Rob Stokes

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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

Rob Stokes says : “The acceleration program is a key part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, so it is only fitting that the Shoalhaven Starches’ hand sanitiser factory proposal, which will help combat the virus, is being fast-tracked,” “To date we’ve already accelerated 80 projects over the last four months pumping more than $22 billion into the State’s economy, creating opportunities for more than 48,000 jobs and delivering more than 400 hectares of open space, parks and conservation lands” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, August 17, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The Aerotropolis SEPP is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lay the foundations for a brand-new State-shaping precinct, with the Aerotropolis set to support more than 200,000 jobs over 20 years in industries of the future,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, August 17, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says ( about Urban Taskforce ) : “The Reserve Bank of Australia report relies heavily on evidence provided by the Urban Taskforce, an expert and effective developer lobby group,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, August 17, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It will operate as a trial over five years to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of power-to-gas technology, providing NSW with an opportunity to revolutionise the fuel and gas industry and create opportunities for low emissions technologies and jobs," External link

smh Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It will operate as a trial over five years to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of power-to-gas technology, providing NSW with an opportunity to revolutionise the fuel and gas industry and create opportunities for low emissions technologies and jobs," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our streets and public spaces have been such a valuable community asset during COVID-19," "That’s why we have introduced initiatives like the $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces Program to encourage councils to think creatively about how we can support social distancing in our neighbourhoods" External link

theage Monday, August 10, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “In NSW, we’ve already fast-tracked the determination of 67 projects since the pandemic began - creating opportunities for 40,000 jobs, 18,000 homes, 400 hectares of open space and $17.7 billion in economic benefit through our Planning System Acceleration Program,” “Now we’re helping councils to prioritise local planning projects that will boost jobs and investment in their communities with a $250 million incentive to create new and improved public spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, August 7, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The proposal will lay the foundation for planning changes to unlock 50,000 new jobs, 14,000 new homes, well-designed buildings and great public spaces for locals, workers and visitors to enjoy,” “From increased building heights for a dynamic city skyline, to almost two million sqm of new commercial floorspace, new cultural spaces and fantastic public spaces, this proposal will shape the Parramatta CBD for generations to come” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Not only do we need different types of housing - such as detached, high-rise and missing-middle types - we need different tenures of housing such as affordable and social housing, short and long-term rentals and owner-occupiers," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Not only do we need different types of housing - such as detached, high-rise and missing-middle types - we need different tenures of housing such as affordable and social housing, short and long-term rentals and owner-occupiers," External link

theage Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This latest tranche of projects could enable the next step in Central Sydney’s technology transformation, as well as major revamps for the Kensington to Kingsford light rail corridor, a billion-dollar renewal of Blacktown CBD and a new over-station development at the future Crows Nest Metro Station,” “Improved freight rail capacity for south Sydney and Port Botany, the Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail, a new educational facility in Campbelltown and a Cricket NSW Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park also make the list” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 27, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is the next stage of a plan to transform southwest Sydney from a series of commuter suburbs to a coherent centre full of jobs, culture, public spaces, green and open areas," External link

mondaq Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Where there are necessary regulations, they need to be simplified but strengthened, and where there are unnecessary laws, they need to be identified and removed," External link

theage Friday, July 24, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our city’s parks are one of our greatest assets and belong to all of us; it’s time for a clear, single vision to protect, manage, enhance and expand them for generations to come,” “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how we need to change the way we look at our public spaces not as parks in a city but rather as Sydney as a city within a park” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 20, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “In the past, the individual parkland trusts have had a sole focus on the land within their boundaries. Now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look beyond those boundaries to plan for our parklands and open spaces over the next 50 years as a connected and vital network that forms the backbone of our city,” “This new city-wide agency will work in partnership with communities and local councils across Greater Sydney to champion the new Vision and ensure we’re working holistically to expand and improve our open spaces and parklands” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 20, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The fast-tracked assessment program is a key part of the NSW government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan as we continue to get shovel-ready projects out the door to keep people in jobs and keep the economy moving,” External link

theage Friday, July 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The fast-tracked assessment program is a key part of the NSW government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan as we continue to get shovel-ready projects out the door to keep people in jobs and keep the economy moving,” External link

theage Friday, July 17, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "In the past, the individual parkland trusts have had a sole focus on the land within their boundaries," "Now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look beyond those boundaries to plan for our parklands and open spaces over the next 50 years as a connected and vital network that forms the backbone of our city" External link

maitlandmercury Friday, July 17, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This investment in Callan Park is just the start and demonstrates our commitment to revitalising and growing our city's great public open spaces, starting with one of its great forgotten jewels," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, July 17, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “An efficient planning system has proven vital in our work to get the State back on the road to recovery post-pandemic,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “An efficient planning system has proven vital in our work to get the State back on the road to recovery post-pandemic,” “The new PDU is the new central point of escalation, complementing our Planning System Acceleration Program and keeping transparency, timeliness and certainty at the heart of our system” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a shift in economic activity to our suburbs and local centres as more people work from home and avoid commuting into traditional city CBDs” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “These projects will not only deliver new and upgraded learning environments for more than 9,000 students in NSW, they will inject more than $625 million into local communities and create opportunities for 5,650 new jobs during construction,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, June 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Planning System Acceleration Program is creating a pipeline of projects, right across the state, that create jobs and keep the economy moving during the COVID-19 pandemic," "Of course we want to ensure development is supported by the quality infrastructure and services our communities need" External link

