Deposit scheme and stadiums issues at meet and greet with Donato

The container deposit scheme and stadiums were the two clear issues raised to Member for Orange Philip Donato on Thursday.

Holding a meet and greet in Robertson Park, Mr Donato said he enjoyed meeting people and talking about issues affecting Orange.  

“It’s an opportunity to get out into the community and meet in a more informal setting,” Mr Donato said.

He said a broad range of issues had been raised, including power prices. 

However, the two issues of the container deposit scheme and the NSW government’s $2.4bn decision to rebuild two stadiums in Sydney stood out. 

“They’re the overwhelming issues in the community at the moment, because people feel like they’re missing out,” he said.

Daniel Barresi came to talk to Mr Donato about changes to worker’s compensation which will come into effect on Boxing Day. 

Rob Nixon was concerned about male mental health and the police’s treatment of young men.

MEET AND GREET: Alan Mulligan, Ken Barber, Phil Donato and Terry Betts out talking about the region's issues in Robertson Park. Photo: MAX STAINKAMPH 1207MSphil1

MEET AND GREET: Alan Mulligan, Ken Barber, Phil Donato and Terry Betts out talking about the region's issues in Robertson Park. Photo: MAX STAINKAMPH 1207MSphil1

SUPPORT TEAM: Ashleigh Cooke and Rebecca Hawkins were manning the barbecue at Phil Donato's meet and greet on Thursday. Photo: MAX STAINKAMPH 1207MSphil2

SUPPORT TEAM: Ashleigh Cooke and Rebecca Hawkins were manning the barbecue at Phil Donato's meet and greet on Thursday. Photo: MAX STAINKAMPH 1207MSphil2