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NSW Farmers congratulates Gladys Berejiklian on becoming the 45th Premier of NSW

NSW Farmers congratulates the new leaders of the NSW Liberal Party, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Liberal Leader Dominic Perrottet.

NSW Farmers’ President Derek Schoen said the Association is looking forward to working with the new Premier on regional issues.

“As Treasurer, Ms Berejiklian oversaw the six billion dollar funding allocation for regional infrastructure. Now that she’s Premier, we hope she’ll continue championing for better infrastructure in the bush.”

The Association is also reminding the new leadership team not to make the mistake of forgetting regional New South Wales.

“New South Wales stands for more than just Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong.

“We need the Premier to be a leader for all of New South Wales and that means becoming more familiar with rural and regional communities.

“With the State’s books looking healthy and Sydney’s infrastructure projects booming, now’s the time for some of that prosperity to make it past the sandstone curtain,” Mr Schoen said.

Among the issues NSW Farmers is keen to discuss with Premier Berejiklian are regional infrastructure, telecommunications, biosecurity, native vegetation and water management.

First published on NSW Farmers website on 23 January 2017

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