NSW Energy Update - The future of poles and wires

NSW Energy Update - The future of poles and wires

Nov 7
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The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Resources, Special Minister of State

Event overview

Announced in June 2014, the NSW Government will go to the people at the 2015 NSW State election, asking for a mandate to lease 49 per cent of the states poles and wires network. The 99 year lease of the network is expected to garner NSW a reported $20 billion injection to the budget bottom line.

The announcement followed a Productivity Commission report backing the Government's decision to move forward with the leasing of the network.

CEDA welcomes NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, and Special Minister of State, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, to deliver a keynote address, outlining the decision's potential impact on NSW energy consumers and securing the state's energy needs.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP
NSW Minister for Energy and Resources, Special Minister of State

A Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Anthony has represented the Electorate of Lane Cove for the Liberal Party since 2003.

Elected to Lane Cove Council in 1995, Anthony served two terms as a Councillor, including two years as Mayor. Between 1996 and 2003, Anthony served as an advisor to prime minister John Howard.

In the NSW Parliament Anthony has served in several shadow portfolios, including Emergency Services, Juvenile Justice, Citizenship, Volunteering and the Arts.

Following the Coalition victory in the March 2011 election, Anthony was appointed Minister for Fair Trading in the O'Farrell Government, assuming his position on 3 April 2011.

On 9 December 2013 Anthony was promoted by then-Premier Barry O'Farrell to the role of Minister for Resources and Energy, and Special Minister of State. On 23 April 2014 Premier Mike Baird promoted Anthony to the additional role of Leader of the House in the NSW Legislative Assembly, on top of his existing portfolios.  As Leader of the House, Anthony is responsible for the Government's legislative agenda.

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