Berejiklian to stay

By: Amie Hickland

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian will continue to work with the bus industry

Berejiklian to stay
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian

New South Wales Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian will remain with the transport ministry in line with the announcement of the new Cabinet – a move which has been welcomed by the industry.

Former Premier Barry O'Farrel resigned earlier this month prompting a shake-up of the State Government.

Premier Mike Baird, the former Treasurer, and Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced the new Cabinet team today.

The Cabinet will include the new roles of assistant ministers in Health, Education, Planning and Tourism and Major Events.

There is also a significant boost for the Hunter Valley, as Berejiklian will also take on the role of Minister for the Hunter.

BusNSW Executive Director Darryl Mellish says the continuation of Berejiklian’s role is a positive one for the bus industry.

"We’ve has no problem meeting with her and having regular dialogue with her," he says.

"Last time we met she was really looking forward to having a partnership approach with industry."

Mellish says Berejiklian is keen to work more closely with industry.

"We’re very positive about her continuing in the role of Transport Minister," he says.

"We thought there might have been a shuffle but we’re very pleased to continue working with her."

Premier Baird says: "This team will build on the outstanding achievements of the past three years and accelerate the delivery of vital new infrastructure and improved services, which is what the community expects".

He paid tribute to the contributions of the outgoing Ministers from the Liberal Party Greg Smith and Robyn Parker. 

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