Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman will take her seat in the State’s Cabinet replacing Shelley Hancock as Minister for Local Government.

Ms Tuckerman was one of nine new ministers announced Monday after a cabinet reshuffle by Premier Dom Perrottet.

“I am very honoured and humbled by the appointment and look forward to working with Councils and stakeholders across NSW,” she said.

“Local Government plays such an important role in communities, and I look forward to continuing the great work that former Minister Shelley Hancock has achieved.”

It’s a notable promotion for the MP who was elected in 2019 following Pru Goward’s retirement.

Ms Tuckerman has a pool of experience in local government to draw on for the new role. She was elected to Boorowa Council in 2004 and served as Mayor from 2007 to 2016.

She was then appointed the administrator in Yass’ neighbouring amalgamated Hilltops Council in 2016 and served up until March this year.

“As Minister for Local Government my focus will be to not only support the delivery of Local Government services but also the improvement of the essential functions which Local Government provides,” she said.

“I look forward to working with the Premier, and of course, continuing to represent the Goulburn electorate.”

Previous Minister for Local Government, Ms Hancock, said she will not be re-contesting the next election.

Ms Tuckerman is among three new women to be promoted to cabinet, bringing the total of women sitting in the State Cabinet to seven seats. Just one more than previous state Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s cabinet.

By Brianna O’Rourke