Sharon and her family have lived in Wollongong for five generations.
Sharon was first elected to Parliament in 2004.
As a former high school and TAFE teacher and worker with the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice, Sharon is a tireless advocate for education and youth issues.
As the Member for Cunningham, Sharon understands the reality of life in regional Australia.
“Ensuring that our community is connected with the services and infrastructure we need to ensure growth, economic prosperity and jobs in the Illawarra.
I am determined to continue to fight for vital infrastructure such as upgrades to the Picton and Appin Roads and the completion of the Maldon-Dombarton rail link to ensure the future of freight transport from our Port into the future.”
Sadly, the infrastructure needs of the Illawarra have been neglected by Federal and State Liberal governments and Sharon Bird and Labor will continue to fight to ensure the Illawarra gets our fair share.