Kiama Achievements

  1. $329 million to upgrade the Princes Highway through Gerringong with this massive duplication well underway and due for completion in early 2015.
  2. $34.8 million to build the new Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre which was recently opened along with 124 additional car parking spaces for local patients. (Joint funding from both State and Federal Governments).
  3. $11.6 million for the new Shoalhaven Sub-Acute Adult Mental Health Unit due for completion in 2014. It will include 20 beds with treatment in a non-restrictive, home-like environment to assist recovery and integration back into the community.
  4. Our region has benefited from 186 additional nurses since I became your local Member of Parliament.
  5. $8 million for the Kiama Hospital Aged Care Centre.
  6. Officially opened the $3.4 million new gymnasium at Kiama High School.
  7. $3 million to construct a new commuter car park at Kiama Station which will provide an additional 40 car parking spaces.
  8. Established the new Service NSW Centre in Kiama. The first of its kind in NSW. This one-stop-shop makes doing your business with government faster and easier.
  9. $1.47 million in loan subsidies to Kiama Municipal Council to upgrade the Kiama Leisure Centre.
  10. $500,000 for a passive heating and cooling trial at Kiama High School. Plus an additional $200,000 for new home economics rooms to provide staff and students with better facilities.
  11. $273,740 to provide an extension to the Kiama boat ramp jetty. Work involved building a 40 metre timber jetty as an extension of the existing northern jetty next to the Kiama boat ramp.
  12. Every school in the Kiama electorate will have flashing lights installed by December 2015.
  13. Fought hard to deliver an extra school bus service to Gerroa and Gerringong by Kiama Coachlines which will now continue permanently.
  14. 125 new weekly express services in the new train timetable which delivers more services, new express services and shorter travel times which local commuters deserve.
  15. Assistance for small business with an average Work Cover premium rate reduction of 5.08 per cent across the Kiama electorate.
  16. Upgrade to Gerringong Station completed which involved installing a new accessible ramp and upgrading the station lighting.
  17. $129,567 to help Kiama Municipal Council reduce waste and increase resource recovery.
  18. $100,000 to support the Kiama Youth Belonging Project.
  19. $84,490 in additional funding for community preschools across the Kiama electorate.
  20. $83,000 for the digitalisation of the Kiama Independent newspaper from 1863.
  21. $60,000 for the Kendalls Beach and Spring Creek Catchments Flood Study.
  22. $55,000 for Gerringong Rugby League Football Club to upgrade amenities at Michael Cronin Oval. This is in addition to $17,500 to install a lift for less mobile club patrons.
  23. $52,000 to Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving Club for the installation of a new lift during the clubhouse upgrade.
  24. $50,237 for Kiama Community Transport.
  25. $50,000 to install CCTV cameras in Kiama CBD to improve community safety and assist police.
  26. $40,000 for Kiama Junior Rugby League Football Club to upgrade its facilities and install a new canteen.
  27. $40,000 for the Gerroa Neighbourhood Centre to renovate its kitchen.
  28. $40,000 to review the Minnamurra Estuary Management Plan.
  29. $29,188 for the Jamberoo Combined Sporting Clubs to upgrade Kevin Walsh Oval in Jamberoo with new poles and floodlighting system.
  30. $25,000 for a new youth shed at Kiama Anglican Church.
  31. $25,000 for Kiama Power AFL Club to upgrade sports lighting at Bonaira Oval in Kiama.
  32. $25,000 for Gerringong Tennis Club to upgrade its court fencing and website development.
  33. $23,689 for the Gerringong Tennis Club to upgrade its fencing and website
  34. $21,500 to support Kiama Municipal Council’s strategy for an age-friendly Kiama township.
  35. $20,000 to repair the slipway at Kiama Boat Harbour.
  36. $20,000 over the past two years to support the Kiama Jazz Festival.
  37. $20,000 for a review of the Crooked River Estuary Management Plan.
  38. $15,000 to install a new bus shelter in Bonaira Street, Kiama.
  39. $15,000 to install a new bus shelter in Havilah Place, Kiama.
  40. $13,800 for the Jamberoo Anglican Church to install disabled toilet facilities in the Church hall.
  41. $11,000 for the Illawarra Riding for the Disabled based in Kiama to build a new toilet facility. Plus a further $6,640 to rebuild the shed for the groundsmen.
  42. $11,000 to support the 2013 Kiama Sea Folk Festival.