theage Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The approved design also provides more than 4,700 square metres of new public open space and paves the way for a future shared pedestrian and cycle path that will provide waterfront access all the way to Woolloomooloo,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "we have every measure in place to protect Sydney's water supply" External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “If council are serious about protecting this site they need to negotiate a financial outcome with the developer and then contribute to the costs of a permanent solution,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "If council are serious about protecting this site they need to negotiate a financial outcome with the developer and then contribute to the costs of a permanent solution," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 25, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : “The projects approval also requires Snowy Hydro to invest almost $100 million for biodiversity and environmental offsets to protect threatened species and deliver long-term conservation and recreational benefits for the Kosciuszko National Park,” External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 22, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our first tranche of 24 projects delivered more than 10,000 jobs and $7.7 billion in economic benefit to our state but it's important to recognise these are just the projects we've prioritised," "During the same period we also approved - through our normal process - 42 projects worth $2.4 billion, creating opportunities for more than 4600 jobs and 399 new homes" External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 22, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : “The project’s approval also requires Snowy Hydro to invest almost $100 million for biodiversity and environmental offsets to protect threatened species and deliver long-term conservation and recreational benefits for the Kosciuszko National Park,” External link

aap-au Friday, May 22, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : “In March we approved the Snowy 2.0 Segment Factory and this month we have approved the Snowy 2.0 Main Works, enabling the creation of new jobs and the flow of substantial investment into our state,” External link

smh Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : "The project's approval also requires Snowy Hydro to invest almost $100 million for biodiversity and environmental offsets to protect threatened species and deliver long-term conservation and recreational benefits for the Kosciuszko National Park," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Whether it’s new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we’re committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone – both now and once the pandemic is over,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

qt Friday, May 8, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

qt Friday, May 8, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, May 8, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

bordermail Friday, May 8, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 8, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, May 8, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "In the short term such interventions can support people to exercise and undertake essential travel by creating more public space to walk and cycle," External link

theage Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I appreciate the concerns of the community, but note that consent was provided more than a decade ago. Stop-work orders can obviously only be contemplated once work commences" External link

theage Monday, May 4, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This will mean shovel-ready projects can get underway and the construction pipeline can continue to grow,” “If approved, these projects will be a win-win for NSW: delivering jobs for today, and local community and business benefits tomorrow” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This will mean shovel-ready projects can get underway and the construction pipeline can continue to grow," External link

theage Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney's water supply for generations to come," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney’s water supply for generations to come,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "properly account for any water losses" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney’s water supply for generations to come,” External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "properly account for any water losses" External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney’s water supply for generations to come,” External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "properly account for any water losses" External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The number one issue I hear from industry is that we need a more transparent and certain contributions system where everyone is clear about who pays for what,” “Contributions reform has been stuck in the too-hard basket for too long, but we are committed to working with industry to deliver true change” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our population is growing, and we need to make sure that where we’re unlocking housing supply, we’re also facilitating the delivery of vital community infrastructure, so people are moving in to connected and vibrant communities,” “I also want to work with councils to help them spend money they already have to stimulate their local economy, create more jobs and great public spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The construction and development sectors, which make up almost 10 per cent of NSW’s economy, will be vital in keeping people in jobs and keeping investment flowing over the coming weeks and months,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our economic recovery will in many ways be longer and harder than the health one and it's essential we do everything we can now to keep our state moving forward and allow work to continue wherever possible in line with the best medical advice," "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving." External link

bordermail Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The advice I received to date is that the restrictions that we have in place are doing what they are designed to achieve,” External link

aap-au Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The COVID-19 response is quite explicitly focused on what we can't do," External link

smh Friday, April 3, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The COVID-19 response is quite explicitly focused on what we can't do," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 3, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The COVID-19 response is quite explicitly focused on what we can't do," External link

theage Friday, April 3, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

bordermail Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

9news Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

abc-au Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

9news Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

abc-au Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours, and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue," "The SEPP makes clear that truck deliveries are able to supply shops and retailers with essential goods at all times" External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue," External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue," External link

yahoo-au Friday, March 20, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "whose access to the internet may be limited" External link

smh Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "the planning system will be essential to keeping people in jobs and keeping the state’s economy moving through these unprecedented times" External link

smh Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "whose access to the internet may be limited" External link

smh Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Just as Christchurch's Container Mall brought the city back to life after its devastating earthquake, this move will help communities across NSW get back on their feet," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Just as Christchurch's Container Mall brought the city back to life after its devastating earthquake, this move will help communities across NSW get back on their feet," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Just as Christchurch's Container Mall brought the city back to life after its devastating earthquake, this move will help communities across NSW get back on their feet," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "re-assessing the department's technical work" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This project will see more than 2,000 trucks a day taken off local streets, bypass 23 sets of traffic lights, and create thousands of construction jobs,” “While the tunnel will provide a safer, shorter, more reliable drive between the CBD and Sydney’s south, above ground it will also provide improved access for cyclists and pedestrians” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, January 6, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes noted : “Sydney CBD is Australia's economic gateway to the world, generating nearly $110 billion each year,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Some of the best and brightest minds from around the country and the world are drawn by NSW’s reputation for having some of the world’s highest-ranking universities,” “Uni towns themselves benefit from the students living and spending locally, but the flow-on effects bolster the entire economy, attracting new cafes, restaurants, leisure activities, rental accommodation and visiting family and friends” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “For every 100 direct jobs in the education industry, there’s 100 more created through people living and spending locally,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Waterloo is already one of Sydney’s most-loved suburbs, with easy access to all of the things that make our city great and it’s going to get even better,” “From the Aerotropolis to the CBD, we are transforming suburbs and empty spaces across Sydney into vibrant connected communities with a mixture of homes, jobs and great public places on the doorstep of world-class public transport” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are transforming suburbs and empty spaces across Sydney into vibrant connected communities with a mixture of homes, jobs and great public places on the doorstep of world-class public transport," External link

smh Monday, December 16, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Tower ) : "Sydney CBD is Australia's economic gateway to the world, generating nearly $110 billion each year," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Harbour ) : "The premier has been very clear with me that she wants to develop planning controls that are fit for purpose, that realise our vision of Pyrmont and the western harbour broadly as being a seamless extension of global Sydney," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Water ) : "In light of water restrictions and the drought, innovative water recycling and water sensitive urban design will be crucial to realise the vision of expanded tree canopy across western Sydney," External link

watoday Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is about demystifying and restoring confidence in the planning system so we can get on with the job of delivering fantastic new places right across NSW," "We have already made significant changes to the planning system over the past few years and these changes will keep driving our state forward" External link

smh Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We want to help shape growth," External link

abc-au Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils do have capacity to raise debt — the State will work with them in relation to that," "We have already suggested to council more generally that there is a great capacity to use the state balance sheet to raise debt where required" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're working on a bold new masterplan for Pyrmont that will allow it to be the city's next entertainment and innovation hub," External link

