Paul Toole's commitment to the community has been instilled in him since childhood. Growing up in regional NSW, Paul was a primary school teacher for 20 years before stepping into the public eye to fight for his community.
His political career commenced with his representation in local government in 1995 - and from there - proceeded to the roles of Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor of Bathurst Regional Council. Under his leadership Bathurst became the fastest growing inland regional city in NSW.
In a major victory and swing in votes, Paul became the Member for Bathurst at the 2011 State Election. Since then, Paul has established a solid focus and framework that has supported the economic development of our regional areas - including record investment into roads, education and infrastructure.
He has served as Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Minister for Police, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Lands and Forestry. Paul brings vast experience to his role serving the Bathurst Electorate.
The Bathurst Electorate is a great place to live, work and visit. It is one of the state's most diverse districts in geography, demographics and industry.
The district of Bathurst is home to around 60,000 residents enrolled to vote and occupies an area of 16,327 square kilometres.
The boundaries of the Bathurst Electorate take in the five local government areas of Bathurst Regional Council, Lithgow City Council, Blayney Shire Council, Oberon Council and part of Mid-Western Regional Council (Kandos and Rylstone).
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