NSW transport chief departs for Queensland role


Dave Stewart will return to his home state to lead its Department of Premier and Cabinet.

NSW transport chief departs for Queensland role
NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian says Dave Stewart compiled a long list of achievements during his stint as the head of Transport for NSW.

 

The director general of Transport for NSW has relinquished the role in favour of one of the most powerful public service roles in Queensland.

Dave Stewart will be returning to his home state as director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

He will work closely with newly-elected premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian says Stewart has a long list of achievements from his 16 months at the head of her department.

"Dave joined us from Queensland during an exciting time for transport in this state," she says.

"The NSW Government delivered the South West Rail Link and made great progress on the North West Rail Link, the CBD and South East Light Rail project, WestConnex, NorthConnex, the Pacific, Princes and Great Western highway upgrades, as well as the rollout of the Opal (public transport ticketing system) and light rail expansions in Parramatta and Newcastle."

Berejiklian says there are two compelling reasons for Stewart to head back to Brisbane. 

"While it's a promotion, it's also understandable (he) would want to return to his family in his home state," she says.

"We wish Dave every success."

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