Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Andrew Stoner leaving politics

Media Release

WT208/2014

15 October 2014

I am sorry to learn my friend and colleague NSW Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals leader Andrew Stoner is leaving politics at next year's state election.

Andrew Stoner has been an outstanding local representative and Deputy Premier of NSW.

He has played a central role with two Premiers in transforming NSW from a state where nothing was happening and to a can-do place where ambitious projects can be undertaken and delivered on time.

Andrew has been an exemplary leader of the NSW Nationals. The Party has almost doubled its numbers in the state parliament under his leadership.

His personal contribution to the NSW Government has helped to make a real difference for the betterment of NSW—its people, its regions and the entire state.

He will be sadly missed by the Party.

On behalf of the Federal Nationals, I wish Andrew, Cathy and the family well, good health and every happiness for the future.