The Mayors of the Central NSW Joint Organisation are throwing their support behind the campaign lead by the Hon Steph Cooke, Member for Cootamundra for the Tresillian Residential Service at the Cowra Hospital, as part of the new upgrade to Cowra Hospital.

Tresillian is a long-standing organisation for young families and young children with expert parenting advice. They also have helped develop a Sleepwell Baby app for parent concerns such as baby sleep and settling, development, feeding and nutrition.

Tresillian began with the Spanish Flu pandemic that reached Sydney early 1919. With 100 years of invaluable service for young families across New South Wales, Tresillian has played an important and unique role in the history of New South Wales.

The Mayors of the region heard about this initiative at their Board recent meeting and are fully supportive.

Mayor Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM said "across the region we hear from distressed young mothers having to make the trip to Canberra or Sydney for advice and support with young babies. Being afforded an opportunity from such a well-regarded specialist service in regional NSW is a great leap forward."

“Cowra is centrally located, and the region believes this is an ideal location for the specialist residential hub,” said Cr Keith.