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Minister for Energy and Environment (New South Wales)

The New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment is a minister in the New South Wales Government with responsibilities for matters relating to resources, energy, utilities, and the environment and conservation in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Minister for Energy and Environment
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Incumbent
Matt Kean

since 2 April 2019 (2019-04-02)
Department of Planning and Industry
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder
Formation
  • 27 July 1874 (Mines)
  • 19 June 1972 (Power)
  • 1971 (Environmental Control)
  • 1944 (Conservation)

The current minister, since 2 April 2019, is Matt Kean.[1] The minister manages the portfolio through the Planning and Industry cluster, in particular the Department of Planning and Industry and a range of other government agencies.[2]

Ultimately the minister is responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.

Contents

List of ministersEdit

Energy and environmentEdit

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Wal Fife Liberal Minister for Power 19 June 1972 3 January 1975 2 years, 198 days
George Freudenstein National Minister for Energy 3 January 1975 14 May 1976 1 year, 132 days
Pat Hills Labor 14 May 1976 2 October 1981 5 years, 141 days
Paul Landa 2 October 1981 1 February 1983 1 year, 122 days
Terry Sheahan 1 February 1983 10 February 1984 1 year, 9 days
Rodney Cavalier 10 February 1984 5 April 1984 55 days
Peter Cox Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy 5 April 1984 6 February 1986 3 years, 235 days
Minister for Energy and Technology 6 February 1986 26 November 1987
Ken Gabb Minister for Minerals and Energy 26 November 1987 21 March 1988 116 days
Neil Pickard Liberal Minister for Energy 25 March 1988 19 October 1988 3 years, 73 days
Minister for Minerals and Energy 19 October 1988 6 June 1991
Robert Webster National Minister for Energy 6 June 1991 3 July 1992 1 year, 27 days
Garry West 3 July 1992 27 June 1994 1 year, 359 days
Ted Pickering Liberal 27 June 1994 4 April 1995 281 days
Michael Egan Labor 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Bob Debus 1 December 1997 8 April 1999 1 year, 128 days
Kim Yeadon 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
Frank Sartor Minister for Energy and Utilities 2 April 2003 3 August 2005 2 years, 123 days
Carl Scully Minister for Utilities 3 August 2005 17 February 2006 198 days
Joe Tripodi Minister for Energy 17 February 2006 2 April 2007 1 year, 44 days
Ian Macdonald 2 April 2007 14 September 2009 2 years, 165 days
John Robertson 14 September 2009 21 May 2010 249 days
Paul Lynch 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 311 days
Chris Hartcher Liberal Minister for Resources and Energy 3 April 2011 4 December 2013 2 years, 245 days
Anthony Roberts 4 December 2013 2 April 2015 3 years, 57 days
Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy 2 April 2015 30 January 2017
Don Harwin Minister for Energy and Utilities 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 (2019-03-23) 2 years, 52 days [3]
Matt Kean Minister for Energy and Environment 2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) incumbent 103 days [1]

Former ministerial titlesEdit

EnvironmentEdit

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Jack Beale Liberal Minister for Environmental Control 1971 1973 1–2 years
Sir John Fuller Country Minister for Planning and Environment 1973 1976 2–3 years
Bill Crabtree Labor Minister for Environment 1976 1976
Paul Landa Minister for Planning and Environment 1976 1980 3–4 years
Eric Bedford 1980 1984 3–4 years
Terry Sheahan 1984 1984
Bob Carr 1984 1988 3–4 years
Tim Moore Liberal Minister for the Environment 1988 1991 2–3 years
Bruce Baird 1992 1992
Chris Hartcher 1992 1995 2–3 years
Pam Allan Labor 1995 1999 3–4 years
Bob Debus 1999 2007 7–8 years
Phil Koperberg Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water 2007 2008 0–1 years
Verity Firth Minister for Climate Change and the Environment 2008 2008
Carmel Tebbutt 2008 2009 0–1 years
John Robertson 2009 2009
Frank Sartor 2009 2011 1–2 years
Robyn Parker Liberal Minister for the Environment 3 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Rob Stokes 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 344 days
Mark Speakman 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days
Gabrielle Upton 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days

