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Minister for Transport (New South Wales)

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Minister for Transport
Incumbent
Jo Haylen
since 28 March 2023 (2023-03-28)
Department of Transport
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of New South Wales
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderRichard Ball (as Minister for Railways)
Formation15 November 1916 (as Minister for Railways)

The Minister for Transport 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, and the administration of maritime facilities in New South Wales, Australia.

The current Minister for Transport is Jo Haylen. She is assisted in the management of the portfolio by:

  • Minister for Roads, currently John Graham, who has responsibility of the development of road infrastructure and road pricing, and taxi and hire car policy and regulation in the metropolitan parts of the state.
  • Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, currently Jenny Aitchison, who has responsibilities of the development of road infrastructure and road pricing, and taxi and hire car policy and regulation in the regional parts of the state.

Haylen and Graham were sworn in on 28 March 2023. Aitchison was sworn in on 5 April 2023. Together, they administer the portfolio through the Department of Transport (Transport for NSW) and a range of other government agencies that coordinate funding arrangements for transport operators, including hundreds of local and community transport operators.[1]

Role and responsibilities

Minister for Railways (1916-1929)

The first public railway line in New South Wales was the Sydney–Parramatta Railway which opened on 26 September 1855.[2] Railways were operated by New South Wales Government Railways which was under the supervision of a single Commissioner for Railways until 1888, 3 commissioners until 1907,[3] before returning to a Chief Commissioner from 1907.[4] The Treasurer had ministerial responsibility for railways.[5]

The portfolio of Minister for Railways was created in the Holman Nationalist ministry and had operational responsibility for the railways while the Secretary for Public Works had responsibility for authorising expenditure on any new lines or extensions that exceeded £20,000. The separation however was only at a department level as the portfolio was always held by the Secretary for Public Works.[5]

In the second Fuller ministry the portfolio of Labour and Industry was divided up, with the Minister for Railways receiving the additional responsibilities for state industrial enterprises.[6] The portfolio returned to be the Minister for Railways from the first Lang ministry.

Colonial Treasurer and Minister for Transport (1929-present)

On 16 April 1929 Ernest Buttenshaw, the Secretary for Public Works and Minister for Railways, became Acting Premier during the absence of Thomas Bavin and resigned the railways portfolio. The ministerial office was not filled and instead the railways department was administered by the Colonial Treasurer.[7] The operation of railways remained the responsibility of the Treasurer in the third Lang ministry until 22 March 1932. The portfolio of Minister for Transport was created under Ministry of Transport Act No. 3, 1932.[8][9][7]

List of ministers

Transport

The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers for Transport, or similar titles.[8]

Ministerial title Minister [8] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Railways Richard Ball   Nationalist Holman (2) 15 November 1919 12 April 1920 149 days
John Estell   Labor Storey
Dooley (1)
12 April 1920 20 December 1921 1 year, 252 days
Sir Thomas Henley   Nationalist Fuller (1) 20 December 1921 a.m. 20 December 1921 p.m. 7 hours
John Estell   Labor Dooley (2) 20 December 1921 13 April 1922 114 days
Minister for Railways and
State Industrial Enterprises
Sir Thomas Henley   Nationalist Fuller (2) 13 April 1922 19 June 1922 67 days
Richard Ball 28 June 1922 17 June 1925 2 years, 354 days
Minister for Railways Martin Flannery   Labor Lang (1) 17 June 1925 26 May 1927 1 year, 343 days
Bill Ratcliffe Lang (2) 27 May 1927 18 October 1927 144 days
Ernest Buttenshaw   Country Bavin 18 October 1927 16 April 1929 1 year, 180 days
Minister for Transport James McGirr   Lang Labor Lang (3) 22 March 1932 13 May 1932 52 days
Michael Bruxner   Country Stevens (1) (2) (3)
Mair
16 May 1932 16 May 1941 9 years, 3 days
Maurice O'Sullivan   Labor McKell (1) (2)
McGirr (1) (2)
16 May 1941 30 June 1950 9 years, 45 days
Bill Sheahan McGirr (3)
Cahill (1)
30 June 1950 23 February 1953 2 years, 238 days
Clarrie Martin Cahill (2) 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 Cahill (3) (4)
Heffron (1)
15 March 1956 31 May 1960 4 years, 76 days
John McMahon Heffron (1) (2)
Renshaw
31 May 1960 13 May 1965 4 years, 348 days
Milton Morris   Liberal Askin (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) 13 May 1965 3 January 1975 9 years, 235 days
Wal Fife[a] Lewis (1) 3 January 1975 10 October 1975 280 days
Max Ruddock[a] Lewis (1) (2) 10 October 1975 23 January 1976 105 days
Tim Bruxner[a]   Country Willis 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Peter Cox[b]   Labor Wran (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) 14 May 1976 5 April 1984 7 years, 327 days
Barrie Unsworth Wran (7) (8) 5 April 1984 6 February 1986 1 year, 307 days
Ron Mulock Unsworth 6 February 1986 26 November 1987 1 year, 293 days
Terry Sheahan 26 November 1987 21 March 1988 116 days
Bruce Baird[c]   Liberal Greiner (1) (2)
Fahey (1) (2) (3)
25 March 1988 4 April 1995 7 years, 14 days
Brian Langton   Labor Carr (1) 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Carl Scully Carr (2) (3) 1 December 1997 2 April 2003 5 years, 122 days
Minister for Transport Services Michael Costa Carr (4) 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
Minister for Transport John Watkins Iemma (1) (2) 21 January 2005 8 September 2008 3 years, 231 days
David Campbell Rees 8 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 254 days
Minister for Transport and Roads Keneally 8 December 2009 20 May 2010
Minister for Transport John Robertson 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 311 days
Gladys Berejiklian   Liberal O'Farrell
Baird (1)
4 April 2011 1 April 2015 3 years, 362 days
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance Baird (2)
Berejiklian (1)
2 April 2015 2 April 2019 6 years, 186 days
Minister for Transport and Roads Berejiklian (2) 2 April 2019 5 October 2021
Rob Stokes Perrottet (1) 6 October 2021 21 December 2021 76 days
Minister for Transport David Elliott Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 28 March 2023 1 year, 97 days [10]
Jo Haylen   Labor Minns 28 March 2023 incumbent 1 year, 56 days

