Local Achievements

(As at November 2020)

Health

  • New $60m emergency department and general ward at Sutherland Hospital (completed 2018)
  • New $81m operating theatres (8) and endoscopy suites (2) at Sutherland Hospital (due 2023)
  • $7m for MRI at Sutherland Hospital (due 2023)
  • New $10m car park at Sutherland Hospital (completed 2014)
  • New integrated health facility on Sutherland Hospital campus (commenced 2015)
  • More than 660 new nurses and midwives in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
  • New Ambulance Superstation at Caringbah under $150m Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy program
  • More than $700m redevelopment of St George Hospital (stages 1 and 2 completed – new emergency department, acute services building and birthing suite and additional parking; stage 3 due 2025 – new integrated ambulatory care precinct, increasing inpatient bed capacity as well as much needed enhanced outpatient and community-based services

Public and active transport

  • Upgrading peak hour capacity on T4 Illawarra line by 30% (underway for completion around 2024 as first part of $880m Sydney-wide program)
  • 100% air-conditioning on all regular timetabled train services on T4 Illawarra line
  • 229 extra weekly services on T4 Illawarra line (including 10 extra morning peak and 15 extra afternoon peak on Cronulla line each week); faster average peak hour travel times between Cronulla line and city (2013)
  • Opal card rolled out at all stations on T4 Illawarra line
  • New steel canopies at 10 Sutherland Shire train stations
  • New bus route 985 providing 272 trips per week between Miranda and Cronulla via Caringbah and Woolooware Bay.
  • Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link shared off-road bike / pedestrian pathway stage 1 (Sutherland to Kirrawee completed; Kirrawee to Cronulla due for progressive completion from 2022)
  • Grants for Sutherland Shire Council’s shared bike / pedestrian pathways at Woolooware Bay, Prince Charles Parade Kurnell, Tonkin Oval Cronulla and Wanda to North Cronulla (completed), and Elouera Road Cronulla and Kiora Road Miranda (announced)
  • New public car parking at Cronulla train station (old “Stalag Cronulla”) (2013)
  • Extra buses to Kurnell and Lilli Pilli

Roads

  • Construction of M6 motorway underground north of Kogarah (due 2025; estimated cost $2.2 billion+)
  • Planning of M6 motorway Kogarah to Loftus ($50m spent)
  • More than $1.5m grant for widening of Captain Cook Drive to four lanes between Woolooware Road and Elouera Road
  • Replacement of Gannons Road underbridge and grant to council to widen road underneath to 4 lanes
  • Upgraded intersection at Kingsway / Gannons Road Caringbah (extra right turn lane for Kingsway into Gannons Road)
  • Upgraded intersection at Kingsway / President Avenue Caringbah (extra right turn lane for Kingsway into President Avenue)
  • Upgraded intersection of Gerrale Street / Elouera Road / Kingsway Cronulla (extra right turn lane for Elouera Road into Kingsway)
  • Upgraded intersection at Acacia Road / President Avenue Kirrawee.
  • Other upgrades along Princes Highway in Kirrawee and Gymea (in progress).
  • Upgraded intersection at Gymea Bay Road / President Avenue Gymea.
  • Upgraded intersection at Captain Cook Drive / The Boulevarde / Taren Point Road Caringbah (extending and duplicating right turn lane from Taren Point Road southbound into The Boulevarde).
  • Upgraded intersection at Taren Point Road / Koonya Circuit (extending the right turn lane from Taren Point Road northbound into Koonya Circuit)
  • Upgraded intersection at Taren Point Road / Alexander Avenue / Holt Road
  • Upgraded intersection at Port Hacking Road / Princes Highway Sylvania
  • Extended clearways on Taren Point Road and (between Sutherland and Blakehurst) Princes Highway
  • Extended parking restrictions on Kingsway between Willarong Road and Kareena Road Caringbah
  • Traffic lights at Kingsway / Woolooware Road
  • Crash barriers on Captain Cook Bridge
  • Pedestrian barriers at Kingsway Cronulla
  • Flashing lights at all schools in the Sutherland Shire
  • $40,000 towards Cronulla traffic study

