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Minister for Transport and Roads (New South Wales)

The New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads is a minister in the Government of New South Wales who has responsibilities which include transport policy and regulation, to setting of fares and concessions for rail, ferry, bus and light rail transport, the development of road infrastructure and road pricing, and taxi and hire car policy and regulation, and the administration of maritime facilities in New South Wales, Australia.

Minister for Transport and Roads
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Incumbent
Andrew Constance

since 2 April 2015
Department of Transport
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of New South Wales
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder
Formation
  • 22 March 1932 (Transport)
  • 15 March 1956 (Highways)
  • 3 January 1975 (Ports)
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads
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Incumbent
Paul Toole

since 2 April 2019 (2019-04-02)
Department of Transport
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of New South Wales
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderJack Renshaw (as the Minister for Highways)
Formation15 March 1956 (Highways)

The current Minister for Transport and Roads since 2 April 2015 is Andrew Constance. The minister is supported by the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, currently Paul Toole since 2 April 2019.[1] Together they administer the portfolio through the Department of Transport, Transport for New South Wales, NSW Roads & Maritime Services, and a range of other government agencies that coordinate funding arrangements for transport operators, including hundreds of local and community transport operators.[2]

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List of ministersEdit

The portfolio of New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads, initially as the Minister for Transport, was created under Act No. 3, 1932.[3]

Transport and roadsEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers for Transport and Roads, or similar titles.[3]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term being Term end Time in office Notes
James McGirr Labor Minister for Transport 22 March 1932 13 May 1932 52 days
Michael Bruxner Country 16 May 1932 16 May 1941 9 years, 3 days
Maurice O'Sullivan Labor 16 May 1941 30 June 1950 9 years, 45 days
William Sheahan 30 June 1950 23 February 1953 2 years, 238 days
Clarrie Martin 23 February 1953 5 September 1953 194 days
Joseph Cahill 7 September 1953 16 September 1953 9 days
Ernest Wetherell 16 September 1953 15 March 1956 2 years, 181 days
George Enticknap 15 March 1956 31 May 1960 4 years, 76 days
John McMahon 31 May 1960 13 May 1965 4 years, 348 days
Milton Morris Liberal 13 May 1965 3 January 1975 9 years, 235 days
Wal Fife 3 January 1975 10 October 1975 280 days
Max Ruddock 10 October 1975 23 January 1976 105 days
Tim Bruxner Country 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Peter Cox Labor 14 May 1976 5 April 1984 7 years, 327 days
Barrie Unsworth 5 April 1984 6 February 1986 1 year, 307 days
Ron Mulock 6 February 1986 26 November 1987 1 year, 293 days
Terry Sheahan 26 November 1987 21 March 1988 116 days
Bruce Baird Liberal 25 March 1988 4 April 1995 7 years, 14 days
Brian Langton Labor 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Carl Scully 1 December 1997 2 April 2003 5 years, 122 days
Michael Costa Minister for Transport Services 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
John Watkins Minister for Transport 21 January 2005 8 December 2009 4 years, 321 days
David Campbell 8 September 2008 14 September 2009 1 year, 254 days
Minister for Transport and Roads 8 December 2009 20 May 2010
John Robertson Minister for Transport 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 311 days
Gladys Berejiklian Liberal 4 April 2011 1 April 2015 3 years, 362 days
Andrew Constance Minister for Transport and Infrastructure 2 April 2015 23 March 2019 (2019-03-23) 4 years, 138 days [4][5][6]
Minister for Transport and Roads 2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) incumbent [1]

