Constance was elected to the NSW Parliament as the Member for Bega in
Following the election of the O’Farrell Government in 2011,
he was sworn in as the Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, where he
championed the person-centred reforms which were necessary steps towards the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
2013 he became the Minister for Finance & Services with responsibility for
many areas across government such as Workcover, Compulsory Third Party, Sydney
Water, Government Property, Office of State Revenue, Lands and Property and
reform agenda included the decade of decentralisation, better utilisation of
government property and assets, implementing the government’s IT strategy and
involving the private sector in service provision to improve efficiencies and
savings to the NSW taxpayer.
April 2014, Andrew was sworn in as Treasurer and added Industrial Relations to
his responsibilities the following month. He handed down the 2014-15 State
Budget which delivered increased funding for infrastructure and child
protection, and oversaw the scoping study for the ‘poles and wires’
the election of the Baird Government in 2015, he was sworn in as Minister for
Transport and Infrastructure. The Minister oversees some of the biggest
infrastructure projects in the country, including Sydney Light Rail, Parramatta
Light Rail and Newcastle Light Rail, along with Sydney Metro, which will see the
construction of a second harbour rail crossing, delivering more trains and
faster services for the entire city.
was also responsible for the delivery of ICC Sydney – a new convention and
exhibition centre opened in December 2016 that forms part of the revitalisation
of Darling Harbour.
recently, Andrew has launched a new program of work titled Future Transport,
which has triggered a new stream of innovative partnerships to ensure NSW is
prepared for a new wave of transport driven by technology. He began the program
in 2016 to get ahead of the curb and set the groundwork for new generation
systems like contactless payments, on-demand transport and driverless vehicles
that are now knocking on our doorstep.