Education

  • Major upgrade of Cronulla High School (in planning)
  • Air conditioning installation and upgrade at Caringbah, Kirrawee and Woolooware High Schools (due 2021) and Kurnell Public School.
  • Lifts at Cronulla, Kirrawee and Woolooware High Schools; Gymea Bay Public School; and Jacaranda Preschool.
  • Bathroom access upgrades at Cronulla, Kirrawee and Woolooware High Schools and Gymea Bay Public School.
  • Installation and upgrades to walkways at Cronulla, Kirrawee and Woolooware High Schools and Burraneer Bay, Cronulla, Cronulla South, Gymea Bay and Yowie Bay Public Schools.
  • COLA and outdoor shelter installation at Kirrawee High School; Caringbah North, Cronulla, Cronulla South, Kurnell and Woolooware Public Schools; and Grays Point Preschool.
  • Outdoor area upgrades at Burraneer Bay, Caringbah, Cronulla, Grays Point, Laguna Street, Lilli Pilli, Woolooware and Yowie Bay Public Schools; Our Lady of Fatima Caringbah; OLMC Burraneer; St Francis De Sales School; and Cronulla Preschool.
  • Numerous other projects including $60,000 to upgrade pedestrian footpaths at Our Lady of Fatima Caringbah, $50,000 for Cronulla South Public School library upgrade and $30,000 for Laguna Street Public School canteen.
  • Cronulla High School hall upgrade (in progress)
  • Construction of a new COLA at Caringbah High School (in progress)

Environment and public spaces

(See also below under “Other”)

  • $46m upgrade to Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Sewerage upgrades across the Shire, including $3m for new valves and controllers at Kurnell
  • $4.5m in Sydney Water upgrades to the Cronulla Wastewater Pumping Station
  • $41m (plus $25m from the federal government) to upgrade Kamay Botany Bay National Park – new public art (completed), new visitor centre, exhibition area, cafe, education area, local office at Kurnell and ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse (due early 2020s)
  • Upgraded Cape Baily Walking Track and Cape Solander road access in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
  • Over $10m upgrade of iconic Coast Track in the Royal National Park
  • Up to $5m for walkway around Hungry Point Cronulla from Salmon Haul Bay to Darook Park (due early 2020s)
  • Around $850,000 of other funding for Hungry Point Reserve Cronulla upgrades for public opening, including new toilet block, picnic facilities, landscaping, additional lighting and signage.
  • New whale watching station at Cape Solander (in progress)

Emergency services

  • New $12m Marine Rescue NSW Training Academy at Hungry Point Cronulla (announced)
  • New $800,000 “super boat” for Marine Rescue NSW Botany Port Hacking Unit at Cronulla
  • $500,000 for upgrade of Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club
  • $350,000 for upgrade of North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club (announced)
  • $70,000 for earlier upgrade of North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club
  • $50,000 for upgrade of Elouera Surf Life Saving Club
  • Over $240,000 for Wanda Surf Life Saving Club, in particular clubhouse upgrades
  • New fire tankers for Grays Point and Kurnell Rural Fire Service

Sport and recreation

(See also above under “Emergency services” for surf life saving)

  • Grants for upgrades of Tonkin Street wharf and dredging ($1,150,000), Bonna Point Kurnell boat ramp and car park($550,000), small craft launching ramp at Lugano Avenue Burraneer ($225,000), Wally’s Wharf sewerage pump-out ($185,000), Hospital Bay jetty and pontoon ($78,000), Gunnamatta Bay boat ramp ($30,000).
  • $700,000 grant for council’s new Marang Parklands hockey fields near Greenhills Beach.
  • Largest off shore artificial reef in NSW, off Port Hacking
  • $110,000 for Gymea United FC hall extension
  • $95,000 for Cronulla Seagulls FC clubhouse upgrade
  • Numerous other grants each year, totalling nearly $3 million, under the Local Sports Grants program and Community Building Partnership program

Other

  • New Service NSW one-stop shop at Westfield Miranda
  • $100,000 to renovate Cronulla Arts Theatre and extend foyer
  • Various other grants including under the Community Building Partnership Program