Kiama MP Gareth Ward will meet Health Minister Jillian Skinner over the future of the Illawarra-based aeromedical service.
"I feel very strongly about fighting to retain local services, particularly ones that can save lives," Mr Ward said yesterday.
"I have raised my concerns and views with the minister and will certainly be meeting with the government to discuss it further."
Mr Ward pointed out no decision had been made, and that submissions were being taken until February.
"Unlike the opposition, we haven't hidden this independent report, we made it public last year and are seeking public comment," Mr Ward said.
"This was not a report prepared by the government, it was prepared for the government and I would encourage anyone who wants to make a contribution to have their say."
"I understand the reasons why four bases have been recommended … I'm quite comfortable with the rationale behind it," he said. He said having every helicopter fitted with a winch was desirable, but not practical.