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The Honourable Robert Gordon Stokes MP

NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces


Minister Rob Stokes 

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces is focussed on promoting development throughout NSW that improves people's lives into the future, as well as protecting, restoring and building our State’s public spaces and parklands.

Rob has also served as NSW Minister for Education, Minister for Planning, the Minister for Environment and Heritage, the Assistant Minister for Planning, and Minister for the Central Coast.

Rob has been actively involved in volunteer work in the legal profession and has written numerous articles on environmental planning and NSW tax law in a variety of books and academic journals.

Outside parliament, Rob has been an Honorary Fellow with Macquarie Law School, a director of the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning and an Assessor with the Northern Beaches Branch of Surf Life Saving Australia. Rob has also worked as a solicitor in general commercial practice.

He was first elected as the parliamentary representative for the NSW electorate of Pittwater in 2007 and was re-elected with an increased majority in 2011 and 2015. Rob has double degrees in arts and law, has read sustainable urban development at the University of Oxford and has completed a PhD in law under a Commonwealth Scholarship.

Page last updated: 13/11/2019