Rob Stokes

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Rob Stokes said : “With restrictions easing and summer on the horizon, our regions are set to boom with holidaymakers, and many of them will be staying in short-term rental accommodation,” “Registration is straightforward and enables a sector worth $30 billion annually to operate and thrive under a clear set of standards” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 22, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "No council will be worse off under our proposal," External link

abc-au Friday, October 22, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The transport sector currently makes up a fifth of carbon emissions in NSW, with almost half of those coming from passenger vehicles," "This policy will give the green light to industry to increase model availability and cut the costs of EVs" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Water is one of the major concerns that's been raised by the community — and it's also a concern for the regulator to make sure those impacts on water into the longer term are properly addressed," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're playing a game of musical chairs here," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The party room had a democratic vote,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "They have chosen emphatically, democracy is the winner," External link

bordermail Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The party room had a democratic vote. I always said that I’d give people a choice,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I gave my word that I would, so I’m going to follow it through,” External link

theage Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m always in it to win it, I’m enormously confident,” External link

theage Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “No one I’ve chatted to, but that’s a matter for them” External link

theage Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I gave my word that I would, so I’m going to follow it through,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m always in it to win it, I’m enormously confident,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “No one I’ve chatted to, but that’s a matter for them” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I gave my word that I would, so I’m going to follow it through,” External link

smh Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m always in it to win it, I’m enormously confident,” External link

smh Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “No one I’ve chatted to but that’s a matter for them” External link

smh Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I committed to my party room, and to my colleagues, that I'd give them a choice and I will follow that through," "I believe I've got a lot to offer in terms of vision, in terms of integrity, in terms of energy, and I am committed to giving the party room a choice" External link

9news Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I committed to my party room, and to my colleagues, that I'd give them a choice and I will follow that through," "I believe I've got a lot to offer in terms of vision, in terms of integrity, in terms of energy, and I am committed to giving the party room a choice" External link

9news Monday, October 4, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Gladys Berejiklian ) : “I’m continuing to speak to my supporters and I’m still in the running. Dom is a great friend of mine and we are giving the party choice,” “The departure of Gladys has underlined the lack of diversity in our team. If I’m chosen to be leader I’m committed to ensuring a more even representation of women in cabinet” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 4, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Gladys Berejiklian ) : "Gladys Berejiklian has been an outstanding Premier of NSW. She had led our state through some of the most challenging events in living memory," External link

9news Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

bordermail Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I have the right balance of experience, vision and integrity needed during this crucial time in our history, as we continue to respond to and recover from the pandemic,” “The NSW Coalition is the best team to ensure our recovery succeeds, and I believe I am the best person to lead the government into the critical next election” External link

theage Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he's putting them out there ... but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he's putting them out there ... but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

bordermail Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:49:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he’s putting them out there ... but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future,” External link

guardian Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Obviously these are incredibly challenging times, but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he's putting them out there," "But I also think it's important to provide the party room and therefore the community with a choice and that's part of the reason I am committed to standing" External link

abc-au Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Our Free Tree Giveaway with Bunnings is open to all 33 local government areas across Greater Sydney, giving 10,500 eligible households a tree to plant in their yard,” “Trees make a huge difference to our lives; they improve air quality, create habitats for our beautiful wildlife and are the best way to manage the urban heat island effect which we know is a particular problem in Western Sydney” External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:33:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Trees make a huge difference to our lives; they improve air quality, create habitats for our beautiful wildlife and are the best way to manage the urban heat island effect which we know is a particular problem in western Sydney," External link

maitlandmercury Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I am concerned in relation to apartment construction ... while there might be a little bit of subdued demand at the moment, we know that will not continue,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is not just about creating more housing, it's about ensuring everyone has access to housing," "The taskforce will specifically look at housing constraints on the supply side of things in regional NSW," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Bay Run ) : “Rozelle Parklands will be a green gem in a network of existing and future public spaces that will help us achieve our vision of a city within a park,” “It will feature inclusive playspaces, sporting facilities and new walking and cycling tracks connecting to surround suburbs, Callan Park, the Bay Run and the proposed public foreshore link at Bays West connecting to Pyrmont and beyond” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This policy is about striking the right balance between providing safety and certainty to homeowners and the traditional accommodation sector, while giving the community access to the benefits of the share economy,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This policy is about striking the right balance between providing safety and certainty to homeowners and the traditional accommodation sector, while giving the community access to the benefits of the share economy,” External link

smh Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This policy is about striking the right balance between providing safety and certainty to homeowners and the traditional accommodation sector, while giving the community access to the benefits of the share economy,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The trial has shown the benefits of creating new business opportunities in the hospitality sector by removing barriers to outdoor dining,” External link

theage Monday, June 7, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "What the region needs is jobs," "One of the pillars to this updated plan is the identification of seven major employment precincts which will pave the way for 45,000 new jobs" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The construction and development sectors have been vital in keeping people in jobs and supporting our economic recovery from the pandemic,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “leading sports facility in Sydney Olympic Park [that] will help boost the performance of NSW cricketers, and will feature a main senior oval, secondary junior oval, 50 outdoor turf practice nets, a 15-lane indoor facility, elite and community change rooms, full gymnasium, rehabilitation and recovery centre and a public café,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We support careful development of flood-prone land but that development needs to put community safety first - it’s about keeping people and property safe,” External link

smh Friday, May 28, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Environmental Impact Assessment ) : "Declaring a project as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) means that it goes through a particularly fast-tracked process," "It still involves a robust assessment and a full Environmental Impact Assessment, but it means at the end of the process there's not merit appeal rights against the decision" External link

abc-au Friday, May 28, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The continued operation of the Port Kembla steelworks is critical for economic success and regional jobs," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We are being open and transparent about this process. The white paper will be on exhibition for six weeks and we are keen to hear what the community has to say,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Equally, there's plenty of examples where developers have been speculators and have land banked," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “For cities to succeed, they need a strong diversity of housing types and tenures that meets the needs of its people,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “Although [electric vehicles] are powered by more efficient and sustainable power sources, they are still cars. Painting them green does not change that reality,” External link

theherald-au Friday, May 14, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “Although [electric vehicles] are powered by more efficient and sustainable power sources, they are still cars. Painting them green does not change that reality,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Although [electric vehicles] are powered by more efficient and sustainable power sources, they are still cars. Painting them green does not change that reality,” External link

theage Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our state is the best place to live in Australia but with its natural beauty comes challenges,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, May 10, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This move will bolster the strong partnership and collaborative relationship that exists between NextSense and Macquarie University,” “Locating the new headquarters on campus will mean better research and collaboration, more resources and world-leading care and community services for those living with hearing and vision loss” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, May 7, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Let’s tear down the myth that supply is the determinant of housing affordability. Planning plays an important and significant role in getting new housing to market but let’s not pretend tax rules and interest rates don’t also push up prices,” “The emerging build-to-rent sector is a prime example. While our recently announced policy to introduce build-to-rent development in our market has been welcomed, industry tells us that the Commonwealth tax treatment makes projects unfeasible” External link

smh Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Let’s tear down the myth that supply is the determinant of housing affordability. Planning plays an important and significant role in getting new housing to market but let’s not pretend tax rules and interest rates don’t also push up prices,” “The emerging build-to-rent sector is a prime example. While our recently announced policy to introduce build-to-rent development in our market has been welcomed, industry tells us that the Commonwealth tax treatment makes projects unfeasible” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 30, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This safe and secure plan will mean these waterfront properties, which have laid dormant for decades, can now be used once the waste is safely moved away,” External link

