The new police station faces Cumberland Street and houses approximately 100 staff including general duties, detectives, the proactive crime team, highway patrol, traffic services, events and licensing, domestic violence liaison officers and crime prevention officers.
I was born and raised in Cessnock, where I live with my wife Lisa and our four children.
I studied to become a teacher at Newcastle University and taught at Mount View High for 9 years. After teaching, I worked for the local children’s cancer charity CanTeen. Prior to my election as State Member, I worked as the Community and Recreational Facilities Planner at Port Stephens Council.
As a father I understand the issues facing working families. I will continue to fight to make sure we have the best schools with more teachers and more funding for local hospitals to deliver the best health care for our community.
I was elected to the Legislative Assembly in March 2011, and since 2015 a Member of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development.
Previously I have held the positions of Shadow Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Tertiary Education, Shadow Minister for the Hunter.