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Who is Erin Watt?

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

Erin Watts

While only being 29, Erin has a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to the table.

After the tragic passing of her mother-in-law Coleen, Erin decided to move home to work with her husband Rory to take over the family business, Fred Fahey Aerial Services who provide aerial application for the central west and fire suppression across NSW. As Chief Operations Officer she is responsible for managing business, regulatory affairs and safety.

Erin studied Political, Economic and Social Sciences at Sydney University, and graduated with first class honours for her thesis on government’s responses to climate change.

Erin has worked as a campaigner, advocate and policy specialist. She recently worked as National Political Coordinator at the United Workers Union, managing a large team and campaigning to ensure workers like home care workers, early childhood educators and hospitality workers got a fair go during the pandemic. Erin has experience in local, state and federal government. For 8 years Erin led a climate lobby group. “I’ve got a real passion for developing others, building systems and interrogating government policy to ensure it’s inclusive and fair for everyone” Erin said. “In my work over the last decade I excelled at engaging with communities, staff and volunteers to identify what the real issues were on the ground. I’m focused on results and moving forward” she said.

__While financial responsibility is core to Erin’s focus, here are some key areas she will prioritise: __

1. Developing Cowra as a Tourist Destination

2. Making Cowra a good base for business and development through investigating the DA process, enforcing a local procurement policy and working to provide support and connection between entrepreneurs and businesses.

3. A voice for young people and families in Cowra.

4. Making Cowra a sustainable hub and committing to transitioning to net zero emissions.

5. Working to achieve inclusion and access for all by developing a reconciliation action plan with Wiradjuri people, and improving accessibility for people with different needs.

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