Opposition leader Bill Shorten says Labor will seek to speed up promised improvements to the Princes Highway if elected to government.
Speaking in Moruya on Friday, April 5, Mr Shorten said Labor would match the $100 million listed in the forward estimates in the Coalition's Federal Budget handed down on April 2.
A Shorten Government would also match the extra $400 million pledged to the NSW section of the highway, but not yet detailed in the estimates.
"So it will be the same as the government, or better," Mr Shorten said in Moruya.
"What we are now looking at doing, is seeing if it is possible to bring forward some of the stuff ... beyond the forward estimates, beyond the four years."
Mr Shorten said he and Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese would now examine which projects could be brought forward.
He thanked this masthead's FIX IT NOW campaign.
In the lead-up to the March 23 NSW Election, the NSW Coalition promised $960 million to upgrade the highway, including sections from the Jervis Bay turnoff to Batemans Bay and build a Moruya bypass.
In February, Mr Shorten, again speaking in Moruya, said there was a case to be made for a fair go on the highway.
The Princes Highway remains the scene of numerous crashes and victims and their families have called for change.