9news Friday, November 22, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We can support larger scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont – it's not an 'either/or' choice," "However, we must plan for the precinct strategically, rather than on a site-by-site basis" External link

theage Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This bill simply provides procedural certainty about how extraterritorial impacts can be dealt with in the conditioning of NSW planning approvals," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This bill simply provides procedural certainty about how extraterritorial impacts can be dealt with in the conditioning of NSW planning approvals," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "When they were reaching their level of political activism and awakening was at a time in the 60s and 70s when growth was being challenged," External link

smh Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "When they were reaching their level of political activism and awakening was at a time in the 60s and 70s when growth was being challenged," External link

theage Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The proposed university would be the third vertical Western Sydney University campus in Greater Western Sydney, with campuses already in Parramatta and Liverpool,” “It would cater to 10,000 students and around 700 professional and academic staff across a range of disciplines including health, education, manufacturing and IT, with 2,000 students on campus at any time” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, November 8, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “A new university, coupled with the existing TAFE will attract more students to the area and create a more vibrant CBD,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, November 8, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Panel made 50 detailed recommendations which the NSW Government will review and respond to in due course," "In the interim, no new development applications for mining in the Special Areas will be determined" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We could, for example, see the use of heavier plastic bags by retailers," External link

smh Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says ( about Sydney Harbour ) : “The Great West Walk crosses through towns, parks and woodlands, over rivers and bridges, and past some of Australia’s oldest buildings housed in Parramatta Park,” “This is a huge win for Western Sydney residents and tourists and a fantastic example of the Government, community, landowners and Councils coming together to create high quality public open spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We can support larger scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont – it’s not an 'either/or’ choice,” External link

smh Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This is our opportunity to work together to develop a vision and collaboratively plan for the future of Pyrmont, which hasn’t been done in more than 20 years,” External link

smh Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We can support larger-scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont - it's not an 'either/or' choice," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We can support larger-scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont - it's not an 'either/or' choice," External link

9news Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “I’m delighted Ms Galvin will be our new Government Architect and the first woman to hold the position since it was created more than 200 years ago,” “The Government Architect has been one of the State’s most prestigious roles since it was established in 1816 to shape cities, towns and communities right across the State” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes writes : “What is clear is that decisions by the federal government about immigration have profound impacts on the size and distribution of population that the states are left to plan for - without knowing how many people will rely on public services into the future,” External link

theage Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes writes : “From a treasury perspective, population growth is just another term for economic productivity. Strategic planning takes a broader view of the complexity of human settlements, so that the economy exists to serve the population, rather than the population being increased to serve the economy,” External link

theage Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "More people come to visit the Sydney Fish Market than visit Australia's Great Barrier Reef each year," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Sydney deserves a great, beautifully designed fish market to rival the fish markets in global cities like Tokyo or San Francisco Bay” External link

theage Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “As a result of this development people will be able to walk all the way from Glebe to Woolloomooloo along Sydney’s foreshore,” External link

theage Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "More people come to visit the Sydney Fish Market than visit Australia's Great Barrier Reef each year," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Any application for mining in the catchment is subject to rigorous environmental assessment that includes input from Water NSW, the Dam Safety Committee and the Independent Expert Panel," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Any application for mining in the catchment is subject to rigorous environmental assessment that includes input from Water NSW, the Dam Safety Committee and the Independent Expert Panel," External link

theage Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't need to remove golf courses, we just need to tweak them to provide more benefit to a greater number of people," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We need to think of ways to include the community, rather than exclude, while at the same time meeting the needs of the golfing community," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We need green lungs in the west just as much as in the east," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Stadia Precinct upgrade will complement the planned redevelopment of ANZ Stadium by the NSW government, and the end result will be a world-class precinct that offers the best possible experience for visitors to the Park, inside and outside the stadium," "This is the biggest design competition to be held at Sydney Olympic Park since it was initially developed for the Olympic Games and we are seeking submissions from around the world" External link

theage Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This project could provide an important piece of NSW’s energy security puzzle by improving network security and reliability, which are vital as we move to a greater reliance on renewable energy sources,” External link

theage Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We have reached out a hand in friendship but we are determined to do this regardless," "Statues like these are important and we're happy to have a statue of a young boy from an Irish immigrant background rather than another Victorian man," External link

theage Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I’m very aware coming back into the portfolio that the wheels of assessment need some grease,” External link

smh Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We know that there’s a pipeline of proposals in the Pyrmont/Ultimo area that need to be planning in a coordinated way. And rather than have a reactive approach, it's much better surely to have a strategic approach of recognising where the opportunities are and the sorts of infrastructure needed to support it?” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We know that there’s a pipeline of proposals in the Pyrmont/Ultimo area that need to be planning in a coordinated way. And rather than have a reactive approach, it's much better surely to have a strategic approach of recognising where the opportunities are and the sorts of infrastructure needed to support it?” External link

smh Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Australia Building Codes Board is looking at extending BASIX nationally to meet a seven-star rating target," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Australia Building Codes Board is looking at extending BASIX nationally to meet a seven-star rating target," External link