  43. $9,000 to establish the Friends of the Minnamurra Rainforest group to help with bush regeneration in this important ecosystem.
  44. $8,250 for South Coast Group 7 Rugby League to support its centenary celebrations.
  45. $5,000 for the 2013 Australian Junior Surfing Titles hosted by beaches surrounding Kiama including Werri, Surf, Jones’s and Bombo.
  46. $3,536 for Bombo Headland Landcare Group to purchase new tools and equipment.
  47. $2,500 for Kiama Public School to create an organic waste recycling hub.
  48. $1,500 for the Rotary Club of Minnamurra to support the Emergency Services Expo in Kiama.
  49. $1,230 to support Kiama Municipal Council’s Youth Week activities.
  50. $1,150 for Kiama Tennis Club to purchase a defibrillator machine.
  51. $1,150 for Kiama Bowling Club to purchase a defibrillator machine.
  52. $1,000 to Kiama & District Historical Society to support a new production about Orry Kelly who came from Kiama in the 1920’s.
  53. $2,500 for The Pro-Crats Kiama to support the 20th anniversary of Kiama Youth Centre.
  54. Officially opened the Gerringong Uniting Church’s new Sunday School Rooms.

Shoalhaven Achievements

  1.  $510 million to upgrade the Princes Highway through Berry – a project talked about since 1955. Work will commence this year.
  2. $329 million to upgrade the Princes Highway through Gerringong with this massive duplication well underway and due for completion in early 2015.
  3. $62 million to fix the bottleneck at South Nowra with the upgrade due for completion shortly.
  4. $34.8 million to build the new Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre which was recently opened along with 124 additional car parking spaces for local patients. Our region has benefited from 186 additional nurses since I was elected as your Member of Parliament.
  5. $11.6 million for the new Shoalhaven Sub-Acute Adult Mental Health Unit due for completion in 2014. It will include 20 beds with treatment in a non-restrictive, home-like environment to assist recovery and integration back into the community.
  6. $11.1 million towards the construction of the new Kangaroo Valley Sewerage Scheme.
  7. $3.8 million on the revitalisation of Hampden Bridge completed in September 2011.
  8. Officially opened a $3.05 million new gymnasium at Bomaderry High School
  9. $3 million for important road safety upgrades on Bolong Road in Coolangatta and the removal of the speed camera on Bolong Road.
  10. $1.43 million for Noah’s Ark Centre of Shoalhaven Early Intervention Family Support Centre UOW Shoalhaven Campus.
  11. $1.05 million for the South Nowra Employment Precinct Flinders Road Entrance Upgrade.
  12. $1 million for the Shoalhaven River Bridge Study which will consider a future rail crossing.
  13. $600,000 to upgrade Moss Vale Road between Hampden Bridge and Cavan Road to improve travel for all road users.
  14. $200,000 on maintenance and resurfacing work on Shoalhaven River Bridge.
  15. Every school in the Shoalhaven will have flashing lights installed by December 2015.
  16. Introduced laws in State Parliament to keep our CCTV cameras in the Nowra CBD.
  17. 125 new weekly express services in the new train timetable which delivers more services, new express services and shorter travel times which local commuters deserve.
  18. $1Million for a new artificial reef off the coast of the Shoalhaven which will provide a great boost for recreational fishing, scuba diving and local tourism.
  19. Assistance for small business with an average Work Cover premium rate reduction of 5.08 per cent across the Kiama electorate.
  20. $325,000 for a new 24 metre long pedestrian bridge which crosses Bomaderry Creek Gorge.
  21. $204,372 for Kangaroo Valley Environment Group to support a project aimed at restoring bushland in the Kangaroo River system.
  22. $178,052 for Shoalhaven Community Transport.
  23. $130,000 to build a shared path on River Road at Shoalhaven Heads to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
  24. $100,000 to help Shoalhaven City Council reduce graffiti in six hot spot areas, including Mark Radium Park in Berry.
  25. $95,995 to UnitingCare in Nowra to assist problem gamblers in the Shoalhaven.
  26. $84,490 in additional funding for community preschools across the Kiama electorate.
  27. $80,000 for Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club to complete the final three holes of the course.
  28. $25,000 for the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club to upgrade their 30-year old irrigation system.
  29. $60,000 to Bomaderry Junior Rugby League Football Club for a new security fence.
  30. $42,000 for Nowra TAFE to upgrade its facilities.
  31. $15,000 for a new harmony garden and art space at Bomaderry High School.
