House debates

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Statements by Members

Gilmore Electorate

1:40 pm

Photo of Ann SudmalisAnn Sudmalis (Gilmore, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

What a blast to have my last 90-seconder as an opportunity to say thank you to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and to the Treasurer and the economic review committee for the allocation of funding towards four special projects in Gilmore. These have been dear to my heart from the very first day in this place.

There are $9 million over three years for a rehabilitation facility for our youth in the Batemans Bay region, as a direct consequence of the recommendations of the Ice Taskforce. Next, $25 million are committed for the aquatic and arts precinct for the Eurobodalla—to match the grant from the state government—for youngsters, injury healing, swimming and fitness. It was a long, arduous task to gain funding for Bundanon, which had been often left out, but finally Scott Morrison has recognised the unique legacy that has been given to our nation, for the arts, Indigenous culture regeneration and education, in the exhibition space in this wonderful place. Finally, there is $500 million to be allocated for the New South Wales section of the Princes Highway. Six years of badgering have now been rewarded.

This is, of course, my last 90-second spot, but what a way to celebrate my time in this House. What a way to say to Labor: 'Stop borrowing our commitments and pretending they're yours. The public can see through those stupid games.'

The residents of Gilmore have worked tirelessly, hassling me so I can hassle our government for financial support. And only the Liberals and Nationals have the financial skill to make such things happen.