smh Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

portstephensexaminer Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years,” External link

smh Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Traditional owners continue to be an immense source of knowledge in the management of protected areas in NSW with almost a quarter of the state's parks estate now under Aboriginal joint management agreements," External link

pidp Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Parramatta Park is already such a fantastic place to visit and this new playground will be a great space for all children to come and play, regardless of their age or abilities,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 29, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "My job is the Lorax, I speak for the trees, in terms of their role in the city," External link

theage Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These are broader conversations for the Cabinet, not just for me but as a government we are looking at ways in which we can extend protections on our trees, but also to recognise there is a timber industry and provided it is sustainable, it is an important industry for the future of the state," External link

theage Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Star made a decision to risk everything on a very big proposal," "This was a proposal for a luxury hotel and also luxury apartments and the hotel was only part of the proposal and the proposal had to be considered in its entirety not just the hotel on its own" External link

smh Friday, July 26, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The department's assessment reflects the consistent and widespread opposition to the scale of this proposal," External link

smh Friday, July 26, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Star made a decision to risk everything on a very big proposal," "This was a proposal for a luxury hotel and also luxury apartments and the hotel was only part of the proposal and the proposal had to be considered in its entirety not just the hotel on its own" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 26, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The department's assessment reflects the consistent and widespread opposition to the scale of this proposal," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 26, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sarah Hill ) : “Sarah’s skill in urban planning and property economics has gained her international recognition for her work,” External link

theage Monday, July 1, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Apartment-style living is a great choice for some but it's not necessarily for everyone," External link

abc-au Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I want us to have a choice and a spread of different housing," "If we fail to meet the housing needs of our existing and future populations we will live in a city that is increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots" External link

abc-au Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Apartment-style living is a great choice for some but it's not necessarily for everyone," External link

abc-au Monday, June 24, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I want us to have a choice and a spread of different housing," "If we fail to meet the housing needs of our existing and future populations we will live in a city that is increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots" External link

abc-au Monday, June 24, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We have notified the unsuccessful proponents and we continue to evaluate proposals for the remaining shortlisted proponents," "A successful proponent is expected to be announced in the coming months" External link

theage Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says ( about Light Rail ) : “Greater Parramatta’s transformation into a cultural, economic and education precinct is well underway thanks to the NSW Government’s record investment in infrastructure,” “The future Engineering Innovation Hub as well as the Parramatta Light Rail and Metro West, Western Sydney Airport, Powerhouse Museum move and the newly opened Bankwest Stadium are all great examples of the huge transformation underway in the area” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, May 27, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “There are public open spaces and there are also open spaces that are private and the network of the two is important for sunlight and air and climate and biodiversity - critters don't see the land boundaries,” External link

smh Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “There are public open spaces and there are also open spaces that are private and the network of the two is important for sunlight and air and climate and biodiversity - critters don't see the land boundaries,” External link

theage Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “NSW is lucky to have such talented and accomplished professionals working hard every day to improve communities across the State,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Geoff is a passionate and effective advocate for the region who is working tirelessly to make Sydney a better place to live,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Housing supply and affordability is a national challenge and this forecast shows Sydney is doing its bit,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Housing supply and affordability is a national challenge and this forecast shows Sydney is doing its bit,” External link

theage Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "To get there we need to make sure that planning is something that continues with the community … all the time," "In some areas, you will review the plan and say nothing much has changed here, we can leave it the same. But you review it" External link

theage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "To get there we need to make sure that planning is something that continues with the community … all the time," "In some areas, you will review the plan and say nothing much has changed here, we can leave it the same. But you review it" External link

theage Monday, May 13, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These solar projects have already contributed to communities through the Riverina and are also supporting the creation of a thriving renewable energy industry in NSW,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m very keen to move forward from that – I see our mission should be a shared one there,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I effectively have $150 million dollars in capital that I've been given as part of this portfolio,” “I'm keen to turn that into more than half a billion dollars worth of value to the community by working with councils and collaborating with landowners to make sure I eke every last little bit of value out of that money in the interests of current and future generations. It’s a lot of money, but I know that if we're smart about it, we can make it go a lot further” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “That's a fair criticism to make and over the years there's we've been very ad hoc in our thinking about public open spaces and you see it in the patchwork of parks that have been delivered - there's been no real strategic attempt to link them together,” “There were elements of open space in planning but it wasn't … given the prominence or emphasis that's given today. It was one of those areas that fell between the gaps in between different government silos. I think agencies in the past thought of it as their land, but it’s not – it’s the people’s land and we're trying to change that thinking” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “access to parkland was not fair across the city” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Some councils have in an effort to make themselves sustainable flogged off a lot of their public open space and those opportunities have been lost,” “Land values mean I can't very well go in there and buy huge swaths of houses back and put parks back there” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This important project was granted Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) status last year and the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has worked hard to progress a rigorous but timely assessment,” “The project will enhance gas supply capacity, relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state” External link

miningweekly Monday, April 29, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The project will enhance gas supply capacity - relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state," External link

smh Monday, April 29, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The project will enhance gas supply capacity - relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state," External link

dailytelegraph Monday, April 29, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The project will enhance gas supply capacity - relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state," External link

yahoo-au Monday, April 29, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT



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education minister5.94%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for education1.57%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
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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
new minister for education0.35%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
treasurer0.17%EN01/28/201728/01/2017
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premier0.35%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
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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

