Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack keen to meet and discuss the Building of Our Bridge

Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis has met with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to discuss plans for the construction of the new Shoalhaven River Crossing.

Meeting last night in Canberra, Mrs Sudmalis said Deputy Prime Minister McCormack was enthusiastic about the project and was keen to see the project develop.

“Since being elected to represent Gilmore, I have been fighting to deliver for our local community.

“I secured a Federal Government planning investment of $10 million for a new bridge across the Shoalhaven River which is now at the stage of asking Gilmore residents, business owners and employees to have their say on the preferred option.

“The Ministers office and I are serious about the need for this bridge project, but we are still waiting for costings to be released by the state government and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

“Unlike the opposition who committed some pocket change for the construction without knowing the actual cost to build the bridge, and all the upgrades to the intersections to improve traffic flow, the Coalition Government is responsible with tax payers’ money and we want to see costings before we put pen to paper,” Mrs Sudmalis said.