smh Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

smh Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The pandemic has helped shift our perception of streets as more than just places to walk or drive. One year on from the lockdown, Your High Street is the second phase of the program which cements the role of our streets as places for people to gather, socialise, dine and do business," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes noted : “The pandemic has turned the city’s attention on public spaces,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “East Sydney could be our answer to London’s West End and I’ll be looking at these ideas more closely,” External link

smh Friday, April 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “East Sydney could be our answer to London’s West End and I’ll be looking at these ideas more closely,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 23, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “East Sydney could be our answer to London’s West End and I’ll be looking at these ideas more closely,” External link

smh Friday, April 23, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This means we're making it easier to build small-scale data centres without lengthy planning approvals while providing a swifter pathway for large scale ones," External link

zdnet Monday, April 19, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "More than $1 billion has been invested to fund local infrastructure in the north-west and south-west growth centres through NSW government funding and infrastructure contributions," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We’ve got a very bold vision to liberate our foreshores –this is just the latest iteration,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I’m certainly not suggesting that people should be going in and targeting dog owners and fining them, that would be ridiculous,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We’ve got a very bold vision to liberate our foreshores –this is just the latest iteration,” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 12, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Complying development saves businesses time by removing the need for lengthy planning approvals for development where the impacts can be managed by meeting the rules set out in the policy’” “These proposed changes will make it easier for businesses in industrial and business zones to set up new premises, change or add additional uses, build and renovate and operate longer hours without the need for a development application” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, April 9, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “These proposed reforms are part of our Government’s commitment to build a more timely, transparent and certain planning system through the Planning Reform Action Plan,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, April 9, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “As a dog owner, I completely understand the need for designated areas where dogs can be on leash and free to roam off leash, but there has to be a balance,” “I encourage locals and visitors to Callan Park to have their say at the puppy pop-ups or to place their paw-prints on the social pinpoint website so we can develop a plan to share this beautiful park for all users” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 5, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The whole point of Macquarie Street east was to celebrate and improve access to the area. It’s ironic the heritage listing makes it more difficult to celebrate the area,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 5, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “With all the conversations about the dam wall raising ... that will have the effect of minimising some of the property damage, yes, but most importantly it will provide more time to evacuate, but you also need to build the roads to allow that evacuation to happen,” External link

smh Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Bays West is so central and historically significant to Sydney that it is time to revitalise the area and make it a desirable place for people to live, work and visit,” “We have the chance to explore so many possibilities for this incredible location, such as extending the Sydney Harbour foreshore walk, creating a great new public space and repurposing the White Bay Power Station” External link

smh Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “Ideally, would there be a cruise ship terminal there? Absolutely not. But we have to see how we can integrate that into the wider neighbourhood,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I don’t have any misgivings about how complex this process will be,” External link

smh Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Bays West is so central and historically significant to Sydney that it is time to revitalise the area and make it a desirable place for people to live, work and visit,” “We have the chance to explore so many possibilities for this incredible location, such as extending the Sydney Harbour foreshore walk, creating a great new public space and repurposing the White Bay Power Station” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “He had this phrase, ‘we run a system where every child is known, valued and cared for, and where everyone grows every year’,” External link

smh Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The things he talked about were so common sense, it was like, ‘you mean we don’t do that already’?” External link

smh Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “While the lord mayor and I don’t always agree, her commitment to design excellence, promoting public spaces and more sustainable buildings has been pioneering,” “It has helped attract business and investment to Sydney and resulted in a more attractive CBD” External link

smh Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

smh Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

theage Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This approval means up to 620 construction jobs and 4,000 operational jobs once the building is complete which is great news for NSW as we continue to recover from the pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The Sepp would be ineffective if it only applied to a small portion of land in each [local government area],” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I will not tolerate bullying in my office," External link

qt Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "If they have occurred, I would certainly not be at liberty to disclose them to you or this committee. " External link

qt Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I genuinely think this is a step forward," "It's just one lever, there are many other things that need to be done as well" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I certainly do not support bullying or intimidation, including via anonymous smear campaigns in newspapers," "There is a great culture, supportive of one another, ably led. They are professional, competent ... they have my support" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I have a statutory obligation to provide a safe workplace for all people who work for me. I take that obligation very seriously," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “based on the responses to the consultation, it’s clear there is a need for open space in this area” External link

theage Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Pandemics in the past have always had an impact on planning and architecture, and this one will be no different. So it’s a really ripe time to reflect on what the future will look like ... and reflect that in the built environment,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The plan that the city have gone with is much better than the one that was originally put forward by LAHC, so having this process of mediation and discussion has produced a much better outcome, but it’s still not an outcome which is acceptable to both of the parties,” External link

smh Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The time is now for us to make progress on the Waterloo proposal, and it’s important we get on with the job,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This exciting new development in the heart of The Hills will create homes, jobs and outstanding public spaces on the doorstep of a Metro station,” “It will offer a diversity of housing for people with different lifestyles and open space that will include a park and plaza” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m thrilled to see this spectacular surfing event come to our shores and I know the community will love this opportunity to showcase the local area on a global stage,” External link

watoday Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a carpark on the foreshore is being replaced by a north facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of public open space and a 30 percent tree canopy cover to provide shade” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m thrilled to see this spectacular surfing event come to our shores and I know the community will love this opportunity to showcase the local area on a global stage,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 15, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Commission ) : "The NSW Government confirmed in 2020 its support for independent expert decision making on major resource projects," "The Independent Planning Commission fulfils a crucial role in ensuring integrity in the planning process" External link

abc-au Monday, February 15, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

smh Saturday, February 13, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

theherald-au Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Taronga Zoo is one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations and this revamp will place greater emphasis on some of our nation’s most iconic animals,” “This development will inject $16 million into the State’s economy and create more than 800 construction jobs while helping to make Taronga Zoo a more attractive tourist destination” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, February 12, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

theage Friday, February 12, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

smh Friday, February 12, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, February 12, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For too long our housing market has ridden the boom and bust cycle, and build-to-rent housing can offer longer-term certainty for renters and investors alike," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, February 12, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Darlington Terraces will be renovated and four new buildings built providing new and improved student housing in the heart of the inner-city and within minutes of public transport,” “While COVID-19 may have halted the flow of international students to our city, our borders will reopen at some stage. University accommodation is also widely used by students from regional NSW and other states so it’s important we continue planning for our future” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It helps to regularise the flow of energy which is good for grid stability and it's cheap," External link

abc-au Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The classic example is a coal-fired power plant," External link

abc-au Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The battery doesn't increase the amount of power, but it does mean that you've got that power for a longer period of time, so you can dispatch it further," External link

abc-au Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Not only does it supply clean and reliable energy, it provides jobs and investment for the local area," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, February 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The battery will be able to dispatch energy to the grid during peak demand, boosting grid stability and energy security in what is the first co-located battery and hydro project in Australia," "Not only does it supply clean and reliable energy, it provides jobs and investment for the local area" External link

bordermail Friday, February 5, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

smh Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

smh Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 1, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 1, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 1, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 1, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