Rob Stokes says : “The acceleration program is a key part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, so it is only fitting that the Shoalhaven Starches’ hand sanitiser factory proposal, which will help combat the virus, is being fast-tracked,” “To date we’ve already accelerated 80 projects over the last four months pumping more than $22 billion into the State’s economy, creating opportunities for more than 48,000 jobs and delivering more than 400 hectares of open space, parks and conservation lands” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, August 17, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The Aerotropolis SEPP is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lay the foundations for a brand-new State-shaping precinct, with the Aerotropolis set to support more than 200,000 jobs over 20 years in industries of the future,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, August 17, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says ( about Urban Taskforce ) : “The Reserve Bank of Australia report relies heavily on evidence provided by the Urban Taskforce, an expert and effective developer lobby group,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, August 17, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It will operate as a trial over five years to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of power-to-gas technology, providing NSW with an opportunity to revolutionise the fuel and gas industry and create opportunities for low emissions technologies and jobs," External link

smh Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "It will operate as a trial over five years to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of power-to-gas technology, providing NSW with an opportunity to revolutionise the fuel and gas industry and create opportunities for low emissions technologies and jobs," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our streets and public spaces have been such a valuable community asset during COVID-19," "That’s why we have introduced initiatives like the $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces Program to encourage councils to think creatively about how we can support social distancing in our neighbourhoods" External link

theage Monday, August 10, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “In NSW, we’ve already fast-tracked the determination of 67 projects since the pandemic began - creating opportunities for 40,000 jobs, 18,000 homes, 400 hectares of open space and $17.7 billion in economic benefit through our Planning System Acceleration Program,” “Now we’re helping councils to prioritise local planning projects that will boost jobs and investment in their communities with a $250 million incentive to create new and improved public spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, August 7, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The proposal will lay the foundation for planning changes to unlock 50,000 new jobs, 14,000 new homes, well-designed buildings and great public spaces for locals, workers and visitors to enjoy,” “From increased building heights for a dynamic city skyline, to almost two million sqm of new commercial floorspace, new cultural spaces and fantastic public spaces, this proposal will shape the Parramatta CBD for generations to come” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Not only do we need different types of housing - such as detached, high-rise and missing-middle types - we need different tenures of housing such as affordable and social housing, short and long-term rentals and owner-occupiers," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Not only do we need different types of housing - such as detached, high-rise and missing-middle types - we need different tenures of housing such as affordable and social housing, short and long-term rentals and owner-occupiers," External link

theage Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This latest tranche of projects could enable the next step in Central Sydney’s technology transformation, as well as major revamps for the Kensington to Kingsford light rail corridor, a billion-dollar renewal of Blacktown CBD and a new over-station development at the future Crows Nest Metro Station,” “Improved freight rail capacity for south Sydney and Port Botany, the Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail, a new educational facility in Campbelltown and a Cricket NSW Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park also make the list” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 27, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is the next stage of a plan to transform southwest Sydney from a series of commuter suburbs to a coherent centre full of jobs, culture, public spaces, green and open areas," External link

mondaq Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Where there are necessary regulations, they need to be simplified but strengthened, and where there are unnecessary laws, they need to be identified and removed," External link

theage Friday, July 24, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our city’s parks are one of our greatest assets and belong to all of us; it’s time for a clear, single vision to protect, manage, enhance and expand them for generations to come,” “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how we need to change the way we look at our public spaces not as parks in a city but rather as Sydney as a city within a park” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 20, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “In the past, the individual parkland trusts have had a sole focus on the land within their boundaries. Now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look beyond those boundaries to plan for our parklands and open spaces over the next 50 years as a connected and vital network that forms the backbone of our city,” “This new city-wide agency will work in partnership with communities and local councils across Greater Sydney to champion the new Vision and ensure we’re working holistically to expand and improve our open spaces and parklands” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 20, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The fast-tracked assessment program is a key part of the NSW government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan as we continue to get shovel-ready projects out the door to keep people in jobs and keep the economy moving,” External link

theage Friday, July 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The fast-tracked assessment program is a key part of the NSW government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan as we continue to get shovel-ready projects out the door to keep people in jobs and keep the economy moving,” External link

theage Friday, July 17, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "In the past, the individual parkland trusts have had a sole focus on the land within their boundaries," "Now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look beyond those boundaries to plan for our parklands and open spaces over the next 50 years as a connected and vital network that forms the backbone of our city" External link

maitlandmercury Friday, July 17, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This investment in Callan Park is just the start and demonstrates our commitment to revitalising and growing our city's great public open spaces, starting with one of its great forgotten jewels," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, July 17, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “An efficient planning system has proven vital in our work to get the State back on the road to recovery post-pandemic,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “An efficient planning system has proven vital in our work to get the State back on the road to recovery post-pandemic,” “The new PDU is the new central point of escalation, complementing our Planning System Acceleration Program and keeping transparency, timeliness and certainty at the heart of our system” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a shift in economic activity to our suburbs and local centres as more people work from home and avoid commuting into traditional city CBDs” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “These projects will not only deliver new and upgraded learning environments for more than 9,000 students in NSW, they will inject more than $625 million into local communities and create opportunities for 5,650 new jobs during construction,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, June 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Planning System Acceleration Program is creating a pipeline of projects, right across the state, that create jobs and keep the economy moving during the COVID-19 pandemic," "Of course we want to ensure development is supported by the quality infrastructure and services our communities need" External link

theage Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The approved design also provides more than 4,700 square metres of new public open space and paves the way for a future shared pedestrian and cycle path that will provide waterfront access all the way to Woolloomooloo,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "we have every measure in place to protect Sydney's water supply" External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “If council are serious about protecting this site they need to negotiate a financial outcome with the developer and then contribute to the costs of a permanent solution,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "If council are serious about protecting this site they need to negotiate a financial outcome with the developer and then contribute to the costs of a permanent solution," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 25, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : “The projects approval also requires Snowy Hydro to invest almost $100 million for biodiversity and environmental offsets to protect threatened species and deliver long-term conservation and recreational benefits for the Kosciuszko National Park,” External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 22, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our first tranche of 24 projects delivered more than 10,000 jobs and $7.7 billion in economic benefit to our state but it's important to recognise these are just the projects we've prioritised," "During the same period we also approved - through our normal process - 42 projects worth $2.4 billion, creating opportunities for more than 4600 jobs and 399 new homes" External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 22, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : “The project’s approval also requires Snowy Hydro to invest almost $100 million for biodiversity and environmental offsets to protect threatened species and deliver long-term conservation and recreational benefits for the Kosciuszko National Park,” External link

