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Minister for Planning (New South Wales)

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
Incumbent
Paul Scully
since 5 April 2023
Department of Planning and Environment
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderSir John Fuller (as the Minister for Planning and Environment)
Formation3 December 1973

The New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces is a minister in the Government of New South Wales with responsibility for regional and urban planning with the goal of facilitating sustainable growth and employment in New South Wales, Australia.

The minister is supported in the administration of portfolio by the following ministers, all sworn in on 5 April 2023:[1]

The ministers administer the portfolios through the Planning and Environment cluster, in particular through the Department of Planning and Environment, a department of the Government of New South Wales, and additional agencies.[2]

Ultimately the ministers are responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.

List of ministers

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Planning, or similar titles.[3][4]

Ministerial title Minister [5] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Planning and Environment Sir John Fuller   Country Askin (6) 3 December 1973 14 May 1976 2 years, 163 days
Minister for Planning Harry Jensen   Labor Wran (1) 14 May 1976 9 August 1976 87 days
Minister for Planning and Environment Paul Landa Wran (1) (2) 9 August 1976 29 February 1980 3 years, 204 days
Eric Bedford Wran (2) (3) (4) (5) 29 February 1980 10 February 1984 3 years, 347 days
Terry Sheahan Wran (6) (7) 10 February 1984 12 December 1984 306 days
Bob Carr Wran (7) (8)
Unsworth
12 December 1984 21 March 1988 3 years, 100 days
Minister for Planning David Hay   Liberal Greiner (1) 21 March 1988 6 June 1991 3 years, 77 days
Robert Webster   National Greiner (2)
Fahey (1) (2) (3)
6 June 1991 4 April 1995 3 years, 302 days
Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning Craig Knowles   Labor Carr (1) (2) 4 April 1995 8 April 1999 4 years, 4 days
Andrew Refshauge Carr (3) 8 April 1999 21 November 2001 3 years, 359 days
Minister for Planning 21 November 2001 2 April 2003
Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Craig Knowles Carr (4) 2 April 2003 3 August 2005 2 years, 123 days
Minister for Planning Frank Sartor Iemma (1) (2) 3 August 2005 5 September 2008 3 years, 33 days
Kristina Keneally Rees 8 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 87 days
Tony Kelly Keneally 4 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 114 days
Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard   Liberal O'Farrell 3 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Minister for Planning Pru Goward Baird (1) 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 344 days
Rob Stokes Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days
Anthony Roberts Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days [6][7][8]
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes Berejiklian (2)
Perrottet (1)
2 April 2019 21 December 2021 2 years, 263 days [9]
Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 28 March 2023 1 year, 97 days [1]
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully   Labor Minns 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 78 days

Former ministerial titles

Assistant Ministers for Planning

The following individuals have been appointed as Assistant Minister for Planning, or similar titles.[3][4]

Ministerial title Minister [5] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister Assisting the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
(Planning Administration)
Diane Beamer   Labor Carr (4) 2 April 2003 3 August 2005 2 years, 123 days
Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning Barbara Perry   Labor Keneally 8 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 110 days
Minister for the State Plan Linda Burney 8 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 110 days
Assistant Minister for Planning Rob Stokes   Liberal Baird (1) 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 344 days
Mark Speakman Baird (2)
Berejiklian (1)
2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days

Cities

The New South Wales Minister for Cities was a minister in the Government of New South Wales with responsibility for dividing Sydney into three separate cities, and interconnecting them with the cities of Central Coast, Newcastle and Wollongong to form connections between the six cities in "north-south" and "east-west" axes.[10] The minister's responsibilities are held jointly with the portfolios of Planning and Active Transport. These include Callan Park, Centennial Park, Moore Park, Newcastle National Park, including the Number 1 Sports Ground,[11] Parramatta Park, Old Government House, Royal Botanic Gardens, The Domain, Sydney Olympic Park and Western Sydney Parklands.[12]

Ministerial title Minister [5] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Cities Rob Stokes   Liberal Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 5 April 2023 2 years, 184 days [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
  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 "NSW Parliamentary Record (11 August 1824 - November 2007)" (PDF). Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly. VIII. Parliament of New South Wales. November 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  6. ^ "NSW reshuffle: Gladys Berejiklian axes Adrian Piccoli and Duncan Gay from cabinet". The Guardian. Australia. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ Robertson, James (28 January 2017). "Anthony Roberts, Brad Hazzard take key roles in Gladys Berejiklian reshuffle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Premier's plan to grow Sydney, create new cities and science minister". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  11. ^ "National Park". City of Newcastle. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Second Perrottet Ministry—Allocation of Acts and Agencies) Order 2021" (PDF). NSW Legislation. 21 December 2021. p. 27. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
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