Stuart Ayres was elected to the NSW Parliament in 2010, representing the seat of Penrith.
Since his election, Stuart has held various portfolios including Minister for Fair Trading, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Sport and Minister for WestConnex.
In April 2019 Stuart was appointed as Minister for Jobs, Investment & Tourism alongside his existing role as Minister for Western Sydney. He has recently been appointed as Deputy Liberal Leader and Minister for Trade and Industry alongside existing roles.
Stuart is committed to achieving the NSW Government’s target of creating 250,000 jobs over the next four years. As Minister for Tourism, he is also committed to the Government’s target of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020.
As Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart is responsible for driving the NSW Government’s engagement in the Western Sydney City Deal, and the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, which will shape the development of Australia’s first 21st Century city based around the new airport.
He is also responsible for the delivery of the Government’s 24 Hour Economy Strategy.