aap-au Friday, May 22, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : “In March we approved the Snowy 2.0 Segment Factory and this month we have approved the Snowy 2.0 Main Works, enabling the creation of new jobs and the flow of substantial investment into our state,” External link

smh Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Snowy Hydro ) : "The project's approval also requires Snowy Hydro to invest almost $100 million for biodiversity and environmental offsets to protect threatened species and deliver long-term conservation and recreational benefits for the Kosciuszko National Park," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Whether it’s new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we’re committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone – both now and once the pandemic is over,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

qt Friday, May 8, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

qt Friday, May 8, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, May 8, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

bordermail Friday, May 8, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 8, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Whether it's new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we're committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone - both now and once the pandemic is over," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, May 8, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "In the short term such interventions can support people to exercise and undertake essential travel by creating more public space to walk and cycle," External link

theage Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I appreciate the concerns of the community, but note that consent was provided more than a decade ago. Stop-work orders can obviously only be contemplated once work commences" External link

theage Monday, May 4, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This will mean shovel-ready projects can get underway and the construction pipeline can continue to grow,” “If approved, these projects will be a win-win for NSW: delivering jobs for today, and local community and business benefits tomorrow” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This will mean shovel-ready projects can get underway and the construction pipeline can continue to grow," External link

theage Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney's water supply for generations to come," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney’s water supply for generations to come,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "properly account for any water losses" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney’s water supply for generations to come,” External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "properly account for any water losses" External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We want to ensure we have every measure in place to protect Sydney’s water supply for generations to come,” External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "properly account for any water losses" External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The number one issue I hear from industry is that we need a more transparent and certain contributions system where everyone is clear about who pays for what,” “Contributions reform has been stuck in the too-hard basket for too long, but we are committed to working with industry to deliver true change” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Our population is growing, and we need to make sure that where we’re unlocking housing supply, we’re also facilitating the delivery of vital community infrastructure, so people are moving in to connected and vibrant communities,” “I also want to work with councils to help them spend money they already have to stimulate their local economy, create more jobs and great public spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The construction and development sectors, which make up almost 10 per cent of NSW’s economy, will be vital in keeping people in jobs and keeping investment flowing over the coming weeks and months,” External link

architectureanddesign Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Our economic recovery will in many ways be longer and harder than the health one and it's essential we do everything we can now to keep our state moving forward and allow work to continue wherever possible in line with the best medical advice," "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving." External link

bordermail Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “The advice I received to date is that the restrictions that we have in place are doing what they are designed to achieve,” External link

aap-au Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The COVID-19 response is quite explicitly focused on what we can't do," External link

smh Friday, April 3, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The COVID-19 response is quite explicitly focused on what we can't do," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 3, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The COVID-19 response is quite explicitly focused on what we can't do," External link

theage Friday, April 3, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

bordermail Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are fast-tracking assessments to keep people in jobs, boost the construction pipeline and keep our economy moving," External link

9news Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

abc-au Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

9news Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

abc-au Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These orders cut red tape so we can move quickly and decisively to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community during this time," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours, and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue," "The SEPP makes clear that truck deliveries are able to supply shops and retailers with essential goods at all times" External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue," External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils and retailers have been working well together to allow greater flexibility in delivery hours and this change gives everyone the certainty we need to ensure these deliveries can continue," External link

yahoo-au Friday, March 20, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "whose access to the internet may be limited" External link

smh Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "the planning system will be essential to keeping people in jobs and keeping the state’s economy moving through these unprecedented times" External link

smh Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "whose access to the internet may be limited" External link

smh Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Just as Christchurch's Container Mall brought the city back to life after its devastating earthquake, this move will help communities across NSW get back on their feet," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Just as Christchurch's Container Mall brought the city back to life after its devastating earthquake, this move will help communities across NSW get back on their feet," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Just as Christchurch's Container Mall brought the city back to life after its devastating earthquake, this move will help communities across NSW get back on their feet," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "re-assessing the department's technical work" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “This project will see more than 2,000 trucks a day taken off local streets, bypass 23 sets of traffic lights, and create thousands of construction jobs,” “While the tunnel will provide a safer, shorter, more reliable drive between the CBD and Sydney’s south, above ground it will also provide improved access for cyclists and pedestrians” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, January 6, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes noted : “Sydney CBD is Australia's economic gateway to the world, generating nearly $110 billion each year,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Some of the best and brightest minds from around the country and the world are drawn by NSW’s reputation for having some of the world’s highest-ranking universities,” “Uni towns themselves benefit from the students living and spending locally, but the flow-on effects bolster the entire economy, attracting new cafes, restaurants, leisure activities, rental accommodation and visiting family and friends” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “For every 100 direct jobs in the education industry, there’s 100 more created through people living and spending locally,” External link

architectureanddesign Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Waterloo is already one of Sydney’s most-loved suburbs, with easy access to all of the things that make our city great and it’s going to get even better,” “From the Aerotropolis to the CBD, we are transforming suburbs and empty spaces across Sydney into vibrant connected communities with a mixture of homes, jobs and great public places on the doorstep of world-class public transport” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We are transforming suburbs and empty spaces across Sydney into vibrant connected communities with a mixture of homes, jobs and great public places on the doorstep of world-class public transport," External link

