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The Hon. Paul Lawrence TOOLE, DipTeach MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Bathurst
Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional New South Wales, and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads
Leader of The Nationals
Member of The Nationals
Contact Details
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Bathurst Electorate Office
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Suites 1 and 2
229 Howick Street
P (02) 6332 1300
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52 Martin Place
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Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 26 Mar 2011
Member for Bathurst 26 Mar 2011
Deputy Premier 06 Oct 2021
Minister for Regional New South Wales 06 Oct 2021
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads 06 Oct 2021
Leader of The Nationals 06 Oct 2021
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads 02 Apr 2019 05 Oct 2021 2 years 6 months 4 days
Minister for Lands and Forestry 30 Jan 2017 02 Apr 2019 2 years 2 months 4 days
Minister for Racing 30 Jan 2017 02 Apr 2019 2 years 2 months 4 days
Minister for Local Government 23 Apr 2014 23 Jan 2017 2 years 9 months 1 day
Deputy Leader of The Nationals 29 Mar 2019 06 Oct 2021 2 years 6 months 8 days
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Asia-Pacific Trade 04 May 2011 17 Apr 2014 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure 22 Jun 2011 14 May 2014 2 years 10 months 23 days
About the Bathurst Electorate
Rural. Located within Central Tablelands Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal towns:Aarons Pass, Abercrombie, Abercrombie River, Arkell, Arkstone, Bald Ridge, Ballyroe, Barry, Bathampton, Bathurst, Ben Bullen, Billywillinga, Black Springs, Blackmans Flat, Blayney, Bogee, Bowenfels, Brewongle, Brogans Creek, Browns Creek, Bruinbun, Burnt Yards, Burraga, Caloola, Camboon, Capertee, Carcoar, Carwell, Charbon, Charlton, Chatham Valley, Clandulla, Clarence, Clear Creek, Cobar Park, Colo, Copperhannia, Corney Town, Cow Flat, Coxs Creek, Crudine, Cudgegong, Cullen Bullen, Dabee, Dargan, Dark Corner, Doctors Gap, Dog Rocks, Duckmaloi, Dungeree, Dunkeld, Dunville Loop, Duramana, Edith, Eglinton, Errowanbang, Essington, Evans Plains, Fitzgeralds Mount, Fitzgeralds Valley, Forest Grove, Forest Reefs, Fosters Valley, Freemantle, Ganbenang, Garland, Gemalla, Georges Plains, Gilmandyke, Gingkin, Glanmire, Glen Alice, Glen Davis, Good Forest, Gormans Hill, Gowan, Gurnang, Hampton, Hartley, Hartley Vale, Hazelgrove, Hermitage Flat, Hill End, Hobbys Yards, Ilford, Isabella, Jaunter, Jenolan, Jeremy, Jerrong, Judds Creek, Kandos, Kanimbla, Kelgoola, Kelso, Killongbutta, Kings Plains, Kirkconnell, Laffing Waters, Lidsdale, Limekilns, Lithgow, Little Hartley, Littleton, Llanarth, Locksley, Lowther, Lue, Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Marrangaroo, Mayfield, Mckellars Park, Meadow Flat, Milkers Flat, Millah Murrah, Millthorpe, Mitchell, Monivae, Moorilda, Morts Estate, Mount David, Mount Lambie, Mount Marsden, Mount Olive, Mount Panorama, Mount Rankin, Mount Werong, Mozart, Napoleon Reef, Neville, Newbridge, Newnes, Norway, Nullo Mountain, Oaky Park, Oberon, O'Connell, Olinda, Orton Park, Paling Yards, Palmers Oaky, Panuara, Peel, Perthville, Pinnacle Swamp, Porters Retreat, Portland, Pottery Estate, Raglan, Robin Hill, Rock Forest, Rockley, Rockley Mount, Round Swamp, Running Stream, Rydal, Rylstone, Sallys Flat, Sheedys Gully, Shooters Hill, Sodwalls, Sofala, South Bathurst, South Bowenfels, South Littleton, Springvale, State Mine Gully, Stewarts Mount, Sunny Corner, Tallwood, Tambaroora, Tannas Mount, Tarana, The Lagoon, The Meadows, The Rocks, Triangle Flat, Trunkey, Turondale, Upper Nile, Upper Turon, Vale Of Clwydd, Vittoria, Walang, Wallerawang, Wambool, Wattle Flat, Watton, West Bathurst, White Rock, Wiagdon, Wimbledon, Windradyne, Wisemans Creek, Wolgan Valley, Yarrabin, Yarras, Yetholme.

Area: 14,992.77 sq km.

Population: 73,777. Enrolment: 56,880.

Political Party Activity

September 2010 to present Member, Bathurst Branch of The Nationals.

Community Activity

Member, Oxford - Centennials Cricket Club 1985 to 2012. Member, Collegians Soccer Club 2002 to 2010.

Local Government Activity

September 2007 to September 2012 Mayor, Bathurst Regional Council. March 2005 to September 2007 Deputy Mayor, Bathurst Regional Council. September 1995 to May 2004 Councillor, Evans Shire Council.

Military Service

Honours Received


Married with 3 children.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Diploma in Teaching (DipTeach), Mitchell College of Advanced Education, 1991.

January 1995 to April 2011, School Teacher, Assumption Primary School - Catholic Education Office, Bathurst. January 1994 to December 1994, School Teacher, Sacred Heart School - Catholic Education Office, Orange. February 1992 to December 1993 School Teacher, Glenroi Heights Public School - Department of Education, Orange.

Interests include - family, walking, cycling, running, sport, watching Rugby League (St George), Soccer (Manchester United), AFL (Sydney Swans), and reading.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 25 May 2011: