In a statement released today Andrew Constance, NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Member for Bega describes Ann Sudmalis, Federal Member for Gilmore a tireless and incredibly committed Federal Member for Gilmore. "She has given 100% to the issues effecting local South Coast communities and people. I have come to know her as a friend and someone who I enjoy working with on local issues. She is a warm and caring MP who cares so much about the people of the South Coast. "I am honoured to have worked with Ann on delivering projects such as the Nowra Bridge, the upgrade of Moruya airport and further investments in disability services including Muddy Puddles early childhood intervention and the all-inclusive playground at Corrigans Beach reserve. "I am proud of this record of delivering for local people. Ann also been instrumental in delivering support to Yumaro Disability Services Residential Respite Centre and improvements in mobile phone and broadband infrastructure for the region. I am saddened and disappointed to hear of her decision to retire, particularly as I know how close she is to Prime Minister Morrison, who I know she has incredible respect for.
"I will be continuing to fight for the South Coast alongside Ann until her retirement at the next election, particularly on the duplication of the Princes Highway south of Jervis bay turnoff and the new hospital required in the Eurobodalla. "Together, we will continue to work hard to put our community first"