  32. $30,000 for Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Museum to support the construction of a new conservation shed.
  33. $22,500 for Berry Landcare Group to restore rainforest in Bundewallah Creek.
  34. $19,769 to the Berry Rotary Club for a new boardwalk to David Berry Hospital.
  35. $19,518 to the Friends of Curtis Park Arboretum in Shoalhaven Heads for the creation of a formal entry.
  36. $15,000 to the Bundanon Trust in West Cambewarra to support the Oolong House Aboriginal Arts Project.
  37. $15,000 for a learn-to-ride bike path in Curtis Reserve at Shoalhaven Heads.
  38. $13,490 to the Bomaderry AFL Club for the construction of an all-weather awning at Artie Smith Oval.
  39. $13,353 for Jerry Bailey Reserve Trust to construct a bush track to connect two recreational areas at Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park.
  40. $10,330 for a new disabled toilet and wheelchair access path at the Shoalhaven Heads Men’s Shed in Curtis Park.
  41. $10,000 for the Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival to support our local wineries and tourism.
  42. $8,250 to South Coast Group 7 Rugby League for its centenary celebrations.
  43. $7,100 for the Shoalhaven Basketball Association to support a new coach and referee development program.
  44. $6,675 for St Luke’s Anglican Church in Berry for flooring and installation of air conditioning.
  45. $6,300 to upgrade the playground fencing at Jerry Bailey Children’s Centre.
  46. $5,606 for A Taste of Paradise Organic Farm in Berry to purchase a Green House and solar power system.
  47. $5,500 to support the re-opening of Penwood Miniature Railway in Jaspers Brush.
  48. $5,000 to support the 2013 Shoalhaven River Festival.
  49. $5,000 to support the Shoalhaven City Concert Band.
  50. $4,520 to North Nowra Girl Guides for the upgrade of their hall.
  51. $2,500 for Shoalhaven Heads Public School to install a new oven.
  52. $2,035 for Bomaderry Public School to purchase new iPads for children with special needs.
  53. $2,000 for the Grotto Reserve Bushcare Group in North Nowra. $2,000 for the Mulgen Creek Bushcare Group in Bomaderry.
  54. $2,000 for the Shoalhaven Kitchen Table Poets to support a 20 minute film featuring members reading their poetry in unique locations.
  55. $1,845 to support Shoalhaven City Council’s Youth Week activities

Shellharbour Achievements

  1.  $10 million in upgrades at Shellharbour Hospital which includes improvements to Mental Health and Renal services. We have also started the planning to upgrade Shellharbour Hospital for the next phase of its life in serving a growing community.
  2. Our region has benefited from 186 additional nurses since I became your local Member of Parliament.
  3. Construction has commenced on the $39 million new railway Station in Shellharbour and interchange which will deliver modern, safe and accessible facilities including 100 new car parking spaces, CCTV surveillance, lighting, lifts, stairs and a footbridge to provide access between platforms.
  4. Construction has commenced on the new $5.7 million commuter car park at Oak Flats Station with approximately 230 car parking spaces being delivered.
  5. The upgrade at Albion Park Station has been completed as part of the $770 million Transport Access Program. The ramp was reconstructed to improve access for elderly and disabled passengers whilst a new disabled parking space, tactile tiles and lighting has been installed to improve safety.
  6. $106 million for a massive upgrade of the Elective Surgery Unit at Wollongong Hospital.
  7. Construction has commenced on 700 new car parking spaces at Wollongong Hospital and after I lobbied the Health Minister to secure funding.
  8. $22.5 million for the West Dapto access road link.
  9. $14 million to upgrade and expand the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre which increases capacity for chemotherapy services. (Federal Funding)
  10. I took up the fight to the NSW Government to see a PET scanner installed at the Illawarra Cancer Care centre – a battle we fought and won.
  11. $13 million over the next 4 years for the fit-out of a new headquarters for the SES which will be located in the Illawarra. The project will provide up to 300 construction jobs and 250 ongoing and skilled positions.
  12. $4.5 million to upgrade Cordeaux Road and Bridge under the Resources for Regions Program.
  13. $2.9 million for the Bald Hill improvement project.
  14. $2.9 million to Illawarra Retiremenat Trust Limited for Kanahooka Community Homes and Centre.
  15. $2.29 million to complete construction on the new $2.5 million Fire Station at Albion Park which will provide a boost for Emergency Fire and Rescue services across the Illawarra. We recently acted to ensure that volunteers who participate in bush fires operations are protected from victimisation or penalised by their employers for giving up their time.
