THE people always get it right and they got it right in Orange. We can only hope the result will refocus the NSW Government on the needs of the rest of NSW.
A Cabinet reshuffle needs to consider:
• REGIONAL Ministers focusing on primary concerns of regions, eg. No need for Nationals Leader to be Minister for Arts anymore.
• LAND and Water and Primary Industries need a junior Minister – leave Niall Blair there for continuity but there is too much to do for one minister.
• LOCAL Government needs a fresh start under a new Minister who will listen to the concerns of regional NSW.
• RESTORE Minister for Western NSW – best example of neglect of Western NSW is that remains the only area of the state with no regional growth plan.
Currently Mr Baird is not the Premier of NSW but the Premier of Sydney as he has little interest in the rest of NSW.
If Mr Baird is not prepared to start governing for the whole state then he should do the honourable thing and join Mr Grant in resigning.
restofnsw inc chair