I have informed NSW National Party Leader Dugald Saunders that I’ve made the decision to step down as the Shadow Minister for Regional Transport and Roads to dedicate my energy, experience and passion to the Central West.
Serving as the Minister for Regional Transport & Roads in the former Coalition Government was an honour and a privilege. Despite stepping down, I remain dedicated to holding the Minns Labor government accountable through my role as an upper house MP in portfolio committees, inquiries and the Budget Estimates process.
This decision isn’t about stepping away; it’s about stepping closer to the issues that impact our community, closer to the very reason of why I entered politics.
The Central West is not just where I work; it is my home, my heart and my purpose. By stepping down from my shadow portfolio, I can fully focus on the pressing issues facing our communities, such as water security, flood recovery, infrastructure improvements (like upgrading the Great Western Highway), support for small businesses and housing solutions.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to my parliamentary colleagues, the NSW Nationals leadership team and all those who have supported me in my role as Shadow Minister.
I look forward to working alongside all our Central West communities to build a stronger, more prosperous region for us all.