area.

For more information call Rebecca Walsh at RMH on 6363 1960.