Cowra Council candidate Simon Bray hopes to make a positive impact

Simon Bray is running as a candidate for Cowra Council.
Simon Bray is running as a candidate for Cowra Council.

Cowra Council candidate Simon Bray believes he can make a positive impact in the shire when voters go to the polls on December 4.

Mr Bray and his family moved to the region a couple of years ago and, as a father, believes there needs to be more focus on young people in Cowra.

"I have seven-year-old twin girls and one 18-month-old girl," he said.

"I'm motivated to create opportunities for Cowra's youth and work hard to make it happen.

"I believe I will bring a new set of eyes to the council."

Mr Bray, a small-time beekeeper, also enjoys community work.

"I'm a member of the SES and President of the P&F at St Raphael's," he said.

If elected, Mr Bray is committed to advocating for a 24 hour police station, calling for a reduction in the speed limit on Kendal Street from Fitzroy St to Lachlan St to 40km/h and introducing green waste bins.

"Looking after the environment is everyone's responsibility and I believe green bins will encourage us all to do so," he said.

Mr Bray would also like to see the establishment of a permanent concrete swimming area near the low level bridge and to make the Cowra Aquatic Centre's pool heated for year-round use.

He said, going into the future, there needs to be a renewed focus on Cowra's non-tourist spots and local businesses.

"We seem to focus more on the tourist areas of town and have forgotten about the rest," Mr Bray said.

"Cowra is already a bit of a tourism hub, we have history here that will always be preserved.

"I think a focus on small business to accommodate the tourism that comes though town would be a big step forward."

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