  16. $1 million for a planning study on a possible Albion Park Rail bypass. Planning has included a review of connections to the Princes Motorway (F6 Freeway) and the intersection of the Princes and Illawarra Highways. This follows the $100,000 allocated for planning studies in 2012.
  17. Fought hard to save aeromedical services at Albion Park. A community battle we fought together and won after I lobbied the Health Minister and tabled over 12,000 petitions in NSW Parliament House.
  18. Every school zone in Shellharbour will have flashing lights installed by December 2015.
  19. 125 new weekly express services in the new train timetable which delivers more services, new express services and shorter travel times which local commuters deserve.
  20. Assistance for small business with an average Work Cover premium rate reduction of 5.08 per cent across the Kiama electorate.
  21. $485,941 for Wesley Mission and Mission Australia to provide high quality counselling and support services for problem gamblers across the Illawarra.
  22. $410,832 for Shellharbour City Council to reduce waste and increase resource recovery.
  23. $360,000 to complete the section of shared use path on the western side of the highway in Albion Park Rail, between Airport Road and the Illawarra Highway.
  24. $247,850 for the Illawarra Legal Centre to supports its financial counselling service.
  25. $186,367 for Shellharbour Community Transport.
  26. $176,000 to Shellharbour City Council for floodplain risk management.
  27. $166,667 to Shellharbour City Council for the Macquarie Rivulet Flood Study.
  28. $84,490 in additional funding for community preschools across the Kiama electorate.
  29. $48,000 for a Shellharbour City Council project to make the Albion Park Community Precinct more resistant to vandalism.
  30. $34,992 for Albion Park White Eagles Soccer Club to install fencing around Terry Reserve in Albion Park.
  31. $32,500 for Killalea State Park to support its social media marketing strategy and its integrated noxious weed management program. This is additional to the $50,000 it received to upgrade its Plan of Management and prepare a Business Plan.
  32. $30,000 for Albion Park Men’s Shed to upgrade its facilities.
  33. $30,000 to support the KidzWish Foundation since 2011 to continue its work in the Illawarra.
  34. $23,750 for PCYC Lake Illawarra to support the removal of hazardous material in flooring.
  35. $23,000 to support the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in 2014.
  36. $21,500 for Shellharbour City Council to design and install age friendly outdoor exercise equipment along the foreshore and bike track of Lake Illawarra.
  37. $20,542 for a school maintenance project at Albion Park High School.
  38. $20,000 for Albion Park Little Athletics Club to refurbish a canteen and storage area.
  39. $18,000 for an investigation study to look at developing a new jetty or pontoon at the Shellharbour boat harbour boat ramp.
  40. $15,000 for a project to restore the vegetation and stabilise the Warilla Beach dune.
  41. $14,325 to Shellharbour City Council for a project to restore the northern foreshore of Elliot Lake including dune regeneration and stabilisation.
  42. $10,000 for the Warilla RSL Sub Branch for the restoration of the Shellharbour War Memorial.
  43. $10,000 to the Illawarra Light Rail Museum to upgrade its kitchen facilities.
  44. $8,250 to South Coast Group 7 Rugby League to support its centenary celebrations in the community.
  45. $7,990 for Illawarra Hockey Inc to upgrade its existing electronic scoreboard.
  46. $7,500 for an ongoing project for North Warilla Beach dune and habitat rehabilitation.
  47. $5,166 to Illawarra Cycle Club for an upgrade of track and seating facilities.
  48. $5,000 to Shellharbour City Council for noxious weed control in Bass Point Reserve.
  49. $2,500 to St Paul’s Catholic Primary in Albion Park for an outdoor learning area.
  50. $2,500 grant to support the Disability Trust and the work it does across the Illawarra
  51. $2,500 environment grant to allow students at Albion Park High School to install smart water meters and an irrigation system to monitor water use.
  52. $1,845 to Shellharbour City Council for its 2013 Youth Week activities
  53. $1,740 for Tongarra Museum to upgrade its exhibition cases to include hinged lockable doors. $1,250 for Warilla-Barrack Heights Surf Life Saving Club for a new surf safety patrol station.
  54. $1,000 for Tullimbah Bushcare Group to purchase reference material and remove two trees
  55. $500 for Northcott Disability Services in Oak Flats to help them purchase new kitchen utensils.