Ward Taking Up Local Issues Upon Return of Parliament

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that he will use the first siting week back in Parliament to take up a number of local issues and lock in election commitments for more upgrades across the Kiama electorate.


"Parliament has returned today," Mr Ward said.

“It is the first Parliamentary siting day since the election and I’ll be using it as an opportunity to keep knocking on the doors of my Cabinet colleagues to secure even more for our region.

Mr Ward will be working to ensure that the $434 million commitment to redevelop Shoalhaven Hospital will be delivered and to establish timeframes for the work to begin.

“Shoalhaven Hospital is my local Hospital and I make no apologies for fighting hard for the unprecedented investment for our patients, doctors, nurses and staff.

“This work is in addition to our $270 million commitment to rebuild Shellharbour Hospital.

“I have already warned the new Regional Roads Minister Paul Toole that he is going to be seeing a lot of me as work continues on the Albion Park Rail Bypass and Berry to Bomaderry upgrade of our Princes Highway.

“One of the reasons I first stood for Parliament was the fix the Princes Highway and I will continue our record of delivering over this next term of Government.

“We have already completed or committed to $2.4 billion in works along our Princes Highway and an additional $960 million to upgrade from Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road.

“There is no doubt that this Parliament will be the busiest one yet – however I will always put the best interests of my community first, I will keep on working hard and getting results,” Mr Ward concluded.