Another day, another political heavyweight in the Illawarra.
Yesterday it was Bronwyn Bishop offering to spend $450,000 establishing CCTV cameras in the seat of Gilmore if Ann Sudmalis is elected.
Opposition spokeswoman for seniors and shadow special minister of state Bronwyn Bishop was in Nowra, Berry and Kiama to support the Liberal candidate.
Mrs Bishop pressed the flesh with shoppers at the East Nowra shopping centre and came bearing gifts.
Mrs Bishop said, if elected, the Coalition would provide $450,000 for Gilmore - $300,000 to Shoalhaven City Council and $150,000 for Kiama council - to install CCTV cameras.
Ms Sudmalis said the announcement had the potential to provide greater protection.
"We've had armed hold-ups in this community and the other areas where we are proposing CCTV cameras," she said.
"This is essential - if you spoke to the newsagency at Bomaderry that has been held up numerous times in the past 14 months, the chemist and shops along this strip and in Kiama you would not be questioning the cost of CCTV cameras."
She denied Shoalhaven City Council had been ignoring the CBD, retailers and community by not installing more cameras.
"They [councils] don't have access to those funds; that is only available through their federal member," she said.