smh Monday, December 16, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Tower ) : "Sydney CBD is Australia's economic gateway to the world, generating nearly $110 billion each year," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Harbour ) : "The premier has been very clear with me that she wants to develop planning controls that are fit for purpose, that realise our vision of Pyrmont and the western harbour broadly as being a seamless extension of global Sydney," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sydney Water ) : "In light of water restrictions and the drought, innovative water recycling and water sensitive urban design will be crucial to realise the vision of expanded tree canopy across western Sydney," External link

watoday Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This is about demystifying and restoring confidence in the planning system so we can get on with the job of delivering fantastic new places right across NSW," "We have already made significant changes to the planning system over the past few years and these changes will keep driving our state forward" External link

smh Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We want to help shape growth," External link

abc-au Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Councils do have capacity to raise debt — the State will work with them in relation to that," "We have already suggested to council more generally that there is a great capacity to use the state balance sheet to raise debt where required" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We're working on a bold new masterplan for Pyrmont that will allow it to be the city's next entertainment and innovation hub," External link

9news Friday, November 22, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We can support larger scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont – it's not an 'either/or' choice," "However, we must plan for the precinct strategically, rather than on a site-by-site basis" External link

theage Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This bill simply provides procedural certainty about how extraterritorial impacts can be dealt with in the conditioning of NSW planning approvals," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "This bill simply provides procedural certainty about how extraterritorial impacts can be dealt with in the conditioning of NSW planning approvals," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "When they were reaching their level of political activism and awakening was at a time in the 60s and 70s when growth was being challenged," External link

smh Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "When they were reaching their level of political activism and awakening was at a time in the 60s and 70s when growth was being challenged," External link

theage Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “The proposed university would be the third vertical Western Sydney University campus in Greater Western Sydney, with campuses already in Parramatta and Liverpool,” “It would cater to 10,000 students and around 700 professional and academic staff across a range of disciplines including health, education, manufacturing and IT, with 2,000 students on campus at any time” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, November 8, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “A new university, coupled with the existing TAFE will attract more students to the area and create a more vibrant CBD,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, November 8, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Panel made 50 detailed recommendations which the NSW Government will review and respond to in due course," "In the interim, no new development applications for mining in the Special Areas will be determined" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We could, for example, see the use of heavier plastic bags by retailers," External link

smh Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says ( about Sydney Harbour ) : “The Great West Walk crosses through towns, parks and woodlands, over rivers and bridges, and past some of Australia’s oldest buildings housed in Parramatta Park,” “This is a huge win for Western Sydney residents and tourists and a fantastic example of the Government, community, landowners and Councils coming together to create high quality public open spaces” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We can support larger scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont – it’s not an 'either/or’ choice,” External link

smh Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This is our opportunity to work together to develop a vision and collaboratively plan for the future of Pyrmont, which hasn’t been done in more than 20 years,” External link

smh Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We can support larger-scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont - it's not an 'either/or' choice," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We can support larger-scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont - it's not an 'either/or' choice," External link

9news Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “I’m delighted Ms Galvin will be our new Government Architect and the first woman to hold the position since it was created more than 200 years ago,” “The Government Architect has been one of the State’s most prestigious roles since it was established in 1816 to shape cities, towns and communities right across the State” External link

architectureanddesign Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes writes : “What is clear is that decisions by the federal government about immigration have profound impacts on the size and distribution of population that the states are left to plan for - without knowing how many people will rely on public services into the future,” External link

theage Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes writes : “From a treasury perspective, population growth is just another term for economic productivity. Strategic planning takes a broader view of the complexity of human settlements, so that the economy exists to serve the population, rather than the population being increased to serve the economy,” External link

theage Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "More people come to visit the Sydney Fish Market than visit Australia's Great Barrier Reef each year," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Sydney deserves a great, beautifully designed fish market to rival the fish markets in global cities like Tokyo or San Francisco Bay” External link

theage Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “As a result of this development people will be able to walk all the way from Glebe to Woolloomooloo along Sydney’s foreshore,” External link

theage Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : "More people come to visit the Sydney Fish Market than visit Australia's Great Barrier Reef each year," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Any application for mining in the catchment is subject to rigorous environmental assessment that includes input from Water NSW, the Dam Safety Committee and the Independent Expert Panel," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Any application for mining in the catchment is subject to rigorous environmental assessment that includes input from Water NSW, the Dam Safety Committee and the Independent Expert Panel," External link

theage Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We don't need to remove golf courses, we just need to tweak them to provide more benefit to a greater number of people," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We need to think of ways to include the community, rather than exclude, while at the same time meeting the needs of the golfing community," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : "We need green lungs in the west just as much as in the east," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Stadia Precinct upgrade will complement the planned redevelopment of ANZ Stadium by the NSW government, and the end result will be a world-class precinct that offers the best possible experience for visitors to the Park, inside and outside the stadium," "This is the biggest design competition to be held at Sydney Olympic Park since it was initially developed for the Olympic Games and we are seeking submissions from around the world" External link

theage Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This project could provide an important piece of NSW’s energy security puzzle by improving network security and reliability, which are vital as we move to a greater reliance on renewable energy sources,” External link

theage Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We have reached out a hand in friendship but we are determined to do this regardless," "Statues like these are important and we're happy to have a statue of a young boy from an Irish immigrant background rather than another Victorian man," External link

theage Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “I’m very aware coming back into the portfolio that the wheels of assessment need some grease,” External link

smh Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We know that there’s a pipeline of proposals in the Pyrmont/Ultimo area that need to be planning in a coordinated way. And rather than have a reactive approach, it's much better surely to have a strategic approach of recognising where the opportunities are and the sorts of infrastructure needed to support it?” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “We know that there’s a pipeline of proposals in the Pyrmont/Ultimo area that need to be planning in a coordinated way. And rather than have a reactive approach, it's much better surely to have a strategic approach of recognising where the opportunities are and the sorts of infrastructure needed to support it?” External link

