Monday, 11 February 2019


Rob is the Member for Pittwater and Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in the NSW Government.

Rob has previously served as Minister for Education, Minister for Planning, Minister for Environment, Minister for Heritage, Assistant Minister for Planning, and Minister for the Central Coast. 


Outside parliament, Rob has been an Honorary Fellow with Macquarie Law School, a director of the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning at Duffy’s Forest and an Assessor with the Northern Beaches Branch of Surf Life Saving Australia. Rob has also worked as a solicitor in general commercial practice in Mona Vale and the Sydney CBD.


Rob was first elected as the parliamentary representative for Pittwater in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He holds a double degree in arts and law from Macquarie University, a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in planning law completed under a Commonwealth scholarship.


Outside work, Rob has been an active patroller and competitor at Mona Vale Surf Club for the past 25 years and is an active member of St John’s Church in Mona Vale.  Rob and Sophie live in Newport and are busy raising three children.