Shoalhaven News

Local MP's call on Commonwealth to fund Princes Highway upgrade


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Kiama MP Gareth Ward and South Coast MP Shelley Hancock have launched an online petition calling on the Federal Government to put more money into the Princes Highway.

It’s been regarded by community members as an unusual step to take, considering the local state MP’s and Federal Member Ann Sudmalis are all members of the Liberal Party.

Mr Ward says he would like to see an 80/20 split.

"I don't see why we shouldn't be entitled to the same sorts of investments from the Commonwealth on roads that we've seen elsewhere here on the South Coast and I think that we all need to work together to achieve it", Mr Ward said.

"I'm calling on all parties, all levels of Government to back an 80/20 funding split for all costs associated with Princes Highway projects", He said.

Story and Photo credit: Andrew Page, Grant Broadcasters