NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant has announced the appointment of Monaro MP John Barilaro to Cabinet following the resignation of Andrew Stoner. Mr Barilaro will be appointed Minister for Small Business and Regional Tourism.
Mr Grant as Deputy Premier will take on the portfolio responsibilities for Regional Infrastructure and Services, Trade and Investment, Tourism and Major Events in addition to his current role as Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing and Minister for The Arts.
Duncan Gay will add Minister for the North Coast to his Roads and Freight portfolios.
New appointments as Parliamentary Secretaries will be John Sidoti (Planning), Niall Blair (Police and Emergency Services) while Geoff Provest will take on the new responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Regional Roads.
Mr Grant, Mr Barilaro and Mr Gay will be sworn into their new positions at Government House this afternoon.