The Beagle wrote an article last week asking if the Eurobodalla had been Federally forgotten. For many in the Shire it appeared that Ann Sudmalis was opening all sorts of things in the north of the electorate including roads works and NBN connections.
In response to the article The Beagle has received a response outlining the achievements to date in the Eurobodalla since Ms Sudmalis returned as Member of Gilmore. Mr Lei Parker, Beagle Weekly. I note your concerns about the Eurobodalla being a forgotten section of the Gilmore electorate.I believe you and your readers will be pleasantly surprised by the work I’m already doing for the Eurobodalla and projects I’m developing in conjunction with the council, business proprietors and community groups. Far from being forgotten, I’m pretty sure the rest of Gilmore is going to say that the new area of the electorate is federally favoured. Before I begin to give you the actual list, please note the following; electorate boundaries are determined by the Australian Electoral Commission and no one in the government or the opposition has much of a say at any level, even if the arbitrary decisions of the AEC split a regional town, as has been done in previous boundary adjustments. Now the good news! Projects already delivered in the Eurobodalla, include; $10,000 for the All-Inclusive playground at Batehaven. $10,000 for the Broulee Surf Club, More than $35,000 in community volunteer grants, More than $500,000 in Roads to Recovery funding, Two mobile phone blackspot commitments at Nelligen and Pooh Corner on Clyde Mountain. (Gilmore ends just west of Nelligen). Almost $1 million for Moruya High School to assist with their Danggaa Trade Skills Centre. More than $325,000 to fix a road black spot at Long Beach. $20,000 for Yumaro to expand its facilities in Moruya. These are all committed and delivered. The following projects are in the planning and allocation of funds stage. Heating for the RSL Hall at Moruya.$2.5 million for the Moruya Airport $3 million for the Tomakin Village roundabout $3.5 million for the new roundabout in the CBD of Batemans Bay $39,000 for lighting on a CBD street for safety Green Army Project for the Batemans Bay Water Gardens $50,000 for species research on the flying fox. It’s all actually a pretty exciting agenda so far. Ann SudmalisFederal Member for Gilmore