MP Troy Grant will be sworn into Parliament today. Photo: AMY GRIFFITHSDubbo MP Troy Grant will be officially sworn in to NSW’s 55th Parliament today.
Known as the bear pit, the state parliament will welcome 51 Liberals, 18 Nationals, 20 Labor members, three Independents and one Green into its Macquarie Street den.
For his first day in parliament the former police inspector has been placed in charge of his Nationals colleagues while they are in the chamber.
Mr Grant was elected as Dubbo MP over after the sitting member Dawn Fardell with a demolishing primary vote of 60 per cent in the March 26 poll. Since his election Mr Grant has met with five ministers while learning the ropes of his new role.
The new MP has said he is aware of the task he faces in living up to the Coalition’s
promises regarding the electorate.
Last week Mr Grant met with Education Minister Adrian Piccoli about the review of the Dubbo College structure.
“We have commenced that review and I have accepted an invitation to the P and C’s next meeting,” he said.
Mr Grant also met with Roads Minister Duncan Gay last Thursday in Sydney.
The couple discussed the pledges the Coalition made about more overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway and increasing the speed limit to 110 km/h.
“He’s working on that now to have a timetable for that and the overtaking lanes to occur,” he said.
“We also discussed funding of the Tracker Riley Cycleway.”
Mr Grant will be joined by his wife and their two children at the swearing in ceremony.
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