smh Monday, February 1, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

smh Monday, February 1, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

theage Monday, February 1, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

theage Monday, February 1, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Conditions of the project include an investigation of more footpaths and cycleways in the area and a requirement that any trees removed need to be replaced at a ratio of two-to-one,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, January 25, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Harbour ) : “Planning approval means the NSW Government can get on with delivering the first stage, which is an upgrade to one of Sydney’s busiest and most complex road corridors, four kilometres of the Warringah Freeway,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 22, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Community feedback on the project has been valuable in helping understand and deliver positive changes to the design and plan, and we will continue to work closely with local communities as the project gets underway,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "While I understand that some current Crows Nest residents won't be happy about growth, this proposal has improved considerably," External link

theage Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The development industry has been telling us for years that uncertainty surrounding infrastructure contributions was driving up house prices and slowing down progress,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Since the opening of the South West rail link by the NSW Government in 2015, Glenfield is strategically located at the junction of three major rail lines, putting it within an easy train commute to major centres at Liverpool and Campbelltown, an emerging centre at Leppington and only 45 minutes to the heart of Sydney’s CBD” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "With another player in the energy market, it increases competition and will help mitigate the closure of Liddell's coal-fired power station in 2023, putting downward pressure on electricity prices," "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar" External link

maitlandmercury Monday, January 4, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

smh Monday, January 4, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It’s one thing being subject to a local lockdown. It’s quite another to provide an exemption benefiting people outside the area who are fortunate enough to own a boat," "People haven't been able to see their families for weeks, weren't able to celebrate Christmas, and have been forced to close their businesses. With so much sacrifice and hardship throughout our community this was clearly unacceptable and unfair" External link

theage Monday, January 4, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 4, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

theherald-au Monday, January 4, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

theherald-au Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

smh Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

theage Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

theherald-au Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar," "As well, this project could create jobs for up to 600 construction workers and generate around $800 million worth of investment for the local economy" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar," "As well, this project could create jobs for up to 600 construction workers and generate around $800 million worth of investment for the local economy" External link

smh Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar," "As well, this project could create jobs for up to 600 construction workers and generate around $800 million worth of investment for the local economy" External link

watoday Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “As a young, emerging architect, Jessica’s design is sophisticated and iconic, celebrating the natural elements of land, sea and sky that compose the site,” “Our vision for Barangaroo has been to ensure that more than half of the area was dedicated public space. Seeing the potential of how the area will look, through the eyes of talented architects, is a thrill for me as minister for Public Spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We opened the national design competition in June to test the vision and innovation of some of the country’s best architects and we weren’t disappointed with what was submitted,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Our fundamental task was to encourage economic development while enlivening the peninsula, boosting jobs and providing for more quality public open spaces for everyone to enjoy,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our fundamental task was to encourage economic development while enlivening the peninsula, boosting jobs and providing for more quality public open spaces for everyone to enjoy," External link

bordermail Friday, December 11, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've listened to community and business feedback and have adapted the plan so that Pyrmont remains a prosperous and unique part of Sydney," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, December 11, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The new State Design Review Panel will build on the great work of the pilot program launched in 2018, which guided the development of more than 100 public and private projects worth almost $9 billion,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Since its introduction in 2004, more than 460,000 homes have been certified as BASIX compliant, saving an estimated 281 billion litres of drinking water and 8.8 million tons of emissions,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Well-planned green infrastructure is fundamental in fostering healthy, happy communities” External link

theherald-au Monday, December 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Well-planned green infrastructure is fundamental in fostering healthy, happy communities” External link

theage Monday, December 7, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Well-planned green infrastructure is fundamental in fostering healthy, happy communities” External link

theage Monday, December 7, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our city is framed by parks - we know how valuable tree cover is for lowering heat, providing shade and enhancing our neighbourhoods," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is a win-win allowing food and drink businesses to better use the public space around them, will keep communities safer, support the hospitality industry, and boost the economy," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is a win-win allowing food and drink businesses to better use the public space around them, will keep communities safer, support the hospitality industry, and boost the economy," External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "It's elitist and un-Australian and I will step in to stop it," External link

Stuff Monday, November 30, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : “Iconic buildings and structures like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge put Sydney on the map and it’s so important that we maintain design excellence with our new projects,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : "Iconic buildings and structures like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge put Sydney on the map and it's so important that we maintain design excellence with our new projects," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I don't for one moment discount the loss of what they replaced, but without some destruction you never get progress," External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I don’t for one moment discount the loss of what they replaced, but without some destruction you never get progress," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Around the world there are countless examples of where these industrial heritage sites have been adapted and reused, principally as innovation districts," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Of course there is a significant heritage constraint on the site but the way I see it, that's the big opportunity as well," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I wouldn't want to open up discussions on those things again," External link

smh Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I was disappointed, personally, as a lot of work had been done by a lot of people," External link

smh Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I wouldn't want to open up discussions on those things again," External link

theage Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I was disappointed, personally, as a lot of work had been done by a lot of people," External link

theage Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The impacts of COVID-19 and recent weather events have led to a decrease in the number of freight vessels visiting Port Botany,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our emergency response to the impacts of COVID-19 was swift, decisive and effective in supporting the economy and health of our people,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, November 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These projects will need to be strategically important to the State or a region and provide considerable investment and public benefit. They have a timeline of up to 18 months, as opposed to the six-month ‘shovel-ready’ projects that were fast-tracked in the initial response to the pandemic,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, November 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “After more than two years of planning and community consultation, we are shaping a strong vision for a new city with green neighbourhoods within 30 minutes of jobs and the necessary infrastructure to support growth,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've got to consider roadways more as streets and less as roads. It's all public space," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've got to consider roadways more as streets and less as roads. It's all public space," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've got to consider roadways more as streets and less as roads. It's all public space," External link

theage Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Public spaces are vital to building a thriving community and this new park will provide locals with a fantastic place to relax and play,” “This funding will ensure the community reaps the benefits of new development through new and upgraded infrastructure and public spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The Government’s approach to precinct planning is about centring the planning system around people, places, public spaces and the environment in order to deliver great benefits for the people of NSW,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The awards are a reminder of the incredible talent we have here in NSW in cutting-edge technologies that help safeguard our future," External link

theage Monday, October 26, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This is another example of a major shovel ready project being given fast-tracked approval to keep the NSW economy ticking throughout the pandemic,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This policy was in no way seeking to victimise farmers who are doing the right thing," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Eugenie Sage ) : "For Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to suggest yesterday that Federated Farmers was opportunistic in the wake of the Ōhau blaze and just looking for free grazing was a cheap shot," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Any grazing arrangement might only be for three months a year. What is the farmer supposed to do with the animals for the other nine months? That's why it's sensible to have long-term arrangements with land-owners immediately adjacent to DoC land, so there's no costs trucking animals in and so on," "Federated Farmers welcomes an opportunity to sit down with DoC for a sensible discussion on the practicalities of fire fuel loads on the public estate" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes agreed ( about Sydney Symphony ) : "If it's good enough for Manhattan, if it's good enough for London, if it's good enough for Berlin, it's good enough for Sydney. I mean, we've got much better climates than any of those cities, and they're ahead of us, which is absurd" External link

theherald-au Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Farmers aren’t looking for ‘free’ anything. They operate commercial businesses and they’re looking for a partnership, with contracts, to try and reduce a serious risk to safety, private property and the environment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Any grazing arrangement might only be for three months a year. What is the farmer supposed to do with the animals for the other nine months? That’s why it’s sensible to have long-term arrangements with land-owners immediately adjacent to DOC land, so there’s no costs trucking animals in and so on,” “Federated Farmers welcomes an opportunity to sit down with DOC for a sensible discussion on the practicalities of fire fuel loads on the public estate” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes agreed ( about Sydney Symphony ) : "If it's good enough for Manhattan, if it's good enough for London, if it's good enough for Berlin, it's good enough for Sydney. I mean, we've got much better climates than any of those cities, and they're ahead of us, which is absurd" External link

