Andrew Constance has reacted angrily to NSW Labor's accusation that a $960 million Princes Highway pledge was "smoke and mirrors" - and called on the Shadow Treasurer to step down.
Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park on Wednesday said the Coalition's March 6 promise to upgrade the Princes Highway from Nowra to Batemans Bay and plan for a Milton-Ulladulla bypass was based on "Monopoly money".
Federally, Labor and the Coalition have signed a bi-partisan statement of support for a safer highway and called for state and federal cooperation.
Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese in February told Parliament there was "a clear case for us to do so, and to do so in a bi-partisan way". Historically, he said, both federal parties had neglected the highway.
However, NSW Labor has remained silent on Princes Highway funding until Wednesday afternoon - when Mr Park dismissed the Coalition's platform, but made no commitment of his own to upgrade the road if elected to government on March 23.
Reporter Andrea Cantle sought a response from Mr Constance on March 8. The NSW Infrastructure and Transport Minister and Bega MP did not hold back.
The Fix It Now campaign has pushed all sides of politics for action on the highway since March 2018 after a string of head-on collisions and fatalities.