Regional transport and roadsEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers for Regional Transport and Roads, or any precedent title.[3]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term begin Term end Time in office Notes
Jack Renshaw Labor Minister for Highways 15 March 1956 28 October 1959 3 years, 227 days
Pat Hills 28 October 1959 13 May 1965 5 years, 197 days
Pat Morton Liberal 13 May 1965 19 June 1972 7 years, 37 days
Sir Charles Cutler Country 19 June 1972 3 January 1975 2 years, 198 days
Wal Fife Liberal 3 January 1975 10 October 1975 280 days
Max Ruddock 10 October 1975 23 January 1976 105 days
Tim Bruxner Country 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Peter Cox Labor 14 May 1976 19 October 1978 2 years, 158 days
Harry Jensen Minister for Roads 19 October 1978 2 October 1981 2 years, 348 days
Paul Whelan 2 October 1981 1 February 1983 1 year, 122 days
Rex Jackson 1 February 1983 27 October 1983 268 days
Laurie Brereton 27 October 1983 10 November 1983 14 days
George Paciullo 10 November 1983 10 February 1984 92 days
Pat Hills 10 February 1984 5 April 1984 55 days
Laurie Brereton 5 April 1984 26 November 1987 3 years, 235 days
Wal Murray National Minister for Roads 24 July 1990 26 May 1993 2 years, 306 days
Bruce Baird Liberal 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days
Michael Knight Labor 4 April 1995 28 November 1996 1 year, 238 days
Carl Scully 28 November 1996 21 January 2005 8 years, 54 days
Michael Costa 21 January 2005 3 August 2005 194 days
Joe Tripodi 3 August 2005 17 February 2006 198 days
Eric Roozendaal Labor Minister for Roads 2 April 2007 8 September 2008 2 years, 159 days
Michael Daley 8 September 2008 14 September 2009 1 year, 6 days
David Campbell Minister for Transport and Roads 8 December 2009 20 May 2010 163 days
David Borger Minister for Roads 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 318 days
Duncan Gay National Minister for Roads and Ports 4 April 2011 23 April 2014 5 years, 301 days
Minister for Roads and Freight 23 April 2014 2 April 2015
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight 2 April 2015 30 January 2017
Melinda Pavey 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 (2019-03-23) 2 years, 52 days [6]
Paul Toole Minister for Regional Transport and Roads 2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) incumbent 138 days [1]

Former ministerial titlesEdit

Ports and waterwaysEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers with responsibility for ports and waterways.[3]

Minister Party affiliation Period Title
Leon Punch Nationals 3 January 1975 – 14 May 1976 Minister for Ports
Jack Ferguson Labor 14 May 1976 – 10 February 1984
Lin Gordon 10 February 1984 – 5 April 1984
Laurie Brereton 5 April 1984 – 26 November 1987 Minister for Public Works and Ports
Ian Armstrong Nationals 26 May 1993 – 4 April 1995 Minister for Ports
Carl Scully Labor 4 April 1995 – 1 December 1997
Kim Yeadon 1 December 1997 – 8 April 1999
Michael Costa Labor 21 January 2005 – 3 August 2005 Minister for Ports
3 August 2005 – 10 August 2005 Minister for Ports and Waterways
Eric Roozendaal 10 August 2005 – 17 February 2006
Joe Tripodi 17 February 2006 – 17 November 2009
Paul McLeay 8 December 2009 – 1 September 2010
Eric Roozendaal 6 September 2010 – 28 March 2011

RailwaysEdit

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Richard Ball Nationalist 15 November 1919 – 12 April 1920 Minister for Railways
John Estell Labor 12 April 1920 – 20 December 1921
Sir Thomas Henley Nationalist 20 December 1921 – 20 December 1921
John Estell Labor 20 December 1921 – 13 April 1922
Sir Thomas Henley Nationalist 13 April 1922 – 19 June 1922
Richard Ball 28 June 1922 – 17 June 1925
Martin Flannery Labor 17 June 1925 – 26 May 1927
Bill Ratcliffe 27 May 1927 – 18 October 1927
Ernest Buttenshaw Country 18 October 1927 – 16 April 1929

Assistant ministersEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Assistant Ministers with responsibility for assisting or advising the Minister for Transport.[3] At various times this portfolio has been left vacant.

Minister Party affiliation Period Title
Arthur Bridges Liberal 13 May 1965 – 22 May 1968 Advisory Minister for Transport
Terry Sheahan Labor 29 February 1980 – 2 October 1981 Assistant Minister for Transport
Janice Crosio Labor 4 July 1986 – 21 March 1988 Assistant Minister for Transport
John Akister
Tim Moore Liberal 25 March 1988 – 18 September 1989
Matt Singleton Nationals 25 March 1988 – 24 January 1989
Robert Webster 24 January 1989 – 24 July 1990
Bob Rowland Smith 18 September 1989 – 24 May 1991
Wendy Machin Nationals 26 May 1993 – 4 April 1995 Minister Assisting the Minister for Roads
6 October 1993 – 4 April 1995 Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport
Eric Roozendaal Labor 26 October 2006 – 2 April 2007 Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ a b c d e "NSW Parliamentary Record (11 August 1824 - November 2007)" (PDF). Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly. Parliament of New South Wales. VIII. November 2007. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ Coultan, Mark (1 April 2015). "Mike Baird reveals NSW cabinet". The Australian. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Australia: Sky News. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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