theherald-au Monday, October 5, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whatever you are into, there will be something for you to do this summer," External link

nzherald Monday, October 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes asks : "This fire is another red flag; how many do we need?" External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “As has been indicated for some time it is recognised there are some complications with those maps and so those maps will be withdrawn,” “They were causing angst, they were causing uncertainty. Where there is unnecessary complexity, if that creates stress for farmers in particular, that’s the last thing we as a government want to do” External link

guardian Friday, October 2, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We’re using every lever at our disposal to keep the NSW economy ticking throughout the pandemic, and I’m very happy to see another shovel-ready project being given the green light,” “A bigger ET Australia Secondary College will cater for more students, provide more jobs and help breathe new life into the Gosford CBD” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, October 2, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes declares : “the Ku-ring-gai community feels passionately about local planning” External link

smh Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes wrote : "If councils don’t want to lead planning for growth at a local level, it will simply mean the government will need to take more direct action. If Ku-ring-gai Council doesn’t want to take on that responsibility, they are welcome to ask the government to do the work for them," External link

theage Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "After all, that’s what members of Parliament do," External link

smh Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "After all, that’s what members of Parliament do," External link

theherald-au Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Earlier today Minister Stokes met with the acting Deputy Premier Paul Toole to discuss the koala State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). " External link

smh Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're working with local businesses to maker better use of our high streets, to ensure businesses have the flexibility to spill out onto the street wherever it's safe to do so," External link

portstephensexaminer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're working with local businesses to maker better use of our high streets, to ensure businesses have the flexibility to spill out onto the street wherever it's safe to do so," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, September 21, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We should be encouraging everyone to get back into their workplaces," External link

theherald-au Friday, September 18, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “If approved, these 11 projects will mean that we’ve fast-tracked determinations of more than 100 projects since the accelerated program began in April,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our lives and the economy and getting shovel-ready projects out the door to help NSW rebound from this crisis has been a critical priority," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about John Barilaro ) : "You can erect farm sheds, pour driveways, clear fence lines and engage in any routine agricultural practice that has occurred for generations without the need for development consent or a koala study," "Barilaro also said noxious weeds are listed as core koala habitat. Again, this is incorrect. There are no noxious weeds on the tree species list" External link

bordermail Friday, September 11, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "It had gone as far as it could and now the opportunity is to better integrate it into the fabric of Sydney, recognising that it has a unique heritage," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't want it to be turned into a dust bowl legacy like some of the Olympic assets in places like Athens or Rio, for example, where they have just been forgotten and full of tumbleweed. We want these assets to be a living part of Sydney and an integrated part of Sydney," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

smh Monday, September 7, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "It had gone as far as it could and now the opportunity is to better integrate it into the fabric of Sydney, recognising that it has a unique heritage," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't want it to be turned into a dust bowl legacy like some of the Olympic assets in places like Athens or Rio, for example, where they have just been forgotten and full of tumbleweed. We want these assets to be a living part of Sydney and an integrated part of Sydney," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "It had gone as far as it could and now the opportunity is to better integrate it into the fabric of Sydney, recognising that it has a unique heritage," External link

theage Monday, September 7, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't want it to be turned into a dust bowl legacy like some of the Olympic assets in places like Athens or Rio, for example, where they have just been forgotten and full of tumbleweed. We want these assets to be a living part of Sydney and an integrated part of Sydney," External link

theage Monday, September 7, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

theage Monday, September 7, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We have listened, with significant changes made to the final plan to ensure St Leonards and Crows Nest will be a greener, thriving employment hub with better transport and pedestrian connections for local residents, workers and visitors to enjoy for generations to come,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The pandemic has demonstrated a need to be innovative and agile. We need to find a balance to keep our vital hospitality and retail sectors buoyant while keeping people safe," External link

smh Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "What's exciting about this plan is that it outlines the need to preserve green infrastructure first," "In the past conserving bushland has been an afterthought to urban development, this model flips that on its head" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan is a once-in-a-generation commitment to protect south-west Sydney's rich environmental assets and important koala population, while providing certainty for investment in a growing part of Sydney,” “Rather than assessing the biodiversity impact of individual development applications on an ad-hoc basis, we’ve identified upfront the key areas that need to be protected” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "What's exciting about this plan is that it outlines the need to preserve green infrastructure first," "In the past conserving bushland has been an afterthought to urban development, this model flips that on its head" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Rather than assessing the biodiversity impact of individual development applications on an ad-hoc basis, we've identified upfront the key areas that need to be protected," "Too often the environment has been an afterthought in urban planning" External link

smh Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The $18 million Western Sydney Green Gas Project will be a prototype for future green hydrogen projects,” “Hydrogen can revolutionise the fuel and gas industry, creating opportunities for low emissions technologies and jobs” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT



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education minister5.94%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for education1.57%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
planning minister39.51%EN09/08/201708/09/2017
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former planning minister2.45%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
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new education minister0.87%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
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treasurer0.17%EN01/28/201728/01/2017
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premier0.35%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
minister of planning0.17%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
member0.35%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
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Dominic Perrottet said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Rob and I are great mates and have been for some time so it’s kind of been a slightly awkward situation seeing each other campaign," External link

abc-au Monday, October 4, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Rob Stokes is not just a friend, he's an incredibly talented member of our team. We promote competition," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Rob Stokes is not just a friend, he's an incredibly talented member of our team. We promote competition," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Triguboff said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “Minister Stokes has to find a way to build in Little Bay (1900 units) at once,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, May 23, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Triguboff said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “Minister Stokes has to find a way to build in Little Bay (1900 units) at once,” External link

smh Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Triguboff said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “Minister Stokes has to find a way to build in Little Bay (1900 units) at once,” External link

theage Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Watson said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “If Rob [Stokes] wants to fix it, he can,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Watson said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “If Rob [Stokes] wants to fix it, he can,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, February 14, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Adam Searle said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "This is a test for Rob Stokes. Is he going to be fair dinkum and be even-handed or is he going to cave in to a Liberal voting area because they don’t like intensification of development?" External link

watoday Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Andrew Stoner says ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Also, the Minister [Rob Stokes] has been seen as antagonistic by some Nats. The reality is the Nats want to protect their environment and koalas but don't want to kill local businesses to do so," External link

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Rob Stokes said : “With restrictions easing and summer on the horizon, our regions are set to boom with holidaymakers, and many of them will be staying in short-term rental accommodation,” “Registration is straightforward and enables a sector worth $30 billion annually to operate and thrive under a clear set of standards” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 22, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "No council will be worse off under our proposal," External link

abc-au Friday, October 22, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The transport sector currently makes up a fifth of carbon emissions in NSW, with almost half of those coming from passenger vehicles," "This policy will give the green light to industry to increase model availability and cut the costs of EVs" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Water is one of the major concerns that's been raised by the community — and it's also a concern for the regulator to make sure those impacts on water into the longer term are properly addressed," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're playing a game of musical chairs here," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The party room had a democratic vote,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:36:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "They have chosen emphatically, democracy is the winner," External link

bordermail Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The party room had a democratic vote. I always said that I’d give people a choice,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I gave my word that I would, so I’m going to follow it through,” External link

theage Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m always in it to win it, I’m enormously confident,” External link

theage Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “No one I’ve chatted to, but that’s a matter for them” External link

theage Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I gave my word that I would, so I’m going to follow it through,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m always in it to win it, I’m enormously confident,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “No one I’ve chatted to, but that’s a matter for them” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I gave my word that I would, so I’m going to follow it through,” External link

smh Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m always in it to win it, I’m enormously confident,” External link

smh Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “No one I’ve chatted to but that’s a matter for them” External link

smh Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I committed to my party room, and to my colleagues, that I'd give them a choice and I will follow that through," "I believe I've got a lot to offer in terms of vision, in terms of integrity, in terms of energy, and I am committed to giving the party room a choice" External link

