Thursday, 18 May 2017
I would like to acknowledge Duncan Gay’s 28 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the NSW Nationals in the NSW Parliament.
Duncan was key member of the team when the Coalition was elected to power in 2011 and he served as a senior minister for the next six years.
He oversaw the creation of the Roads and Maritime Services and was the driving force behind some of the biggest road projects in NSW, including WestConnex and NorthConnex.
Duncan also accelerated upgrades to the Princes, Pacific and Newell Highways.
We enjoyed an extremely strong and close working relationship during my time as the Minister for Transport and Treasurer.
Duncan was highly respected by both sides of the Legislative Council where he served as Leader of the House and Leader of the Government.
He was valued for his wisdom and judgment, and his experience will be difficult to replace.
I wish Duncan and his family all the best for the future.
Premier of NSW