Member for Dubbo and former deputy premier Troy Grant has announced he will not stand for re-election in the 2019 NSW election.
In a statement, Mr Grant said it had been an incredible honour to be the voice of the Dubbo electorate in the NSW Parliament.
“I entered State Parliament in 2011, and since then, I’ve felt privileged fighting for a better deal for our region,” he said.
“I’ve been focused on making sure our area, which was previously out of sight and mostly out of mind, became a priority for investment.
“The Dubbo electorate is a standout example of a thriving regional area thanks to our diverse economy, transport hub, tourism, strong agricultural sector and salt of the earth people.
I might be biased, but it is truly one of the best places to live in NSW, if not Australia.
“Our community has seen unprecedented investment in local infrastructure and services, including hospital redevelopments, road upgrades and education spending.
“I have worked tirelessly since my first day in the job to transform our region and I feel enormously humbled and grateful for having been given the opportunity at two state elections.”
Mr Grant was deputy premier when the NSW Government announced its decision to ban greyhound racing in the state.
The decision was later reversed.