smh Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Australia Building Codes Board is looking at extending BASIX nationally to meet a seven-star rating target," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Australia Building Codes Board is looking at extending BASIX nationally to meet a seven-star rating target," External link

smh Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

portstephensexaminer Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years,” External link

smh Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “NSW currently relies on interstate sources for 95 per cent of our gas supply and experts predict a shortfall in supply from existing sources in the coming years,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Traditional owners continue to be an immense source of knowledge in the management of protected areas in NSW with almost a quarter of the state's parks estate now under Aboriginal joint management agreements," External link

pidp Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Parramatta Park is already such a fantastic place to visit and this new playground will be a great space for all children to come and play, regardless of their age or abilities,” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, July 29, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "My job is the Lorax, I speak for the trees, in terms of their role in the city," External link

theage Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "These are broader conversations for the Cabinet, not just for me but as a government we are looking at ways in which we can extend protections on our trees, but also to recognise there is a timber industry and provided it is sustainable, it is an important industry for the future of the state," External link

theage Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Star made a decision to risk everything on a very big proposal," "This was a proposal for a luxury hotel and also luxury apartments and the hotel was only part of the proposal and the proposal had to be considered in its entirety not just the hotel on its own" External link

smh Friday, July 26, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The department's assessment reflects the consistent and widespread opposition to the scale of this proposal," External link

smh Friday, July 26, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The Star made a decision to risk everything on a very big proposal," "This was a proposal for a luxury hotel and also luxury apartments and the hotel was only part of the proposal and the proposal had to be considered in its entirety not just the hotel on its own" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 26, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The department's assessment reflects the consistent and widespread opposition to the scale of this proposal," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 26, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said ( about Sarah Hill ) : “Sarah’s skill in urban planning and property economics has gained her international recognition for her work,” External link

theage Monday, July 1, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Apartment-style living is a great choice for some but it's not necessarily for everyone," External link

abc-au Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I want us to have a choice and a spread of different housing," "If we fail to meet the housing needs of our existing and future populations we will live in a city that is increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots" External link

abc-au Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "Apartment-style living is a great choice for some but it's not necessarily for everyone," External link

abc-au Monday, June 24, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "I want us to have a choice and a spread of different housing," "If we fail to meet the housing needs of our existing and future populations we will live in a city that is increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots" External link

abc-au Monday, June 24, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "We have notified the unsuccessful proponents and we continue to evaluate proposals for the remaining shortlisted proponents," "A successful proponent is expected to be announced in the coming months" External link

theage Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says ( about Light Rail ) : “Greater Parramatta’s transformation into a cultural, economic and education precinct is well underway thanks to the NSW Government’s record investment in infrastructure,” “The future Engineering Innovation Hub as well as the Parramatta Light Rail and Metro West, Western Sydney Airport, Powerhouse Museum move and the newly opened Bankwest Stadium are all great examples of the huge transformation underway in the area” External link

architectureanddesign Monday, May 27, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “There are public open spaces and there are also open spaces that are private and the network of the two is important for sunlight and air and climate and biodiversity - critters don't see the land boundaries,” External link

smh Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes told : “There are public open spaces and there are also open spaces that are private and the network of the two is important for sunlight and air and climate and biodiversity - critters don't see the land boundaries,” External link

theage Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “NSW is lucky to have such talented and accomplished professionals working hard every day to improve communities across the State,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes says : “Geoff is a passionate and effective advocate for the region who is working tirelessly to make Sydney a better place to live,” External link

architectureanddesign Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Housing supply and affordability is a national challenge and this forecast shows Sydney is doing its bit,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Housing supply and affordability is a national challenge and this forecast shows Sydney is doing its bit,” External link

theage Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "To get there we need to make sure that planning is something that continues with the community … all the time," "In some areas, you will review the plan and say nothing much has changed here, we can leave it the same. But you review it" External link

theage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "To get there we need to make sure that planning is something that continues with the community … all the time," "In some areas, you will review the plan and say nothing much has changed here, we can leave it the same. But you review it" External link

theage Monday, May 13, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “These solar projects have already contributed to communities through the Riverina and are also supporting the creation of a thriving renewable energy industry in NSW,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I’m very keen to move forward from that – I see our mission should be a shared one there,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “I effectively have $150 million dollars in capital that I've been given as part of this portfolio,” “I'm keen to turn that into more than half a billion dollars worth of value to the community by working with councils and collaborating with landowners to make sure I eke every last little bit of value out of that money in the interests of current and future generations. It’s a lot of money, but I know that if we're smart about it, we can make it go a lot further” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “That's a fair criticism to make and over the years there's we've been very ad hoc in our thinking about public open spaces and you see it in the patchwork of parks that have been delivered - there's been no real strategic attempt to link them together,” “There were elements of open space in planning but it wasn't … given the prominence or emphasis that's given today. It was one of those areas that fell between the gaps in between different government silos. I think agencies in the past thought of it as their land, but it’s not – it’s the people’s land and we're trying to change that thinking” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “access to parkland was not fair across the city” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “Some councils have in an effort to make themselves sustainable flogged off a lot of their public open space and those opportunities have been lost,” “Land values mean I can't very well go in there and buy huge swaths of houses back and put parks back there” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Rob Stokes said : “This important project was granted Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) status last year and the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has worked hard to progress a rigorous but timely assessment,” “The project will enhance gas supply capacity, relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state” External link

miningweekly Monday, April 29, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The project will enhance gas supply capacity - relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state," External link

smh Monday, April 29, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The project will enhance gas supply capacity - relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state," External link

dailytelegraph Monday, April 29, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Rob Stokes said : "The project will enhance gas supply capacity - relieving gas price pressure for families and businesses across the state," External link

yahoo-au Monday, April 29, 2019 1:25:00 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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