9news Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I committed to my party room, and to my colleagues, that I'd give them a choice and I will follow that through," "I believe I've got a lot to offer in terms of vision, in terms of integrity, in terms of energy, and I am committed to giving the party room a choice" External link

9news Monday, October 4, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Gladys Berejiklian ) : “I’m continuing to speak to my supporters and I’m still in the running. Dom is a great friend of mine and we are giving the party choice,” “The departure of Gladys has underlined the lack of diversity in our team. If I’m chosen to be leader I’m committed to ensuring a more even representation of women in cabinet” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 4, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Gladys Berejiklian ) : "Gladys Berejiklian has been an outstanding Premier of NSW. She had led our state through some of the most challenging events in living memory," External link

9news Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

bordermail Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I have the right balance of experience, vision and integrity needed during this crucial time in our history, as we continue to respond to and recover from the pandemic,” “The NSW Coalition is the best team to ensure our recovery succeeds, and I believe I am the best person to lead the government into the critical next election” External link

theage Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he's putting them out there ... but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he's putting them out there ... but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

bordermail Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:49:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he’s putting them out there ... but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future,” External link

guardian Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Obviously these are incredibly challenging times, but I believe I have the qualities necessary to provide strong government into the future," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I think Dom has strong claims to the job and he's putting them out there," "But I also think it's important to provide the party room and therefore the community with a choice and that's part of the reason I am committed to standing" External link

abc-au Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Our Free Tree Giveaway with Bunnings is open to all 33 local government areas across Greater Sydney, giving 10,500 eligible households a tree to plant in their yard,” “Trees make a huge difference to our lives; they improve air quality, create habitats for our beautiful wildlife and are the best way to manage the urban heat island effect which we know is a particular problem in Western Sydney” External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:33:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Trees make a huge difference to our lives; they improve air quality, create habitats for our beautiful wildlife and are the best way to manage the urban heat island effect which we know is a particular problem in western Sydney," External link

maitlandmercury Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I am concerned in relation to apartment construction ... while there might be a little bit of subdued demand at the moment, we know that will not continue,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is not just about creating more housing, it's about ensuring everyone has access to housing," "The taskforce will specifically look at housing constraints on the supply side of things in regional NSW," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Bay Run ) : “Rozelle Parklands will be a green gem in a network of existing and future public spaces that will help us achieve our vision of a city within a park,” “It will feature inclusive playspaces, sporting facilities and new walking and cycling tracks connecting to surround suburbs, Callan Park, the Bay Run and the proposed public foreshore link at Bays West connecting to Pyrmont and beyond” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This policy is about striking the right balance between providing safety and certainty to homeowners and the traditional accommodation sector, while giving the community access to the benefits of the share economy,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This policy is about striking the right balance between providing safety and certainty to homeowners and the traditional accommodation sector, while giving the community access to the benefits of the share economy,” External link

smh Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This policy is about striking the right balance between providing safety and certainty to homeowners and the traditional accommodation sector, while giving the community access to the benefits of the share economy,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The trial has shown the benefits of creating new business opportunities in the hospitality sector by removing barriers to outdoor dining,” External link

theage Monday, June 7, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "What the region needs is jobs," "One of the pillars to this updated plan is the identification of seven major employment precincts which will pave the way for 45,000 new jobs" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The construction and development sectors have been vital in keeping people in jobs and supporting our economic recovery from the pandemic,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “leading sports facility in Sydney Olympic Park [that] will help boost the performance of NSW cricketers, and will feature a main senior oval, secondary junior oval, 50 outdoor turf practice nets, a 15-lane indoor facility, elite and community change rooms, full gymnasium, rehabilitation and recovery centre and a public café,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We support careful development of flood-prone land but that development needs to put community safety first - it’s about keeping people and property safe,” External link

smh Friday, May 28, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Environmental Impact Assessment ) : "Declaring a project as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) means that it goes through a particularly fast-tracked process," "It still involves a robust assessment and a full Environmental Impact Assessment, but it means at the end of the process there's not merit appeal rights against the decision" External link

abc-au Friday, May 28, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The continued operation of the Port Kembla steelworks is critical for economic success and regional jobs," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We are being open and transparent about this process. The white paper will be on exhibition for six weeks and we are keen to hear what the community has to say,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Equally, there's plenty of examples where developers have been speculators and have land banked," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “For cities to succeed, they need a strong diversity of housing types and tenures that meets the needs of its people,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “Although [electric vehicles] are powered by more efficient and sustainable power sources, they are still cars. Painting them green does not change that reality,” External link

theherald-au Friday, May 14, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “Although [electric vehicles] are powered by more efficient and sustainable power sources, they are still cars. Painting them green does not change that reality,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Although [electric vehicles] are powered by more efficient and sustainable power sources, they are still cars. Painting them green does not change that reality,” External link

theage Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our state is the best place to live in Australia but with its natural beauty comes challenges,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, May 10, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This move will bolster the strong partnership and collaborative relationship that exists between NextSense and Macquarie University,” “Locating the new headquarters on campus will mean better research and collaboration, more resources and world-leading care and community services for those living with hearing and vision loss” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, May 7, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Let’s tear down the myth that supply is the determinant of housing affordability. Planning plays an important and significant role in getting new housing to market but let’s not pretend tax rules and interest rates don’t also push up prices,” “The emerging build-to-rent sector is a prime example. While our recently announced policy to introduce build-to-rent development in our market has been welcomed, industry tells us that the Commonwealth tax treatment makes projects unfeasible” External link

smh Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Let’s tear down the myth that supply is the determinant of housing affordability. Planning plays an important and significant role in getting new housing to market but let’s not pretend tax rules and interest rates don’t also push up prices,” “The emerging build-to-rent sector is a prime example. While our recently announced policy to introduce build-to-rent development in our market has been welcomed, industry tells us that the Commonwealth tax treatment makes projects unfeasible” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 30, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This safe and secure plan will mean these waterfront properties, which have laid dormant for decades, can now be used once the waste is safely moved away,” External link

smh Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

smh Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This means the entire 500,000-piece Powerhouse collection will be housed and cared for on one site when not on display at Parramatta or Ultimo,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The pandemic has helped shift our perception of streets as more than just places to walk or drive. One year on from the lockdown, Your High Street is the second phase of the program which cements the role of our streets as places for people to gather, socialise, dine and do business," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes noted : “The pandemic has turned the city’s attention on public spaces,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “East Sydney could be our answer to London’s West End and I’ll be looking at these ideas more closely,” External link

smh Friday, April 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “East Sydney could be our answer to London’s West End and I’ll be looking at these ideas more closely,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 23, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “East Sydney could be our answer to London’s West End and I’ll be looking at these ideas more closely,” External link

