I advise that I will not be recontesting the seat of Cowper at the next election.
It has been an honour to serve the electorate for six terms from 2001 and I thank the people of the region for their support and putting trust in me to represent their interests.
During my almost 17 years as local member the economy of the region has grown significantly.
The Pacific Highway has been duplicated between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, with the long awaited Coffs Harbour bypass announced and funded in the 2018 budget
These are the two biggest investments in our region’s history. I am proud to have secured this outcome after many years of lobbying.
I have welcomed the opportunity to work with my State parliamentary colleagues, and local government leaders for the betterment of the region
It is important that a representative from The Nationals be returned at the next election to continue to deliver for Cowper.
I am confident that a strong field of candidates will put their hands up for preselection for The Nationals.