Statement on John Barilaro
NSW Farmers thanks John Barilaro for his service to the people of NSW, and in particular for his focus on rural and regional communities.
Over the years John has shown amazing support for farmers through drought, fire and flood, and he has continued to advocate for a fair balance when it comes to land management. We are grateful that John knew, as we do, that agriculture underpins our regional communities, and if our people are to succeed we need to ensure our farmers can succeed. We hope to build a similarly productive relationship with the incoming Deputy Premier.
The new government leadership team has a big task ahead of it: they will need to finish the work started by Gladys Berejiklian and John Barilaro on important issues such as land use and planning, digital connectivity and regional infrastructure.