Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis has written to the Deputy Prime Minister and federal Infrastructure Minister Michael McCormack, asking that $1.28 billion in unallocated road funding be directed towards upgrading the Princes Highway between Nowra and Ulladulla.
In her letter dated May 14, Mrs Sudmalis wrote that $3.5 billion was announced in the federal budget to establish the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative.
Of this, $2.22 billion had been allocated to four projects, with $1.28 billion unspecified.
“I would commend to you the urgent need for this funding, or a significant portion of it, to be allocated to the upgrade of the Princes Highway between Nowra and Ulladulla in the first instance,” Mrs Sudmalis wrote.
“I have discussed the importance of this highway with the Prime Minister, and previous Infrastructure Ministers as it is the only transport corridor along the south coast of NSW and stressed to him the community support for urgent road improvements following a number of serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.”