Sign of a bright idea from young girl
A YOUNG girl's effort to revamp the New South Wales border signs at Tweed has earned her air-time and compliments in State Parliament.
NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay said he was honoured to receive a letter from nine-year-old Jade Watkins.
"This proud young New South Welshwoman even attached her own personal design of what she thinks the 'Welcome to NSW' signs should look like," he said.
"I just love it. It is an absolute cracker, right down to the iconic emblems she drew at the bottom, and represents NSW much better than the old signs that were once displayed in the Tweed.
"Jade's design is bright and full of colour and history - she has even drawn Captain James Cook on it.
"It is a pity that we did not receive Jade's letter attaching her design before we installed the new signs in Tweed as we would definitely have considered using her design on them."
Mr Gay admitted the new signs were "not as nice to look at" as Jade's but said they were practical and twice as big as their predecessors.
He said Jade could expect to receive a letter, signed by himself and Premier Mike Baird, thanking her for her concern.