Alison Megarrity Obituary, Death -Alison Megarrity, 61, was the state Labor MP for Menai for nearly a decade.Ms Megarrity battled a serious illness for many years before dying on November 15th. Ms Megarrity was elected to the new Menai seat in 1999 and retired in 2011 due to the illness of her husband Robert. She was a strong advocate for the area during that time, and she is credited with facilitating the completion of several major infrastructure projects.

Among them were the high-level Woronora Bridge, the Bangor Bypass (stages one and two), and the Alfords Point Bridge duplication.
Ms Megarrity ran unsuccessfully for the federal Hughes seat in 2013, but was defeated by Liberal Craig Kelly.

Ms Megarrity was described as “the epitome of the very best local MP- always putting her constituents ahead of personal ambition and serving her community with a vigour, an energy, and a passion few could match” by former Miranda MP Barry Collier, who was elected to State Parliament at the same time as Ms Megarrity.

“Alison was a very special and selfless person who gave so much of herself, touched so many lives, and made a true difference in her community and state,” he said.
Mr Collier and his wife Jeanette were among many friends and former colleagues who were devastated by her death, according to Mr Collier.

“All who had the pleasure of knowing her will be sadly missed.” “My heartfelt condolences go out to Alison’s family, which includes her husband Robert and sons Liam and Glyn.” Ms Megarrity promised her constituents in her inaugural speech in 1999 that she would represent them without fear or favor. “I know in my heart that I couldn’t have worked any harder,” she said in her final House speech in 2011.

“There have been no truer words spoken,” Mr Collier said. “Anyone who knew or worked with Alison, as I did, can attest to her exceptional care, compassion, tenacity, and unwavering dedication to her constituents.” Mr. Collier stated that she was in charge of “upgrades to local schools and the redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital, to name a few,” as well as multi-million dollar road and bridge projects.

“Allison was liked and respected by colleagues on both sides of the House,” he said. “After leaving Parliament, Alison worked tirelessly as president and secretary of the Former Members’ Association, a nonpartisan, volunteer organization that raises issues of concern with current members and makes an annual donation to a NSW children’s charity.”