Nine new ministers in Perrottet's new cabinet

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has cut a swathe though his frontbench in the much-anticipated NSW cabinet reshuffle.

Four women are among the nine new faces promoted - Eleni Petinos, Natasha Maclaren-Jones, Wendy Tuckerman and Steph Cooke.

Liberals James Griffin and Mark Coure, and Dugald Saunders, Ben Franklin and Sam Farraway, of the Nationals, step up.

Our new Ministry harnesses experience, while allowing for renewal and injecting fresh energy into the team, Mr Perrottet said. Its a team with purpose, carefully shaped to deliver on our vision. My expectation is that every Minister will work hard to improve the lives of people across our state at a critical time in the history of our state.

There are nine first-time Ministers in the new-look Cabinet which includes the three new portfolios of Minister for Cities, Minister for Homes and Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology.

It follows a weekend of activity. Two MPs announced their retirements - Special Minister of State Don Harwin and Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock told Mr Perrottet they will not contest the next election. They were not considered for roles.

The ins and outs of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet's cabinet. Wendy Tuckerman (far left) is one of four new women on the front bench while Melinda Pavey and Adam Marshall have been dumped.

The ins and outs of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet's cabinet. Wendy Tuckerman (far left) is one of four new women on the front bench while Melinda Pavey and Adam Marshall have been dumped.

Long-serving Nationals MP Melinda Pavey revealed she was dumped from cabinet over the weekend. Ms Pavey, the most senior woman in the lower house, said she would continue to serve for her party.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall will join Ms Pavey on the backbench.

Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman will replace Shelley Hancock as minister for local government.

It's a meteoric rise for the MP who was elected in 2019 following Pru Goward's retirement in Goulburn.

However the promotion taps into Ms Tuckerman's local government experience. Elected to Boorowa Council in 2004, Ms Tuckerman served as mayor from 2007 to 2016. She was appointed administrator of the amalgamated Hilltops Council in 2016 and served up until March this year.

Nationals' deputy leader Bronnie Taylor, now the party's most senior female, will be responsible for regional health.

Mr Toole, who replaced retiring MP John Barilaro as NSW Nationals leader, said: "I am so proud of the new talent coming through the ranks of the Nats. I know they are going to bring fresh ideas to our government and throw all their energy into helping us build a bigger, brighter future in the regions".

"The past three years have been some of the most challenging in our state's history - drought, fires, floods, a global pandemic and now more floods."

"We've gone through the darkest of days, but we are focused on ensuring the regions emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before."


The Honourable Dominic Francis Perrottet MP Premier

The Honourable Paul Lawrence Toole MP Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional New South Wales, Minister for Police

The Honourable Stuart Laurence Ayres MP Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport, Minister for Western Sydney

The Honourable Bronwyn Taylor MLC Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health,Minister for Mental Health

The Honourable Matthew John Kean MP Treasurer, Minister for Energy

The Honourable Damien Francis Tudehope MLC Minister for Finance, Minister for Employee Relations, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

The Honourable Alister Andrew Henskens SC MP Minister for Skills and Training, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly

The Honourable Bradley Ronald Hazzard MP Minister for Health

The Honourable Sarah Mitchell MLC Minister for Education and Early Learning

The Honourable Mark Raymond Speakman SC MP Attorney General

The Honourable Robert Gordon Stokes MP Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities, Minister for Active Transport

The Honourable Victor Michael Dominello MP Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government

The Honourable Anthony John Roberts MP Minister for Planning, Minister for Homes

The Honourable David Andrew Elliott MP Minister for Transport, Minister for Veterans

The Honourable Natalie Peta Ward MLC Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Minister for Women's Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence

The Honourable Kevin John Anderson MP Minister for Lands and Water, Minister for Hospitality and Racing

The Honourable Dr Geoffrey Lee MP Minister for Corrections

The Honourable Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Disability Services

The Honourable Samuel Farraway MLC Minister for Regional Transport and Roads

The Honourable Stephanie Anne Cooke MP Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience

The Honourable Eleni Marie Petinos MP Minister for Small Business, Minister for Fair Trading

The Honourable James Henry Griffin MP Minister for Environment and Heritage

The Honourable Mark Joseph Coure MP Minister for Multiculturalism, Minister for Seniors

The Honourable Dugald William Saunders MP Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Western New South Wales

The Honourable Benjamin Cameron Franklin MLC Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Regional Youth

The Honourable Wendy Margaret Tuckerman MP Minister for Local Government