Speaking in the House of Representatives Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis today laid down a challenge to Local and State Government representatives to work more cohesively for a Greater Gilmore.
Mrs Sudmalis outlined many projects that she has recently delivered which support jobs growth but said work still needs to be done to improve road safety and community access.
“I will continue to focus on the Shoalhaven River Crossing, and funding resolutions for the Princes Highway, working alongside my state colleagues for the entire length of that Highway,” she said.
“Recently my state colleagues offered to lobby for the funds to maintain the Historic Nowra Bridge, I truly hope they are successful, just imagine if you could have a better aligned Highway more State and Federal funding, fewer accidents and an international invitation for tourists to visit.
“I wonder if the south coast councils and state government members would consider developing a vision for our highway our future , the ‘Grand Pacific Drive’ could be such a vision for our region, not just a road of strategic importance but one that doubles up and takes visitors to all our villages.”
Mrs Sudmalis encouraged state members, local councillors and the community to get on board with the Grand Pacific Drive, because right now it finishes where the Bolong Road meets the Princes Highway.
“We in Gilmore can achieve terrific outcomes; we should work on this together.”
Above: House of Representatives 15 February 2018 - Grand Pacific Drive