smh Friday, April 23, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This means we're making it easier to build small-scale data centres without lengthy planning approvals while providing a swifter pathway for large scale ones," External link

zdnet Monday, April 19, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "More than $1 billion has been invested to fund local infrastructure in the north-west and south-west growth centres through NSW government funding and infrastructure contributions," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We’ve got a very bold vision to liberate our foreshores –this is just the latest iteration,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I’m certainly not suggesting that people should be going in and targeting dog owners and fining them, that would be ridiculous,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We’ve got a very bold vision to liberate our foreshores –this is just the latest iteration,” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 12, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Complying development saves businesses time by removing the need for lengthy planning approvals for development where the impacts can be managed by meeting the rules set out in the policy’” “These proposed changes will make it easier for businesses in industrial and business zones to set up new premises, change or add additional uses, build and renovate and operate longer hours without the need for a development application” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, April 9, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “These proposed reforms are part of our Government’s commitment to build a more timely, transparent and certain planning system through the Planning Reform Action Plan,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, April 9, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “As a dog owner, I completely understand the need for designated areas where dogs can be on leash and free to roam off leash, but there has to be a balance,” “I encourage locals and visitors to Callan Park to have their say at the puppy pop-ups or to place their paw-prints on the social pinpoint website so we can develop a plan to share this beautiful park for all users” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 5, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The whole point of Macquarie Street east was to celebrate and improve access to the area. It’s ironic the heritage listing makes it more difficult to celebrate the area,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 5, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “With all the conversations about the dam wall raising ... that will have the effect of minimising some of the property damage, yes, but most importantly it will provide more time to evacuate, but you also need to build the roads to allow that evacuation to happen,” External link

smh Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Bays West is so central and historically significant to Sydney that it is time to revitalise the area and make it a desirable place for people to live, work and visit,” “We have the chance to explore so many possibilities for this incredible location, such as extending the Sydney Harbour foreshore walk, creating a great new public space and repurposing the White Bay Power Station” External link

smh Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “Ideally, would there be a cruise ship terminal there? Absolutely not. But we have to see how we can integrate that into the wider neighbourhood,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I don’t have any misgivings about how complex this process will be,” External link

smh Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Bays West is so central and historically significant to Sydney that it is time to revitalise the area and make it a desirable place for people to live, work and visit,” “We have the chance to explore so many possibilities for this incredible location, such as extending the Sydney Harbour foreshore walk, creating a great new public space and repurposing the White Bay Power Station” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “He had this phrase, ‘we run a system where every child is known, valued and cared for, and where everyone grows every year’,” External link

smh Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The things he talked about were so common sense, it was like, ‘you mean we don’t do that already’?” External link

smh Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “While the lord mayor and I don’t always agree, her commitment to design excellence, promoting public spaces and more sustainable buildings has been pioneering,” “It has helped attract business and investment to Sydney and resulted in a more attractive CBD” External link

smh Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

smh Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

theage Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We are really keen to work with the Federal Government on a strategic plan to restore and protect our amazing harbour heritage - cultural, historical and natural,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This approval means up to 620 construction jobs and 4,000 operational jobs once the building is complete which is great news for NSW as we continue to recover from the pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The Sepp would be ineffective if it only applied to a small portion of land in each [local government area],” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I will not tolerate bullying in my office," External link

qt Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "If they have occurred, I would certainly not be at liberty to disclose them to you or this committee. " External link

qt Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I genuinely think this is a step forward," "It's just one lever, there are many other things that need to be done as well" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I certainly do not support bullying or intimidation, including via anonymous smear campaigns in newspapers," "There is a great culture, supportive of one another, ably led. They are professional, competent ... they have my support" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I have a statutory obligation to provide a safe workplace for all people who work for me. I take that obligation very seriously," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “based on the responses to the consultation, it’s clear there is a need for open space in this area” External link

theage Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Pandemics in the past have always had an impact on planning and architecture, and this one will be no different. So it’s a really ripe time to reflect on what the future will look like ... and reflect that in the built environment,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The plan that the city have gone with is much better than the one that was originally put forward by LAHC, so having this process of mediation and discussion has produced a much better outcome, but it’s still not an outcome which is acceptable to both of the parties,” External link

smh Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The time is now for us to make progress on the Waterloo proposal, and it’s important we get on with the job,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This exciting new development in the heart of The Hills will create homes, jobs and outstanding public spaces on the doorstep of a Metro station,” “It will offer a diversity of housing for people with different lifestyles and open space that will include a park and plaza” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m thrilled to see this spectacular surfing event come to our shores and I know the community will love this opportunity to showcase the local area on a global stage,” External link

watoday Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a carpark on the foreshore is being replaced by a north facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of public open space and a 30 percent tree canopy cover to provide shade” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m thrilled to see this spectacular surfing event come to our shores and I know the community will love this opportunity to showcase the local area on a global stage,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 15, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Commission ) : "The NSW Government confirmed in 2020 its support for independent expert decision making on major resource projects," "The Independent Planning Commission fulfils a crucial role in ensuring integrity in the planning process" External link

abc-au Monday, February 15, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

smh Saturday, February 13, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

theherald-au Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Taronga Zoo is one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations and this revamp will place greater emphasis on some of our nation’s most iconic animals,” “This development will inject $16 million into the State’s economy and create more than 800 construction jobs while helping to make Taronga Zoo a more attractive tourist destination” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, February 12, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

theage Friday, February 12, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

smh Friday, February 12, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “One of the great outcomes of this project is that a car park on the foreshore is being replaced by a north-facing, green public space on the banks of the Parramatta River,” “In addition to the new museum and arts and entertainment space, the plans include 1.5 hectares of provision of high-quality landscaping, open spaces and the retention and provision of trees” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, February 12, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For too long our housing market has ridden the boom and bust cycle, and build-to-rent housing can offer longer-term certainty for renters and investors alike," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, February 12, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Darlington Terraces will be renovated and four new buildings built providing new and improved student housing in the heart of the inner-city and within minutes of public transport,” “While COVID-19 may have halted the flow of international students to our city, our borders will reopen at some stage. University accommodation is also widely used by students from regional NSW and other states so it’s important we continue planning for our future” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It helps to regularise the flow of energy which is good for grid stability and it's cheap," External link

abc-au Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The classic example is a coal-fired power plant," External link

abc-au Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The battery doesn't increase the amount of power, but it does mean that you've got that power for a longer period of time, so you can dispatch it further," External link

abc-au Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Not only does it supply clean and reliable energy, it provides jobs and investment for the local area," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, February 5, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The battery will be able to dispatch energy to the grid during peak demand, boosting grid stability and energy security in what is the first co-located battery and hydro project in Australia," "Not only does it supply clean and reliable energy, it provides jobs and investment for the local area" External link

bordermail Friday, February 5, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

smh Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

smh Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 1, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 1, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 1, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 1, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

smh Monday, February 1, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

smh Monday, February 1, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “It is the holy grail but, like the holy grail, it has eluded discovery,” “Conceptually it’s ideal. In practice, it’s much harder to distil and involves every level of government working together” External link

theage Monday, February 1, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We have gotten very good, over time, at designing taxation over goods and services and income but the political hot potato has always been land. That’s where the windfalls have always been and that’s why it’s politically the most challenging area to take on,” External link