ResourcesEdit

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Robert Palmer Abbott No party Secretary for Mines 27 July 1874 8 February 1875 196 days
John Lucas 9 February 1875 5 February 1877 1 year, 362 days
George Lloyd 6 February 1877 16 August 1877 191 days
Ezekiel Baker 17 August 1877 19 November 1877 94 days
Archibald Jacob 20 November 1877 17 December 1877 27 days
William Suttor, Jnr. 18 December 1877 20 December 1878 1 year, 2 days
Ezekiel Baker 21 December 1878 11 October 1881
Arthur Renwick 12 October 1881 4 January 1883
Joseph Palmer Abbott 5 January 1883 6 October 1885
Francis Augustus Wright 7 October 1885 17 October 1885
George Thornton 13 November 1885 21 December 1885
Robert Vaughn 22 December 1885 25 February 1886
Francis Augustus Wright 26 February 1886 23 December 1886
Charles Mackellar 24 December 1886 19 January 1887
Francis Abigail Free Trade 20 January 1887 16 January 1889
John Chanter Protectionist 17 January 1889 7 March 1889
Sydney Smith Free Trade Secretary for Mines
Minister for Agriculture
8 March 1889 22 October 1891
Thomas Slattery Protectionist 23 October 1891 2 August 1894
Sydney Smith Free Trade 3 August 1894 15 August 1898
Joseph Cook 27 August 1898 13 September 1899
John Fegan Protectionist 15 September 1899 8 April 1901
John Kidd Progressive 10 April 1901 29 August 1904
Samuel Wilkinson Moore Liberal Reform 29 August 1904 1 October 1907
John Perry Secretary for Mines 2 October 1907 21 January 1908
William Wood 22 January 1908 20 October 1910
Alfred Edden Labor 21 October 1910 29 January 1914
John Cann 29 January 1914 15 March 1915
John Estell 15 March 1915 31 October 1916
Henry Hoyle 31 October 1916 15 November 1916
John Fitzpatrick Nationalist 15 November 1916 12 April 1920
George Cann Labor Secretary for Mines 12 April 1920 20 December 1921
John Fitzpatrick Nationalist 20 December 1921 20 December 1921 1 day
George Cann Labor 20 December 1921 13 April 1922 113 days
John Fitzpatrick Nationalist 13 April 1922 17 June 1925 3 years, 65 days
Jack Baddeley Labor 17 June 1925 18 October 1927 2 years, 123 days
Frank Chaffey Nationalist 18 October 1927 15 April 1929 1 year, 179 days
Reginald Weaver 16 April 1929 3 November 1930 1 year, 202 days
Jack Baddeley Labor 4 November 1930 15 October 1931 1 year, 191 days
Labor (NSW) 15 October 1931 13 May 1932
Frank Chaffey United Australia 16 May 1932 17 June 1932 32 days
Roy Vincent Country 18 June 1932 16 May 1941 8 years, 332 days
Jack Baddeley Labor 16 May 1941 8 September 1949 8 years, 115 days
James McGirr 8 September 1949 21 September 1949 13 days
William Dickson 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 282 days
Joshua Arthur 30 June 1950 23 February 1953 2 years, 238 days
Bob Heffron 23 February 1953 16 September 1953 205 days
Francis Buckley 16 September 1953 30 June 1954 2 years, 88 days
William Gollan 1 July 1954 15 March 1956 1 year, 259 days
Roger Nott 15 March 1956 14 November 1957 1 year, 244 days
Jim Simpson 14 November 1957 1 April 1959 7 years, 180 days
Minister for Mines 1 April 1959 13 May 1965
Tom Lewis Liberal 13 May 1965 27 June 1967 2 years, 45 days
Wal Fife 27 June 1967 3 January 1975 7 years, 190 days
George Freudenstein Country 3 January 1975 14 May 1976 1 year, 131 days
Pat Hills Labor 14 May 1976 19 October 1978 2 years, 158 days
Ron Mulock Minister for Mineral Resources and Development 19 October 1978 29 February 1980 2 years, 348 days
Minister for Mineral Resources 29 February 1980 2 October 1981
Neville Wran 2 October 1981 1 February 1983 1 year, 122 days
Kevin Stewart 1 February 1983 10 February 1984 1 year, 9 days
Don Day 10 February 1984 5 April 1984 55 days
Peter Cox Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy 5 April 1984 6 February 1986 1 year, 307 days
Eric Bedford Minister for Mineral Resources 6 February 1986 4 July 1986 148 days
Ken Gabb 4 July 1986 26 November 1987 1 year, 261 days
Minister for Minerals and Energy 26 November 1987 21 March 1988
Neil Pickard Liberal Minister for Mineral Resources 21 March 1988 19 October 1988 3 years, 73 days
Minister for Minerals and Energy 19 October 1988 6 June 1991
Ian Causley National Minister of Natural Resources 6 June 1991 26 May 1993 3 years, 306 days
Minister for Mines 26 May 1993 4 April 1995
Bob Martin Labor Minister for Mineral Resources 4 April 1995 8 April 1999 4 years, 4 days
Eddie Obeid 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
Kerry Hickey 2 April 2003 3 August 2005 2 years, 123 days
Ian Macdonald 3 August 2005 4 December 2009 4 years, 305 days
Minister for Mineral and Forest Resources 4 December 2009 4 June 2010
Paul McLeay 4 June 2010 1 September 2010 89 days
Steve Whan 6 September 2010 28 March 2011 209 days
Chris Hartcher Liberal Minister for Resources and Energy 3 April 2011 4 December 2013 2 years, 245 days
Anthony Roberts 4 December 2013 2 April 2015 3 years, 57 days
Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy 2 April 2015 30 January 2017
Don Harwin Minister for Resources 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 (2019-03-23) 2 years, 52 days

TechnologyEdit

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Pat Hills Labor 19 October 1978 – 29 February 1980 Minister for Technology
Ron Mulock 29 February 1980 – 2 October 1981
Pat Hills 2 October 1981 – 10 February 1984
George Paciullo 10 February 1984 – 5 April 1984 Minister for Small Business and Technology
Eric Bedford 5 April 1984 – 31 December 1985
Neville Wran 1 January 1986 – 6 February 1986
Peter Cox 6 February 1986 – 26 November 1987 Minister for Energy and Technology
Kim Yeadon Labor 1 December 1997 – 8 April 1999 Minister for Information Technology

Secondary industries and building materialsEdit

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Claude Matthews Labor 19 May 1947 – 9 March 1948 Minister for Building Materials
William Dickson 9 March 1948 – 30 June 1950
30 June 1950 – 15 August 1952 Minister for Secondary Industries
Minister for Building Materials

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Public Service Agencies) Order 2019 [NSW] (159)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 7-8. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ Vukovic, Dom; Gerathy, Sarah; McDonald, Philippa (29 January 2017). "NSW Cabinet reshuffle: Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces big changes to front bench". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2017.

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