Former ministerial titles

Assistant ministers

The following individuals have been appointed as Assistant Ministers with responsibility for assisting or advising the Minister for Transport.

Ministerial title Minister [8] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Advisory Minister for Transport Arthur Bridges   Liberal Askin (1) (2) 13 May 1965 22 May 1968 3 years, 9 days [11]
Assistant Minister for Transport Terry Sheahan   Labor Wran (3) 29 February 1980 2 October 1981 1 year, 216 days [12]
Assistant Minister for Transport John Akister   Labor Unsworth 4 July 1986 21 March 1988 1 year, 261 days [13]
Janice Crosio 26 November 1987 116 days [14]
Tim Moore   Liberal Greiner (1) 25 March 1988 18 September 1989 1 year, 177 days [15]
Matt Singleton   National 25 March 1988 24 January 1989 305 days [16]
Robert Webster 24 January 1989 24 July 1990 1 year, 181 days [17]
Bob Rowland Smith 18 September 1989 24 May 1991 1 year, 248 days [18]
Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport Wendy Machin   National Fahey (3) 6 October 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 180 days [19]
Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport Eric Roozendaal   Labor Iemma (1) 26 October 2006 2 April 2007 158 days [20]
Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport David Borger   Labor Rees 14 September 2009 4 December 2009 81 days [21]
Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport and Roads Keneally 8 December 2009 21 May 2010 164 days

Active Transport

Ministerial title Minister [8] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes   Liberal Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 28 March 2023 1 year, 97 days [10]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Concurrently Minister for Highways
  2. ^ Concurrently Minister for Highways until 19 October 1978.
  3. ^ Concurrently Minister for Roads from 26 May 1993.

References

  1. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Second Perrottet Ministry—Allocation of Acts and Agencies) Order 2021". NSW Legislation. 21 December 2021. p. 27. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  2. ^ "History of Rail in Australia". Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Communications. Archived from the original on 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ "AGY-1163 Railway Commissioners of New South Wales". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 19 September 2021.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  4. ^ "AGY-11646 Chief Commissioner of Railways and Tramways". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 19 September 2021.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  5. ^ a b "PFO-16 Railways [I]". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 19 September 2021.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  6. ^ "PFO-17 Railways and State Industrial Enterprises". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 19 September 2021.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  7. ^ a b "PFO-18 Railways [II]". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 19 September 2021.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  9. ^ Ministry of Transport Act 1932 No 3 (NSW)
  10. ^ a b "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Mr Arthur Dalgety Bridges (1901–1968)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  12. ^ "The Hon (Terry) Terence William Sheahan (1947- )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  13. ^ "John Akister (1937 - )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  14. ^ "The Hon. Janice Ann Crosio (1939 – )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Mr (Tim) Timothy John Moore (1948– )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Mr (Matt) Matthew Singleton". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  17. ^ "The Hon. Robert James Webster (1951- )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  18. ^ "The Hon. (Bob) Robert Baron Rowland Smith (1925–2012)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Ms Wendy Susan Machin (1958- )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  20. ^ "The Hon. Eric Michael Roozendaal (1962 - )". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  21. ^ "Mr David Lawrence Borger (1969- )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
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