theage Monday, February 1, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Conditions of the project include an investigation of more footpaths and cycleways in the area and a requirement that any trees removed need to be replaced at a ratio of two-to-one,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, January 25, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Harbour ) : “Planning approval means the NSW Government can get on with delivering the first stage, which is an upgrade to one of Sydney’s busiest and most complex road corridors, four kilometres of the Warringah Freeway,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 22, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Community feedback on the project has been valuable in helping understand and deliver positive changes to the design and plan, and we will continue to work closely with local communities as the project gets underway,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "While I understand that some current Crows Nest residents won't be happy about growth, this proposal has improved considerably," External link

theage Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The development industry has been telling us for years that uncertainty surrounding infrastructure contributions was driving up house prices and slowing down progress,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Since the opening of the South West rail link by the NSW Government in 2015, Glenfield is strategically located at the junction of three major rail lines, putting it within an easy train commute to major centres at Liverpool and Campbelltown, an emerging centre at Leppington and only 45 minutes to the heart of Sydney’s CBD” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "With another player in the energy market, it increases competition and will help mitigate the closure of Liddell's coal-fired power station in 2023, putting downward pressure on electricity prices," "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar" External link

maitlandmercury Monday, January 4, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

smh Monday, January 4, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It’s one thing being subject to a local lockdown. It’s quite another to provide an exemption benefiting people outside the area who are fortunate enough to own a boat," "People haven't been able to see their families for weeks, weren't able to celebrate Christmas, and have been forced to close their businesses. With so much sacrifice and hardship throughout our community this was clearly unacceptable and unfair" External link

theage Monday, January 4, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 4, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

theherald-au Monday, January 4, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "All environmental impacts of projects including greenhouse gas emissions both here and abroad must be considered by the IPC in making a decision," "The IPC [recently] approved more than $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects" External link

theherald-au Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

smh Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

theage Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "For some that may be inevitable," "We've also got to recognise that many businesses rely on a casual workforce and with the uncertainty [of trade] those workers look elsewhere and they lose that skilled workforce" External link

theherald-au Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar," "As well, this project could create jobs for up to 600 construction workers and generate around $800 million worth of investment for the local economy" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar," "As well, this project could create jobs for up to 600 construction workers and generate around $800 million worth of investment for the local economy" External link

smh Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Gas-fired power stations will have a critical role to play in ensuring our energy security as we transition to a low-carbon emissions economy with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar," "As well, this project could create jobs for up to 600 construction workers and generate around $800 million worth of investment for the local economy" External link

watoday Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “As a young, emerging architect, Jessica’s design is sophisticated and iconic, celebrating the natural elements of land, sea and sky that compose the site,” “Our vision for Barangaroo has been to ensure that more than half of the area was dedicated public space. Seeing the potential of how the area will look, through the eyes of talented architects, is a thrill for me as minister for Public Spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We opened the national design competition in June to test the vision and innovation of some of the country’s best architects and we weren’t disappointed with what was submitted,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Our fundamental task was to encourage economic development while enlivening the peninsula, boosting jobs and providing for more quality public open spaces for everyone to enjoy,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our fundamental task was to encourage economic development while enlivening the peninsula, boosting jobs and providing for more quality public open spaces for everyone to enjoy," External link

bordermail Friday, December 11, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've listened to community and business feedback and have adapted the plan so that Pyrmont remains a prosperous and unique part of Sydney," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, December 11, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The new State Design Review Panel will build on the great work of the pilot program launched in 2018, which guided the development of more than 100 public and private projects worth almost $9 billion,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Since its introduction in 2004, more than 460,000 homes have been certified as BASIX compliant, saving an estimated 281 billion litres of drinking water and 8.8 million tons of emissions,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Well-planned green infrastructure is fundamental in fostering healthy, happy communities” External link

theherald-au Monday, December 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Well-planned green infrastructure is fundamental in fostering healthy, happy communities” External link

theage Monday, December 7, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Well-planned green infrastructure is fundamental in fostering healthy, happy communities” External link

theage Monday, December 7, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our city is framed by parks - we know how valuable tree cover is for lowering heat, providing shade and enhancing our neighbourhoods," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is a win-win allowing food and drink businesses to better use the public space around them, will keep communities safer, support the hospitality industry, and boost the economy," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is a win-win allowing food and drink businesses to better use the public space around them, will keep communities safer, support the hospitality industry, and boost the economy," External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "It's elitist and un-Australian and I will step in to stop it," External link

Stuff Monday, November 30, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : “Iconic buildings and structures like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge put Sydney on the map and it’s so important that we maintain design excellence with our new projects,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Harbour Bridge ) : "Iconic buildings and structures like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge put Sydney on the map and it's so important that we maintain design excellence with our new projects," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I don't for one moment discount the loss of what they replaced, but without some destruction you never get progress," External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I don’t for one moment discount the loss of what they replaced, but without some destruction you never get progress," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Around the world there are countless examples of where these industrial heritage sites have been adapted and reused, principally as innovation districts," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Of course there is a significant heritage constraint on the site but the way I see it, that's the big opportunity as well," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I wouldn't want to open up discussions on those things again," External link

smh Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I was disappointed, personally, as a lot of work had been done by a lot of people," External link

smh Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "I wouldn't want to open up discussions on those things again," External link

theage Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I was disappointed, personally, as a lot of work had been done by a lot of people," External link

theage Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The impacts of COVID-19 and recent weather events have led to a decrease in the number of freight vessels visiting Port Botany,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our emergency response to the impacts of COVID-19 was swift, decisive and effective in supporting the economy and health of our people,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, November 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These projects will need to be strategically important to the State or a region and provide considerable investment and public benefit. They have a timeline of up to 18 months, as opposed to the six-month ‘shovel-ready’ projects that were fast-tracked in the initial response to the pandemic,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, November 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “After more than two years of planning and community consultation, we are shaping a strong vision for a new city with green neighbourhoods within 30 minutes of jobs and the necessary infrastructure to support growth,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've got to consider roadways more as streets and less as roads. It's all public space," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've got to consider roadways more as streets and less as roads. It's all public space," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We've got to consider roadways more as streets and less as roads. It's all public space," External link

theage Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Public spaces are vital to building a thriving community and this new park will provide locals with a fantastic place to relax and play,” “This funding will ensure the community reaps the benefits of new development through new and upgraded infrastructure and public spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The Government’s approach to precinct planning is about centring the planning system around people, places, public spaces and the environment in order to deliver great benefits for the people of NSW,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The awards are a reminder of the incredible talent we have here in NSW in cutting-edge technologies that help safeguard our future," External link

theage Monday, October 26, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This is another example of a major shovel ready project being given fast-tracked approval to keep the NSW economy ticking throughout the pandemic,” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This policy was in no way seeking to victimise farmers who are doing the right thing," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Eugenie Sage ) : "For Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to suggest yesterday that Federated Farmers was opportunistic in the wake of the Ōhau blaze and just looking for free grazing was a cheap shot," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Any grazing arrangement might only be for three months a year. What is the farmer supposed to do with the animals for the other nine months? That's why it's sensible to have long-term arrangements with land-owners immediately adjacent to DoC land, so there's no costs trucking animals in and so on," "Federated Farmers welcomes an opportunity to sit down with DoC for a sensible discussion on the practicalities of fire fuel loads on the public estate" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes agreed ( about Sydney Symphony ) : "If it's good enough for Manhattan, if it's good enough for London, if it's good enough for Berlin, it's good enough for Sydney. I mean, we've got much better climates than any of those cities, and they're ahead of us, which is absurd" External link

