PAT CONROY MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
MEMBER FOR SHORTLAND
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR GILMORE
INSPECTION OF PRINCES HIGHWAY
Mr Conroy and Mrs Phillips are in Bomaderry to visit Shoalhaven Starches as well as inspecting the 59-kilometre section of the Princes highway between Nowra and Milton.
Shoalhaven Starches already employ around 300 people and Mr Conroy was there to discuss their potential growth to fulfil Labor’s commitment to 50% renewable energy and to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our motor vehicles.
“Being the largest bio-fuel refinery of it’s type in the world, Shoalhaven Starches plays a vital role in decarbonisation efforts. Bio-fuel and bio-energy have the potential to be a great source of renewable energy” Mr Conroy said.
The stretch of the highway Mr Conroy will be inspecting is south of Jervis Bay Road where a significant number of accidents have occurred and the community have been actively campaigning for an upgrade.
"The Princes Highway desperately needs upgrading. I want Pat to see first hand this stretch of the highway. I have been working with Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla local councils, and other stakeholders, to identify upgrade opportunities, and fight for funding", Mrs Phillips said.
This builds on Labor’s successful campaign to build the new Nowra bridge.