Rob Stokes is the NSW Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, Minister for the Central Coast and Assistant Minister for Planning.

Prior to his appointment, Rob served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Innovation and helped to establish the Office of the Renewable Energy Advocate.

Rob was awarded a PHD in Law in 2008. He was previously a lawyer and academic in environment and planning law. Rob holds a life-long interest in environmental protection and planning, heritage and sustainability.

Elected to the NSW Parliament as the Member for Pittwater in 2007 and re-elected in 2011, Rob represents the interests of approximately 65,000 residents in a range of suburbs and coastal hamlets across 175 square kilometres of outer metropolitan Sydney.

He is a patrol captain at Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club and an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University. Rob and Sophie live in Sydney’s northern beaches and are busy raising three children.

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