theherald-au Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Farmers aren’t looking for ‘free’ anything. They operate commercial businesses and they’re looking for a partnership, with contracts, to try and reduce a serious risk to safety, private property and the environment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Any grazing arrangement might only be for three months a year. What is the farmer supposed to do with the animals for the other nine months? That’s why it’s sensible to have long-term arrangements with land-owners immediately adjacent to DOC land, so there’s no costs trucking animals in and so on,” “Federated Farmers welcomes an opportunity to sit down with DOC for a sensible discussion on the practicalities of fire fuel loads on the public estate” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes agreed ( about Sydney Symphony ) : "If it's good enough for Manhattan, if it's good enough for London, if it's good enough for Berlin, it's good enough for Sydney. I mean, we've got much better climates than any of those cities, and they're ahead of us, which is absurd" External link

theherald-au Monday, October 5, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whatever you are into, there will be something for you to do this summer," External link

nzherald Monday, October 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes asks : "This fire is another red flag; how many do we need?" External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “As has been indicated for some time it is recognised there are some complications with those maps and so those maps will be withdrawn,” “They were causing angst, they were causing uncertainty. Where there is unnecessary complexity, if that creates stress for farmers in particular, that’s the last thing we as a government want to do” External link

guardian Friday, October 2, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We’re using every lever at our disposal to keep the NSW economy ticking throughout the pandemic, and I’m very happy to see another shovel-ready project being given the green light,” “A bigger ET Australia Secondary College will cater for more students, provide more jobs and help breathe new life into the Gosford CBD” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, October 2, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes declares : “the Ku-ring-gai community feels passionately about local planning” External link

smh Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes wrote : "If councils don’t want to lead planning for growth at a local level, it will simply mean the government will need to take more direct action. If Ku-ring-gai Council doesn’t want to take on that responsibility, they are welcome to ask the government to do the work for them," External link

theage Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "After all, that’s what members of Parliament do," External link

smh Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "After all, that’s what members of Parliament do," External link

theherald-au Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Earlier today Minister Stokes met with the acting Deputy Premier Paul Toole to discuss the koala State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). " External link

smh Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're working with local businesses to maker better use of our high streets, to ensure businesses have the flexibility to spill out onto the street wherever it's safe to do so," External link

portstephensexaminer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're working with local businesses to maker better use of our high streets, to ensure businesses have the flexibility to spill out onto the street wherever it's safe to do so," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, September 21, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We should be encouraging everyone to get back into their workplaces," External link

theherald-au Friday, September 18, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “If approved, these 11 projects will mean that we’ve fast-tracked determinations of more than 100 projects since the accelerated program began in April,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our lives and the economy and getting shovel-ready projects out the door to help NSW rebound from this crisis has been a critical priority," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about John Barilaro ) : "You can erect farm sheds, pour driveways, clear fence lines and engage in any routine agricultural practice that has occurred for generations without the need for development consent or a koala study," "Barilaro also said noxious weeds are listed as core koala habitat. Again, this is incorrect. There are no noxious weeds on the tree species list" External link

bordermail Friday, September 11, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "It had gone as far as it could and now the opportunity is to better integrate it into the fabric of Sydney, recognising that it has a unique heritage," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't want it to be turned into a dust bowl legacy like some of the Olympic assets in places like Athens or Rio, for example, where they have just been forgotten and full of tumbleweed. We want these assets to be a living part of Sydney and an integrated part of Sydney," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

smh Monday, September 7, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "It had gone as far as it could and now the opportunity is to better integrate it into the fabric of Sydney, recognising that it has a unique heritage," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't want it to be turned into a dust bowl legacy like some of the Olympic assets in places like Athens or Rio, for example, where they have just been forgotten and full of tumbleweed. We want these assets to be a living part of Sydney and an integrated part of Sydney," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "It had gone as far as it could and now the opportunity is to better integrate it into the fabric of Sydney, recognising that it has a unique heritage," External link

theage Monday, September 7, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't want it to be turned into a dust bowl legacy like some of the Olympic assets in places like Athens or Rio, for example, where they have just been forgotten and full of tumbleweed. We want these assets to be a living part of Sydney and an integrated part of Sydney," External link

theage Monday, September 7, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It's fair enough then that there should be an obligation to check whether it's [a development] going to have an impact on koala populations," External link

theage Monday, September 7, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “We have listened, with significant changes made to the final plan to ensure St Leonards and Crows Nest will be a greener, thriving employment hub with better transport and pedestrian connections for local residents, workers and visitors to enjoy for generations to come,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The pandemic has demonstrated a need to be innovative and agile. We need to find a balance to keep our vital hospitality and retail sectors buoyant while keeping people safe," External link

smh Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "What's exciting about this plan is that it outlines the need to preserve green infrastructure first," "In the past conserving bushland has been an afterthought to urban development, this model flips that on its head" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan is a once-in-a-generation commitment to protect south-west Sydney's rich environmental assets and important koala population, while providing certainty for investment in a growing part of Sydney,” “Rather than assessing the biodiversity impact of individual development applications on an ad-hoc basis, we’ve identified upfront the key areas that need to be protected” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "What's exciting about this plan is that it outlines the need to preserve green infrastructure first," "In the past conserving bushland has been an afterthought to urban development, this model flips that on its head" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Rather than assessing the biodiversity impact of individual development applications on an ad-hoc basis, we've identified upfront the key areas that need to be protected," "Too often the environment has been an afterthought in urban planning" External link

smh Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The $18 million Western Sydney Green Gas Project will be a prototype for future green hydrogen projects,” “Hydrogen can revolutionise the fuel and gas industry, creating opportunities for low emissions technologies and jobs” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister41.96%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
education minister5.94%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for education1.57%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
planning minister39.51%EN09/08/201708/09/2017
mp1.75%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
former planning minister2.45%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
housing minister0.17%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
new education minister0.87%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
new minister for education0.35%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
treasurer0.17%EN01/28/201728/01/2017
state planning minister1.22%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
premier0.35%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
minister of planning0.17%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
member0.35%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
minister for planning1.92%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
environment minister0.87%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
planning and environment minister0.35%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Rob StokesEN99.72%
Rob StokesDE0.28%


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Dominic Perrottet said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Rob and I are great mates and have been for some time so it’s kind of been a slightly awkward situation seeing each other campaign," External link

abc-au Monday, October 4, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Rob Stokes is not just a friend, he's an incredibly talented member of our team. We promote competition," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Rob Stokes is not just a friend, he's an incredibly talented member of our team. We promote competition," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Triguboff said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “Minister Stokes has to find a way to build in Little Bay (1900 units) at once,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, May 23, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Triguboff said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “Minister Stokes has to find a way to build in Little Bay (1900 units) at once,” External link

smh Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Triguboff said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “Minister Stokes has to find a way to build in Little Bay (1900 units) at once,” External link

theage Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Watson said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “If Rob [Stokes] wants to fix it, he can,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Watson said ( about Rob Stokes ) : “If Rob [Stokes] wants to fix it, he can,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, February 14, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Adam Searle said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "This is a test for Rob Stokes. Is he going to be fair dinkum and be even-handed or is he going to cave in to a Liberal voting area because they don’t like intensification of development?" External link

watoday Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Andrew Stoner says ( about Rob Stokes ) : "Also, the Minister [Rob Stokes] has been seen as antagonistic by some Nats. The reality is the Nats want to protect their environment and koalas but don't want to kill local businesses to do so," External link

theherald-au Friday, September 11, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT